Plisse Fabric

Plisse Fabric

What is Plisse Fabric?

  • The term "Plisse" refers to a luxurious, ethereal fabric that is very lightweight and has a twisted, puckered surface. 
  • It also refers to processes that are either physically or chemically manufactured; in fact, the "plissé" itself is a fabric that can be found in undergarments. 
  • In its most basic form, it is a wrinkled cloth that is elegant, refined, and delicate, as well as easy to wear as part of an outfit while yet retaining its own distinct look. 
  • Plisse is most often made of cotton, although on occasion it may also be made from other materials such as rayon, acetate, and various cotton mixes.
Plisse Fabric


  • Plisse and other types of pleated textiles were initially used by the royals and nobility of Ancient Egypt. 
  • These materials were often worn by these individuals as a sign of power and riches. 
  • Plisse fabric originated in Ancient Egypt and eventually made its way to Ancient Europe. 
  • It was quickly adopted in aristocratic circles, with Queen Elizabeth being one of the numerous important people known to have sported one at some point in their lives.
  • The manual process of generating plisse and pleats did not become obsolete until the 20th century when it was superseded by the use of pleating machines.
  • At the moment, only couture houses make hand-stitched pleats, which is one reason why they are so expensive and only available to the wealthiest people.
Plisse Fabric

What makes it stand out


Once the fabric is pleated it has a wavy appearance. 

Easy to maintain

Plisse fabric being the fancy cloth require extra care.


The fabric is thin and delicate making which makes it useful for regular clothing.

Application and Usage


Shirts, blouses, skirts, cardigans, dresses, etc.

Home Furnishing

Curtains, cushion covers, quilts, etc.

Care Instructions

  • You may hand wash or machine wash your Plisse Fabric. 
  • Use cold water and a light liquid detergent while hand washing. 
  • Heat should be avoided as much as possible. 
  • Dry the fabric flat on a dry towel or hang it to dry on a suitable hanger or drying rack.
  • If you want to straighten your Plisse after washing, use steam since it will not harm the fabric.
Plisse Fabric

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