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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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Crystal 4 ply Silk Satin

$64.00

Fuchsia Silk CDC

$24.00

Magenta Silk CDC

$24.00

Pale Lilac Stretch Silk CDC

$24.00

Burgundy 2 Face satin Peau de Soie

$64.00

Ruby Red Crepe-Back Satin Chiffon

$28.00

Hot Pink Peony crepe de chine

$24.00

Coral Silk Charmeuse

$28.00

Orange Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Buddhist Gold Crepe de Chine

$34.00

Illuminating Yellow Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Honey Sorbet Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Molten Gold Silk Charmeuse

$28.00

Nude silk CDC

$24.00

Almond Silk Charmeuse

$40.00

Buff Silk Twill

$28.00

Silver Sage Stretch Silk CDC

$24.00

Hunter Green Charmeuse

$42.00

Loden Silk CDC

$24.00

Teal Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Ice Blue Peau De Soie

$44.00

Sky Blue Silk Charmeuse

$42.00

Turquoise Stretch Silk

$34.00

Sapphire Charmeuse

$28.00

Steel Blue 4 ply silk

$44.00

Navy Silk Crepe de Chine

$24.00

Periwinkle CDC

$24.00

Morning Glory Silk Crepe De Chine

$24.00

Prune Silk Charmeuse

$42.00

Royal Purple Silk Charmeuse

$38.00

Off White Charmeuse

$42.00

Snow Flower Embroidered Silk Charmeuse

$48.00

Offwhite crepe de chine

$24.00

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

$48.00

 
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