The past year saw many of us working from home – even though WFH triggered some physical and mental health issues, on top of blurring those work-home boundaries, we must say that one of the silver linings was being relieved from the pre-Covid burden of having to curate stylish, office-appropriate outfits every day.
During our WFH days, we could easily layer a blazer over a dress or plain tee to complete our waist-up ensembles for Zoom meetings.
But as Singapore eases its back-to-office rules, more of us will be heading back to the office, and saying bye to the comfy loungewear we’ve been sleeping and working in.
Here comes the other bad news: We’ll need to start ironing our 9-to-5 pieces every week (urgh!). Anybody who’s done that will know how exhausting it can be. Thankfully, there are wrinkle-free designs and wrinkle-resistant fabrics out there to make our lives a little easier.
When it comes to crease-free clothing, look out for fabrics such as Tencel, polyester, cashmere and wool. Tencel, for example, is a brand of lyocell textile used in clothing. It is environmentally-friendly, and can be blended with polyester to enhance the material’s resistance to wrinkles.
Speaking of tencel, homegrown fashion label Esse is one of the local brands that uses the sustainable material. The conscious fashion brand has even created a tencel dedicated collection, featuring easy-to-match maxi dresses, tank tops and more. Internationally, Uniqlo stocks wrinkle-free pieces using rayon material in its easy-to-care blouses.
To save yourself from the burden of ironing, check out these stylish, work-friendly designs that are made from wrinkle-free fabrics.