Gabardine is a tightly woven fabric in a twill weave. The fabric has a sheen and feels soft due to its dense structure. This structure also makes the fabric somewhat water-repellent. A gabardine retains its shape well and does not wrinkle very much. Due to its character and weight (mid-weight) the gabardine is widely applicable in both women's and men's fashion, and can be worn all year round. It is widely used in jackets, skirts, overcoats, trousers, bags etc.