Our 15 Denier Sheer Nylon Fabric is a very lightweight and sheer fabric think belly dance veils or vintage peignoir sets. The fabric does, however, have some mechanical stretch in the crosswise direction. For stronger sheer support, see our Sheer Bra Cup Lining. One of the most common uses for 15 Denier is for the dance industry, using the fabric for dance veils, or for shirring over another fabric. Because the fabric is so sheer and light, it will gather up to many times its original size, adding luxurious fullness.
Sheer Fabric Guide: Types, Sewing Tips, Application Ideas and Trends
Sheer fabric is any type of fabric that is see-through, or transparent. Unlike opaque materials, sheer cloth does not hide your body from view. Sheer fabrics can be purely natural, like silk or cotton, or synthetic, like rayon or nylon. Lightweight, they are easily combined with opaque fabrics giving you hundreds of ideas for stylish outfits. Translucent fabrics come in different weights and degrees of sheerness. The table below shows the most typical sheer materials used for clothing:.
Some fabrics become transparent when wet. The sheerness of a fabric is expressed as a numerical denier which ranges from 3 extremely rare, very thin, barely visible to 15 standard sheer for stockings up to 30 semi opaque until opaque. The materials which can be made translucent include gossamer , silk , rayon or nylon. Sheer fabric comes in a wide variety of colors, but for curtains, white and shades of white, such as cream, winter white, eggshell, and ivory are popular.