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.
If 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.
Lingerie 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.
In 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.
Neither 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.
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.
As 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.
With 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.
Thermal 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.
What 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.