Fabric FAQs: Silk Charmeuse

Silk Charmeuse definition:

This fabric is lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave, where the warp threads cross over three or more of the backing (weft) threads. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish—lustrous and reflective—whereas the back has a dull finish.

Price: Expensive.

Ladieswear suitable cut: Lingerie. Luxurious gowns.  Lined bias cut dresses. Lining bridal gowns.

Menswear: Lining of jackets and slacks, handkerchiefs, ties, and underwear such as charmeuse boxer shorts.

Fabric Care: Dry cleaning is highly recommended. If not possible, use mild detergent.

Samples of silk charmeuse designs:

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