Are you one of those people that hates the hot weather? Or do you love to get out in the heat? Whatever type you are, keeping cool in the sweltering sun is a must, whether you are on holiday or staying in the UK.
But what on earth do you wear in the summer? Well, natural fibres such as cotton are always best, and clothes that are free-floating and not too fitted so that the air can circulate around your body are better.
We’ve put together some suggestions just as the heatwave has started:
Ideal for creating air flow and letting in a breeze, kimonos can be worn with a simple bikini top underneath or a cami if you are not feeling adventurous.
Apricot Cream Floral Print Waterfall Kimono – £18.00
Wear this as your main garment or as a finishing touch with a contrasting tee-shirt and blue shorts.
One of the easiest ways to keep your cool is to pop on a t-shirt dress. Not only are they light and airy but they tend to be made from cotton.
V-Neck Vest Beach Dress with Cool Comfort™ Technology – £15.00
This one from Marks & Spencer goes to show that a tee-shirt dress doesn’t have to be white or a plain style. This one has a special fabric that draws away moisture from your body. Available in black, pink, navy or turquoise.
Maxi dresses come in all sorts of shapes and styles, from halter-neck, bustier top, strappy or long sleeves. They can also hide a multitude of sins.
George @ Printed Maxi Dress – £18
A strappy maxi dress from George at Asda that shows you don’t have to spend a fortune on clothes to get a classic look. Nice print with embellishment on the bust and adjustable straps.
Just like maxi dresses, flowing skirts allow the air to breathe around you and the extra fabric doesn’t mean more heat, less in fact.
Roman Originals Tropical Print Tiered Maxi Skirt – £25
Multi-tiered maxi skirt in pure cotton with a blue print that just needs a plain tee shirt to add to the look. Lovely ribbon detailing.
No longer stuck in the 70’s, women are now wearing kaftans as tops and not just for going to the beach. Make sure yours is made from a natural fibre.
Monsoon Sage Embroidered Kaftan – £39.00
100% pure cotton will ensure you keep cool in the hot weather. Red stitching against a soft white background and tassels add to the effect. Three-quarter length sleeves and keyhole detailing.
Playsuits are so easy to wear and a great way to show off a pair of tanned legs. They also keep you cool in the heat as your legs and arms are exposed.
Yellow Floral Print Strappy Playsuit – £14.99
These are not only a bargain but they are big and baggy, made from a cooling cotton mix and have straps. Gorgeous colour and floral print.