SPANDEX the best shapewear ever
Shapewear makes you look and feel confident instantly without doing too much. The problem arises when the question of comfort in the shapewear comes up. With so many options present in the market it becomes really difficult to find a shapewear that is comfortable and at the same time solves its purpose.
To get your hands on the best shapewear we have got one simple trick, look at the fabric composition and opt for the products that have a high percentage of Spandex (14% or more).
Why Spandex? Read further to find the answer.
- Spandex is known for its exceptional elasticity
Spandex can stretch over 500% without breaking, which means that the garment can be constructed with little fabric and it will take the exact shape of your body, compressing the bulkiness and giving you the perfect shape.
Note- Spandex shapewears will not make you look slim, but will highlight your curves and will bring out the best of you.
- It is lightweight, soft and smooth
Spandex is extremely lightweight and smooth to the skin, this property of spandex gives comfort to the wearer and also provides easy movements.
- It is pocket friendly
Pure spandex is extremely expensive, but the pure fiber is not used for wearing. Blend of spandex is used, the blending is generally done with cotton or polyester and the percentage of spandex is low as compared to the other fiber which ultimately makes it affordable as both cotton and polyester are inexpensive fibers.
You generally don’t need to change garments that have spandex in them because of increase or decrease in your size, as spandex can stretch and fit to higher or lower size as well. This makes spandex garments pocket friendly.
- It has high breathability and moisture wicking abilities
It has often been observed that the body hugging or body fitted garments are not breathable and produces lots of sweat which ultimately results in discomfort.
Spandex is always blended with fabrics which have high breathability and moisture wicking abilities that combine with the elastic property of spandex and ultimately give the best fabric to you.
Elastic property of spandex stretches the fabric and creates space between its knits, which makes it breathable by allowing the air to pass freely and any moisture that the body produces is evaporated faster.
- It has high abrasion resistant
When it comes to shapewear we always wear it underneath a garment, it can also be called as second skin. Which means that the outerwear and the shapewear will rub too much against each other. If both the garments have low or no abrasion resistance then heat will be produced which will ultimately result in discomfort.
Low or no abrasion resistance shapewear also causes many side effects to the skin, thus it is always recommended to opt for the fibers with high abrasion resistance, Spandex is one of them.
- It is available in fiber diameters ranging from 10 denier to 2500 denier
Spandex comes in various deniers (it is used to measure thickness of the thread), which means that the construction of the final shapewear can be done as per the customers choice.
Due to this flexibility in fiber diameters of spandex the end product can be extremely customized and various threads of different diameter can be added, thus providing extra comfort and solving the purpose of a shapewear.
- It is environment friendly and cruelty free
This has nothing to do with the shapewear but can be very useful for the environment and can be a first choice for the people who are conscious about the environment and animals.
Spandex fabric is not made from animal-derived products, and no animals are hurt during the manufacturing process. It is considered cruelty-free and suitable for a vegan lifestyle. It is a synthetic fabric that is formed from a long-chain polymer (an organic material), and it can be combined with other fabrics like polyester or cotton (also vegan).
Spandex is a non-biodegradable fiber but it can be recycled, which makes it environment friendly.
The end result is that there are other fibers as well which can be used for shapewears but no fiber has all the properties of spandex, they lack at some point or the other making spandex the best choice.