Seersucker, the name comes from the Persian words "Shir O Shekar" which meant "milk & sugar", in regard to the textures - smooth and crinkled. The term later evolved in the late 18th century from sea sucker to seersucker. The texture is traditionally 100% cotton, the fabric's unique feel is created by a technique called slack-weaving which creates alternating tight and puckered stripes. The crinkles also make ironing unnecessary. Seersucker is held from your skin, because of the way the tread bunch together. It's therefore a great wear in these summer days to come.