- a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin, or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.
Origin of ruche
Related Words for ruchepleat, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, gather, ruffle, crease, plait, flounce, flute, kilt, layer, convolution, corrugation, cockle, gathering, ridge, overlap
Examples from the Web for ruche
Historical Examples of ruche
Steering southwards, they passed the mouth of the Ruche river.Great African Travellers
This ruche is continued on the waist, and meets at the bottom of the point.
The opening is rounded; the edge is trimmed with a ruche, like the body.
A ruche of moss roses at the hem of the skirt and on the bodice.The Evolution of Fashion
Florence Mary Gardiner
The bottom of the body is trimmed with a ruche, composed of small white ribbons mixed with others.
- a strip of pleated or frilled lawn, lace, etc, used to decorate blouses, dresses, etc, or worn around the neck like a small ruff as in the 16th century
Word Origin for ruche
Word Origin and History for ruche
"frill," 1827, from French ruche, literally "beehive" (13c.), of Celtic origin (cf. Breton rusken), from Proto-Celtic *rusca "bark." Related: Ruched; ruching.