pop·​lin | \ ˈpä-plən \

Definition of poplin

: a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs

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Lightweight poplin coveralls with short sleeves are ideal for summer. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Coveralls and How to Buy Them," 19 Nov. 2018 Created in collaboration with Miuccia Prada for Fall 2018, Miu Miu Type features poplin shirts, cotton hoodies, and track pants patched with letters from the Miu Miu alphabet. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Miu Miu Introduces the Miu Miu Type Capsule Collection in Los Angeles," 14 Sep. 2018 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

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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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