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Pros and Cons of 10 Types of Fabric You should know

Are you in the middle of the cold season? Or maybe the hot one is overwhelming you right now. Whether it’s summer, winter or the other two intermediate seasons, the heat or cold can be beaten with the perfect clothes.

Every day can be awesome if you feel comfy and confident. You just have to choose the perfect fabrics and your inner happiness will become visible on the outside too. Because, yes, looks matters and it matters a lot. And the attitude also. In one of our previous articles, you can find Tips to Create the Perfect 90s Look In 2017. This should inspire you in your choices.

Here is some useful information about the most used fabrics, with their pros and cons, to be worn on different occasions. It’s more than what meets the eye and it’s important.

  1. Cotton


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Cotton is used for any clothing article, from socks to caps, from shorts to T-shirts, from skirts and dresses to pants and underwear.

Pros: The most popular, the most wanted and the most comfortable of them all.  Cotton is holding moisture, it is soft and breathable. And with cotton you can totally forget about allergies!

Cons: It wrinkles, so this means that it won’t be very pleasant if you hate ironing.


  1. Linen

Just like cotton, linen is very common nowadays. It is very appreciated and it can be found in any article from your wardrobe.

Pros: The incredible lightweight will make you feel like floating. It is stylish and yet not complicated, casual, but glam. It is very similar to the king cotton.

Cons: Just like cotton, it can wrinkle and has poor elasticity.


  1. Silk

Silk is more likely to be found in dresses and blouses. But there are pants and hats that are made of silk as well. Women are the ones who adore silk, don’t they?

Pros: Silk is sexy, soft and luxurious. The natural touch is amazing. It is perfect for summer. It can color your days only through the reflections that sun has on your blouse.

Cons: Silk is more expensive than other fabrics. Plus, it is made of killed worms. Because of its texture, it is hard to handle and care.


  1. Polyester

Extremely bought due to the low price and the resistance, polyester is a fabric that can be found in socks, shirts, T-shirts or skirts and pants. It is low-budget and appreciated for the variety of products that are manufactured from it.

Pros: It can be worn over and over again without changing its shape and texture. So, it is friendly and durable. And cheaper than cotton. Must we add that it is the most common in the daily use, around the world? It can combine very well with other fabrics, like cotton.

Cons: If you sweat, you will get wet. Polyester doesn’t know how to soak up and keep you dry, but some stains can be very visible instead.


  1. Wool


All the winter sweaters and socks help us through the cold weather and rejoice the beauties of this season.

Pros: Wool is a very old fabric that is biodegradable and doesn’t create allergies. Static electricity cannot stand a chance towards wool. Must we add how warm and cozy it is?

Cons: Wool shouldn’t be washed at high temperatures, as it can shrink. Beware of the animals’ rights, as this is made out of sheep and goats’ hair. Plus, and it can provoke itches.


  1. Nylon

Nylon’s elasticity is tempting. And is it an affordable fabric as well.

Pros: Nylon replaces silk. It is much more inexpensive, though. It is well known for the superb stockings that are created from it. It is strong and elastic.

Cons: Just like other synthetics, it can be bad for the environment. It can melt if exposed to high temperatures and washing and drying excessively can cause piling.


  1. Rayon

Pros: It is a good replacement for either linen, silk or wool. Rayon is soft and a combination between natural and synthetic. It is cheap and versatile. This fabric absorbs very well, which is why it is perfect for humidity and heat.

Cons: Due to the fact that it is also made of plastic, rayon produces pollution and can age poorly too.


  1. Spandex (Lycra)

Pros: It recovers and stretches easily. Due to its elasticity, it is very used in active wear, allowing the body to workout properly and comfortably.

Cons: With time, elasticity wears. Beware, it doesn’t cover imperfections. So, choose your workout clothes correctly.


  1. Acrylic

Pros: It is very much alike wool. It is fine and soft and comfy.

Cons: Acrylic is not very warm and needs to be kept away from heat.


  1. Acetate

Pros: It looks like silk, so it is resistant to wrinkling. It is soft and elegant.

Cons: It can melt because of alcohol or nail polish.


But how do you choose the perfect combination?

The perfect clothes depend on every person’s style. If you don’t really have one, find it, find your style and be glamorous. Here are some ideas on What to Wear with Colored Heels.

Well, that depends on the event. And on the budget, of course. That is why you may find a good ‘copy’ of the best fabrics if you cannot afford them. But choose wisely. A good fabric means that you can rely on it for a long time and that you will feel comfortable during the entire event. Or even better: during the entire day. Or several events. With no stress involved. Think about the importance of your well-being and choose the best and only the best. Focus on your pros and cons and see what suits better to you.

That simple! But remember to check the label of every product, just to be sure that you are about to make the correct choice, suitable for your own needs and desires. Good luck with your daily shopping and enjoy it to the fullest!

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