Crepe de chine (literally: crepe of China) is a silk fabric with a slightly crinkled and elastic texture.
It comes in various qualities.
To identify the qualities, just as with Pongé silk, the thickness of the silk fabric is indicated by a number.
The lower the number, the thinner the fabric.
So, it starts with number 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and even higher.
For a scarf, I would recommend 8 or 10,
but for blouses, dresses and eveningwear, the numbers 12, 14, and 16 are perfect.
Especially for bridal dresses.
Crepe de chine is very crease-resistant.
It is easy to wash by hand, dripdry for a few minutes, and iron lightly while slightly damp.
A wonderful variation is Crinkle Crepe de Chine as the photo shows here.