Fashion 101: Our favorite Spandex Dresses

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Spandex has become the rising star of all fabrics in recent times. This amazing stretchy and skin-tight fabric has had many great moments lately, including those Spring-summer runways in 2018 and 2019. From coming out of the gym as bike shorts to being seen as athleisure wear, spandex has definitely become something to look out for.

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Many fashion designers took to creating interesting and versatile pieces with spandex like swimsuits, dresses, athleisure wear, and scuba-gear which proved to be big hits. Many celebrities seem to be taking on this trend with gusto in ways like body con dresses, body shapers, etc. From Kim Kardashian to Kylie Jenner, this family seems to be in love with Spandex! With the global popularity of this fabric, we thought we’d walk you through our pick of favorite dresses made of this awesome stretchy fabric material!

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The Red Carpet Dress

If you want to imitate the runway style, but at a fraction of the price- Spandex is the answer. Extremely versatile, soft and comfortable, this fabric will make you look as good as any celebrity. If you are looking to dress for a formal event or a red-carpet themed event, opt for a long fish-cut silhouette, with a deep neckline. You can opt for dangling earrings to accentuate your neck and add a punch of glitz to the mix. Choose a bright color like red, and you will be ready to walk the red carpet like a diva!

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The Perfect Fall Dress

It’s the season where tank-tops become sweaters, and flip-flops become booties. It’s the season to sip on pumpkin lattes and carve out faces in pumpkins themselves. If you fancy yourself an elegant attire, then stretch-Spandex dresses are your answer. Not only are they comfy, but they are also extremely multifaceted and can be made into any kind of dress, to fit your body type.

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One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress

Look like a million bucks in the maroon, one-shoulder ruffle dress that is perfect for any and every formal occasion. Whether it’s your best friend’s engagement or your cousin’s reception dinner, this dress will make you look impeccable, no matter your silhouette or style. The beauty of wearing Spandex stretch dresses is the sheer fact that they drape very well on anybody’s frame, and give you comfort and support in equal measure.

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The Mini ‘90s dress

If you feel like you’re not someone who could rock a short dress because of any number of reasons, then let us assure you, you’re wrong. There’s always a way you can wear what you want, and for this one it’s Spandex! If your dress is made of spandex, rest assured because it will look good on you no matter what. The fabric is not only lightweight and comfortable to wear, but is also resistant to perspiration and has great elasticity.

So bring out your strappy heels, and spandex shapewear (if you use any!) and head onto purchasing nylon-spandex dresses for your next party. These outfits are worth giving a shot because of their versatility, durability, strength, elasticity and of course the fit that this fabric provides.

Looking for Spandex for your fashion wear, athleisure wear, denim, socks, medical wear? Contact INVIYA®- First Indian Spandex Brand.

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Fall Outfits Inspired by Milan Fashion Week 2019

Fall outfits inspired by milan fashion weekMilan Fashion Week has come to an end and the fashion folks have moved onto Paris for more Spring ‘20 collections. While we eagerly await what the French have to show us, we thought we’d do a quick recap of the amazing show that Milan Fashion Week 2019 was. Showcasing some quintessential Italian culture, the week was filled with bright unorthodox florals to crisp suiting and lots of colored leather. We were in awe of all the incredible talent that seemed to envelope all the shows.

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So we took inspiration from some amazing looks, and wondered where and how we could add them into our boring wardrobes! Here are a few of our looks from Milan Fashion Week, that could be used as inspiration for your next Fall/Winter outfits.

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Balenciaga brought to us these spandex boot-pants, which according to us, completely stole the show. This co-ord set consisting of a matching maroon overcoat and leggings, along with an oversized bag (which is again, typically Balenciaga) was one of our favorite picks for fall style for women. This outfit could prove to be very chic yet practical in the colder months owing to its warm trench coat which is sure to keep you cozy during the entire season.

Colorful Fashion at Milan Fashion Week
Who doesn’t love a pop of color? The runway seemed to be filled with such popping colors this season. We recommend adding some bursts of color in your outfit, as they are definitely the next big trend. If you are not confident of wearing these bold colors, you could just add a bit of pop in your outfit through accessories- be it a statement clutch, vibrant earrings or just boots to highlight your ensemble.

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Milan Fashion Week street style made a strong case for itself. Men were seen putting on their crisp best through tailor-made suits, fun T-shirts and striped/printed outfits. You can take inspiration from the clean and easy to style fall outfits for workwear, as well as casual wear. If you are looking at dressing up formally, a striped blazer, matching trousers, and formal shoes might be the best way to go about it. If you are looking to dress for a Friday night out, you could pair this ensemble with sneakers and a funky T-shirt.

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We are strong advocates of the color black, and the guys at Milan Fashion Week seemed to think so, too. Seen on many men were black on black outfits, completely in sync with the artistic mood of the proceedings. This effortless style could be added to your list of fall/winter outfits. Pair it up with colorful sneakers, a block colored t-shirt underneath or just another similar toned blazer!

Fashion Weeks are about creating art and living in a dystopian world. Take inspiration from these styles to create your toned-down outfits that are suitable for work and casual wear. Keep accessorizing and experimenting with different silhouettes and colors to achieve your own personal fall fashion trends!

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5 Contemporary Saree Styles to Adorn this Year

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The six-yard piece of clothing called the saree is one of the trendiest and stylish garments that women have in their closet. You don’t need an occasion to wear this elegant dress that instantly makes you look glam and sophisticated. Indeed, it is an art to drape it gracefully but once you master it, there is no looking back. What better season to don the saree than the summers when you can showcase not only the beauty of your saree but also of your gorgeous blouse. We have compiled 5 contemporary saree styles that will show off your desi look in an ultra desi way.

1. Saree with the cape
Be the caped diva this season by opting for a cape in sheer fabric with your saree. Dainty embellishments at the seams of the cape give it a regal look and you can easily uplift even a simple solid chiffon or georgette saree with it. You can either go in for a half cape that goes till the bust area or a full-length one ala superwoman to go with your saree.

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2. Dhoti saree
Made immensely popular by Bollywood fashionistas like Sonam Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty Kundra, dhoti saree is a mélange of two distinctive traditional clothing designs. It resembles the Maharashtrian style of saree draping but is draped over a pair of fitted pants instead. It gives you a leaner silhouette and adds height to your frame. You can add some tassels to the pallu and play with the blouse to have a cold shoulder crop top blouse with ruffled sleeves.

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3. Saree gown
Is it a gown? Is it a saree? It is a saree gown that gives you the best of both fashion worlds, traditional and western. The pleats in this one are pre-stitched and so is the pallu. Ease of wearing coupled with a suave look makes it a winner when it comes to new age sarees. It falls under the Indo- western attire where you can up your game even more by wearing a sleek blouse with a western look.

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4. Belted saree
A sash style belt that cinches your waist, keeps the pallu in place and well, instantly makes you the head turner in the room. You could go in for a belt in darker tones or go for a glitzy but dainty one, depending upon the occasion at hand. Keep the style of the belt simple and not embellished, for then it would resemble a kamarbandh.

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5. Go desi with handprints
Batik, Ikat, Indigo, kalamkari, and tie-dye are some prints that you must have in your saree collection for this summer. They give a breather to the eyes with their cool quotient (literally!) and look completely fab. A white Hakoba blouse is what looks best with these sarees. Go up the fusion road a little ahead and team up this style of saree with a plain white or black shirt and some oxidized jewellery.

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COMPARISON OF SPANDEX WITH RUBBER

difference-between-spandex-fibre-and-rubberSpandex and rubber are often mistakenly thought of to be the same due to their common property to impart “Stretch”, but in reality, both of these are extremely different. Rubber is produced naturally or synthetically while Spandex can only be synthetically manufactured. Apart from this difference, there is a varied range of areas where they both differ entirely which is explained below.

Definitions:

Definition of Spandex: Spandex is a synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity. It is a polyether-polyurea copolymer that was invented in 1958.

Definition of Rubber: Initially produced, rubber consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water.

How it’s Made:

Spandex: It is made up of a long chain polymer called polyurethane, which is produced by reacting polyester with a di-isocyanate. The polymer is converted into a fibre usually using a Dry Spinning Technique.

Rubber: Natural: It is produced from the Hevea brasilienesis rubber tree and is the protective fluid contained beneath the bark. It is a cloudy white liquid, similar in appearance to cow milk.

Synthetic: It is petroleum-based, and is derived from the co-polymerization of styrene and 1,3-butadiene (SBR).

Keep reading more about the comparison of Spandex with Rubber here – https://www.inviya.com/blog/difference-between-spandex-rubber/

Tie-Dye – The Biggest Revamped Spring Fashion Trend of 2019

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If you thought that tie-dye fashion is a thing of the past, well think again, for this chic boho look has taken over fashion runways for the latest spring collection of 2019.

A popular trend in the ’60s and ’70s, this psychedelic spring fashion trend is back in vogue, all thanks to New York Fashion Week which showcased it in its revamped avatar, for the world to follow the trend. Tie-dye earlier used to be just your t-shirts donned in an eclectic mix of colors which looked like someone filled the rainbow in a balloon and splashed it onto the fabric. But now the technique tells a completely different story. Not only has it become classier but also it is not just limited to your comfy t-shirts or kaftans anymore.

One of the reasons tie-dye is making a comeback with aplomb in spring fashion is the fashion industry’s endeavor to shift the scales more towards sustainability. Where earlier tie-dye gave out a hippy and bohemian vibe, the carefully chosen color palette now has made it more sophisticated, enough to be sported by fashion icons and celebrities like Beyonce, Gigi, and Bieber. The colors have changed and so have the fabric and the styles in which tie-dye was incorporated earlier. T-shirts have always been the favorite medium for tie-dye but this style is now being seen in blazers, pants, trench coats and even socks for that matter. It is not a child’s play anymore, literally.

Jumpsuits – With half of the jumpsuit in a solid color the lower half portion under the knee in tie-dye is the perfect way to maintain that balance between the two worlds of solids and tie-dye.

Jackets – A bomber jacket in tie-dye matched with pinstripe trousers is the new boho-meets chic look for spring fashion style 2019.

Maxi dress – A favorite fabric this season for tie-dye is satin and a maxi dress in satin brings out the colors in a brilliant way.

Shirt – Don’t wait to book a trip to the beach to try this shirt. Designers are experimenting with fabrics like denim for spring fashion casual look and trust us it looks gorgeous.

Jumpers – Its tie-dye all year round now with even the woolens getting to experience the beauty of it, first with jackets and now jumpers.

Scarves – Scarves are something that adds an element of style to your ensemble and when you pair one in tie-dye with a solid pastel shirt and stretch denim you simply look like million bucks.

T-shirts and sweatshirts – Something you can easily pair with a pair of tights, shorts or a pair of stretch denim.

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Bags – Now this is a new one, for accessories are also part of your outfit and a big one for that matter. Spring fashion bags or say Tie-dye bags can go with just about anything, solids or prints, pastels or earthy colors.

 

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Bonus Tip – While carrying this tie and dye fashion trend, keep in mind that less is more so don’t go overboard with it and keep a few pieces in solids to create a synced look.