How To Look Classically Cool In The Heat Of The Summer

Summer is a joy for fashion lovers. The thick coats and practical boots have been banished to the back of the closet and your summer dresses and tops have been retrieved and dusted off. No longer do you have to hide your lovely outfits under a thick coat, your carefully put together attire is on show for everyone to see. There is only one problem and that is the heat! Summer clothes must look amazing and be able to keep you cool as temperatures soar. A red, flustered complexion is not a good look and is one to be avoided if at all possible. Here are some tips for looking classically elegant and cool on the hottest summer days whether you are at a sophisticated garden party or on the beach with your family.
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Keep colors light

Light colors are always a good idea when the sun comes out. Wearing light colors including pastels, creams and whites reflects the heat away from your body instead of absorbing it. Alfred Dunner dresses look incredibly chic and stylish on all figures. The designs give you the ultimate combination of quality and comfort and you can choose from a huge range of colors and fabrics to suit your style and budget.

Select fabrics with some structure

Soft and floaty silks and satins seem like the perfect choice for a hot summer evening but could end up being a mistake. These fabrics stay in close contact with your skin which is fine if your skin is smooth and dry. However, on a hot summer evening, your skin could become very sticky and the fabric will adhere to your skin. This ruins the flow of the garment and will make you even hotter and stickier! Instead, stick to garments that have some structure to them and which can absorb the sweat from your skin without sticking to you.

Natural fibers will work with your body

Select fabrics that will work with your body to dispel moisture (this will cool you down) and to allow air to circulate near your skin. Natural fabrics such as linen and cotton are very good at doing this so select clothes that are cotton-rich. Buy a range of items that you can mix and match and combine cotton tops with linen pants for a floaty, sophisticated feel.

Avoid skin-tight styles

This is the season when ‘light and flowing’ wins over ‘skin-tight’. Lightweight denim in pale colours and white can look great in the summer but you should select a loose-fitting style. This gives your skin room to breathe. Air can circulate across the surface of your skin and cool you down. If you block off this natural heat-loss mechanism with a skin-tight pair of jeans you will prevent your body from cooling down and will get a lot hotter than you have to.

With a clever combination of styles, colours, and fabrics you can look classically elegant and keep cool all summer.
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