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Definition of toile

1 : any of many plain or simple twill weave fabrics especially : linen
2 : a mock-up model of a garment

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Accordingly, Katy directed us to the work of designer Sheila Bridges, who created a Harlem toile pattern. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "The History Behind The Star Print of Dior's Latest Swimsuit Collection, Toile de Jouy," 12 June 2019 If want an alternative to the prairie trend but are tired of the same-old florals, toile-print dresses are a happy medium that aren't absolutely everywhere yet (just yet). Glamour, "This New Spring Dress Trend Is So Much Prettier Than Florals," 20 Apr. 2019 Pattern is used to add color and character, including plaids, checks, stripes, and one of the most common, toile. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About French Country Design," 9 Nov. 2018 The inside spread features everything from a Louis Vuitton sequin dress to a tulle and silk toile gown by Dior. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé Covers September Issue of “Vogue” Shot by Tyler Mitchell," 6 Aug. 2018 Last month, Meghan made an appearance at the nuptials of Princess Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale wearing a white long-sleeve Oscar de la Renta dress decorated with a cornflower blue floral toile print. Jillian Ruffo,, "Selena Gomez Borrows from Meghan Markle's Wardrobe in the Sexy Version of Her Wedding Guest Dress," 2 July 2018 Attending the nuptials of Princess Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale in Lincolnshire on Sunday, Meghan wore a blue-and-white toile print dress from Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2019 collection. Monique Jessen,, "It's a Royal Wedding Recycle! Meghan Markle Rewore Her Wedding Shoes with $40 Fascinator," 18 June 2018 Sketches, photographs and fabric samples contextualize the garments and patterns, and x-rays, toiles and film are used to reveal details in their construction and making. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 29 May 2018 The Corrells' used pink toile to create a girly space for one daughter. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "A dramatic home makeover to inspire you," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of toile

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toile

French, cloth, linen, from Middle French

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toile de Jouy


toilet bag

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