Seven things to know about Texture

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Seven things to know about Texture.

When you think of fabric texture do you have a positive or negative reaction? Does it make you think of snuggly, soft, cosy fabrics or, scratchy annoying fabrics?  Or perhaps something else?

Texture is the result of a specific fibre and the way it has been woven to create a textile. Some words to describe texture are: Loopy, fuzzy, furry, soft, shiny, dull, bulky, rough, crisp, smooth, and sheer.

Various textures have different weights, size, bulk, and light absorbing or reflecting properties and in turn impacts the way a garment drapes and how the garment will look on an individual when worn.

Here are a few styling tips regarding texture:

❶ All textured textiles and surfaces attract dirt.

❷ Textures adds interest to solid colour and monochromatic outfits.

❸ Texture makes Clear colours appear more muted.

❹ The bulkier a texture, the more it will add apparent bulk to where it is being worn.

❺ Textured surfaces can cause noise if they rub together i.e., between thighs.

❻ Many women who have muted colouring have a high sensitivity to texture and often find fabrics like wool and lace irritating and uncomfortable to wear.

❼ Texture can be used to set a mood. For example, soft and smooth textures evoke pleasant emotional responses.

If you would like some assistance with knowing what the right items to wear for your age, shape, personality and the occasions in your life a personal style consultation will be your solution.

Sessions can be in-personal or virtual and they will make a positive and tangible difference to your life.

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Yours in style,

Johanna-May xx