All You Need To Know About Compression Wear

For those who don’t like the idea of even the slightest bumps revealing through tight fitted garments, compression wear is a blessing. Compression wear contours the body the way the wearer desires and supports it through long periods of use. But for those of you that didn’t know, compression wear has a purpose other than just shaping the body and concealing bulges– there’s more.


There is an array of compression wear available in the market that serves the purpose of improving blood circulation, aside from controlling the appearance of the body and enhancing its appeal, thereby promoting well being through medical benefits.

These compression garments are made from special  that is, generally, a blend of spandex and nylon or polyester and sometimes cotton.

This type of hosiery yarn is special because it is very similar to regular spandex blend yarn in terms of appearance but it works secretly as a compression agent.

The fibre that is used to create this specialised Hosiery Yarn is crafted in a way that it has a controlled stretch that lends unique controlling abilities to the compression garment made out of it.

You will find this type of compression wear in the form of tights, tummy tuckers, stockings and socks. Earlier, compression wear came mostly in nude colours so that it would blend with the skin and not  show but designers are looking at making the functional garments fashionable by introducing new designs and textures so that it serves three purposes– shaping the body, improving blood circulation and adding aesthetic appeal to your look while at it.

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All You Need To Know About The Make Of Your Socks

Socks are the most underrated accessory in the fashion and styling space, especially when they can truly transform your end look. A bright pair of socks, or boldly or lightly patterned ones can accentuate your attire. They can keep your toes warm in winter and/or absorb excess sweat during summer. So selecting socks for a particular season that will not only add flourish to your feet, but also provide the right kind of cushioning and comfort is important. Needless to say, the secret to getting the perfect socks lies in the hosiery yarn that makes them.

Now, there are six types ofleather-mini-dress-and-tights
hosiery yarns that are used to make socks, namely, spandex, acrylic, nylon, wool, rayon and cotton. All six of these yarns have unique properties that set their applications apart from one another.

Spandex, for instance, is used widely in sports socks for its elasticity and durability. When mixed with cotton, the spandex blend becomes absorbent and roomy, hence ideal for a sweaty and heavy work out. Then there is wool. Since it is warm, it is an ideal hosiery yarn for use in socks for winter care. However, wool by itself isn’t very durable, which is why blends with strong synthetics, like polyester, are recommended for long lasting wear.

Rayon is another Hosiery Yarn, when blended with synthetics like spandex, makes for socks that are durable and cheaper than cotton. Then there is nylon that is used to make various types of stockings and pantyhose. Socks made of nylon weren’t absorbent till about two decades back which is why choosing to wear them in summer was for the daring. But with the introduction of moisture wicking techniques in fabric construction, breathability was achieved in most synthetic fabric creations, including nylon. Finally, acrylic, a cheaper and stronger alternative to wool.

Did this knock your socks off or not?