Don't forget the value of fabric when shopping for garments. Knowing your favorite fabrics can make a significant difference in your appearance and self-esteem.
Polyester is cheap and durable, but it doesn't breathe, keeps smells in, and hurts the environment because it doesn't break down.
Rayon/Viscose is a semi-synthetic fabric composed of wood pulp that can't be washed in a machine. It's often used to make cheap clothes
Stylists recommend avoiding linen since it wrinkles easily and requires a lot of care, resulting in a drab look unless intentionally dressed.
Personal stylist Paola Farina warns against wearing jersey since its softness might highlight imperfections. She advises choosing pieces that graze the flesh.
Nylon is often used in athletic clothing, however it is not breathable and retains heat, resulting in excessive sweat. A disadvantage for gym-goers.
Farina avoids heavy and uncomfortable fabrics such as piqué, chenille, taffeta, velvet, organza, tulle, tartan, bouclé, denim, canvas, and tweed.