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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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.




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.




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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