Duchesse satin numbers among the luxury fabrics. It is tightly woven with an attractive, satiny shine and holds its shape beautifully, forming soft, smooth, but sturdy folds. A perennial favorite for bridal and evening gowns, it also looks great in little black dresses, cocktail numbers, and dressy jackets.
Bring it into your interior designs as curtains or throw pillows for a look of subtle luxury, where it can be an elegant, understated alternative to brocade.
This burgundy duchesse satin is woven of a mix of rayon and polyester. The rayon content lends it breathability that pure polyester satins may lack, while the polyester steps up to make it more durable and wrinkle-resistant. Compared to a pure silk duchesse, this blend is heavier, glossier, and also less pricy – a quality you are sure to welcome if you have a tight budget or just want to experiment with duchesse.
This fabric has a stiff hand; if you need something with the same shine, but more drape, have a look at our silk satins.
With its unique qualities, duchesse can make a simple, full skirt into an event. It is so popular for bridal fashions that it is sometimes called bridal satin. Take it up a notch in combination with organza, chiffon, lace, or tulle.
We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. If you risk hand washing, use lukewarm or cold water; do not wring or squeeze dry; block dry on a flat surface. Dry iron on the back on the lowest setting. Avoid water droplets.