Voile is a sheer, balanced plain weave fabric made durable and somewhat crisp by the tight twist (called voile twist) of its yarns. It is made of cotton and blends with the best being long staple and combed cotton. Voile is French for “veil.”

Uses: Blouses, shirts, dresses, nightgowns, lingerie, children’s clothing, curtains

There is also a wool voile, and a silk, polyester or nylon voile. This last type is used most for curtains, but also bridal wear, party dresses, trim and millinery.

Cotton voile
Cotton voile

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