Flannel is a short pile cloth similar to towelling. This page discusses this fabric type and the appropriate occasions to wear it.
What is Flannel in fabrics?
Originally created from worsted or carded yarn, flannel is a soft woven fabric available in a range of finenesses. Nowadays, it is frequently made from wool, cotton, or synthetic fibre. If the flannel is not napped, the loosely spun yarn in its woven shape gives it its softness. It can be brushed to provide more softness or left unbrushed.
Many times, any shirt with a plaid or tartan design is incorrectly referred to as a “flannel shirt,” while “flannel” only refers to the fabric.
When is the right time to wear them?
It is preferable to wear long-sleeve flannel button-down shirts in a temperature that is comparatively cooler because the flannel is normally a cold-weather fabric suitable to keep you bundled up. Flannel may also be used to make outfits for women, and you can tuck flannel tops into high-waisted slacks or skirts. One of the best things about flannel is that it can soften with time. It’s a low-maintenance fabric that doesn’t require frequent replacement, dry cleaning, or ironing. It also washes better and doesn’t absorb odours, making it even easier to care for.