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Fabric used in Women Indian Wear

India is the storehouse of textiles, starting from Indian silk fabric to Indian cotton. Fabric in India has a rich variety. Silk and cotton weaving predominate the weaving traditions in India.

The three main traditional dresses of Indian women are Saree, Salwar Kameez and Lehenga. Indian traditional dresses are generally made of fabrics like silk, cotton and all types of man-made fabrics which are available in range of colors, designs, thickness and styles.

The fabrics widely used in women Indian wear are as follows:
Silk
Silk as a fabric is associated with wealth and success and has a reputation as a luxurious and sensuous fabric. Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to man. Indian silk sarees, salwar kameez, lehengas are the ideal wear for any marriage and formal occasions.

Cotton
Cotton is a natural vegetable fiber of great economic importance as a raw material for cloth. It is used to make very fine and lightweight cotton saris and salwar kameezs and other dresses. There are various types of Cotton fabric such as Pure Cotton, Khadi Cotton, Mix Cotton, South Cotton, Ahmedabad Cotton, Crush Cotton, Rajasthani Cotton etc.


Chiffon
Chiffon is a light diaphanous fabric of silk, nylon, etc. Lightweight, sheer, transparent, made with very fine, tightly twisted yarns. The famous product of its fabric is chiffon sari. The tightly twisted yarns could be either in the filling or the warp or both. It is very strong, despite filmy look.

Crepe
Crepe fabric is used in almost all garments like bridal lehengas, saris and salwar kameez. Crepe, a thin fabric of crinkled texture, woven originally in silk but now available in all major fibers.

Georgette
Georgette is a thin woven silk fabric often of crepe yarn and construction. It is a sheer silk or rayon crepe of dull texture. A sheer lightweight fabric, often made of silk or from such manufactured fibers as polyester, with a crepe surface. End-uses include sarees, lehengas, salwar kameezs.

Brocade
Brocade was originally an elegant, heavy silk fabric with a floral or figured pattern woven with gold or silver thread, produced in China and Japan. Brocades are typically ornate, jacquard-woven fabrics. The pattern is usually emphasized by contrasting surfaces and colors, and appears on the face of the fabric, which is distinguished easily from the back.

Polyester
A synthetic and man-made fiber. Some characteristics of polyester include: crease resistance, ability to dry quickly, shape retention in garments, high strength, abrasion resistance and minimum care requirements.

Satin
A fabric made from yarns with low luster, such as cotton or other staple length fibers. The fabric has a soft, smooth hand and a gentle, subtle luster. Sateen fabrics are often used for making designer lehengas, salwar kameezs as well as for draperies and upholstery.

Net
Net fabric is an open fabric, which is created by connecting the intersections in a woven, knitted or crocheted construction to form a mesh-like appearance that won't ravel.

Organza
A crisp, sheer, lightweight plain weave fabric made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester. In silk, the stiffness comes from the natural gum that remains on the fibers after processing. In man-made fibers, the stiffness is engineered.

Denim
Denim is more than a cotton fabric; the fabric is very strong and durable. Over the years, many different denim fabric treatments have been introduced. Today, it comes in a multitude of washes and finishes. Denim is most commonly associated with jeans. Besides jeans, young girls also prefer to wear denim skirts.
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