Remember real clothes?
Do any of you girls remember dress’s and clothes made of of Seer-sucker, Georgette, silk, poplin and real cotton and wool? Every thing is made out of polyester (which is an oil by product). I can remember the feel of wearing these wonderful natural materials. What a shame the young generation cant know these materials. Why did they stop making clothes of a good quality? we pay high prices for them. What a shame.
I miss the good old days.
I remember seer sucker. It is kind of a light fabric. I remember liking it. I have not heard seer sucker in a long time:smileyhappy: I remember polished cotton. I remember having a dress of polished cotton and it was my favorite dress.
For most things but for my sleeping (both, bed linen and sleep wear, as well as socks and underwear – these must be natural, 100%) I mostly switched to poly/spandex, acetate/spandex and to lesser extent, some rayon. Here is why: I hate ironing. With passion. I hate the wrinkles under the belly and all over every time I get up from behind my desk. I hate the heavy feeling from being constrained by a non-stretchy garment and how it gets stuck out of place when getting from behind my desk. I hate hand-wash only or (GAAGH) dry clean only. I hate how cotton and rayon shrink. I hate moth!!! Even more than ironing, I hate starching before ironing and hope to never ever ever deal with cotton battiste again, because life is too short to starch and iron only for it to become a wrinkled unseemly mess in no time.
I guess if I lived in cold climate and it was cold where I worked and I had to take public transportation, I would like heavy woolen sweaters, but it never is that cold around where I live, and I drive.
Maybe if I lived in super hot climate like you highhopes do and did not have AC I would have minded synthetics more. But even then, modern cool max and the like fabrics are superior to cotton in their cooling and moisture wicking properties.
As it is, I absolutely prefer synthetic fabrics for most things. Synthetic fabrics with stretch. Always looking sharp, skimming the fat rolls without highlighting them. They do not wrinkle. They are easy care. They look good coming OR going. I always look polished and put together now – thanks to my gorgeous clothes I got from HSN. And I do not have to spend hours ironing my clothes. Have you forgot how much effort it takes? What about ruffles and pleats??? I sincerely hope to never in my life have to iron pleated skirts again.
I would not mind wool if it were machine wash and dry. I still do not like moths OR mothballs, but I could manage. I do not mind some suiting made of cotton or wool, even as expensive as it is, since one has to have some expensive suits for work. But the bulk of my wardrobe has moved to synthetic stretchy things.
I really need to find some quality consignment stores here in Virginia! I’m looking for some tailored tweed or merino wool jackets that don’t cost thousands of dollars, lol. I am happy to be living a healthier lifestyle, but my favorite jackets don’t fit me well anymore. I still have a drawer of silk scarves that I collected over the years. Some are just sentimental, some are collectible pieces, but I just love to wear them! It is so rare to find even quality silk scarves today. I wear them with all my oufits and love the feel of silk around my neck. I don’t mind miracle synthetic fabrics for exercise and swim suits, but nothing feels better next to my skin than natural fabrics.
I’ve lost a lot of weight my expensive clothes will be altered.
Mooncat you have great ideas I how you can go different places
and get quality clothing.
I love cashmere this time of season!:heart: I know if I shop around I can
find some good deals.:smileyhappy:
If you look around you can still find real clothes….usually with a real big price as those materials cost much more. It is not easy to get that much good material and sell it in the high volumes that HSN needs to make the profit.
Some designers do a piece or two now and then in a collection. I luck out on online re-sale websites, thrift stores and consignment stores. I just bought 2 silk/cashmere sweaters for about $20.00 each and a few silk tops for under $10.00! All were never worn and had tags on them.
I’ve also been aquiring silk camisols for a while to wear under the lesser fabrics.
I have bought quite a few tops here that the host says "feels just like silk" only to find it feels just like the poly that it is. I can only wear them when it is cold out. I just grealy prefer natural fabrics too!
Yes, sigh! I lost some of weight and donated all my well-made suits, blouses, wool jackets and coats, sweaters a couple of years ago. I should have had them tailored instead. It is very hard to purchase quality fabrics in clothing anymore! I look for merino wool, cotton cashmere in tops in winter, silk and linen and cotton in summer.
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