Summer heat is brutal and especially this year it’s been crazy hot making dressing up a challenge! Wearing the right material can be a game changer.
The Best Fabrics for Hot Weather:
Cotton is one the best fabrics for hot weather. Not only is it cheap and hugely available, but it is also great for the heat as it’s soft, lightweight, breathable, and also soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool.
It comes in countless styles and colors, meaning you can find a cotton garment to fit pretty much any need and body type. There are also a variety of cotton blends that have different qualities to help you stay wrinkle free, like cotton polyester blend will keep you from having to iron.
One drawback is that when you are sweating a lot, it may show moisture stains by your armpits or collar if you wear it in light colors.
Linen is the hubby’s favorite! It is also very light and is loosely woven which allows heat to escape from the body. It absorbs a lot of moisture and dries quickly, keeping you cool and dry.
Linen also wrinkles pretty often, but often than not, it’s considered a part of the style and look of linen.
Rayon is a man-made fabric blended from cotton, wood pulp, and other natural or synthetic fibers. Silk is another good fabric, but expensive, making this a cheaper alternative to silk.
Rayon has very thin fibers, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics and gives it a lightness that prevents it from sticking to a body in hot weather. Thanks to it being so comfortable and cooling to wear, rayon is an especially good fabric for sportswear and summer dresses.
And just like that, here are a few looks I am loving this summer!
I’ll be sharing another post with more summer dressing tips and looks…