Style Glossary: Warm Weather Fabrics

The temperatures are rising and the wardrobe you’ve been wearing for the last several months is starting to feel…heavy. What’s a girl to do? Buy a new spring wardrobe on Poshmark, of course! Here are six fabric terms from our Style Glossary to help you find the lightweight pieces that will keep you looking (and feeling!) cool all spring and summer long.


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Chambray: A lightweight woven cotton fabric with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. It is often referred to as a lightweight denim.


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Chiffon: A woven fabric with a crepe texture, chiffon is sheer and airy and is usually woven from silk or synthetic fibers.


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Georgette: A sheer, lightweight crepe fabric with a crinkled finish. Bridal gowns, evening dresses, and other formal wear are sometimes made with georgette fabric.


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Jersey: A type of soft, knitted fabric that can be made from wool, cotton or silk.


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Poplin: A strong, finely ribbed fabric made from silk, wool, cotton or synthetics.


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Seersucker: A lightweight cotton, linen or rayon fabric with puckers and, usually, stripes.

Eager to increase your fashion vocabulary? See more women’s clothing terms in our fashion glossary.

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    1. Hi Ann, showrooms are compiled based on various factors. Be sure that your listing’s title, description, brand, etc. are all accurately filled out. These showrooms are updated as new items are listed, so while you may not see yours right away, it very well could be included. Sometimes your size filter may be automatically applied, so that could be another reason it may not initially appear. Hope that helps!

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