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Natural Fibers For Clothing Apparel

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The use of natural fibers in apparels may have started way back thousands of years ago but the exact date is unknown as historians realized that countries that came to discover these fibers guarded their discoveries with all their might. Flax is generally considered to be the oldest natural textile fiber and the use of it into weaving dates back to the Egyptian dynasties where flax were woven into linen and sewn as shrouds used in burying their pharaohs. Flax is grown in temperate and sub-tropical areas such as Russia, France, Belgium, Spain, Egypt, and among others. Today, flax is not only grown for the purpose of fabric manufacturing but also because of its oil-rich seeds. Cotton, which is often spun into yarn or thread, is a native to the Americas, Pakistan, Africa and India. It has been spun, woven and dyed to clothe the ancient people of India, Egypt and China. Because cotton is highly absorbent, it is generally used in making bath towels, robes, blue jeans, socks, underwear, most T-shirts, bed sheets and yarn for knitting and crochet works. In addition to garment manufacturing, cotton is also used in fishnets, coffee filters and oil from cotton seeds.

It is believed that silk was discovered by a Chinese princess and silk cultivation and manufacturing were made in secret by the Chinese for over 3,000 years while India developed the silk culture when a Chinese princess married an Indian prince. Silk are produced by insects but the most popular of it is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. Because of its absorbency, it is used mainly during warm season and its low conductivity keeps the skin warm during winter. Silk is widely used in making lingerie, ties, blouses, formal dresses, parachutes, comforter filling, and among others.

Wool, which is largely produced in Australia followed by New Zealand, is a textile fiber obtained from the hairs of animals such as sheep, goats, camel and rabbits. Wool is primarily used in the production of blankets, horse rugs and saddles, carpets and in some heavy machineries and radio speakers. It is also used as a cloth diaper covers because of its hydrophobic characteristics that repel water and the interior of the wool is used as a covering for wet diapers because of its ability to attract water thus the outer portion remain dry. Today, wool remains the most versatile such that its quality has never been duplicated by man-made or synthetic fiber.

Plus Size Formal Wear Tips

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

There’s no reason to have a hard time doing this task because even plus size women can attend formal functions in styles, with lots of plus size clothing for women to choose from. According to certain research, over 60% of American women are plus size. This means designers have finally shifted to designing chic, sleek, well-fitting, and elegant plus size formal wear. Instead of stressing yourself out because of the so-called formal wear rules, why don’t you enhance the best parts of your body? Even plus size women have these great parts! If your shoulders are your asset, then why not wear an off-shoulder woman’s evening gown? If you have great legs, then go to the nearest plus size clothing for women store and pick a knee-length cocktail dress. Wear whatever it is that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and most of all, beautiful!

When a plus size formal wear is designed to fit you, you will actually look sexier and slimmer. As with any size and fashion, you simply need to decide on the areas you would like to emphasize. This is actually the most effective way to hide those areas you feel are not your best asset and worth showing. Instead of stuffing these areas into something that would de-emphasize them, why don’t you just take the time to enhance the areas that you really like? Whenever dressing for a formal event, make other’s eyes go for the best parts.

If you don’t like your hips because they are too large, then avoid wearing frills around those large hips. Also, try staying away from accessories that will only enhance those areas that you really would like to hide and believe it or not, the “not so nice” areas will seem to hide by themselves. This is actually based on your shape and height and on your decision on the style of the formal wear you want to wear. This actually applies to any size. Sounds unbelievable? Try checking out the plus sized celebrities wearing designer plus size clothes and you will see that these formal gowns are emphasizing and enhancing the best features of these celebrities.

Another important tip to remember is to have good fitting lingerie. In fact, you may have to spend more on the undergarment, but don’t worry because this is a really great investment. Well-fitting lingerie will actually bring out the curves you thought you didn’t have. These are some of the tips to follow when looking for plus size formal wear. Who says formal and evening events are only for those endowed with great body? Even plus sized woman like you can make this event your event by enhancing the best parts of your body, looking confident, comfortable, and most of all beautiful.