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The Use of Linen in Clothing
By :   Sarah J Jones 
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Fashion designers have declared that there could not be any other material to exhibit than linen. The greatest problem with linen is that it became out of fashion as a wearing fabric; people almost forgot it without knowing its qualities. In another way, the word linen was only limited to make bedclothes or for the purpose of furnishing.


Linen is made naturally. It is made by the fibres of flax plants. These fibres have natural shine, therefore, when the fabric is weaved and polished, the shine stays with the fabric. Linen clothing can be maintained easily. It can be hand washed. Linen clothes are a little difficult to iron because the fabric tends to wrinkle often. Linen clothing is worn mostly in summers because the fabric absorbs moisture and skin perspirations.

When it comes to heat and summer, linen is the only material that suits and provides with a cooling sensations. It does not hold tight to the skin and therefore, one who has adorned himself with linen is very much at ease. Linen might be user-friendly material and helps maintain the body temperature with its airy ambience and flexibility, yet it cannot be adorned like casual summer wear to a party or a formal event. For that, a classic linen dress needs to be purchased.


Some fashion designers opine that, unlike other fibre materials, the beauty of linen lies in its unique quality to crush. The outcome of crushes rather gives an exclusive look to linen, even when worn formally. Linen wrinkles easily, so avoid styling concepts that have creases firmly pressed into them. The cloth mills are making linen from colours ranging from creamy white to light brown; dying linen is easy and does not fade after washing. Presently, trousers, dresses, shirts are being made by linen. Interesting cuts, well-defined edges, frills, hand-painting and machine work can further highlight the look of the fabric.

Linen is used for a variety of purposes. The use of linen fabric has gone beyond the fashion industry alone. It is now used in mix with other materials and is used for daily wear. Linen is not very expensive and is definitely the king of fabrics presently. Clothes made of linen can be easily accessorised. Linen fabric is available in a variety of designs, textures and prints making the material more wanted by everyone around.

Egyptian linen is used by most of the fashion designers. Scottish and Irish linen are very popular because of the unique white colour that is ideal for summers. Scottish linen is lighter than Irish linen. Similarly, Japanese and French linen have unique characteristics and are genuinely liked and bought by many people around. These linen types are mostly used for tops, shirts, men suits and pants.


Linen is still not the favourite fabric of every designer when it comes to detailing, but even then it is in fashion; it is not lagging behind. Long skirts, coats and dresses with delicate embroidery and thread work look best on linen. Heavy embroidery and beadwork take away natural charm of linen.


Linen fashion is much popular in neutral and lighter shades, because it is mostly worn in summers. White, beige and light brown are the colours that have gained high popularity in linen clothing. Some designers have tried to add brighter coloured linen clothes to their fashion trends. Linen fabric is known for its exclusivity, trendiness and elegance. It has a natural shine that gives it that extra touch of glamour. If you want to buy designer fashion or you want to make clothes on your own, linen is the true fabric.


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Published On Wednesday, August 04, 2010
 
 
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