Linen, cotton, georgette, chambray and jersey ranks as the most popular summer fabrics. However, jacquard, which sometimes looks heavy, can also be a great choice for hot and humid weather, especially when it is lightweight. Jacquard can be a good choice for a summer wedding as well. You can make a full swinging skirt for dancing with this fabric.
Plus, this will be a unique fabric to wear this season. Most people won’t go for this fabric. Jacquard is stable, durable, resilient, and strong. It is wrinkle and wears resistant. It is pleasing to the touch, and full of decorative aesthetics.
Jacquard can certainly be a summer dress fabric, particularly cotton jacquard, which is breathable, opaque, and soft. Cotton jacquard is lightweight, breathable, and it will also wisp away moisture quickly. Actually, cotton jacquard is not much different than cotton. It is just that jacquard will be more decorative, so it usually looks better.
The Jacquard Fabric
A fabric with an intricately woven pattern, jacquard is very pleasing to look at. The patterns are not embroidered. They are actually woven into the fabric directly. In fact, the pattern is very important here. It looks unique because of the way it is applied. You will see long floats at the back, which are threads used for the pattern. Jacquard is usually woven, but there are knitted options as well. Jacquard knit is either a single or double knit fabric made with any yarn.
The history of its weave goes back a long time, to the 4th century Byzantium. Wool and linen were woven into beautiful and complex patterns for making the fabric. Brocade emerged as a luxury choice with the arrival of silk weaving around the 6th century. The craftsmen used to weave silk into damasks, brocades, and tapestry-like fabrics for the noblemen and royalty.
Types Of Jacquard
Jacquard can be made with different fibres, such as :-
Cotton jacquard – This is breathable, soft, and opaque. Best for tops, shirts, dresses, blouses, jackets, sweatshirts, and skirts! You can wear throughout the year.
Silk Jacquard – Dull or glossy, smooth, opaque or semi-sheer, and thin. It is best for special occasions during the summer and spring. For tops, blouses, scarves, skirts, dresses, ties, and lining!
Wool Jacquard – It is opaque, soft, and cozy. Best for jackets, skirts, dresses, blazers, coats, pants, cardigans, and sweatshirts during the fall and winter!
Linen Jacquard – The material is extremely breathable, soft, and opaque. You can wear as shirts, dresses, tops, skirts, wraps, and pants in the summer and spring.
Blend – The jacquard fabric is also blended with others to make it slightly wiry, soft, with different transparencies. You can wear these fabrics throughout the year as sweatshirts, jackets, coats, skirts, pants, dresses, blouses, tops, and shirts.
But the best jacquard fabrics for the summer months include cotton, linen, and even silk, because it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.