Taffeta Fabric is breathable, smooth, sheer, flat woven […]
Taffeta Fabric is breathable, smooth, sheer, flat woven fabric usually made of polyester or silk and sometimes acetate or terry double cophes and sometimes polyester and nylon mixed. The term is usually Persian in origin and literally means "puffy woven". Taffeta is considered very attractive for women who are looking for a casual or homey look. It is typically available in solid colors like black, blue, brown, denim, and gray. It is generally considered to be very versatile and can easily be used in formal and semi-formal attire.
In its purest form taffeta fabric is not dyed; however, some synthetic fibers are dyed to achieve the bright colors that make it so attractive. Most taffeta fabric suppliers and manufacturers suggest that taffeta clothes should be washed in cold water using a gentle detergent and hung to dry on a low rack. They recommend that clothes are hung up to dry instead of being laid out directly on the bed. This helps to keep the design and texture of the garment in prime condition.
Taffeta fabrics are extremely popular in both women's and men's formal wear. Women's formal wear is almost exclusively made of taffeta fabric. Taffeta is extremely popular in the world of high-end fashion, in interior design, and in industrial and commercial decorating. It is highly desirable fabric with a very high value placed on texture, design, and color. Women's taffeta fabric is generally quite lightweight compared to other high-end fabrics, but it has a beautiful sheen that many prefer over other fabrics.
Taffeta was used originally for window dressings because it was a very crisp and lightweight fabric that was able to be made into very attractive decorative patterns. A very similar style is the crisp canvas of gabardine. Gabardine is a luxurious, silk, and extremely high-quality fabric that is woven with fine cotton. Its crisp white color makes it ideal for buildings and tapestries. The texture of gabardine is more refined and textured than the crisp crispness of taffeta fabric.
Taffeta Fabric is also widely used in window curtains and gowns for men and women. Some examples of men's clothing that use taffeta fabric are dresses, tuxedos, suits, and wedding gowns. These fabrics provide an elegant and modern look that can be incorporated into almost any type of style or color scheme. It can also provide a very sleek and professional feel when paired with slimming figure-flattering fabrics such as spandex and denim.
Gowns and dresses made of silk taffeta fabric are especially popular among brides who prefer a smooth satin look with a little bit of sheen. Taffeta can also work well with natural drapes in a neutral tone. Silk wedding gowns have been traditionally used for wedding and bridal parties. Taffeta can be used as an alternative to satin or silk for this purpose.