Trend alert: The sheer side of clothes

Are you a Tulle,Lace, Chiffon junkie?

July 25, 2011 – The above mentioned fabrics are the in fabrics right now. Everyone who owns them is rocking them and those who don’t are desperately looking for them. I am a total junkie for chiffon and lace especially…anything sheer I must say.
Be it a top, a dress, an evening gown,  a skirt…I believe every woman should experience the sheer effect of these wonderful fabrics.

Check out some examples if you have no idea what I’m on about…

Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It is commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus as it can be made of various fibers, including silk, nylon, and rayon.
It comes in a wide array of colors and it can also easily be dyed to suit the needs of the consumer.

Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from a previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric.

Chiffon has become really popular of late. It is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) yarns. Chiffon is made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibres.
It can be dyed to almost any shade desired.

Chiffon is most commonly used in evening wear , especially as an overlay, giving an elegant and floating appearance to the gown.
It is also a popular fabric used in blouses, ribbons, scarves and lingerie and is very comfortable to the skin I must add.

Go on, be sheer and feel freer.


PS: My friend Wiki helped with the definitions 🙂

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  1. Avatar Chiniquy July 30th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    It is surprising that the road accidents and death rate in Kenya is not more. I have never visited any place in the world where there are no traffic signals or street signs. Also many pedestrians seems to have no regard for moving traffic. I have seem people walking 3 abreast on a very busy street. Totally oblivious to traffic speeding by.

    1. Avatar makray August 2nd, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      While I agree with your sentiment that pedestrians can be rather blasé in conduct around traffic, I still think the PSV – especially 14-seater matatu – drivers and vehicle owners bare the greatest responsibility for the annual bloodbath on our stretches of tarmac. The former drive as if they’re in motor-cross races, while many of the latter will desist from inspection of and investment in decent safety of their cash-cow vehicles as long as possible.

  2. Avatar marloow July 30th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Consequences of appearing to embrace impunity.
    Remember that the “young champions” whose victory in the 2013 elections you waxed so eloquently about in a previous piece are facing charges at The Hague for crimes against humanity.
    Why would Kenyans care about abstract inconveniences such as obeying traffic laws, maintaining road-worthy cars, building roads/bridges that meet international civil/structural engineering standards etc. while those at the top – your champions included – seem to get away with murder – literally and figuratively?
    Are you really an advocate?

  3. Avatar kamau1947 July 31st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Adopt the European system of Tachographs in the cab of all commercials and PSV’s. Then license the operators and maintenance organisation, signed service books, controlled driving hours and the tachograph recording speed and driving pattern. Zero Tolerance to corrupt police is frankly a joke, my mat to work pays them every day.

    1. Avatar K Shah August 2nd, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Most attempts to discipline and change the PSV sector would be very difficult as politicians, police… own these ma3s, they would not want to change any of this.

      Other wise by now we would have a private investor who would bring in his/her own buses to change the system and charge the passengers accordingly. The rest of the investors could then buy shares after it would list on the stock exchange.


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