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What is "Charmeuse" - Definition & Explanation

Trade name of silk and silk-like fabrics that are characterized by a shiny, soft, satin-like appearance. Originated as a French lightweight silk that was recognized for it's supreme luster and drapability. Today it is made out of rayon, cotton and manufactured fibers and has a dull back. It is found in a variety of solids and prints.
Trade name of silk and silk-like fabrics that are characterized by a shiny, soft, satin-like appearance.
1. A lightweight silk, cotton or man-made fiber dress fabric that is soft and drapes well. It is smooth, ahs a semi-lustrous satin face and dull back. Hard twist yarn is used for the warp with a crepe yarn filling. It is dyed in the piece or printed.
2. A soft, lustrous finished produced by mercerizing and schreinerizing.
Silk, rayon, or cotton satin weave fabric withsemi lustrous surfaceand dull back. Used for dresses,gowns, pajamas.
Essentially lightweight satin. It is often a blend of silk or rayon. It is very soft against your skin.
A Soft Lightweight Woven Satin Fabric With Good Drape. It Is Made With High Twist Yarns, Has A Semi-lustrous Face And A Dull Back . Often Used For Blouses, Intimate Apparel.
A lightweight version of satin with a softer and more clingy look. Charmeuse is a common finish with silk or rayon and has less body than traditional silk finishes.
A lightweight, semi-lustrous fabric, much like satin.
A lightweight silk or silk-like fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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