Seersucker fabric is a plain weave fabric. It can be made from linen, cotton, silk, viscose or blends of these. It can be recognised by contrasting strips of puckered and smooth fabric to create an interesting texture. Seersucker is more expensive than crinkle fabrics as it costs more to produce, but the effect is permanent and the fabric is crease-resistant. The puckered effect is applied at the weaving stage, and is produced by using twin-beam looms that weave alternating warp yarns at different speeds, resulting in two different tensions. Seersucker is available in many different weights and can be used for suits, trousers, blouses, shirts, skirts and beachwear.


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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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