Definition of taffeta
: a crisp plain-woven lustrous fabric of various fibers used especially for women's clothing
Recent Examples of taffeta from the Web
That includes silk, acetate, velvet, taffeta, and many wool items.
Black taffeta, strapless, with a skirt to the floor.
Ri paired the strapless bustier dress with an extra-long, silk taffeta coat, a pair of futuristic Andy Wolf Eyewear sunglasses and a mix of diamond and emerald baubles from her longtime carpet go-to and recent collaborator, Chopard. 2.
The dresses were handmade with taffeta and lace, the reception was at home, with family and guests providing the food for which Louisiana is so famous.
Emotional brides, bickering bridesmaids, and bossy mamas visit the sweet but feisty Lori and her team to find that perfect little number in satin, taffeta, lace, silk, or chiffon.
Ayesha, in a strapless white taffeta dress and a veil that seemed like curtains draped from her halo, came into view.
That is, for fall, alongside rifted-upon replicas of archival pieces, Balenciaga sent out tote bags in fuchsia taffeta and feathers to match the flouncy dresses.
Yohji Yamamoto’s Victorian sportswear — suiting, athletic and otherwise, ruffled and ruched with taffeta, twisted into elegance — set to guitar tunes sung and strummed by the designer, had a singular charm.
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Origin and Etymology of taffeta
Middle English taffata, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian taffettà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah woven
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TAFFETA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taffeta for English Language Learners
: a stiff, shiny type of cloth that is used especially to make dresses
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