bou·​clé | \ bü-ˈklā How to pronounce bouclé (audio) \
variants: or boucle

Definition of bouclé

1 : an uneven yarn of three plies one of which forms loops at intervals
2 : a fabric of bouclé yarn

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For the important occasion, Princess Eugenie wore a cream boucle Maje dress, and finished off the look with a black headband and heels. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Just Had Their First Royal Engagement Together," 21 Mar. 2019 The metallic ocher boucle on the seat cushions adds luster. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Bold color helps a family put their mark on their new dining room," 13 July 2018 The party-hopping swan du jour, best actress nominee Margot Robbie, fluttered in late wearing a boucle and feather couture Chanel minidress, after attending some of the other nominee fetes. Vogue, "In the Mark: Chanel and Charles Finch Fete the BAFTA Nominees at Mark's Club," 18 Feb. 2018 Layered together — a wool-blend blue dress ($700) over a turtleneck ($190) and cotton shirt ($280), or a pink wool boucle jacket ($500) paired with a turtleneck ($190) and dress ($420) — the result is dramatic. Anh-minh Le, San Francisco Chronicle, "Fog fair’s fashion outlook: arty," 4 Jan. 2018 During her visit, Kate, who was dressed in a boucle suit from British high street brand Hobbs, was introduced to staff and volunteers at the hospice before she got stuck in at an art therapy session. Katie Jones, Woman's Day, "Kate Middleton Says She's "Very Lucky" To Be a Princess," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of bouclé

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for bouclé

French bouclé curly, from past participle of boucler to curl, from bocle buckle, curl

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The first known use of bouclé was in 1886

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