Whether you’re hoping to create your own beautiful clothing or you’re shopping for a new wardrobe, there’s a lot that goes into picking the best possible garments. While there’s obviously the style and designer to think about, perhaps one of the most important factors to consider is the material that gets used. So before you go ahead and purchase that next garment, here’s what you need to look at where the fabric is concerned.
Understanding Your Own Personal Tastes
Before we get too far into this discussion, it’s worth pointing out that there is no one best fabric. There are certainly a number that people seem to enjoy the most, but it always comes down to an opinion. So the best fabric for your particular clothing will have a lot to do with your personal style, any allergies you may have to other fabrics and which one’s you’ve been exposed to.
What is important, though, is understanding the difference between your favorite fabric and imitation versions. For example, you may really love silk. A lot of people do. However, that means you need to look into which companies actually use silk and which simply use a polyester material that feels very similar, but not quite the same and won’t hold up for as long.
"Checking the tag can obviously help a lot, but some companies find ways around being strictly honest. So it’s best to do your research."
Choosing for an Outfit You’re Making
Some of you may be trying to create your own outfit and therefore need to think of which materials you will use to pull off the desired result. One of the easiest ways to go about this process is to find outfits that are at least similar to yours. Then, find out what kind of materials the designer used to make them.
"Obviously, whatever material they chose were both comfortable and moved well with the outfit. If you can find an actual example of the outfit in real life, you’re in even better luck and can go out and see how it feels by trying it on."
Look Out for Frayed Fabric
Finally, one tell tale sign that a fabric on a piece of clothing is not what you want is by inspecting it closely for frays or splits. No matter what type of material we’re talking about, it’s not worth your time if it’s falling apart at the seams.