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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