Silk vs. Satin
Which you rather?
Silk and satin are two popular choices when it comes to your sexiness! Depending on your preference, you may choose satin over silk, or vice versa. Let’s chat more on the difference to help you decide.
One, is how they are made. Silk is an all-natural fabric named for the silkworms that produce the fibers used to weave it. Satin, however, is man made from nylon and polyester being woven together.
Two, is the appearance. For most of us, this plays a huge role in deciding between silk versus satin, if not the deciding factor. Silk has a light shimmer and shine and flows very fluidly. Also, you’d want to keep in mind the Lustre. The lustre of the expensive silk is the result from combining threads of different single colors in each of the weft and wrap. These make the surface shine and appear to change color as the angle of light on it changes. Yassss, Sexy right!
Satin has more of a rich, thicker look with a slight shine on one side, and a lackluster flat appearance on the other side.
Three, the breathability of satin and silk. While both generally don’t differ greatly on this, satin is slightly thicker and heavier, so it will breathe a little less. I typically sweat a lot in satin. Silk fabrics absorbs humidity and moisture very well, so this will absorb any sweat you may produce in your sleep. Silk is also universally hypoallergenic, so if you have sensitivities to certain fabrics, you may want to stick with a silk nightgown.
When shopping for 100% Silk, please keep in mind that it is also much more difficult to produce, therefore, silk will be slightly more expensive than satin.
Lastly, in deciding between silk or satin nightgowns, you also need to consider care for each. Silk should be hand washed and hung out to dry. Satin on the other hand can vary. Silk is an investment. It’s a fabric that should be bought with a long term relationship in mind. Picking timeless styles like those from Harlow & Fox and avoiding quick trends will help keep your investment pieces relevant beyond a season. Carefully storing and washing your silk will also help the longevity of your silk’s life.
If you are a girl on the go and depend on the lovely washer. Consider cheaper satin. These can take machine washing. However, more
expensive satin may need to be hand washed, and in some cases dry cleaned. ALWAYS wash your lingerie on
the gentle cycle, with gentle detergent such as Woolite.
As you can see, I am team silk all day! Mostly, because I like to look and feel fabulous all night and not wake up in a puddle. Another favorite piece is Nevaeh Obsession Slip. Find which works for you and be Gorg!!