In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Another unique characteristic is the emergence of shiny materials, such as satin, silk, shantung and duchesse.
- Fabrics include canvas in different weights, linens, cotton and silk poplins, piquets, silk canvas, shantung, cotton jersey and all the classic ‘suit’ fabrics.
- Tussah silk, often called shantung, is made from the cocoons of wild tussah silkworms that eat oak and juniper leaves.
- They makes gorgeous silk shantung and taffeta dresses that are amazingly flattering and come in every color.
- For Miu Miu she went back to the 1950s, with large geometric prints based on curtain and furnishing fabrics, heavy slubbed silk and shantung.
- It is like a nubby silk shantung, this culture thing.
- Tussah silk is similar to shantung, with silk from the wild.
- Sheree looked great in the black and gold silk shantung pantsuit she wore today.
- I love rich colors and so decided to make my duvet cover out of a very saturated blue shantung silk.
- At home in Chelsea his black shantung pyjamas would be laid out, the evening papers and the Book Collector spread on his night table, and the digestive biscuits and Karlsbad plums, a bottle of San Pellegrino, a jigger of Strathisla.
- Our silk combination curtains were the solution: Their sheer tops let in diffused light, while solid shantung bottoms offer screening.
- She in her buttoned-up cheongsams and high heels, he in his sober-toned shantung suits and narrow ties - they repress themselves in the high style of their day and wear their restrictions as badges of honor.
- The bodice was in shantung satin and the skirt was in tulle & crinoline with lining.
- I recently bought a black silk shantung corset top, and I have no idea what to wear with it on bottom?
- Although usually marketed as a ‘Panama hat,’ the shantung is a lower-priced imitation woven in China from twisted rice paper.
- A somulent shantung shawl of sherbet snow scuttled staidly across the spacious stage onto which the shady stratosphere of heaven harked an assiduous ear.
- When I visited my favorite hat shop, I looked at a shantung and a cheap Panama hat but decided that my head would look and feel better when crowned by a true Montecristi.
- I was in a wedding and the bridesmaid's dress was a rose pink silk shantung.
- Steeped in culture, hazy summer-weight cottons and shantung silk in luxurious shades of spice, henna and amber are embroidered and lavishly decorated.
- She looked incredible, as usual, with her brown ponytail, an off-white silk shantung pants suit, and a gorgeous Fabrice resin flower pin with seed-pearl-tipped stamens.
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