Following on from our previous article, here are five more fabulous fabrics to keep you comfortable and warm during the cold winter months. The ideal winter fabrics keep out the winter chill without compromising on style.
This might seem like an obvious one, but wool is popular for winter clothes for a reason. It has excellent insulation properties as will trap air, keeping the winter chill off your skin. Wool jumpers are probably what most people think of when they think of wool, but wool is used in just about all garments, including coats, jackets, skirts and trousers as well.
Corduroy is perfect for winter. It’s a classic fabric that is most often used for trousers and jackets, but you’ll also find skirts made out of corduroy too. Sometimes thinner corduroy is used in shirts. The attractive texture of corduroy not only adds interest to an outfit, but it also keeps you warmer as it traps air.
Corduroy looks great teamed with most natural fabrics, like leather or wool. A pair of corduroy trousers or an A-line skirt looks smart yet casual when worn with cotton poplin fabric garments, such as casual shirts, made from beautiful quality fabric such as those from http://www.higgsandhiggs.com/fabrics/cotton-poplin-fabric-112cm.html.
Fake fur is not only warm and pleasing to wear, but it’s also cruelty-free and adds a touch of glamour to any outfit. If you don’t like the look of a whole (fake) fur coat, look for coats and jackets with a furry collar instead to keep your neck warm. The Dodo explains how to be sure that the products you buy actually are made from fake fur. The site explains that while it is often possible to tell simply by touching it, parting it is also a good way to double-check it really is fake.
Silk has the ability to regulate our temperature, keeping us cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool. It’s incredibly strong and durable but can come with a hefty price tag due to its desirability.
It might not be the most glamorous option, but fleece is one of the most warming fabrics you can choose. It’s perfect for outdoor wear, and there’s nothing quite like a big soft fleece sweatshirt to keep you warm on a winter walk.