If there's one thing the nineteen eighties will be remembered for it won't be the universally great fashion sense. In fact, from leg warmers, to colored Mohawks, to Molly Ringwald entirely pink wardrobes, eighties fashions were just downright bad. And in addition to everything "unfashionably eighties," was name brand spandex, like the Lycra bodysuit in particular. However, the Lycra bodysuit, created by the INVISTA Company, wasn't the only popular brand of spandex that many weight loss gurus were using as they were "sweating to the oldies," as Richard Simmons would say. Other marketed brands of the latex bodysuit included another INVISTA Company invention, Elaspan, as well as the Bayer Company's Dorlastan, and Fillattce's Linel. But what is spandex?
What Is Spandex?
Well, if you're eighties excursion included watching a lot of the Jane Fonda workout tapes that were all the rage back then, or even if you caught a few episodes of The Mickey Mouse Club, you've seen the Lycra bodysuit and other brands of spandex in action. Spandex, or elastane, as it is called in most parts of Europe (Americans and Aussies stick with the term spandex), was discovered in 1958 by researcher Jonathan Shivers who was working as a chemist for chemical giant, DuPont. Spandex is a synthetic (otherwise known as fake) fiber which acts as the un-natural carbon copy of rubber-which is non-synthetic. Spandex is more durable than rubber and is characterized by extraordinary flexibility. And, as was clearly demonstrated by the fashions of the eighties, spandex made a big splash when it popped on to the fashion scene. Hey, they're even making the Lycra bodysuit for dogs now.
Although the faux fiber can be used for garments of clothing ranging from wetsuits to swimsuits to ski pants, spandex comes with it's own list of fiber characterstics:
•Resistant to body oils
•Supple and smooth
And spandex can be strecthed up to six hundred percent without suffering one single tear.
Keeping Your Pooch Clean With Lycra
That's right, the Lycra bodysuit empire is now rolling out the red carpet for the family pooch. Now you and your canine can work up a sweat to your Yoga with matching mats and matching bodysuits. The Lycra bodysuit for dogs offers a harmless, full-coverage bodysuit that's light as a feather.
Not only does Lycra market the Pooch suits as easy to take off, but since this spandex material is made of four way stretch material that makes movement a breeze, your dog will actually enjoy wearing something that's good for the health. And good for the health the Lycra Bodysuit for Dogs is. Just take a look at some of the health benefits:
•Gets down on doggie dander
•Protects the coat against stickers and damage
•Wards off ticks and other types of biting insects
The machine washable Lycra Bodysuit for Dogs is perfect for pooches from five pounds to dogs who are tipping the scales at an even seventy pounds. And this latex bodysuit is even ideal for protect the skin of dogs who suffer from skin allergies and even skin cancers.