Definition of Crepon

CrÍpe effect appears in direction of the warp and achieved by alternate S and Z, or slack, tension, or different degrees of twist. Originally a wool CrÍpe but now made of silk and rayon. It is much stouter and more rugged than the average CrÍpe. Has a wavy texture with the "waves" running in a lengthwise direction. Mostly used for prints.

Uses: Dresses and ensembles.

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