Definition of bouffant:
Synonyms for bouffant:
Though her dress matched Virginia's in every detail, from the soft folds of tulle at the neck to the fancy striped stockings under the bouffant draperies, the different shapes of the wearers gave to the one gown an air of decorous composure and to the other a quaint and appealing grace.- "Virginia", Ellen Glasgow.
We cannot imagine the voluminous robes of Queen Mary or Queen Anne in needle- stitchery, but the soft, silky lawns of the Georgian periods, the high- waisted bodices, the bouffant fichus and the flowing head- dresses, all were specially easy and graceful to work.- "Chats on Old Lace and Needlework", Emily Leigh Lowes.
So, in her gown of rosy muslin, bouffant and billowy, a pink flower in her hair, and Celia's pink- and- white cameo at her whiter throat Ailsa Paige descended the carpeted stairs and came into the mellow dimness of the front parlour, where there was much rosewood, and a French carpet, and glinting prisms on the chandeliers,- and a young man, standing, dark against a bar of sunshine in which golden motes swam.- "Ailsa Paige", Robert W. Chambers.