Fabric Guide

Fabric Guide

On each of our relevant product pages we’ve given you a fabric content as given to us by the manufacturer. Please use this only as a guideline however, as the actual fabric composition can sometimes slightly differ on the garment label.

We highly recommend that you or your partner check the manufacturer’s label when you get your items for final confirmation of the composition of the material.

Chiffon Very lightweight, sheer material with a plain weave, usually made from silk
Cotton Natural fibre from the cotton plant, which is soft to touch and allows the skin to breathe
Denier Unit of weight for measuring the fineness of yarn, particularly in relation to hosiery. The lower the number (e.g. 10), the finer and lighter the material, and the higher the number (e.g. 50) the thicker and heavier.
Elastane Highly elastic synthetic fabric
Embroidery Either a hand or machine embellishment of a fabric which adds colour, texture & design
Filigree Delicate and intricate detailing, usually in metallic thread
Gloss Has a shiny finish
Gossamer Gauze-like fabric of the very finest texture
Jacquard Fabric which has a design woven onto it in a different colour or texture
Keyhole Design detail, usually on the back of a brief or thong, which resembles a keyhole
Linen Fabric made of fibres from the flax plant. Very cool and absorbent but can crease easily. It’s often blended with manufactured fibres
Lycra A strong and durable synthetic fabric. Usually blended with other fabrics to produce a lightweight, stretchy material which holds its shape
Mesh Net-like material, often sheer and invisible under clothes
Microfibre A fine synthetic fibre with enhanced washability, breathability and water repellency. It’s incredibly soft and comfortable as it fits the body shape well
Nylon Very strong and with excellent resilience, this hard wearing fabric was the first ever completely synthetic fibre produced
Opaque Not translucent or transparent
Polyamide Another name for nylon
Polyester Synthetic fabric, commonly used for lingerie as it’s strong, stretchy, extremely resilient & quick drying
Rayon Another name for viscose
Scallop Decorative edging in the shape of semicircular curves
Sheer Very thin, fine and transparent fabric
Spandex Another name for elastane
Tactel A form of nylon with a silkier, softer finish. It’s also lightweight and quick drying
Tulle Fine net made of silk, nylon or viscose
Viscose Regenerated cellulose fibre

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