Monsoon puddles can be extremely fun, but not when you have to step out for work! Whether you like it or not they are going to be around and getting your office wear dirty is the easiest calamity during monsoon. If you follow a few easy and simple monsoon office wear tips, however, you can minimise the possibility of getting your attire dirty and stay fresh and clean for work.
Crop Leg Trousers:
These are must haves in your monsoon office wardrobe. Why? It’s fairly simple– crop leg trousers are shorter in length, they hang above your ankle, naturally making them less prone to getting wet if you encounter water-logged areas on your way. How short? You can decide how short based on your personal taste, as long as it fits within the office dress code boundaries. Ones made with Cotton Stretch Yarn made fabric are ideal, from a freedom of movement point of view.
Quarter Sleeve, Half Sleeve or Sleeveless Tops:
The same logic as the crop leg trousers, crop sleeve tops are ideal for monsoon weather simply because the lesser the fabric, the lesser the chances of it getting wet and staying wet, especially if you travel in non-ac transport. We suggest wearing fitted sleeveless, half or quarter sleeved tops made with cotton stretch yarn if cotton is your choice of fabric for office wear.
Light Fabric Applications:
Light Cotton Stretch Yarn or polycotton stretch yarn made fabric applications are easier to dry off because heavy cotton yarn made fabrics have a tendency to absorb more water. You can avoid jeans but wear jeggings or leggings. For tops, breezy collarless shirts make a great option. Also, avoid too much layering. The lighter, the better.
Since monsoon is just a hop, skip and a jump away, it’s time for all to be ready to welcome it with open arms and possibly, free legs because there will be a lot of hopping, skipping and jumping involved wherever you encounter puddles. That brings us to our next point, which clothes are the best to be hopping, skipping and jumping around, after all, you don’t want to get soaked in the event of one poorly executed hop. What better than skirts to look stylish in and still do the hoping around with safety and grace? Here are some super stylish skirt options that will get you rainy day ready…
Tulip: this is an interesting one, shaped like an upside down bulb, a tulip skirt is just right for rainy days. It’s layered in such a way that if the legs need to expand, it would open up just like a flower, providing the comfort to hop around. If the material of the skirt is a blend of bare spandex and hard yarns, it will give you just the right stretch and structure to look fabulous and be sporty whenever it’s required
Tube: tube skirts don’t facilitate free movement for jumping puddles, they are snug body-hugging movement inhibitors… false. When bare spandex is a component of it’s material, they prove to be the perfect skirts that enable hopping and give you a chic appeal. Wear one and try it. Make sure that if you’re wearing one to work, the length is appropriate.
Circle: this is a mighty cute one that will not only make your bottom appear fuller but also give you ample freedom for jumping and hopping. It’s neither snug nor loose. It’s just free flowing. It will move with your body. Just try to get one in a heavier fabric so that in case of a surprise gust of wind, you don’t have yourself an embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Since this is a free flowing skirt, the presence of bare spandex in its make wont make much of a difference, but it always helps to have a stretch in your garments, just in case you lose or put on a few kilos here and there.
What’s the one type of dress that stays in style through the year?
If you didn’t answer that question with “Bodycon”, you might want to think again.
Fashionable or not, a bodycon dress is one that will never go unnoticed at a club, restaurant or, if you’re daring enough, even at work. It is as stylish as style can get.
All women desire to wear one but not many find the courage to. They either feel too slender or too well endowed to carry off a bodycon. We, as supporters of individual style and free self expression through style, encourage all women to try the bodycon if their heart so desires. We also offer a few tips that could help them select the bodycon for them
Curvy women could use help from getting bodycon dresses that have less bare spandex and more hard yarn in the make of the fabric of the dress… wait, what? What does that mean? That means the bodycon dress type that will make curvy women feel comfortable in their skin is one that is made with fabric that stretches but holds the body taut, in place. If you’re one who is conscious about bulges, get this bodycon dress type.
Bare spandex adds stretch to the dress to make movement easier while the hard yarn (e.g. cotton or polyester) holds the structure of the fabric in place.
Women who feel they are too slender to fit into a bodycon dress should get one that’s layered in the places where they feel they can use volume. For instance, a bodycon with ruffles at the bust or a peplum layer around the waist and butt area could be layers that flatter your body. You could wear bodycons with or without stretch and the bare spandex content in proportion to hard yarn is not of much significance.
Did that make you feel like getting a bodycon dress today?
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!