pop·lin | \ˈpä-plən \

Definition of poplin 

: a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs

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Lead Image Credit: Prada poplin shirt, $780 and brocade dress, $2,620 at Prada. Carina Chocano, The Cut, "Melissa Barrera Is New in Town," 4 May 2018 The cotton poplin plastron shirt took 11 hours to make, according to the French house. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "Melania Trump wears Chanel for first state dinner, Brigitte Macron goes with Louis Vuitton," 25 Apr. 2018 Among the standouts: poplin shirts with adjustable sleeves, enamel jewelry and palm-print bags. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Boston-based sneaker boutique Bodega brings its hide-and-seek retail to downtown L.A.," 6 Apr. 2018 Scroll through her site and you’ll see everything from bubbly photos of Skai Jackson to breezy poplin shirts to sleek chrome accessories — lots of chrome, actually. Sarah Spellings And Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Versatile Stylist Trusted by Condé Nast and Barneys," 30 Mar. 2018 Among the best looks were a coat artfully layered in poplin and menswear check, a sculptural black cocktail dress in silk, and deconstructed knits that were simply done but deliver a big punch. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "Raf Simons Goes to the Movies," 14 Feb. 2018 Smith said that while some people have described the dress as couture, the fabric is actually an accessible stretch cotton poplin. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Michelle Obama's Portrait Gown Had a Hidden Meaning," 13 Feb. 2018 The flowing, floor-length stretch poplin gown features a graphic pattern with pops of colorful stripes against crisp black and white. Ray Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Matters in Hollywood Today," 13 Feb. 2018 Burberry’s slim-fitting, stretch-cotton-poplin shirt is professional and sharp-looking, and effortlessly modern (a.k.a. not stuffy at all), making it the ultimate shirting solution for workday disasters. Max Berlinger, GQ, "The Best Office Desk Drawer Is Stocked for Whatever Disaster Life Throws at You," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of poplin

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poplin

French papeline

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: a strong cotton cloth

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