As every style guide will tell you, one wardrobe staple you can’t live without is a simple, classic silk shirt. There is nothing quite like a silk shirt. It’s the symbol of effortless chic and it’s a timeless, completely versatile, always elegant addition to any wardrobe, which can be worn in all seasons and for all occasions.
There is no wardrobe staple quite like the silk shirt, but what are the properties of a silk shirt? See below for :
A symbol of effortless chic
Silk has always been worn by style icons, past and present, such as Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Marilyn Monroe and more recently Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie and Olivia Palermo, to name but a few.
A simple silk shirt never goes out of date and can be worn for many years! When investing in silk, opt for classic styles that will stand the test of time, such as silk shirts, silk t-shirts, silk camis and of course, silk lingerie.
Comfortable and luxurious
Silk is a lightweight fabric and it feels so soft and comfortable next to your skin. Not only does it feel amazing, but it is also deeply luxurious and sensuous. There’s a reason why Marilyn Monroe insisted on silk for her famous photoshoot ‘Nude In White Silk Sheet’! Polyester wouldn’t have had quite the same impact!
What do you think, do you plan to buy a silk shirt?
1. The value is different, the price of silk shirts is higher than that of cotton shirts.
2. The ingredients are different. Silk is an animal protein, and cotton is a vegetable protein.
3 The feel is different: the silk feels slippery and soft. Cotton shirts are harder.
4. Different somatosensory: The somatosensory of silk is easy to fit and more breathable.
5. The appearance is different: the silk shirt has a sense of elegance.
The key to packing your silk shirt for travel is to ensure they are well protected and are unable to move around during the journey no matter how long or short it is, so as to prevent creases. Make sure each silk shirt is correctly fastened – all buttons on the shirts should be done up and any zips closed. Do not fold individually, but stack the shirts in a carefully layered pile before you start folding. This means that there are no sharp bends in the fabric but rather the multiple layers of fabric roll over each other in soft bends. Fold the pile of sleeves across the body of the top shirt forming an ‘X’ shape in the centre. If you are only packing one silk shirt then include another soft item to wrap it around such as a jersey top.
Use a lighter to burn the edge of the silk material. The real silk does not see an open flame, and has the smell of burning hair. The ashes become black granular, which can be crushed by hand. Simulated silk, such as rayon (viscose), has a paper-burning smell when burned, showing a little off-white ash; burning polyester will cause flames and black smoke, and after the fire is extinguished, it will appear as hard and black beads.