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Charmeuse (French: [ʃaʁmøːz]) is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave, in which the warp threads cross over three or more of the backing (weft) threads. The front of the fabric has a satin finish—lustrous and reflective—whereas the back has a dull finish. It can be made of silk or a synthetic lookalike such as polyester. Silk charmeuse is more expensive and delicate but is softer and a better insulator.[1] Polyester charmeuse is cheaper and can often withstand machine washing, but it does not breathe as well as silk. Charmeuse differs from plain satin in that charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight.

The luster and delicate hand make charmeuse suited to lingerie, flowing evening gowns, and drapey blouses. Bridal gowns sometime use charmeuse; however, the fabric does not hold a shape well, so it is not used for full, flared skirts; the charmeuse tends to cling and hang against the body. It is best suited to a more fluid, slinky bias cut, and is too fragile and flimsy for more tailored clothing.

Its uses in menswear include the lining of jackets and slackshandkerchiefsties, and underwear such as charmeuse boxer shorts.

 


 
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Ariel Reversible Sari Silk

$16.00

Ether bi weave silk shantung

$34.00

Gold Silk Metal Blend

$22.00

Her Majesty Reversible Silk Honey and Champagne

$44.00

Lady Diana Reversible Gold/ Saffron Silk

$44.00

Baby Pink Stretch Charmeuse

$44.00

Red Wine Charmeuse

$44.00

Burgundy 2 Face satin Peau de Soie

$64.00

Raspberry 4 ply silk crepe

$44.00

Red Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Red silk CDC

$24.00

4 Ply Crepe Valentino Red

$44.00

Orange Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Strawberry Champagne Silk Charmeuse

$34.00

Copper Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Honey Sorbet Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Almond Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Buff Silk Twill

$28.00

Day Glow Charmeuse

$44.00

Day Glow Silk/ Rayon

$20.00

Sage Green Silk Charmeuse

$30.00

Sage Green Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Aqua Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Aqua Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Turquoise Charmeuse

$36.00

Turquoise Stretch Silk Charmeuse

 

Carribean Water Challis

$20.00

Cloud Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Sapphire Charmeuse

$28.00

Steel Blue 4 ply silk

$44.00

Evening Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Lilac Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Lilac silk crepe de chine

$24.00

Orchid Charmeuse

$44.00

Periwinkle CDC

$24.00

Morning Glory Silk Crepe De Chine

$24.00

Plum Stretch Charmeuse

$36.00

Aubergine 4 ply Silk

$36.00

Fuchsia Silk CDC

$24.00

Mocha Stretch Silk Charmeuse

$30.00

Off White Silk Charmeuse

$64.00

Silver Silk Charmeuse

$68.00

Black Silk Charmeuse

$48.00

Black Charmeuse

$42.00

Black Peau de Soie

$54.00

White Silk Crepe de Chine

$28.00

White Silk Charmeuse

$64.00

 
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