Do wrinkle-free fabrics really work? And don`t they look a bit cheap and cheerful?
Unless you like the feel and look of synthetic leisure suits or `70s safari jackets, you`re not going to wear anything that`s totally wrinkle-proof. The good news is that unlike clothes made of natural fibre such as cotton, the new range of no-wrinkle fabrics out in the shops only need a quick tumble dry or light press, so you won`t have that frantic ironing session every morning before you go to work.
As for looking cheap, the fabric experts we spoke to agreed that man-made fibres (which have to be blended with natural fibres to make them less wrinkly) have improved dramatically in recent years. They look more natural, breathe better and last longer.
Our take: Stick to a quality brand, which will look and perform better than a cheaper version.
Away on business and your suit looks creased? Hang it in the hotel bathroom and run a hot shower. The creases should simply fall out.