Fabric Guide

Diva uses only high quality stretch fabrics. Every season we introduce new fabrics to our range so now, alongside old favourites such as Super Stretch or Bi-Stretch, you can find Stretch Jacquard and Ripple Crepe. We carefully select fabrics for our styles to ensure that we are able to create sharp, figure-flattering silhouettes. As a guide to help you decide which dress material is most suitable we now give an indication of the weight and stretch for each of our fabrics.

WEIGHT:

1 = Light weight

2 = Medium weight

3 = Heaviest weight

STRETCH:

1 = Limited stretch

2 = Medium stretch

3 = Full stretch 

 
SUPER STRETCH
CHEVY PENCIL DRESS

Super Stretch is a woven matt fabric with a sturdy yet light texture. It has a high level of horizontal stretch and is strong and flexible. Perfect for bodycon dresses, it hugs the body in all the right places. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 1

Stretch: 2

RIBBED SUPER STRETCH

Soft to touch but with a unique 'hold you in' ability. A distinctive yet subtle shape puts this fabric to its own league. Great workability and famous for its crease resistance. We recommend you select one size bigger when purchasing garments in this fabric. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 2

BISTRETCH
Diva Meridian Peplum Sleeved Pencil Dress

Bi-stretch is famed for excellent contouring characteristics to achieve a smooth silhouette. The medium weight, matt fabric has a gentle stretch. Soft in texture, it stretches both vertically and horizontally, but retains strength and flexibility to give a gentle drape. It is crease-free, so styles made of it are ideal for travel. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 2

COUTURE STRETCH

A full bodied fabric that has a luxurious feel, Couture Stretch has a soft, shiny and drapy texture as well as a great level of stretch. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 3

Stretch: 3

STRETCH JACQUARD

The Stretch Jacquard is a fabric with an intricately woven pattern. Like Diva's Super Stretch, it is sturdy yet light.Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 1

 STRETCH RIPPLE CREPE
Diva Padstow Midi Swing Dress

A beautiful elegant fabric with a name that matches the look and feel. A lighter weight dress fabric with distinctive surface crepe effect. Styles made of Ripple Crepe are easy to wear as the fabric does not wrinkle. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 1

Stretch: 1

 LUXURY MOSS CREPE

One of our earlier fabrics, featured over the past fifteen years but now with extra stretch. Excellent drape and handle make this fabric extremely versatile for our designs. A good range of fashion colours makes the fabric even more desirable. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 1

LACE

An openwork stretch fabric which has a luxurious feminine look. Suitable for drapy, less structured garments. Machine washable (30°C). Do not bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.

 

BOND STRETCH

Lydia Bond Sleeveless Pencil Dress

This is our new silky smooth stretch fabric to firm and hold you in all the right places. A slightly heavier feel that allows for accurate contouring and design detailing.

Weight: 3

Stretch: 2

WISH STRETCH

A stretch fabric that drapes and gives a more fluid appearance to your silhouette. Crease resistance adds to the appeal.

 

 
VENICE STRETCH CREPE
Diva Daphne Three Quarter Sleeved Venice Stretch Pencil Dress

This is our luxury soft stretch made to our own specification to hold you gently with greater comfort. A distinctive surface interest. Gives this material its own character in handle and drape. One way stretch for greater support.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 3

 

 
MARVEL STRETCH CREPE
Diva Ferndown Pencil Dress

A very successful fabric as used in many of our designs. Lighter than Venice but still excellent drape characteristics and one way stretch. Great surface interest detail.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 2

CAMEO STRETCH CREPE
Diva Rococo Pencil Dress

A heavier version of our marvel fabric.

Weight: 3

Stretch: 2

 
STRETCH POLKA DOT
Diva Melinda Stretch Polka Dot Pencil Dress

A real 'hold you in' fabric with a simple low-key polka dot. Ideal for the office or anywhere where decorum is featured.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 2

 

 

STRETCH COTTON SATEEN

Cool in Cotton! Our cotton sateen has a luxury feel achieved by a special process to give the cotton a silk touch. We use this base fabric in many of our prints.

Weight: 2

Stretch: 1

 
HOUNDSTOOTH CHECK

An outstanding heavier weight jacquard fabric with a traditional distinctive design and excellent stretch and hold characteristics.

Weight: 3

Stretch: 3

FRENCH LACE

Our French lace is exclusively produced for us in France. Please note this is not from the Far East like many other dress labels but a genuine French lace.