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Getting the Best from Thermals and Vests

January is a stark reminder that we’re only halfway through the winter. With months of chilly weather until spring finally arrives to thaw the frosts, it’s time to stock up on layers that will help you through the cold spell. 

There are only so many jumpers and cardigans that you can sport without spoiling your style. Thermal underwear is the perfect solution for keeping you snug. To help you choose layers that will feel great whilst staying discreet, her are some expert tips to choosing thermals and vests.

What Material Should I Choose for Thermal Underwear?

Traditionally, quality undergarments such as vests are made from cotton. Thermal underwear will lock in your body heat to keep you warm and dry. Cotton absorbs heat and moisture and so is a perfect material for these needs. It also has the advantage of being breathable to ensure absolute comfort, as well as being suitable for more sensitive skin types.

Polyester has various benefits that make it a popular alternative to cotton for thermal underwear. This modern, man-made material holds its shape much better, making it a smart choice for products such as thermal pants and long johns. It is also resistant to stains, so you won’t have to worry about sweat patches or discolouration over time.

Thermals & Vests For Every Occasion

A thermal vest that’s perfect for your daily 9–5 might look bulky underneath your evening wear for a special occasion. So, when shopping for new underwear you should consider when you’re most likely to use it. If you are in need of some new vests for everyday needs during winter a comfortable and thick cotton vest will wrap you in warmth. It will be un-noticeable under your work clothes or casual wardrobe.

You can also choose figure-hugging, discreet thermal products if you want an extra layer of snug with a particular outfit. Polyester offers a slimline look to suit your shape. Be sure to choose a design of thermal wear that won’t be visible when wearing specific outfits you have in mind. 

Do you need a vest with sleeves, or without? What about the neckline of that special top or dress? Be sure you choose a vest with a low cut if there’s a chance it might show.

Thermal underwear can be multi-purpose too. Thermal pants work well as shapewear too. That way, you can tuck your tummy and tone your bum, whilst feeling warm and toasty at the same time.


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