There is a vast choice on the fashion market with regards to the type of materials used to make a dress. The material of the dress often determines the price of the finished product, since the better ones may sometimes cost a bit more.
On the other hand, it is a well-known fact, that those fabrics which are airy and allow the skin to breathe are in most demand, especially in the countries where people enjoy hot, sunny weather. Another factor that makes natural fabrics far superior to the artificial ones is the fact that they last much longer when cared for in the right way. It means that washing, ironing, and other care will not change their properties.
What are the most popular fabrics used to make women’s clothing? One type of material used to make dresses is wool. Now, most of the times, it is associated with thick jumpers and sweatshirts which are worn in autumn and winter, but wool has got many faces and designers are eager to show it to the whole world. It isolates the body from both low and high temperatures which means that it can be worn in various areas of the world and various conditions due to the thickness of the yarn. It is no surprise, then, that woolen dresses are often produced for all seasons.
Linen is one of the all-time favorites when it comes to making clothes for spring and winter. Its thread is ultra-light, and so are the clothes made of it. One of its most significant advantages is the that it is very durable – it is difficult to destroy it by wear and tear. Linen, however, is somewhat difficult to obtain which makes this excellent variety a bit harder to find on the market, and a bit more expensive.
Another type is cotton. It is by far the most versatile fabric for any season or occasion. Depending on the kind of thread, its thickness and what it’s combined with, a woman can have an evening gown and spring, airy dress out of the seemingly the same fabric. A cotton dress will work well in the daytime and at night, it will flatter the silhouette and will look well on any woman. For an elegant occasion, a satin cotton dress will work flawlessly, while for the casual dress, the pure cotton yarn can be the best choice. One of the most significant advantages of wearing a cotton dress, and any other type of garment made of it, is the fact that hardly anyone is allergic to this fabric. It can also be combined with different materials to change its characteristics, for example, the addition of wool will make it more resistant to moisture from the outside, while even the tiniest addition of elastane will help the cotton dress or shirt retain its shape for longer.
A cotton dress does not only look stylish when well-made, but it also allows for plenty of comfort wearing it. It does not restrict movements, and it allows for flexibility of the body. It is especially important when children’s attire is chosen. Children, including young girls, love to run around, play and have fun and comfort can help in avoiding sprains and other injuries. It also does not allow the body to overheat which otherwise could have an adverse influence on the health.
Interestingly, cotton is so versatile that one of the garments most often made of it is a wedding dress. Satin, one of the cotton’s varieties, is a glossy weave which is comfortable on the skin and looks spectacular in the natural light. Back in the day, satin was made of silk and was worn mostly by the aristocracy or the members of the royal families. Nowadays, it is accessible to women across the world who choose it for unmistakable softness and look.
There is a type of dress that is most often, and should be, made of cotton and it’s a night dress. Cotton fabric enables the skin to breathe freely throughout the night, regardless of the temperature and humidity. Moreover, the properties of cotton, make it by far the most comfortable one to use to make a nightgown. If embroidery of any kind is also made of it, a night dress does not disrupt sleep in any way. Interestingly, up until the second half of the nineteenth century, a long-sleeved night dress was worn by men as well; however, the introduction of pajamas ended this centuries-old trend and it is now exclusively women’s or children’s favorite.