Cotton clothing is worn all over the world and remains one of the most popular fabrics of all. It is entirely natural, and feels soft and comfortable on your skin. It is easily mixed with synthetic materials to produce wonderful blends, or it can be turned into fabrics that we recognize from childhood: gingham, seersucker, calico. Cotton is hypoallergenic, and it can stand frequent washing, which makes it suitable for underwear too. Lightness and breathability are valuable properties that account for cotton’s popularity in womenswear across the world. Some very robust fabrics are made from cotton, too. Denim, invented in the USA as workwear, and corduroy, which came originally from Manchester in the UK are two of the most iconic cotton fabrics. In these two heavier varieties, cotton’s strength and durability come to the fore. Contemporary mixes and blends add to the versatility of cotton, making it a popular choice for designers.
The cotton plant grows in tropical, or subtropical areas with a moderate rainfall, including some of the poorest countries of the world. Very often, it provides a livelihood for people in places where there are few other sources of employment. Production standards these days ensure that sustainable and fair practices are used, and in many places, organic cotton of the highest quality is the result. At navabi, we use cotton for a wide variety of different items, from underwear and t-shirts, to cotton tops, trousers, skirts and dresses, all in plus sizes.
Cool in summer, warm in winter
One of the main benefits of cotton is its ability to absorb moisture, encourage evaporation and keep you feeling cool in the hottest weather. A striped, cotton shirt is perfect for work, while a simple, broderie anglaise top in white gives you that holiday feeling. Floaty dresses, with a floral design, or a belted, gingham look will accentuate a fuller figure. Cotton’s insulating properties make it ideal for jackets and trousers, too. Blue and black jeans in various styles, including straight leg and stretch varieties are easy to match with summer shirts and tops.
Cotton dresses with a modern twist
A cotton dress is a must for summer, and navabi’s plus-size collections are full of surprises. A minimalist shift dress is smart enough for formal occasions, and there are stylish A-line, maxi, and wrap effect dresses too. Balloon or bubble dresses with tiered skirts are a great way to mix up your wardrobe with something a little different. A wavy, knee-length hem adds a feminine touch to a cotton-mix lace dress, while an asymmetric, flared design in striped cotton jersey is absolutely up to date. Patches and deep pockets make for a relaxed and happy mood on a midi dress. Attractive prints and weaves showcase different parts of the body, so that you can choose a length and a look that will suit your body shape.