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What is "Tulle" - Definition & Explanation

Tulle is a netting, which is often starched, made of various fibers, including silk, nylon, and rayon, that is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns) and ballet tutus.
Made from Silk, nylon, or cotton in a weave of guaze, knotted, or leno and made on a lace machine. Its name is derived name from Tulle, France and was first made by Machine in 1768. It has a hexagonal mesh and is stiff and difficult to launder. It is very cool, dressy, delicate and is a stately type of fabric when used for formal wear, and weddings. It is also used for ballet costumes and wedding veils.
A soft, fine, transparent net originally made of silk but now made of synthetics. Usually has a hexagonal mesh. Used in evening wear and bridal veils.
An extremely fine light weight netting made on the machine usually with a hexagon shaped mesh effect, which is used to manufacture dance costumes.
A very fine mesh like net fabric, used in eveningwear and bridal gowns.
A lightweight, extremely fine, machine-made netting, usually with a hexagon shaped mesh effect. End-uses include dance costumes and veils.

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