Silk Clothing – The Ultimate in Femininity

Silk Clothing If you look up the word ‘feminine’ in the Oxford English Dictionary, you will find the following definition: “having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness.” In the fashion world, many different styles and looks are described as feminine.

Some consider a skimpy, body-hugging dress and high heels as the very apex of femininity while others consider this to be a smart business suit or even a trailing gypsy skirt matched up with Doc Marten boots. The only feminine link for these disparate styles is softness. The feminine is all about any article of clothing that brings out an air of softness and airy qualities.





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Vintage Clothing Tips

Vintage Clothing TipsVintage clothing is the hottest thing that came to the shores of fashion since the leather jacket. People from all walks of life have been searching high and low for the best find in vintage clothing. From celebrities that shine on Hollywood to the common folk that run up and the streets everyday, they are finding common ground when it comes the kind of clothes they want on their back.

It is not really hard to find vintage clothing nowadays. There are a lot of good sources of vintage clothing almost everywhere now. Thrift shops are one good place to find vintage clothing. There are a good number of selections that will greet you in a thrift shop. Though most of the items here are not that “vintage” and dates back to the recent years, it’s still worth trying to get a good look in to. One of the things you have to remember though when you are in a thrift shop is to be ready for the different kinds of clothes you have to rummage through. Since the items are just stocked by the different kinds, expect yourself spending a good number of hours looking through all their items.





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Picking a Good Pair of Silk Boxer Shorts

silk boxersIf you’re looking for comfortable boxer shorts, silk may be your best choice for a fabric. Silk is not only smooth and comfortable, but if you store it in a cold or a hot place, it will retain that temperature. If you want a cool pair of silk boxer shorts to wear as pajamas, you can put them in front of your air conditioner or a fan before you put them on; likewise, you can do the same thing with a heater.




Wide Variety of Silk Boxers

A pair of silk boxer shorts can come in a variety of designs and colors, as with other boxers. For instance, you can purchase an inexpensive pair of silk boxer shorts from a brand like Fruit of the Loom that have a simple design, such as a glossy red color or black and white checkers; both solid patterns and simple patterns tend to be relatively inexpensive. On the other end of the spectrum, you can purchase a pair of boxers from a brand like Versace for over $100 that has a more complex design.

A pair of silk boxer shorts can also come in a number of different grades of silk. While cheaper brands will offer lower-grade weaves and thinner silk, high-end brands, such as Gucci and Versace Barocco Animalier Brief will offer double and triple layers, as well as complex weaves, making them feel smoother and conduct heat and cold better.

As silk has become less expensive, its popularity has risen. Silk boxer shorts are no longer for men only. Women now wear these boxers as pajamas or even under clothing. This is probably because they are the smoothest, most agreeable fabric to use for boxers. They also are considerably better looking than cotton and wool alternatives with their glossy shine.




Emergence of Silk Lingerie

silk clothingLingerie has always been a popular seller when the designer puts a spin on it, so that it looks unique or different. Creativity is always a huge factor in the growth of popularity of an item (or, rather, the price), as it should be.





However, creativity alone sometimes can not be relied upon exclusively to carry the sales of a particular fashion item. Sometimes, the quality of the clothing or the specific fabric of the clothing are what can set it apart. This is the case with silk lingerie.

Silk Popularity

silk clothingIn a sense, silk lingerie rides the coattails of silk’s popularity. Silk has always been a highly desirable fabric as its popularity dates back to three thousand years BC in China. For the first few millennia of silk’s existence, silk had been primarily worn by royalty and the ruling class – although it was rumored to have been created by an Empress at an even earlier date.

Luckily, for aficionados of this lingerie, silk is accessible to the masses. It is also fairly affordable and not out of the price range of the bulk of the population. Therefore, it does not seem that the popularity of silk will abate anytime soon.

silk clothingNeither will the popularity of silk lingerie. Lingerie has become increasingly popular in the public consciousness namely due to the brilliant marketing ploys of Victoria’s Secret. Granted, lingerie had always been popular, but Victoria’s Secret help give designer lingerie that extra push. Considering the popularity and quality of silk fabric, silk lingerie is a match made in heaven.

Silk lingerie also has the added bonus of being a relatively low maintenance item when it comes to washing and cleaning. Unlike other fabrics such as satin, relatively few special precautions are required when cleaning silk.

So, when all the positives are added up and the final tally reached, this lingerie remains an top choice by purveyors of the lingerie market. Silk lingerie will probably be around another three thousand years.




Anyone Can Enjoy Silk

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There are few fabrics in this world as perfect as silk. Between its relative ease to harvest, the multitude of different products which can be made from it and the softness of its texture, silk has made quite a name for itself over a span of several hundred years. If not for its price, people may consider silk one of the most perfect materials in the world.




Silk Is Now Affordable

Unfortunately, the relatively high price on most silk products has kept many people from enjoying this wonderful fabric for decades. Now, though, that manufacturing costs are spiraling downwards and supplies are going up, silk is not just reserved for the rich and the powerful, as anyone who enjoys the feel of silk can now purchase a variety of different silk garments and products.

silk clothingAs with any material, most of the prominent products manufactured from silk include clothing. Thanks to silk’s incredibly soft and smooth feel, however, it has been the product of choice for the manufacture of things like underwear, sheets and lingerie. Silk lingerie and the quintessential pair of silk boxer shorts have been two of the top selling silk products for quite some time.

More recently, famous designers have also added silk long underwear and silk pajamas to the mix to create some diversity amongst their product lines. From a silk tie to a silk scarf and a silk stocking set, nearly any type of clothing accessories you can imagine have been faithfully reproduced using this centuries old fabric.

silk clothingWith the decline in silk prices, products made from silk have been on the rise in many peoples’ homes. Two of the most popular items for the home include silk sheets and a silk curtain set. Both of these products can essentially be made from any fabric you desire, but why would you consider getting sheets or curtains in any other material than silk when it is so incredibly soft and buttery feeling.

For decorative purposes, you can now purchase a silk tree – an artificial tree with its leaves constructed almost wholly from silks.





 

Silk Curtains

 Vintage ClothingWhen redecorating a room, there is always a world of decisions to be made about colors, textures and patterns when you begin to consider the fabric elements. One easy way to narrow down your search is to decide to use silk curtains in your room.





Silk curtains look expensive, but they really are very affordable. Most of us tend to associate silk with richness, and at one time that was certainly the case. These days, however, it is relatively easy to get varying grades of silk that can be used for household purposes that are not much difference in cost from other fabrics.

Regardless of the grade of the silk, chances are that set of silk curtains you are considering have a higher thread count than some of the other finished drapery arrangements you have looked at recently. The high thread count helps the silk curtain to hold their shape for many years, which makes them a better buy if you are looking for something that can be used for a number of years.

 Vintage ClothingSilk curtains come in a wide variety of styles, colors, prints, and patterns. When it comes to finding a set that will pick up the color scheme of your room, or will provide some visual interest with a print or pattern, silk curtains can certainly fill the bill. The slight sheen of the silk will also help to catch even the smallest amount of sunlight and help reflect it into the room.

Depending on the quality and the style, silk curtains can be hand washed or sent to the dry cleaners. Silk was used centuries before there was anything like dry cleaning, so obviously some silks can be hand washed. If you are in doubt as to which cleaning method is best for your silk curtains, check the seams. If they have been serged, then you may try a hand wash. If not, then dry cleaning would be the best option.

Silk curtains can add a touch of class to just about any room. Make them your choice for your window treatment and you will not be sorry.




Silk Long Underwear vs. Thermal

Vintage ClothingThermal long underwear has long been the favorite of campers and of people living in a cold weather climate. This is because thermal long underwear is stretchy, comfortable, and does not create any discernible extra bulk under clothing. It also does a good job of trapping in heat. But what about silk long underwear?




Silk Long Underwear Is It a Viable Alternative.

Most people do not purchase silk long underwear for two reasons: one is because it is considerably more rare than thermal long underwear. Few people know that any other fabric is even used for long underwear. The other reason why silk long underwear isn’t as popular is because of the expense. Silk is considerably more expensive than thermal fabrics, often costing as much as $100 for a single pair of thermal underwear – as opposed to about $15 for regular long johns.

Vintage ClothingWhat are the benefits of silk? One of the biggest benefits is the fabric itself, which possibly has more tactile appeal than any other fabric due to its smoothness. Another big benefit of silk long underwear is that it traps heat well. Thermals will also do this, too, but silk will trap even more body heat, which is crucial if you are planning a long outdoor outing during the winter. The last benefit of silk long johns is that they can easily and comfortably double as pajamas.

So what should you purchase – silk long underwear or thermal long underwear? If your primary concern is comfort, silk may be the better option, as it will keep you warmer and feel better against your skin. If you’re strapped for cash, you can always look for a lower quality silk. But if you’re more concerned with price, you should probably opt for a cheaper thermal fabric.




Why Own Silk Pajamas

Once thought to be the province of only the finest shops and worthy of only the most well off of persons, silk pajamas began to enter into the homes of middle class folks a couple of decades ago. Sleek in their styling and available in a rainbow of colors, both men and women found themselves getting past the image and adding pajamas to their wardrobes.

Still, many people ask them what is so special about silk pajamas. Why bother to buy them, when plain old cotton pajamas will serve the same purpose?




Here’s a Few Reasons For Owning a Pair of Silk Pajamas.

At the end of a rough day, silk pajamas feel so good next to the skin. They are ideal to settle in after a hot shower and prepare for bed. The cool touch helps alleviate the tensions of the day and helps remind you that you deserve a treat now and then.

Vintage ClothingAlthough many people believe that pajamas are expensive, that is not really the case. These days, a good quality pair of silk pajamas can be purchased at reasonable prices. Another perk is that silk pajamas have a higher thread count than pajamas made from most other fabrics. The end result is that you end up having to replace them as often as you would a plain pair of fiber blended pajamas with a lower thread count.

If you are in the mood to laze around the house on Saturday morning, pajamas make for perfect lounge wear. In addition to the slightly naughty feeling of not being dressed at morning light, meandering around your home in silk pajamas might make you feel a little bit rich and famous.

Vintage ClothingWhen it is all said and done, pajamas are a relatively inexpensive way to treat yourself to a taste of the good life. No matter what type of work you do, when you get home and slip into those silk pajamas you become the king or queen of the realm. If pajamas had not other reason for existing, that fact alone would make them well worth their price.




Silk Scarf to Keep Warm

What makes the silk scarf a viable option when compared to scarves composed of cheaper, bulkier materials, such as cotton or wool? Isn’t wool warmer? And isn’t cotton much cheaper? The answers are yes and yes, but silk is still a superior fabric for scarves for several reasons.

Re Nu Vintage ClothingThe first reason is that silk is more comfortable than either cotton or wool. If you’ve ever worn a woolen jacket, you can imagine how a wool scarf would feel around your neck. They can get so irritating that you develop a rash. Silk is so smooth that you can barely feel the fabric around your neck; if anything, you neck feels better with it than without.





Another reason why the silk scarf is a superior item is that it traps heat better than even wool. Silk is so finely woven together that it prevents a larger amount of body heat from exiting than even wool; and a far greater percentage than cotton, which heat can move through relatively easily. The heat transference resistance of a silk scarf is on par with man-made fibers, such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic, which are used in the “shell” of certain jackets.

Re Nu Vintage ClothingSo who produces a good silk scarf? If you’re looking for an expensive, designer scarf, you can always purchase one from Burberry. They generally use expensive silks – and put clean-cut borders around relatively unimposing scarf colors. A Burberry silk scarf will cost you around $100 in most places. If you want to go one step down from Burberry, you could purchase a Chiffon scarf, which is still a high-end brand, but sells for less than $50 in many cases. If you’re looking to save even more, you could purchase something from Oscar De La Renta for around $20

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Great Night on a Set of Silk Sheets

Most of us work pretty hard to make ends meet. At the end of yet another day of making sure the bills are paid, the car has gas, and the dog has been fed, it is nice to pamper oneself just a little. One way to do that is give yourself a good night’s sleep on silk sheets.

Re Nu Vintage ClothingSilk sheets have a way of caressing your skin, helping to drain the tension of the day out of your system. Their cool, smooth texture allows you to silently sink down into the bedding, ultimately finding your way to that perfect place that brings sweet dreams all night long.





Since silk sheets are available in a variety of colors, you can enter the world of sleep and then return to the morning light while draped in a hue that brings a measure of peace to your harried existence. By waking up to see your favorite color, the day starts on a high note, even if the remainder of the day brings events that make your blood pressure rise.

Re Nu Vintage ClothingFor those that must find a practical side to even a little luxury, take heart in the fact that these sheets have a high thread count when compared to other types of sheeting. This high thread count translates into being very durable as well as keeping their appearance much longer. A good quality set of these sheets can last one for a number of years.

In case anyone still required one more inducement to see the value of these sheets, let’s consider this fact: silk sheets can lend themselves to a romantic setting. Pair up a sensuous set of black sheets with a few strategically placed candles, a bottle of champagne, some soft music, and a few rose petals and you have the perfect setting to appreciate the charms of that special someone.

Re Nu Vintage ClothingSo don’t let your practical side talk you out of indulging in a set of silk sheets. They will be worth every penny. And what is more practical than that?