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[mass noun] A lightweight soft clothing fabric made from silk and worsted.
- ‘Long skirts will look better than short and make sure to wear loosely woven fabrics eg. Wood crepe, jersey and challis.’
- ‘Choose a variety of coordinating prints and solids in fabrics like crinkled and/or patterned velvet or velveteen, lightweight brocade, satin, wool, rayon challis and mediumweight silk.’
- ‘Very loosely woven fabrics, fluid fabrics such as rayon challis and some hand-woven fabrics may need more staystitching to control stretching and raveling.’
- ‘A subtle palette of brown and white accented with deep blue is the common thread that runs throughout the house - in dark wood furniture and tactile fabrics, such as mohair, linen, tattersall, and challis.’
- ‘So I guess that like a tweed jacket or challis skirt, the passage of time has made it better than nothing!’
Mid 19th century: origin uncertain; perhaps from the surname Challis.
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