The second of our stretch cotton sateen fabrics with a deceptive metallic-looking finish, our gleaming taupe stretch cotton sateen fabric is a cooler, greyer version of this fabric. As with our ‘Lustre’ soft bronze stretch cotton sateen fabric, this taupe version has the look and lustre of a metallic fabric, yet is as smooth and soft a cotton sateen as you might imagine. The reflective quality of the outer surface is solely due to the fine satin weave and the quality of the cotton thread used.
Our gleaming taupe stretch cotton sateen fabric is a finely-woven, medium-to-lighter-weight sateen, pliable and with excellent opacity for its weight. It has a crisp yet decisively-folding movement which holds a pleat and a shape gently but well, as you can see from this video.
The neutral sheen of our gleaming taupe stretch cotton sateen fabric; one which makes it ideal for pairing with hot summer brights. We think it picks up the grey-green foliage of our ‘Berechurch’ pink and yellow floral peachskin fabric which you can see in our image. Yet the smooth lustre of its surface also means that it has a calm, serene quality, perfect for accompanying pastels or cool summer whites.The matt-reflective quality of these fabrics means that they pick up any surrounding colours so if you’re matching then you might want to request a free sample. Our images, although carefully colour-balanced, will be affected to some degree by the light in our studio.
You’ll find this fabric a fabulous option for cropped summer trousers as well as evening suits – surely not a breadth of application that many fabrics can boast. We’re of a mind to put it together with a crisp white cotton shirt and box-fresh soft white plimsolls – either as a long yet tapered pencil skirt or as a pair of tailored cropped trousers. In which case we’d be inclined to give the ‘Zoe’ pencil skirt from Style Arc a try.
It has some clever darting that we think would prevent this skirt from becoming too voluminous. We might even add some length but adjust it to accommodate a rear vent or kick pleat.
53% cotton, 43% polyester, 4% spandex
Machine wash at 40 degrees, however we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages