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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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/

TOP WAYS TO TIE A SCARF

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No matter what the season is, scarf always adds a perfect touch to your outfits. The following are the top ways to tie a scarf knot that will let you know how differently one can tie and look stylish.

The availability of variety in fabrics, shapes and sizes makes it ideal for all seasons.

Tying a scarf doesn’t take any special skill but only the right trick. Check out the 9 top ways to tie a scarf and revamp your outfit in just few seconds:

1.Bunny Ear 

a) Drape scarf over shoulder with one end significantly longer than the other end. Loop the longer end around your neck twice in the same direction.

b) Tie a simple overhead knot with both the ends of the scarf.

c) Fit the loop over the knot so that two ends are dangling off the loop, slightly the side.

2.Infinity Loop

a) Drape scarf over shoulder so that both the ends become equidistant.

b) At the very bottom of both the ends, tie an overhead knot.

c) Tie another overhand knot to ensure that the first knot does not slip.

d) Take the loop and twist it in such a way so that it takes shape like an “8”.

e) Drape the bottom loop of the “8” over your head.

3. European loop 

a) Fold the scarf in half lengthwise.

b) Drape the folded scarf over shoulder, with the non- folded end significantly longer then the folded end.

c) Fit the non-folded end into the loop created by the folded end and tighten.

4. The Waterfall 

a) Drape scarf over shoulder, with one end significantly longer than the other end.

b) Loop the longer end around your neck, once.

c) take the end you used to loop and secure it by the top corner.

d) Fit the top corner of the loop at the side of the neck.

5. The Modern Loop 

a) Drape Scarf over shoulder with one end, slightly longer than the other end.

b) Loop the longer end around your neck, once.

c) Adjust the loop over neck and balance out the ends of the scarf.

Keep reading about more scarf styles here – https://www.inviya.com/blog/top-ways-to-tie-a-scarf/

EVOLUTION OF SUITING: FROM RIGID GARMENT TO FLEXIBLE ONE

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The suiting much to our realization was came into being around the 17th century, and then in the 1800s, Beau Brummell reformed the typical suit combination which was earlier more on the lines of ornate and dandified to a more subtle and composed version.

And now here we are in the 21st century with an ever-changing and evolving range of suiting. The recent most development in the garment category of suits is adding stretch to the ever loved formal wear.

Typically suits were and still are made of fibers like wool, cotton, linen and polyester, all of these fibers when woven produce a hard constructed fabric ideal for suit making. But this fabric construction leads to an absolutely negligible stretch in the final garment, thus making the garment stiff.

In older times the stiffness or compact construction of suiting was not much of a concern as the lifestyle was not as active as compared to now.  But as times change the need of the individuals’ changes as well, hence to adapt to the 21st century’s active lifestyle “Suits with stretch” in them have been developed

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