Which item of clothing would most likely be made of 'tulle'?
'Tulle' is a lightweight, very fine, stiff netting. It can be made of various fibers, including silk, nylon, polyester and rayon. 'Tulle' is most commonly used for veils and gowns, particularly wedding gowns. It comes in a wide array of colors and it is readily available in most fabric stores.
The name comes from 'Tulle', a city in the southern-central region of France. 'Tulle' was well known as a center of lace and silk production in the 18th century. 'Tulle' netting certainly appeared earlier in Parisian ballet costumes than in most other nations, suggesting that 'tulle' netting may have been more readily available there than elsewhere.
One of the most common uses for 'tulle' netting is in garments. It is often used as an accent, to create a lacy, floating look. 'Tulle' may also be used in underskirts or petticoats to create a stiff belled shape. Gowns are often puffed out with the use of several layers of stiff 'tulle'. 'Tulle' netting is also used to make veils, since it obscures the features of the face while allowing the wearer to see out.
Decorative ornaments can also be made from 'tulle' netting. It is also frequently used to wrap up party favors and gifts, especially for weddings and baby showers.