After being briefly banned from the fashion scene in the first decade of the millennium 2, leggings have been a constant fashion staple in both western and traditional attires. Whether patterned or in solid colors, it’s leggings galore ladies! But… fashion trend is more than often followed by fashion fails, and some leggings might bring you to the worst fail ever… sagging!
Oh! The horror of walking out in a pair of saggy-crotch leggings that once used to be your absolute fave! What happened to them? Why did they sag? Let’s call this a bad hosiery yarn blended fabric experience.
No, it’s not jargon; it’s very simple and common knowledge actually. Fabric for leggings is made through a circular knit process using hosiery yarn which is a blend of a hard yarn or fibre, like cotton or polyester, and elastane yarn or fibre.
If the hard yarn or fibre is of good quality and standard and the elastane yarn or fibre of poor quality, the hosiery yarn develops a weak structure. By this we mean that on excessive or in worst case scenarios, even gentle stretching, can lead to a snapping of the elastane in the legging fabric.
Naturally, once the elastane yarn or fibre snaps, the hard yarn or fibre has nothing pulling it back to a compressed state, or there is no shape retention. The affected part sags and spoils the structure as well as look of the legging.
This is precisely why it is suggested that you buy high quality leggings even if they might cost a little more. They may pinch the pocket a little initially, but maintain your look wear after wear.
Don’t let sagging leggings disturb you anymore, look for Inviya® The Freedom Fibre in your leggings and be freed from fashion fails!