While Charmeuse catches the eye with its satin finish (though the other side has a dull back), its a very delicate fabric. it tears easily when wet and dry cleaning is recommended. It’s often used in women’s undergarments, women’s evening wear and other clothing because of the way looks under lights and how it accentuates body. It is also used in other fabrics in the home. While Charmeuse can be made out of silk, polyester can also be used.