As the monsoon has hit with great tenacity, here’s a guide for you to pick the right fabrics for this season when you’re putting together your monsoon wardrobe.
With the monsoon setting in quicker this year and in greater force, one thing that people need to keep in mind is to opt for the right fabrics for the weather. While the humidity is also on the rise, a lot of those summer-friendly fabrics need to be kept aside, for they aren’t suited for this weather. Lighter, yet stronger, fabrics are what people need to opt for.
Some of the most favored fabrics are Cotton, Malmal and light-weight silk fabrics. Also, one should stay away from fabrics which usually tend to stick to one’s skin due to the rains. This would mean bidding goodbye to fabrics such as knits and linen during the season, despite their ‘cool’ factor, as they tend to shrink when in contact with water.
Practicality is another factor to be kept in mind during the rains. With the impending threat of mud and slush being splattered on your garment, it is better to choose fabrics that can resist those. Pure cotton, natural cloth, gabardine, denim and crepe silk are some clothes that can resist that splash of mud or water. Opting for chiffons and nylons also make a wise choice, as they dry quickly. Cotton and silk blended clothes are also advisable because they tend to stay fresh and straight during humid times, unlike most others.
What do you wear?
Apart from fabrics, the right choice of garments is also very important. When putting together your wardrobe for this season, here are is a guide on what to pick while shopping:
Three-fourths: Keep away from your full-length trousers and denim. Instead, opt for something that’s three-fourths. They are practical as they help you keep away from the muck and mud.
Dresses: Go for free-flowing dresses. Kaftans or something as free-fitting are good options, rather than wearing body-hugging outfits, provided they’re short.
Shorter skirts: Keep those long, flowy skirts aside. If you want to go in for skirts, try short, pencil cuts this season.
Ultimately, monsoon is all about cheers, freshness and fun, so make sure you dress the part as well. Be it in your choice of colours, fabric, or accessories, anything can be a style statement to bring out your aesthetics of monsoon. Moreover, make sure you add a smile while you cheer up for this monsoon!
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