Everyone knows it, everyone hates it. Static. There’s hardly anything more annoying than putting on your favorite silky pleated skirt over your woolen tights and feeling the fabric clinging to your legs immediately. Every time this happens, we curse winter and its outfit demands. Some combinations of fabrics are even worse than others. The latest when you can already see the sparks emitting (and definitely feel them) when touching something or someone else, you are entirely fed up with winter static and wish to undress in a second.
There are loads of tips and tricks on how to get rid of static, but most of them don’t really work.
If you hate static as much as we do, and you want to avoid it by any means, you need to pass on the following materials:
1. Polyester. The synthetic fiber evolves static when it’s rubbed up against another one of its kind OR a material with an opposite charge.
2. Wool. Natural fibers are great for the skin, but they have moisture in them, which causes the transmission of electrons ? static.
3. Fur. Same as for wool – probably even worse as the surface is bigger!
4. Silk. The smooth fabric is especially drawn to sticking.
5. Rayon. Even though it’s semi-synthetic, Rayon provokes electric charge.
Good news is, that there are some safe options, that don’t cause static:
1. Leather. Because it is a much-processed fabric, all the electricity gets lost in the manipulation. No sparks here.
2. Cotton. This is the most neutral fabric. Blouses, tees, and pieces of denim are always a safe bet (if they are cotton)!
And here you go with some static-free options for this winter:
The last tip: Beware of material mixes!