Definitions

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  • n. A lightweight fabric resembling silk.

Etymologies

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Japanese, meaning "as soft as down".

Examples

  • K Bold prints were a big part of the collection, such as a black and green woven "habotai" dress.

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  • The blooms—made from organza petals, chiffon and habotai silk—were hand-painted, hand-cut and individually applied.

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  • J. Crew's chiffon flutter vest features artful tiers of silk habotai and chiffon atop soft merino wool. $178 at www. jcrew.com.

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  • Beautifully made 12.5mm charmeuse bag, lined in silk habotai with a braided silk ball and loop closure.

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  • I actually have done the wall hanging thing; I have five 11 x 60 habotai scarves lined up on a wall.

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  • Saturday, Shara came over and brought some silk, noil and habotai, which she wanted dyed.

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  • One of her new collection's standout fabrics was a habotai silk that she had wax-coated in Scotland.

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  • I use the selvages from silk habotai or, in this case, silk organza with great results:

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  • BCBGMAXAZRIA's white embroidered habotai tunic top gives a more ethereal and bohemian slant to your basic white button down blouse and is the perfect 'Casual Friday' top for a head honcho.

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  • Silk crepe de chine, habotai, noil, and charmeuse are generally easy care silk fabrics less prone to wrinkling.

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