Our weekly fashion expert Jacynth Bassett from The Bias Cut is back with us offering some great advice on the best choice of fabrics for hot flushes – Well worth a read!
Today I’m going to discuss picking the best fabrics for hot flushes.
We know that cotton and linen are great natural fabrics for keeping you cool, but there are also some synthetics that deserve a look in. Sadly there are lots of misconceptions out there about them so I’m going to dispel those as well as offer my top tips on finding the right ones to keep you cool.
1. Viscose/Rayon – contrary to popular belief, it’s actually semi-synthetic fabric, because it’s fibre created from the cellulose extracted from trees. It is absorbent without insulating body heat, and drapes well.
2. Moisture Wicking Blends – Blends that include any one of cotton, polyester, spandex, nylon or rayon are designed specifically for detracting moisture. Plus they’re machine washable so that’s a double win!
3. Jersey – this is a hybrid of cotton, wool and synthetic fibres, and is lightweight, and super comfortable.
4. Polyester – yes I know what you’re thinking. But polyester has developed A LOT thanks to technology. These days premium & luxury brands that use polyester tend to use a type that began as liquid, and then had air pumped into it (to turn it into a moose) before finally being strung out to thread. So it has been aerated, to prevent the clothes from becoming sweaty – whilst still offering all the benefits of traditional polyester. So if you see polyester on a label, don’t automatically dismiss it. The key is to avoid the cheap stuff, because that is unlikely to have been developed this way.
See you next week ladies. Jacynth x