Stylist in Pocket · Rain-Friendly Fabrics







Aug

22

RAIN-FRIENDLY FABRICS

When it comes to rainy-day fashion, you don’t stop just at choosing the right garments. You also have to consider the material of your clothing during the colder rainy season. The right fabric for this season should be something that will keep you warm and will also dry up fast.

Knit

Now is the perfect time for layering! Keep yourself warm with your knitwear such as pullovers, cardigans and turtlenecks. Knits are known to be lightweight and don’t absorb water. However, we suggest you still wear a base layer underneath so that you can remove your knitwear when the weather suddenly becomes sunny.

Cotton

For your base layer, cotton garments are always an excellent choice. Cotton is breathable and does not cling to your body when it gets soaked. Cotton is also known to dry up quickly, and are an attractive alternative to linen fabric. Unlike linen, cotton does not shrink when it gets wet.

Chiffon

Chiffon is one of the fabrics that dry up fast. Even if it clings to the body when wet, since it is loose and flowy, it quickly gets air. Luckily, chiffon is a standard material for office blouses, so it’s not so hard to find a garment made out of chiffon.

Polyester, Neoprene and Other Synthetic Fabrics

Synthetic fabrics are the ones that dry up quickly. They are almost water resistant. That's why swimwear are usually manufactured with synthetic materials. Moreover, they are opaque, so you don’t have to worry about exposing your undergarments when you get soaked.

Sources:

http://www.letsexpresso.com/fashion/what-fabrics-to-wear-in-monsoons/

https://woopwear.com/blogs/news/keeping-dry-what-fabric-works-best-for-those-rainy-days