In the end, stripped of the frills, Libya was just another civil war.
frills were kept to a minimum, and anything in the clothes piles with the word “Princess” on it ended up in the giveaway box.
She gave women an alternative to frills without making them look genderless.
"mere embellishments," 1893, often in negative constructions; earlier "affectation of dress or manner" (1845); see frill.
"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.
A woman, esp a young woman; frail (1920s+)