Silk is a beautiful, lustrous and soft fabric that is made from natural fibres. This fabric has long since been used to create garments and bed linens among other uses. Silk is a breathable fabric and can be worn in all seasons, yet, it is essential to know what kind of silk you can wear in different seasons because silk fabrics can have different momme counts and thus be more or less insulating.
Wearing silk in cold weather
Silk has shown properties of thermal regulation. This means that silk adjusts to your body temperatures at any time. Silk is also an insulating fabric which means that it traps air between its fibres. This gives a warming effect to the wearer, making them less cold. Silk is a great option for layering as it is thin, yet warming. Most people prefer to wear raw silk which is of a thicker weave over other types of silk because it is heavier and more insulating than others. This helps to keep wearers warm. You can wear silk scarves, shirts and other garments and layer them where needed. This makes silk appropriate for the colder months of the year.
Wearing silk in warm weather
Silk has a tendency to stick to your skin when you’ve been sweating a lot, so if you plan to wear silk, choose crepe or chiffon silk. These types are more breathable and lighter making the wearer cooler and more comfortable during warmer months. Silk is however naturally cool to the touch when it’s hot, therefore keeping the body temperature lower. Silk can be appropriate for the warmer months of the year because of the adaptable nature to the temperature of the wearer.
Silk is appropriate for all the months of the year. Simply choose the types of silk that match your style and season and upscale your style.
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