In Winter your entire wardrobe might change because you need to protect yourself without losing style and fashion.
Here you will find a complete winter clothing guide, just stay with us till the end.
Winter Clothing is not just limited to outerwear like coats, jackets, hats, scarves and gloves or mittens, but also warm underwear like long underwear, union suits, and socks. If you do not wear proper clothes you will end up with too many layers of clothes which will be not comfortable and definitely not fashionable.
Let us start from the basics..
Types of Winter Clothing
Winter Clothing is made and design to protect us from cold weather, rain and wind. Fashion has made winter clothing a way you can express yourself. There are a variety of clothing which will suits you need and choice. Wearing different items to form layer is the most practical way to beat the cold.
Winter Outer Wear
The winter outermost wear is generally of quilt or lined for additional insulation may be with fleece or fur. The most common outerwear are jackets, Coats, hoodies. These may be with fleece or fur and have long sleeves. The coat length used in winter varies from hip to shoe length and many have a belt. These garments are specially designed for winter or cold weather.
These garments are worn around the year but in winter you need winter outerwear such as a coat or jacket over it. These garments may or may not particularly designed for winter. Winter specific Tops and dresses made from knit fabrics are available in a wide variety of fibers and weights, from the finest cashmere to bulky wool cables. Popular sweater styles for winter include turtlenecks, vests, cardigans, and oversized pullovers. Knit dresses for winter are often longer versions of sweaters, and popular lengths include just above and just below the knee.
Hats, Caps, Scarves, and Gloves
These come under winter clothing accessories and are very important to keep you warm and comfortable. Beanies caps are the most popular. Many knit caps are paired with a matching scarf that keeps the neck warm. Felt is another popular hat fabric for styles like berets, wide-brimmed hats, and cowboy hats. Gloves are an important winter accessory that’s usually chosen for their practical features. Materials used for winter gloves include knits, leather, microfiber, and fleece.
To beat the cold the most practical way of clothing is to wear the clothes layers and the first layer is the undergarments. There is a wide range of winter undergarments are available such as underwear, Thermals, Leggings. Lightweight synthetics are another popular fabric choice. These garments are in direct contact with the skin we need to be careful about their fabric, fitting, and comfort.
List of Winter Clothing
- Beanie-a beanie is a head-hugging brimless cap.
- Sweater-is a piece of clothing, typically with long sleeves, made of knitted or crocheted material that covers the upper part of the body.
- Gloves-A glove is a garment covering the whole hand.
- Fleece jacket-A fleece jacket or simply a fleece is a lightweight casual jacket made of a polyester synthetic wool such as polar fleece.
- Jeans-Jeans are a type of pants or trousers, typically made from denim or dungaree cloth.
- Mittens-A mitten is a glove without individual finger openings.
- Scarf-A scarf, plural scarves, is a piece of fabric worn around the neck for warmth, sun protection.
- Socks-A sock is a piece of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf.
- Trench coat– A trench coat or trench coat is a coat variety made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton gabardine drill, leather, or poplin.
- Jacket -A jacket is a mid-stomach–length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves and fastens in the front or slightly on the side.
- Long coat -An overcoat is a type of long coat intended to be worn as the outermost garment, which usually extends below the knee.
- The long-sleeve top-A top is an item of clothing that covers at least the chest, but which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline.
- Boots-A boot, plural boots, is a type of specific footwear. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf.
- Earmuffs-Earmuffs are objects designed to cover a person’s ears for hearing protection or for warmth.
- Cardigan-A cardigan is a type of knitted garment that has an open front.
Fabric used for Winter Clothing.
The most common types of winter fabrics used for winter clothing includes:
- Wool: Wool is a fiber obtained from the body hair of animals such as sheep, Goat, Camel, Rabit, and more. Wool can easily absorb large amounts of moisture which helps to regulate and protect body temperature for extreme heat and cold.
- Wool blends: To increase the usability, Feel and processing, and to reduce cost in some cases the natural wool is blended with synthetic or natural fiber. Combining wool and other materials like rayon and polyester, these garments are cheaper but still pretty warm.
- Corduroy – Made from cotton or cotton blend and have a very common lined (ridges, or wales)that run the length of the fabric and these are generally thick and stiff fabric.
- Fleece – Fleece is a man-made material that is similar to natural fiber that covers the skin of sheep and similar mammals. These are lightweight warm and easy to maintain. Used in the inner lining of winter clothing.
- Fake Fur– Fake fur, also called faux fur, is known as pile fabric, which is engineered to have the appearance and warmth of animal fur.
- Fur – Natural Fur is the thick hair that covers the skin of many animal.
- Velvet, Velour, and Velveteen – These are the fabric that is quite similar to each other and feels very smooth. Gives a rich look and has shine.
- Leather – Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins.Great for winter as they are water-resistant and good insulators.
- Suede – a napped finish leather commonly used for jackets and shoes.
How to take care of Winter Clothing.
Winter Clothing is hard to maintain and expensive affairs. Here are some basic tips to follow.
- Hand Wash or dry cleaned only.
- Do Not hold or hang straight wet woolen garments.Keep it flat on the surface else it will lose its shape.
- Clean it before you store it for next season.
- Best to keep these in tissue paper or plain paper, not in plastic bags.
- keep your winter clothing clean with lint roller and suede brush. Avoid frequent washing.
- Try not to hang from the shoulder area as they are heavy garments and will stretch the shoulder area.
- Avoid using hot water unless the label instruct it to do so.
- Do not put a lot of things in the woolen garment’s pocket as it may lose shape.
- Never Bleach
- Force dry with mild heat if required.
- Squeeze Gently.
- Always read labels