The Vallee Noire, so it seemed to me, was part and parcel of myself, the framework in which my life was set, the native costume that I had always worn - what worlds away from the silks and satins that are suited for the public stage.
Velvet is the special feature of the industry, about one-half of the looms being devoted to this textile, the remainder being devoted to union satins, pure broad silk goods and ribbons.
Third on the list of continental producers is Switzerland; Zurich takes the lead with broad goods (failles, armures, satins, serges, &c.), and Basel rivals St Etienne in the ribbon trade.
Pants meant for formal wear are usually made from very fine materials like blends and silks and satins.
Cottons and natural fiber blends will work best for warmer climates while silks and satins and wool-based blends will work well in cooler climates.
Formal wear skirts will usually be made from richer fabrics like silks, satins, and wool-cotton blends.
Silks and satins are naturals for dressy blouses, as are those shot with metallic threads or embellished with sequins or other sparkles.
Satins, silks and nylon are usually closer fitting than cottons and blends.
You can make it a snug getaway with nubby pillows and a fluffy comforter, a decadent indulgence with satins and velvets, or a masculine man-cave with homespun fabrics, plaids and lots of wood.
In between the two extremes are Mattes, Satins, Velvets and Frosts.
Satins, glittery tulle, and similar type fabric can always be found on the clearance rack at this time.
Fabrics: The same satins, silks, and other formal dresses that are common for most wedding gowns are also popular for informal dresses, though informal gowns may also use less exotic fabrics.
Cottons, linens, satins, and dressy knits are perfectly acceptable for hot weddings in early September, but avoid wearing an overly summery print to avoid looking out of place.
Texture plays an important part in fall 2010 weddings, so don't forget to take into account the gorgeous laces, velvets, and satins you can choose when you're deciding on the perfect colors.
Fabrics such as silks, satins, and velvets will require special care such as dry cleaning.
It used to be that people thought of silks and satins (reminiscent of kimonos) when thinking of Asian bedding, but cotton, cotton blends, other natural fabrics, and polyester are very popular.
While silks and satins do occasionally pop up, they are by no means the only material used in the currently popular style of Asian bedding.
In fact, since the holidays pop up around the autumn winter transition, thicker materials such as velvets and rich satins are popular for infant holiday dresses.
Today's plus size women can find baby dolls made from light chiffons, sensual satins, and fabrics that stretch and slenderize.
Silhouettes: From sleeveless swing styles to long sleeved satins to trendy ethnic prints, there is a tunic for every taste and budget at Silhouettes.
Satins and silks were popular fabric choices, and many were embellished with fine embroidery designs from silk and metallic threads.
The casket linings range from simple cottons to deluxe velvet and satins.
Satins and silks - When replicating a celeb gown, many designers will use synthetics.
Sometimes, the replica ends up looking really bad because synthetic silk and satins don't have the same look as the original.
Look for metallics, brocades, silks and satins, and don't be afraid to experiment with different lengths.
Choose mid-weight cotton dresses, which will hold up better to washing and drying than silks, chiffons, satins, and gauze summer frocks.
From form-fitting tuxedo jackets in luxurious silks and satins to delicately embroidered black pencil skirts and even a few bowties, there were plenty of nods to his closet during Fashion Week.
Choose from hobos in soft, buttery lambskin leather or chain link cross body bags in cannage quilted satins.
Therefore, it is no surprise that Chanel merchandise is manufactured using top of the line calfskins, metallic python, luminous silks, shimmering satins, and the softest goatskin on the market.
Although the recent ready-to-wear collection is rich in jewel toned satins that are perfect for holiday parties, the clutches remained simple enough for everyday use.
Many excellent designers offer sharp looks in flannel, jersey and high-thread count silks and satins.
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