April 09, 2012

Velvet

velvet |ˈvelvət|nouna closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side.• soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing.PHRASESon velvet informal dated in an advantageous or prosperous position.DERIVATIVESvelveted adjectivevelvetadjectiveORIGIN Middle English : from Old Frenchveluotte, from velu ‘velvety,’ from medieval Latin villutus, from Latin villus ‘tuft, down.’
Zac Posen velvet gown.
Badgley Mischka sweetheart velour gown.
Carven red velvet keyhole neckline dress.
Dolce & Gabbana velour green and red dresses.

Yellow velvet Marc Jacobs dress.
Ralph Lauren velours.

Again, velour Zac Posen dress.
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