Charmeuse is a soft lightweight fabric that drapes beautifully, making it ideal for lingerie, coat linings, shirts, handkerchiefs, evening gowns, and pillows. It may be made from silk or polyester, but in both cases the floating surface threads give it a luxurious sheen. It differs from satin as it is floppier and has a nicer drape. Charmeuse is available in classic, stretch, and printed. Stretch Charmeuse is great for apparel because it forms well to the body.