Once a luxury fabric only for the very rich, now we bring you silk in this beautiful and affordable version. Silk Noil has been described as a soft, brushed, raw silk, and in our Venetian dress is eminently wearable. The styling of this gown is derived from paintings by Lorenzo Lotto, a Venetian Master of the 15th century. The bodice is self lined and the sleeves are lined with a lustrous washable satin for a subtle shimmer. Eleven yards of metallic braid complete the elegant garment. Hand wash, hang to dry.Size ChartSilk noil has a nubby feel and a low sheen. Noil somewhat resembles cotton in surface texture, and sews easily. The nubby texture of noil comes from the use of very short fibers, called 'silk noils,' to weave the fabric. When these short fibers are spun into yarns, the resulting yarns have occasional slubs and loose ends. 100% Silk.