Satin is a type of weave that has a lustrous front and a dull back.
Charmeuse is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave.
Both Satin and Charmeuse can be made from natural & synthetic fibers, like silk, polyester, and nylon.
|Definition||A soft, smooth lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave||A weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back|
|Sheen||Has a bit dull sheen compared to satin||Has a high sheen|
|Drape||Is bit liquid; the fabric may cling and hang against the body||Not quite clingy as Charmeuse; it gives room for movement|
|Softness and Lightness||Softer and lighter than satin||Not as soft or light as Charmeuse|
|Uses||Pillowcases, dresses, duvet covers, bed sheets||Formal dresses, blouses, lingerie, nightgowns, shirts, neckties, etc.|
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