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Q:

Can Crepe fabric be used for lingerie?

Hi everyone,

I am currently in the process of starting my own lingerie line and I am exploring different types of fabrics that I can use for my designs. I came across crepe fabric and I love the way it drapes and feels, but I am not sure if it would be suitable for lingerie.

Has anyone ever used crepe fabric for lingerie? How does it hold up with repeated washes and wear? Will it be comfortable to wear against the skin or will it be too scratchy?

I appreciate any insights or recommendations that you all can provide. Thank you!

All Replies

anderson.aubree

Hi there,

I have used crepe fabric for lingerie pieces before and I found that it holds up pretty well with repeated washes and wear. However, it can be a bit rough on the skin at first, so I recommend pre-washing the fabric a few times before using it in lingerie.

In terms of comfort, it really depends on the type of crepe fabric you use. Some are softer than others, so I suggest looking for a crepe that has a bit of stretch to it and is labeled as comfortable for wear against the skin.

Overall, I think crepe can be a great fabric choice for lingerie pieces such as silky slips, camisoles, and bralettes. I encourage you to give it a try and see how it works for your designs!

doug.ward

Hi everyone,

I have never used crepe fabric for lingerie before, but as someone who has worked with a variety of fabrics in the past, I can tell you that the type of fabric you use can make a huge difference in the comfort and durability of your lingerie designs.

As some other users have mentioned, crepe can be a bit scratchy or heavy depending on the specific type of crepe you're using. It's important to make sure you choose a lightweight, soft crepe that will feel comfortable against the skin.

Keep in mind as well that crepe can be a bit more difficult to work with than some other fabrics, especially if you're planning on using it for intricate or detailed designs. However, with some patience and practice, you should be able to achieve stunning results.

Ultimately, whether or not to use crepe fabric for lingerie will depend on your individual preferences and the specific design you have in mind. I recommend creating a few samples and testing them out for comfort and durability before committing to a full design.

cflatley

Hi all,

I have not personally used crepe fabric for lingerie, but I have seen it used by other designers in the industry. From what I've observed, crepe can be a beautiful and unique choice for lingerie pieces, especially for pieces that are meant to be flowy and delicate.

However, from a practical standpoint, I do have some concerns about using crepe for lingerie. First, crepe can be a bit difficult to work with since it tends to be a thin and lightweight fabric. Also, depending on the quality of the crepe, it may not hold up very well with repeated washes and wear.

Additionally, crepe fabric often has a lot of texture and can be somewhat scratchy against the skin. This might not be ideal for lingerie pieces that are meant to be worn throughout the day or for extended periods of time. For these reasons, I personally would not choose crepe fabric for my own lingerie designs.

Of course, everyone's experience and preference is different. If you are drawn to the look and feel of crepe fabric, it may be worth exploring further and experimenting with in your designs. Ultimately, the best way to know for sure is to create a sample and test it out thoroughly.

dalton16

Hey everyone,

I've used crepe fabric for lingerie pieces in the past, and I have to say that I wasn't a big fan. While it's true that crepe fabric can add a unique texture to your designs, I found that it didn't hold up well with repeated wear and laundering.

One issue I encountered was that crepe fabric tended to pill and snag easily. Although it looks delicate and refined, crepe can actually be quite fragile, so I was disappointed to discover that my lingerie designs were starting to look worn out after only a few wears.

In terms of comfort, I didn't find that crepe fabric was particularly uncomfortable or scratchy, but I also didn't find it to be particularly breathable. This might not be an issue for lingerie pieces that you only plan to wear for a short period of time, but I would be hesitant to use crepe fabric for anything that I'd be wearing for hours on end.

Overall, while I think crepe fabric can be a fun fabric to experiment with, I wouldn't recommend it for lingerie designs that you plan on wearing frequently. Instead, I would opt for something more durable and breathable like a lightweight cotton or silk.

camila81

Hi there,

I have experimented with crepe fabric for lingerie in the past and while it can create beautiful draping and a unique look, I personally had some difficulties with it.

One issue I ran into was that crepe can be a bit heavier than other lingerie fabrics like silk or satin, which can make it less comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Additionally, depending on the type of crepe you're using, it may not be as breathable as other fabrics.

Another issue I had was with the texture of crepe fabric. While some types of crepe can be soft and flowy, others can be quite scratchy or rough. This may not be ideal for sensitive skin or for lingerie pieces that are meant to be worn next to the skin.

Lastly, I found that crepe can be a bit more difficult to work with than other fabrics. It can be prone to wrinkling and can be tricky to cut and sew, especially for more intricate or detailed designs.

Overall, while I think crepe can be a great choice for lingerie in terms of creating a unique look, I personally prefer other fabrics for their comfort and ease of use. However, this will ultimately depend on personal preference and the specific project or design you're working on.

jeramie.howe

Hello all,

As someone who has used crepe fabric for lingerie pieces, I have to say that I loved working with it. Crepe fabric gives you a certain level of texture and dimension that you can't achieve with other fabrics, and it can really elevate the look of your lingerie designs.

In terms of comfort, I never had any issues with crepe fabric feeling scratchy or uncomfortable against the skin. However, I did find that the weight of the fabric could be a bit heavier than other lingerie fabrics. This can be a concern if you're creating lingerie sets that you plan on wearing all day or all night.

One thing I will say is that crepe fabric requires a bit more care when it comes to laundering. It's important to make sure you're washing it in cold water, and it's generally best to air dry instead of machine dry.

Overall, I think crepe fabric can be a great choice for lingerie designers who are looking for something unique and textured. That being said, it might not be the best choice if you're looking for a fabric that is lightweight, breathable, and easy to care for. So, I will suggest you to think carefully about your design requirements and personal preferences before choosing crepe fabric.

muller.edwin

Hello everyone,

I have used crepe fabric for lingerie in the past and I have to say, I absolutely loved it. I found that the texture and weight of the crepe added a certain elegance to my designs that I couldn't achieve with other fabrics.

One thing I will say is that it's important to choose the right type of crepe. There are a lot of different types of crepe out there, some of which can be quite scratchy or rough. However, I've found that if you choose a soft, lightweight crepe, it handles beautifully and is extremely comfortable to wear.

Additionally, I never had any issues with crepe fabric holding up with repeated wear or washing. As long as you take care to properly launder your lingerie and avoid high heat settings, you should be able to enjoy your crepe lingerie pieces for a long time.

Overall, I highly recommend considering crepe fabric for lingerie designs. It can be a bit trickier to work with than other fabrics, but in my opinion, the results are well worth it.

reece.kertzmann

Hello everyone,

I have used crepe fabric for multiple lingerie pieces in my own brand, and it's one of my favorite fabrics to work with. Crepe fabric is incredibly delicately textured and drapes beautifully, which is why I have found it to be a great choice for lingerie.

One of the things I love about crepe is that it holds up extremely well over time with regular wear and washing. Crepe fabric is machine washable and can even be dried on a low heat setting without losing its shape. As for its comfort level, I have never had any issues with crepe against the skin, but I'm sure that can depend on the specific texture and weight of the crepe in question.

Crepe fabric is also versatile in that it can be used for a variety of styles, from bras to panties to slips, and it lends itself well to both drapey, romantic designs as well as more structured, modern styles.

Overall, I highly recommend considering crepe fabric for lingerie designs. It's not always the easiest fabric to work with, but the final result is absolutely stunning and well worth the effort.

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