- 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 ruchedcurl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, pleat, purse, intertwine, ridge, overlay, overlap, ruck, replicate, hem, ruffle, wrinkle, lap, furrow, crisp, double
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Contemporary Examples of ruched
It was figure-hugging with ruched sides and a deep neckline, and like Ryan, Biden accessorized with a big brooch.Janna Ryan and Jill Biden's Style At The Vice Presidential Debates 2012
October 12, 2012
Historical Examples of ruched
Her office dress, slit at the bottom and displaying at this moment a neat ankle, was ruched about the neck and sleeves.Little Lost Sister
- 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
"frill," 1827, from French ruche, literally "beehive" (13c.), of Celtic origin (cf. Breton rusken), from Proto-Celtic *rusca "bark." Related: Ruched; ruching.