Peau d’Ange

Peau d’ Ange fabric is a fabric that has been finished so that it has a dull, waxy surface. This finish is fenerally applied to crepes, satins and lace, but the term ‘Peau d’ Ange’ means any fabric that uses this finish. It is generally used for wedding dresses. Peau d’ Ange is often manufactured using a satin weave. It is heavier than Peau de Soie and is usually made from silk yarns. Peau d’ Ange can also be used to describe a delicate version of Chantilly lace made from glossy yarns. The term ‘Peau d’ Ange’ is French and literally translates as ‘Angel Skin.’

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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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