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Chiffon - a fabric with a simple weave often of silk or rayon with a soft or stiff finish that is delicately sheer.
Crepe de Chine - a soft, light, thin fabric of silk, rayon, or polyester. Used mostly for informal gowns in fall or winter.
Crinoline - an underskirt foundation used to extend the skirt of the wedding gown.
English Net - a fine, sheer cotton netting; a traditional but expensive fabric used in wedding gowns.
Georgette - a silk or synthetic crepe with a dull texture.
Jersey - a soft, fluid material made of wool, silk, or rayon which usually has a satin or matte finish.
Lace - any open weave fabric used for trim or the entire piece of clothing; see specific kinds of lace.
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Linen - made from flax, this fiber has been used for clothing since the dawn of civilization. It is beautiful, durable and elegant, with a natural luster and is used for spring and summer weddings.
Moire - a silk taffeta that, when illuminated, glistens like water.
Organza - a sheer, crisply textured fabric which is almost transparent. It may be embroidered with patterns of flowers having rolled edges that are often lightly colored; it is then called embroidered organza.
Peau de Soie - winter dress material made of blended fabrics that has a light, silky texture and a dull, satin like finish.
Pique - a ribbed fabric known for its distinct texture and made of cotton, rayon, or silk.
Satin - a silk or synthetic material with a smooth, usually shiny, unbroken surface.
Silk - a beautiful, luxurious natural fabric available in a variety of weaves and weights which holds brilliant color. Silk chiffon is sheer and drapes well; silk brocade is stiff and elegant.
Shantung - a rough textured plain weave silk or man made fiber.
Silk Faced Satin - a full bodied satin with an antique sheen.
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Slipper Satin - a lustrous, light, soft, more closely woven satin fabric made primarily of acetate.
Tafleta - a crisp, smooth, glossy fabric with a small crosswise web.
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Tulle - a fine, sheer net fabric of cotton, nylon, rayon or silk.