The awkward case of 'his or her'. Noun plural flounces sewing A strip of decorative material , usually pleated , attached along one edge; a ruffle. After failing to win the leadership election, he flounced dramatically. This sleeveless cotton flounce dress stands out with the embroidery on the front and back.
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The awkward case of 'his or her'. Words to improve your Scrabble game. Test your vocabulary with our question quiz! First Known Use of flounce Verb 1 , in the meaning defined at sense 1a Noun 1 , in the meaning defined above Verb 2 , in the meaning defined above Noun 2 , in the meaning defined above. History and Etymology for flounce Verb 1 perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flunsa to hurry Verb 2 alteration of earlier frounce , from Middle English frouncen to curl.
Very hard to get on and off. Too tight in bust. Would love to try a bigger size, but you only go to large. Will not return, cost to much in postage. Will probably give to Goodwill. The only bad thing about this dress for me was that I couldn't get it on because the bustline that is, the top didn't give enough to go over my shoulders.
If I were to lose weight it might fit, but I do have difficulty pulling a sweatshirt over my head because of bad shoulders. As a seamstress I can add a zipper, but it would cost more to return it than the dress cost. For that, I'm not sure if I should recommend it to others. If not for the fit, I would like to order it in another color. This garment was well made with nice fabric and lining and looks to be great for hot weather.
And the price was terrific! I ordered 3x and it was tight across waist and hips. I think they run small. If they had been just a little bigger I think I would have been pretty happy with them. I do think the liner could have been a little thicker. The liner was one of the reasons I ordered this dress. All in all a pretty and cool dress. I love this dress I got all three colors.
I am 85 and I know that this dress is to young for woman my age, but I need dresses to wear outside in the garden and indoors that are comfortable and make me feel good.
It fits so good. I also love the slip.. The best thing is they are sleeveless. Very nice and so easy to just slip on. Nice and light weight for the Florida weather.
A little snug in the bust, but very comfortable. That dark-green one is so pretty and it was sweet of you to put on the flounce. And it had become a sort of game among them to sit a close as possible to their aunt, to touch her, hold her little hand, kiss it, play with her ring, or even touch the flounce of her skirt. Lecount lifted the outer of the two flounces which ran round the bottom of the dress one over the other, softly cut away a little irregular fragment of stuff from the inner flounce , and neatly smoothed the outer one over it again, so as to hide the gap.
At first he had enjoined the actors, who had stopped in suspense, to continue, and to raise their voices; then, perceiving that no one was listening, he had stopped them; and, during the entire quarter of an hour that the interruption lasted, he had not ceased to stamp, to flounce about, to appeal to Gisquette and Liénarde, and to urge his neighbors to the continuance of the prologue; all in vain.
Her gown was of black velvet, with tight sleeves and sloping shoulders, and the skirt had three large flounces. The upper skirt will be made scanter, and finished with a frill; then the waist can be refreshed with the best parts of these wide flounces , and out of those new bits we will concoct a hat.
The equipages are as varied as the company and attract as much attention, especially the low basket barouches in which ladies drive themselves, with a pair of dashing ponies, gay nets to keep their voluminous flounces from overflowing the diminutive vehicles, and little grooms on the perch behind. Could a few young ladies, too, be persuaded to become a little more prominent, and quit their mother's apron-strings, it would add vastly to the grouping, and relieve the stiffness of the "shin- pieces" of formal rows of dark-looking men, and of the flounces of pretty women.
1 a: to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions flounced about the room, jerking her shoulders, gesticulating — Agatha Christie also: to move so as to draw attention to oneself flounced into the lobby. b: to go with sudden determination flounced out in a huff. flounce 1 (flouns) n. A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain. tr.v. flounced, flounc·ing, flounc·es To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material. [Alteration of frounce, from Middle English, pleat, from Old French fronce, of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo. flounce (flaʊns) v. flounce, flounced, flounc•ing, - To leave an internet group or thread with exaggerated drama; deleting posts, notifying mods and or group users, and cross-posting on other groups to draw attention to the drama. Comes from the original use of gathering up skirts and petticoats and leaving in dramatic, impatient and exaggerated movements.