Cotton Lawn fabric and its types

Lawn fabric, often known as lawn, is a plain weave textile that was initially made of linen but is now primarily made of cotton. The lawn is made from fine, high-thread-count yarns, giving it a smooth, untextured appearance. Combed or carded yarns are used to make the cloth. "Nainsook" refers to lawn created with combed yarns that has a soft feel and a subtle gloss. In the textile business, the term lawn also refers to a starched crisp finish applied to a fabric product. The treatment may be used on a wide range of fine textiles, both printed and plain.


The lawn is a thin, lightweight fabric that is sharper than voile but not quite as crisp as organdy. The lawn is recognized for its semi-transparency, which can range from gauzy or sheer to lining or utility lawn, which is practically opaque. Lawns come in a variety of finishes, from soft to semi-crisp to crisp, but they are never entirely rigid. The lawn might be white, colored, or patterned.

Background and History

Lawn, the fabric, was first made using linen yarns in France. Initially, lawn from France was imported to India until India took over the manufacturing process and began using cotton yarns to manufacture salwar-kameez and churidar-kameez fabrics. This, however, occurred in British-occupied India, and at the time of India's partition, the manufacturing of grass and lawn suits was mostly confined to Pakistan.

The lawn has the same importance in Pakistan as silk does in India, according to textile tycoons and fashion designers. Only in the mid-2000s were lawn suits introduced into the mainstream of ethnic Indian fashion. Since then, it has progressively grown in favor of the appropriate fabric for an Indian costume.

Lawn Suits

Lawn suits are classic salwar kameez constructed from a lawn-like cloth. Lawn, which was originally made of linen but is now made of cotton, is one of the lightest fabrics in an Indian design house's textile range. Lawn suits are ideal for hot weather and are all about showing off patterns, styles, colors, and everything else that pops on a hot summer day. Lawn suits are often used for informal and/or semi-formal settings and have recently been a prominent component of Indian ethnic spring collections.

Sources of Inspiration

The enormous collections of Lawn suits that are part of Pakistan's culture and tradition have influenced lawn suits in India. Although the neighbors provided inspiration for the fabric's use, the themes, patterns, and designs are more contemporary and rely on digital printing rather than needlework.

Variety and Style

Lawn suits come in such a wide range of styles that it's impossible to include all of the important aspects. However, because the lawn is a fabric that constantly comes back in popularity in the spring and summer, the fashions it appears in correspond to the current season's trends. For example, in the 2014 spring-summer collection, lawn suits with laced necklines and edges were all the rage. Another popular trend in 2014 was the usage of neon colors on suits, either alone or in combination with warm or cool hues, such as neon green with red, yellow, and black.


Although there are several sleeveless or short-sleeved lawn kurtas available, full-sleeved kurtas were the most popular. Because the fabric is so light, it's incredibly pleasant to wear and allows you to show off some very lovely designs on the sleeves.


Lawn suits' necklines are frequently embroidered differently than the rest of the kurta (although it is possible to have a plain neck lawn kurta). Lawn suits have also reintroduced the Chinese collar, but other styles are just as readily available.

Wear on the bottoms

Despite the fact that many lawn kurtas come with salwars or patialas, the cotton lawn cigarette trousers with lace embellishments on the cuff made headlines. Apart from cigarette pants, churidars and leggings are other popular lawn suit options. The outfits are accompanied by a dupatta in a similar color scheme with comparable designs and motifs. The extent of the print, on the other hand, is determined by the degree of decoration on the kurta. The dupatta is kept plain and minimum if the kurta is extensively patterned, and vice versa. Lawn suit parts can also be ordered and then custom-made, just like suit fitting in India.

Influence on the World Stage

Over the last few years, lawn suits have been an important element of designer collections and have been seen on international runways in large numbers. Fashion businesses have manufactured and marketed various lawn suits in India, particularly in metropolitan areas, inspired by popular shapes and designs. Lawn suits have yet to penetrate India's urban-rural regions, owing to the fact that lawn suit manufacturers' primary clientele is young, working women in major cities.

Wearing the Attire

Dangle earrings may be used with lawn suits to highlight the attractiveness of the overall design on the cloth. Also, stilettos or platform heels are a preferable choice since they increase the wearer's posture and complement the overall concept of elegance and grace. 


The lawn is a fabric that may be readily maintained by washing it on a regular basis in the washing machine. They should not, however, be dried in the sun since the colors may fade. Aside from that, they don't require any extra maintenance, such as dry washing. Simple ironing of the outfit is all that is required.

Lawn suits are now known for having the busiest prints in Indian ethnic dress. Lawn suits aren't designed for heavy needlework like masonry or zari work. Such elaborate effort is preferable to digital printing and lace decorations. Lawn suits are a combination of color and print to create an attractive, vibrant yet classy look.