is the softest of the lightweight opaque fabrics. It is made of cotton, wool, polyester, or a blend. Lightweight and sometimes sheer. Batiste is typically used in women’s blouses and dresses and in some men’s shirts. Usually worn in warmer seasons, suitable for non-adherent cuts.


a multi-use formal, Jacquard woven fabric with intricate raised woven designs resembling embroidery. It is often made with variety of thread colors depicting complex patterns and scenes with a shiny finish. Background weave is often satin. Traditionally worn in autumn and winter, lately throughout all the seasons.


precious silk fabric, slightly fulled, originally produced in the French region of Languedoc, for couture and evening gowns. Generally produced in 2 plies. It has a shiny face and a dull back, heavyweight, creates fine drapes.