Silk Charmeuse • Charmeuse Fabric • Silk Fabric
Silk charmeuse is popular, lightweight fabric for wedding dresses and prom dresses that is soft and drapes beautifully. It is very smooth, has a semi-lustrous satin face and a dull back. Charmeuse is typically made of either silk or polyester.
Not Just Silk Charmeuse Fabric
Silk charmeuse fabric is just one of the fabrics we carry that are classic choices for blouses and dresses. In addition to silk charmeuse, our site also offers silk georgette, silk chiffon, silk organza, silk crepe and peau de soie fabric. The common denominator among these fabrics is that, like silk charmeuse, they have a long history as generic silks but have been very successfully imitated in polyester. For reasons of both cost and ease of care, polyester has taken over from silk for both bridal gowns and prom dresses. However, designers still much prefer silk and where cost and practical concerns are not at issue, silk is still the fabric of choice.
Our site offers a variety of silk fabrics suitable for apparel and home decorator projects. We also offer a large selection of patterns, many suitable for silk fabric. You can also find books and a full line of notions to help you complete your silk project. We show weight per square yard for all our silks.
We show weight per square yard for all our silks.
With the exception of dupioni,all weights
expressed in both ounces and mommes.
1 ounce (oz) equals 7.54 mommes (mm).