Crepe fabric carries an almost crisp or crimpy appearance that usually is a silk, wool or polyester fabric of a gauzy texture. It’s a classic soft fabric with good drape characteristics ideally suited to make dresses and blouses. The benefits of polyester crepe fabrics are they do not pill, shrink or fade, keeping it new looking for a long period of time. It also dries easily and resists wrinkles, which makes garments made from the fabric ideal for long wear and travelling.
Jigsaw online features a beautiful red crepe dress that compliments most body types, designed to streamline the feminine silhouette. It’s full of sweep and has a dramatic drape and has a self tie belt. It can seamlessly go from day to night with the right accessories.
Crepe polyester’s sister, crepe wool has functionality that makes for great suits, trousers, lightweight jackets and chic evening attire. At the end of the 18th century women went from wearing silk and satin fabrics to wearing more wool. It is an easy, transitional fabric that can take you from the board room to a night out on the town.