Spandex on the Runway – Let Your Spandex Outfit Steal the Show

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Spandex is here and it is here to stay, sweeping all runways and spreading like wildfire. Right from cycling shorts to blouses and in solids to floral prints; you have never before been so spoilt for choice when it came to this amazing thing called spandex – the core of stretch fabric. When someone as big as Chanel gives a nod of approval to Spandex at the Paris Fashion Week, the world sits up and definitely takes notice. Spandex outfits are now being touted as the hottest trend for 2019 and not just in the shorts category but also in that of leggings. You know what to stock up on for this season, what’s left to do is to decide how to style your spandex beauties.

  • The spandex co-ordinates

Printed spandex short with a matching printed top is the way to go. The bike shorts are perfect for your day at the beach when you match them with a hat and some shades.

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  • Animal print

Spandex fabric and animal print, you simply cannot say no to this one. A leather bomber jacket, some ankle boots and you can hop onto a bike for a fun evening in town.

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  • Go floral

Floral biking shorts and a matched crop top will make you ready for a luncheon. Throw over a denim shrug or a short jacket and pair them with some casual shoes.
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  • Athleisure at its best

Spandex Mesh leggings and a t-shirt or a sports bra made of spandex is going to amp up the heat in your at your workout session for sure. Throw over a sweatshirt and you can instantly turn the look into loungewear.  

Athleisure at its best

  • Capris

You simply cannot decide on how long you want your lowers to be but what you can decide is that you want them in stretch fabric. Take the middle road and go in for capris made of spandex fabric and team them up with a blazer. When in doubt, the world goes the Chanel way, which was anyway the frontrunner in endorsing spandex as the flavor of the season. So a pink tweed blazer it is, ala Chanel style.

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  • Seamless leggings

A tailored blazer, a white shirt, and your heels: the perfect ensemble for a day at the office. Spandex is everywhere, right from the beach to your board meetings. Embrace this beauty which makes you look like a million bucks.

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  • High waist and mid waist leggings

Now this one definitely needs no second thoughts. First, it is stretch fabric and then it is high or mid waist which is going to do magic for your silhouette. These stretched spandex pants can be paired with a loose top for a casual look or with a blazer or jacket for a more formal appearance.

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  • Biking shorts

Comfortable stretch has never looked as gorgeous as it does in biking shorts. You simply have to take that white t-shirt and denim jacket out of your closet to complete the chic look.

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  • Spandex dress

Go twinning with your BFF in spandex shiny dresses and make heads turn at the divas in the room.

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I WAS BORN FREE, MY CLOTHES CHAINED ME. – ANONYMOUS

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The very antithesis of what someone said above, is Spandex.

Mere presence of Spandex in what you wear ensures that your clothes are just like your extended skin. Also known as Elastane [Europe], it has a versatile and amazing functionality of engineering fabrics with desired elasticity and strength.

At the basic level, one should know that Spandex is underneath the covering yarn, therefore covering yarn material surface will influence the running performance. Typically the covering yarn is Core Spun Yarn (CSY), Single Covered Yarn (SCY), Double Covered Yarn (DCY) and Plied Yarn, and Air covered Yarn (ACY).

Most important requirement for a stretch garment is that apart from Body comfort and fit, it has a natural appearance and recovery from elasticity. While allowing freedom of movement, it shall be breathable and durable. How and where a stretch garment is to be used depends largely on the degree and direction of elasticity, it provides.

The inherent benefits related to Spandex, ensure that it has not only Lifestyle applications, but also has vast and varied technical textile applications. It is used in Sportswear, stretch denim, Bottom wear, Swimwear, Tops [Shirting and Blouses], Intimate wear, Undergarments, Diapers, Socks and leggings.

Spandex has come as a boon to the medical industry with its usage being far and wide across Personal Hygiene [eg. Diapers, training pants], Surgical hose, Surgical Gloves and many more.

Moving beyond the conformist applications, Spandex has made other industries also notice its versatility and is now being widely used in Home Furnishing, Car Upholstery, Cables etc.

It is this cross-category applications of Spandex that the market in seeing a lot of action world-over, in its efforts to introduce innovation and newness, in the most cost-effective way.

India, currently consumes around 6000MT/Year (100% imported) of Bare Spandex. However, against a global growth of 7%, India is growing at 12-14% per annum in its Spandex consumption, led by the growth in organized retail, branded clothing, high GDP growth rate and a relatively positive consumer sentiment. We clearly see the market growing exponentially in coming years as consumers spending power goes further North, their aspirations and lifestyle drives them to seek more and seek better, which is what Spandex imparts. It empowers your clothes with Better and More of you.

Perfect Spandex Swimwear Suits – A Brilliant Guide

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A swimsuit gives you the freedom to enjoy the waters without you having to worry about a wardrobe malfunction. The bikini or a one piece in a luxurious fabric is great for clicking pictures at the beach but when it comes to picking something that can make you really enjoy your swimming in the waters, it’s spandex swimsuit. There used to be a time in the history of swimwear when practicality and style did not co-exist and if you wanted a swimwear suit that would be super comfortable it was definitely not something that you could show-off at the beach

Things have changed so much since then with spandex swimwear being designed to look chic and entering the genre of athleisure. Even the swimwear material which is now being used by designers lets you experiment with the design of the swimsuit. The swimsuit material is very important and depends on the weight you give to durability, fit and stretchability.

Spandex still remains the top pick for anyone who is really serious about his or her swimming wear.

• Polyester

Polyester swimsuit fabric is not one of the softest swimwear stretch fabric but it is picked up for some of the practical qualities it offers. Polyester blended with spandex gives an improved elasticity to the swimwear and is a popular selection. The best part about going in for polyester is that firstly it is chlorine resistant and secondly its color doesn’t fade off like other swimwear fabrics. This fabric ranks high on breathability, dries out quickly and is quite a low maintenance one.

• Nylon

Another choice for swimwear is nylon which is not as long lasting as polyester and is also not chlorine resistant. Nylon, however, is a lightweight fabric and gives a good fit. Though nylon is abrasion resistant like polyester it does not have good moisture absorbency.

Both of these when paired with spandex fiber gives the wearer a new and freeing swimming experience. These fibers when combined with spandex give birth to a new improved swimsuit which aids in reducing drag in water and simultaneously boosts performance while providing you the maximum comfort and allowing free movements.

Choice of design in spandex swimwear

#The one piece

You can pick up a one piece which will cover up your side bulges and love handles. One piece swimsuits now come with zippers too for a better fit.

#Full sleeved swimsuit

This swimsuit comes with full sleeves to give you UV protection to the fullest while the bikini cut down below gives you the freedom to swim with ease.

#Padded spaghetti swimsuit

This one comes with padding to give you an appealing fit and is the perfect choice for a perfect weather day at the beach.

#Surf leggings

These are one of the most versatile pieces of swimwear that you can own. You can surf in it, swim and even do your yoga class in them.

#The Bikini and the tankini

You can now have your have super stylish spandex bikini which fits you like a second skin. The tankini top is another choice for you and both of these can be matched with surf leggings or beach shorts.

Which is your favourite swim wear design? Share with us in the comments below

ROLE OF SPANDEX IN DIAPERS

 

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Diaper is defined as “a basic garment for infants consisting of a folded cloth or other absorbent material drawn up between the legs and fastened about the waist” by Merriam Webster dictionary.

Now based on the requirement diapers are primarily used for infants and young children but they are also now used for elderly people and for adults suffering with mental or physical disabilities. Now-a-days people have started using them for pets too, so diapers have become an integral part of our lives.

Disposable diapers have now completely replaced the traditional re-usable diapers made of cotton fabric used earlier. Disposable diapers are mostly made using the following components and materials:

1) Polyethylene film

2) Polypropylene Non-woven Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

3) Absorbent core – Wood pulp fluff

4) Super Absorbent Polymer

5) Elastane /Spandex fiber

6) Quick wicking layer

7) Adhesive Hot melts and Elastomeric

8) Fastening tape Stick type/Hook and loop type

9) Moisturizer lotions and fragrance lotions

10) Breathable/Cloth-like back sheet

Here we will focus on the role of Elastane /Spandex fiber in diapers.

In disposable diapers usually polyurethane or polyester foam elastics, and synthetic rubber or spandex elastics are used. But due to their properties now-days mostly spandex elastics are used.

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ROLE OF SPANDEX IN COMPRESSION WEAR

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Compression wear is used in medical to sportswear garments. In medical area compression garments prevents risk of deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, healed venous ulcer etc.

While in sports it is commonly worn by athletes and people doing exercise to prevent chafing and rashes.

Compression wear are a type of garment that fit tightly around the skin, while simultaneously exerting pressure on the area worn on.

The major composition of a compression wear garment is spandex fiber.

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Source:https://www.inviya.com/blog/role-of-spandex-in-compression-wear/