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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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Burgundy 2 Face satin Peau de Soie

$64.00

Seafoam 4 Ply Crepe Silk

$44.00

Snow Flower Embroidered Silk Charmeuse

$48.00

Camellia Stretch Charmeuse

 

Ruby Red 4 ply silk

$44.00

Ruby Red Crepe-Back Satin Chiffon

$28.00

True Red 2 ply Silk Crepe

$32.00

Hot Pink Peony crepe de chine

$24.00

Hot Coral Crepe de Chine

$28.00

Coral 4 ply silk

$44.00

Peach crepe de chine

$24.00

Honey Sorbet Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Almond Silk Charmeuse

$40.00

Buff 4 Ply Silk Crepe

$44.00

Buff Silk Twill

$28.00

Bottle Green Silk Charmeuse

$42.00

Ether Silk Chameuse

$42.00

Ice Blue Peau De Soie

$44.00

Steel Blue 4 ply silk

$44.00

Ultramarine Chiffon

$22.00

Prune Silk Charmeuse

$42.00

Plum Heavier China Silk

$24.00

Royal Purple Silk Georgette

$34.00

Off White Charmeuse

$34.00

Offwhite crepe de chine

$24.00

Grey Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Wet Stone Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Black Charmeuse

$42.00

Black Peau de Soie

$54.00

White Silk Charmeuse

$48.00

Brown Silk Charmeuse

$24.00

 
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