Top Ten Reasons your Clothes Should Include Spandex

Spandex has revolutionised the fashion industry over the course of a few years. It is used by numerous brands all around the world and who knows, maybe you are wearing something that uses spandex yarn in its production too. But the question is that WHY is spandex being used so much. Here are the top 10 reasons that spandex is slowly becoming a part of our daily wear.

jeans and jacketComfort
Comfort is the top priority whenever you buy clothes. Spandex makes clothing more comfortable because even 1% or 2% spandex provides significant stretch and flexibility. This is especially important in garments like jeans and jackets, which can be constricting, especially if you have to sit through a 9-5 job or say a 10-hour long flight.

Pocket Friendly
Most of your shopping sprees cut down into essential shopping because it always comes down to money, doesn’t it? Spandex allows for a stretch which means you can have fewer sizes, fewer fitting darts and seams. This makes spandex clothing really cost-friendly and you don’t have to splurge on clothes all around the year just because your size changed!

Keeps Your Knitwear In Shape
In knitwear fabric, adding spandex means that the garment will hold its shape better through repeated launderings. Most of the time, your woollens need to be replaced because the shape gets distorted after a few washes. Adding spandex makes your woollens durable and they stay in shape for a longer time. A money saver again!

 

spandex provides Elasticity and stretch in fabricElasticity
Spandex is known to stretch up to 100 times more than it’s original shape. This makes it a perfect material for one size clothing. It can fit any body shape and provides the wearer with comfort and style.

 

Gym wear/SportswearGym wear/Sportswear
Most of your favourite football players or cyclists always wear jerseys made out of spandex. In fact, that gym wear in your closet contains spandex too! Why is it so? this is because it has a high stretchability which makes the clothes agile and comfortable for movement, making it a favourite material for sportswear/activewear. What more? This material is known to absorb sweat, breathe and dry quickly. An all-rounder in so many ways, isn’t it?

General Fashion StatementGeneral Fashion Statement
Vanity has a lot to do with the rise of stretch clothing. More and more are working out and doing yoga and stretching is good for exercise. It is also good to show off the results of the exercise. Wearing gym wear or stretchable clothing, in general, has now become a fashion statement for many millennials. Most people love to wear athleisure style of clothing for a laid back yet fashionable style. These days garments are more likely to include spandex for a stretch too.

Cruelty Free
spandex is a vegan material. Spandex fabric is not made from animal-derived products, and no animals are hurt during the manufacturing process. It is considered cruelty-free and suitable for a vegan lifestyle. It is a synthetic fabric that is formed from a long-chain polymer (an organic material), and it can be combined with other fabrics like polyester or cotton (also vegan).

Lightweight
The spandex fiber is of better quality, light, supple and more adaptable compared to rubber. It is a light material making it heat resistant and a perfect choice of clothing

Strong and Durable
Spandex is a very durable clothing material which explains its popularity in the apparel industry. The fibre is resistant to wear and tear caused by sweat, detergents, body oils, lotions, etc. When spandex fabric is used in garments, it prevents bagging or sagging of the material.
Superheroes wear Spandex

Superheroes wear Spandex
Most of your favorite superheroes like Spiderman, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Superman etc, are always in costumes made out of spandex. Clothes that are sleekly cut, close to the body, enhance speed. They also show off the musculature and physique of the wearer. Spandex helps define your body just like it does for the comic characters. It helps enhance those gym gains and is a perfect choice whether you are out for the movies or fighting super villains!

Looking for Spandex for your fashion wear, athleisure wear, denim, socks, medical wear?

Contact INVIYA®- First Indian Spandex Brand.

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How does Athleisure continue to trend in 2020?

It was 1997 when Chip Wilson found the concept of designing Yoga pants when he felt issues with his back. It was during the Yoga class, he was astonished to discover that the mentor is wearing slinky dancer attire and it looked fabulous on her. This thought made history and how we have been overblown by the presence of athleisure. ‘Lululemon’, the brand chip Wilson own, started a spark that resulted in an attire revolution. It gave birth to athleisure, a dress that people wear during leisure but has athletic components that deliver the highest freedom to a user.

Athleisure: Will continue to trend in 2020

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A majority of the modern population like to wear athleisure dresses and enjoy the freedom and flexibility when they are outside. The expected growth of its market will double by the end of 2020 to cross the level of US$ 83 Billion. As per the report from Allied Market Research, it will hit the mark of US$ 547 Billion by the end of 2024. This active-wear segment that can be worn anytime is ideal for everyone. This segment contains fleece, yoga pants, joggers, sneakers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc.

We see the picture of celebrities adorning athleisure and pushing this trend a little further. In fact, social influencers on social media platforms are also participating in keeping this trend high up by sporting top athleisure brands. Why people follow this trend? It is because all that it claims is true. This active-wear design is bliss for your skin. The magical blend of spandex, cotton, and poly-blends give you a hybrid fabric for manufacturing athletic wear that is not only comfortable but stylish too. This is why big fashion houses such as Vogue, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc are thinking of launching a new segment of athletic wear due to its popularity.

Even during this pandemic period, people need to stay comfortable when they are going out. Daily life is far behind regaining its original form and speed. Athleisure is something that the entire modern world will rely on.

Trends to witness in 2020

· Street-wear apparel

Street-wear apparel
The athleisure style will become more unisexual, in terms of design, cut, and color. The new trend of blurring the line of difference between men and women apparel is already here. Street fleece, cropped oversized t-shirts, joggers, leggings, etc will become more popular. Sleeves will become baggier.

· Drop tail tees.

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T-shirts and tops will become longer and oversized with more drop. This is specifically chosen by the women fashionistas. These days, the popularity of cropped tops is being outsmarted by this trend as the latter is more comfortable and stylish.

· Luxe fabric

Luxe fabric
Forget frumpy fabrics. The luxury fabric is here in this segment that will last longer than ever. These fabrics will also not let comfort wash away from the dresses. Softer poly-blends and spandex mix will also make these items lighter and more comfortable.

The bold neutral and neon colors, in this segment, are quite eye-catchy. So, athleisure will remain in the trend this year.

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Holiday Dressing Guide for Winter 2019

holiday dressing guide for winterDecember is the month that quickly fills up with holiday parties, office gatherings, and black-tie dinners. From all-night Christmas parties to never-ending New Year’s Eve parties- the list is endless. It’s the season for some holiday glitz, glamour and many-dimensional sparkle especially after years of less-is-more party dressing. Look out for some glam and bold styles this holiday season to satiate your inner diva. This holiday season, and then there are Michael Halpern’s flashy, disco-inspired mini dresses from Topshop, which are guaranteed to sell out even before your first glass of eggnog. If minis aren’t your thing, though, take a cue from Kate Middleton and try a classic polka-dot midi dress and who said an LBD has to be your boring backup? You can go all out with some hot and sexy styles to rev up your wardrobe!

Classic Shades

Channel some royalty this holiday season with these classic shades. Wine and bottle green seem to be the favorites this time and here’s how you can add them to your wardrobes. Whether your style is classic chic or bold and vivacious, you can play around with the lengths, cuts, and styles to bring out your personality. If you are looking for comfortable and well-fitted fabrics, you can opt for spandex. This fabric will ensure to accentuate your look be any body type and make you look like you hit the gym on the regular!

The Girl Next Door Look

Are you heading to your family house for the holidays? Then you know the importance of looking good yet be comfortable in your skin. Opt for some spandex tights with a cute boho-chic top and a cape for a cute yet stylish look. You can also opt to wear knee-high boots over your spandex tights to accessorize like a pro. Extremely stretchable and lightweight, you can rely on this fabric to keep you feeling light throughout.

Leggy Dreams

If you are blessed with long legs, jumpsuits are your calling. And if you’re not, then even more so. Jumpsuits make the tall look taller and if you’re short you can wear it and create an illusion of long legs. Opt for fitted, bolder colors for a night look. And lighter, pastel shades if you are heading for a day event. If you want to opt for a comfortable yet fitted fabric – go for spandex as it’s stretchable and durable qualities will let you wear it for a long time while looking good at the same time.

Miss Goody Two Shoes

If you’re someone who likes the finer things in life then may we suggest wearing something body-hugging yet classic like this ankle-length dress? Perfect for any outings – day or night – you can style this adorable piece with strappy heels, a statement clutch and voila! You are holiday ready. Make sure you are choosing a spandex fabric for that effortless feel, impeccable fit, and stretchability like a dream!

We hope your holidays are filled with laughter and you experience immense joy with your family and friends. We also hope you look just as good as you feel during these times. Choose from a bunch of different looks (as explained above) and figure out what suits your personality best. Choose a spandex fabric to keep feeling comfortable, look great and feel like a style Goddess at all times!

Looking for Spandex for your fashion wear, athleisure wear, denim, socks, medical wear?

Contact INVIYA®- First Indian Spandex Brand.

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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/

Slacks Are The New Stylish Formal Bottom Wear

Don’t slacken in your fashion statements at work, especially when you have bottom wear like Slacks to your rescue. What are slacks and why are we talking about it suddenly? Can it be worn to office, it sounds informal. What kind of slacks are the best for me? We have tried to answer all of these questions in this piece, just read on and take advantage of the latest slack trend for office wear.

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Slacks have been around since ages, they are nothing but formal pants that can be worn without complete formal attire. By this we mean that you can wear a pair of slacks with a blouse or even t-shirt and go to work (if your office code allows you to wear t-shirts, that is) and not have to top it off with a blazer or a formal jacket. Yes, it will still be counted as formal bottom wear.

Slacks may be made of stretch fabric or non-stretch fabric, depending on where you buy it or get it tailored from.

We always suggest getting bottom wear for office that stretches because it is meant to be worn for longer hours and it helps if there is room for moving around freely with stretch. In the case of slacks we highly recommend ones made with stretch fabric because they are generally tailored for a snug fit.

So the next time you feel like dressing formal but with spunk, just put on a pair of slacks made with stretch fabric and rock a meeting, presentation, interview or just about anything!