crepe de chine


variants or crêpe de chine
often capitalized second C
: a soft fine or sheer clothing crepe especially of silk

Examples of crepe de chine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In its place, consider more stately materials like tulle or duchess satin and crepe de chine. Shelby Ying Hyde, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2024 Beckham's baby pink crepe de chine asymmetrical slip dress is taken from her namesake brand’s spring-summer 2023 collection. Alex Kessler, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2023 Rixo’s red floral frock resembles festive decor, and the velvet and crepe de chine dress is the perfect length for knee-high or over the knee boots. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 2 Dec. 2022 Materials and production process: The silhouettes are loose and flowing with materials including crepe de chine, silk, organic cotton poplin, cotton silk voile and cupro voile. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 The tiered, crepe de chine frock features long, poofy sleeves; a midi hemline, and a patchwork pattern. Eliza Huber,, 12 Mar. 2021 Thin, crepe de chine sheaths are not the ideal option when there’s snow on the ground. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 27 Jan. 2021 My marker for finding a good clothing deal is always material and this dress looks far more luxe than the price would suggest in crepe de chine and lace. Willow Lindley, Vogue, 18 Sep. 2020 The green silk crepe de chine belted dress by HVN features a print of tiny tennis players. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 July 2020

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Word History


French crêpe de Chine, literally, China crepe

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crepe de chine was in 1869

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“Crepe de chine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

crepe de chine

: a soft thin crepe made especially of silk and used for clothing

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