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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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Lilac silk crepe de chine

$24.00

Sage Green Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

4 Ply Crepe Valentino Red

$44.00

Olive Green Charmeuse

$34.00

Red Wine Charmeuse

$44.00

Red silk CDC

$24.00

Maroon Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Red Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Fuchsia Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Fuchsia Silk CDC

$24.00

Cotton Candy Silk/ Rayon

$20.00

Burgundy 2 Face satin Peau de Soie

$64.00

Ruby Red Crepe-Back Satin Chiffon

$28.00

Orange Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Buddhist Gold Crepe de Chine

$34.00

Illuminating Yellow Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Almond Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Honey Sorbet Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Buff Silk Twill

$28.00

Day Glow Silk/ Rayon

$20.00

Aqua Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Carribean Water Challis

$20.00

Turquoise Charmeuse

$36.00

Cloud Silk Charmeuse

$44.00

Deep Teal Silk CDC

$24.00

Evening Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Sapphire Charmeuse

$28.00

Steel Blue 4 ply silk

$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

Off White Silk Charmeuse

$64.00

Ultimate Grey Stretch Silk CDC

$24.00

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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