plisse means: Plisse was originally fabric made from fabric that has been weaved or gathered into pleats. It also used to be known as crinkle crepe. Plisse is French for “fold”. It is today a light fabric that has a puckered, crinkled surface and can be made in stripes or ridges. Plisse is also a term that describes a technique for chemically finishing fabrics, such as underwear made from plisse fabric. (in Fashion Dictionary)