Temperatures are rising, but that doesn't mean your style has to plummet!
Summer is certainly here and to get ready for the season, Laloom shares our top 8 summer style tips.
The Printed Dress
Be it a bouquet of floral or mixed patterns, make a splash this summer rocking a feminine frock.
The Looser, The Better
The less fabric touching your body, the cooler you will be. A loose and flowing dress will keep you cooler than a pair of shorts and a skin-tight tank top. Flowy tops and dresses are better than anything form fitting, as summer is hot and wearing clothes that are very form fitting will make you and your clothes sweaty. Plus, flowy clothing and summer go hand in hand.
Skip The Padded Bra
Padded bras and a hot summer day equal major bra sweat. Instead go for a soft, unlined bra or slip.
Direct sunlight not only damages your skin, it also raises body temperature. Choosing a cover-up like a kaftan means your cover-up doubles as a dress - a hidden cover-up out in the open.
Dark colours absorb light and make you feel hotter, while light colours reflect light and help keep you cool. Not only will lighter colours keep you cooler but they also have a better summer vibe.
The cardinal rule for hot weather dressing is that bigger is better. Extra wiggle room allows for more air to circulate.
All In The Fabric
To stay cool on steamy days, it's best to seek out materials like cotton, as the fibres are hollow in the centre, allowing them to absorb perspiration and release it quickly. Silk is also a great summer material because it's natural, breathable and cooling.
One Size: The one size kaftan has an inner side seam with a circumference of 140 cm and comfortably fits Australian sizes 8 through to 18.
|Plus Size: The plus size kaftan has a circumference of 210 cm and will comfortably fit up to an Australian size 24.|
Short Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size short kaftans are 82 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.
|Mid Length Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size mid length kaftans are 105 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.|
|Long Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size long kaftans are 125 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.|