Silk charmeuse is a luxury fabric made from silk with a satin finish. It has a floating appearance which drapes very well, especially for formal wear. The fabric has a glossy appearance and extremely soft texture. The luster and delicate hand make silk charmeuse suited to lingerie, flowing evening gowns, and drapery blouses. Bridal gowns sometimes use silk charmeuse, however, the fabric does not hold a shape well, so it is not used for full, flared skirts; the charmeuse tends to cling and hang against the body. It is best suited to a more fluid, slinky bias cut, and is too fragile and flimsy for more tailored clothing. Its uses in menswear include the lining of jackets and slacks, handkerchiefs, ties, and underwear such as silk charmeuse boxer shorts.