Monday, July 15, 2013

Sexy See-through and Sheer Fabric and Fibers - Part 1

See through fashion has been around from the middle-ages. With the advancement of fine weaving technology, see-through fabrics and clothes has been a fascination for women from ages. From Greek Goddess to middle age feminine portraits to present day pop goddess like Lady Gaga, see through fashion is really a never ending trend. See through fashion has been the mark of royalty for ages and also the mark of elegance in present age. So, a touch of see through in any sort of clothes brings a royal and elegant touch to fashion. The reason is simple; they look way too sexy and expensive.

See-through Fibers and Fabrics

Starting from Muslin to Chiffon, the demand for see through clothes has been a wild desire for both men and women throughout ages. Fine weaving technology has introduced many fibers and fiber blends into the trend of see-through and sheer fabrics, starting from cotton to silk. The types of material used to make see through fabric are: cotton, silk, gossamer, and even rayon or nylon, polyester, and synthetic fibers.
Over years, many types of fabrics were invented to serve the demand for see-through fashion. Names of some see-through and sheer fabrics are:
  • Muslin,
  • Voile,
  • Organdy,
  • Organza,
  • Chiffon,
  • Batiste,
  • Georgette,
  • Cheesecloth,
  • Crepe (Sheer crepe)
  • Dotted Swiss,
  • Tulle,
  • Mesh or netting, and
  • Gauze.
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Clothes of See-through Fabric

Having an elegant sex appeal, the fabric has always been the best choice for feminine clothing. However, to make the feminine body more appealing to the male eyes, this crave for sheer fabric was not merely a feminine desire. In fact, the male desire has influenced innovation into the sheer fabric fashion trend in many cases. Again, it’s not that conservative societies don’t use them. Rather to hide female eye contact from male confronter, many conservative ethnic wear also embrace see-through fabric as fashion. Over years and in many societies, many clothes in feminine fashion has used see-through as a symbol of elegance. Some the clothes and wearable products that dominantly use them are:
  • Chemise and Hosiery,
  • Lingerie,
  • Stockings,
  • Tights,
  • Pantyhose, etc.
Outer Garments
  • Blouse or jacket,
  • Scarf and Longer Feminine draping,
  • Sheer overlay fabric on all types of outwear clothes,
  • Skirts (Overlay – on top of the skirt & Underlay – inside or peeking out)
  • Part of the outerwear (e.g. Netting, Ribbons, Overlay)
  • Sheer Ribbons for all sorts of use (loose, stitched, tied, and all ways you can think of).
Special Garments
  • Dancewear (e.g. Ballet Dancer Skirts)
  • Wedding Gowns (Gown worn to resemble elegance. It is impossible to represent it without see-through fabric)
  • Formal Costumes,
  • Party Gown (also worn to show elegance oftentimes. See through ensures that).
Ethnic Garments
  • Saree (Indian feminine wraparound dress)
  • Burka and Hijab (Yes, conservative Muslims also use sheer fabric in their Burka and Hijab)
  • Dupatta (Indian feminine drape to hide face)
  • Kimono jackets(Japanese feminine dress)
  • Cheongsam (Chinese feminine dress)

Alternative Utilities

For having the characteristics of passing both air & light through the fabric and also a bit of heat insulation, see through fabrics are not necessarily meant for wearable garments only. They are also used for many household purposes including:
  • Window curtains,
  • Decoration drapes and ribbons,
  • Mosquito netting,
  • Bed drop,
  • Sheer draperies,
  • Table cloths and skirt,
  • Dirt protective drapes, etc.
See-through Home Fabric
Apart from being elegant, sheer fabric for house hold utilities also provides a sexy and romantic flavor in your home. May be that’s why they are always the best choice in wedding ceremony decorations as well.

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