If silk seems too cumbersome for you but still its lustrous look appeals to you; and Cotton seems too casual to you but its easy breezy feel is something you cannot let go, then Cotton Silk is definitely for you. A perfect blend of the two most popular fabrics – Cotton and silk, this fabric is what we call a perfect hybrid ever created.
This not-so-formal and not-so-casual fabric was created in 18th Century as a result of ever growing creativity of the artisans of that time and there crave for a perfect fabric that could overcome the limitations of both of Cotton and Silk. Therefore, the positives of each of the fabrics were very carefully mix and matched over the years to create few blended fabrics and one of them was Cotton Silk.
It had the same softness of silk but was not as heft as silk was. It also had a beautiful drape like cotton and turned out to be super durable. The best of all was the overall pricing of the fabric. It turned out to be much cheaper than Silk. Also, the look of this fabric makes it so versatile that it does not belong to one Single tradition. In fact, this fabric has been one of the most popular fabrics worldwide.
Fashion Designers all over the world are playing with the magical characteristics of this fabric to create the most innovative designs.
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The making of fabric
Cotton silk is made from the best of cotton and silk fabrics available throughout the world. The silk worms, which are reared to make silk that has to be used in Cotton silk, are nurtured with extreme care giving them the best surroundings. And Cotton is also very carefully plucked from the cotton plants because only the best of these fabrics are used in preparing Cotton Silk.
The proportion in which Cotton and silk are blended does not necessarily stay perpetual. It can wary from fabric to fabric. The fabrics that are used for designing heavy lehengas like bridal lehengas is usually more silk and less Cotton. And Western Clothing may have more Cotton in them.
The Styling of Cotton Silk
The glamour of Cotton Silk is because of its versatility. Be it any festive occasion, casual party or an evening dress, Cotton silk can be molded accordingly. The elegant and luscious look of Cotton silk with its unmatched comfort and drape is what makes this fabric magical.
Check out some of the styles you could use for your next Cotton Silk dress.
Contemporary yet traditional Style by Swati Kalsi
Fashion Designer Swati Kalsi’s Collection ‘Monad’ showcased at Lakme Fashion week Summer/Resort 2016 was a tribute to traditional Sujan embroidery on hand-woven fabrics. The collection was a blend of both vibrant and darker hues like black, ivory, camel and grey and displayed the beauty of Sujan embroidery on fabrics like Cotton, Cotton Silk and Tussar Silk.
It was indeed a beautiful fusion of traditional and contemporary look with Dresses, cropped pants, Skirts, coats, wrap-pants and sari drapes.
Cotton Silk Dresses by Burberry
One of the most luxurious brands, Burberry, gives us major style inspirations with its new collection showcasing dresses made from Cotton Silk. It definitely proves Cotton silk can create beautiful casual outfits and not just ethnic formal looks.
Check out the beauty of the White Cotton Silk dress. The drape and comfort of this dress is definitely mesmerizing.
Some more styles of Cotton Silk
Here are some more styles you can design with Cotton Silk. The colorful Cotton silk is a must have for your wardrobe. And you can easily create it with patches of different prints.
Also, check out the beautiful Cotton Silk trench Coat which proves Cotton Silk is suitable for any Weather.
Home Decor by Cotton Silk
And yes, Cotton silk is definitely a fabric that can enhance your home decor. With its lustrous shine and light weight nature, it can be used for all your home decor needs like bed-sheets, cushion covers, curtains, table covers, wall paintings etc.
You can be as selective as you can while picking up the Cotton Silk fabrics because they are not only available in plethora of colors but also in different textures of shiny and matte. And with its easy to maintain nature, this fabric is definitely worth your money. So, next time just don’t settle with one design. Play with your creativity to design Cotton Silk outfits.
And don’t forget to share your designs or any styling tips with us in the Comments Section below.