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Summer Style Tips

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.

1 The Printed Dress

Be it a bouquet of floral or mixed patterns, make a splash this summer rocking a feminine frock.


In this photo: Serenity Kaftan Dress

2 The looser, the better

The less fabric touching your body, the cooler you will be.  A loose and flowing maxi 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.

Ebony BlackIn this photo: Ebony Kaftan Stone/Black

3 Skip the padded bra

Padded bras and a hot summer day = major bra sweat.  Instead go for a soft, unlined bra or slip.

little_mermaid_ws2-copy800x1200In this photo: Little Mermaid Kaftan Dress

4 Bring the shade with you

Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or carry a lightweight scarf with you to drape over your shoulder or head whenever you feel like it.short chiffon kaftan in tribal print sonic

In this photo: Summer kaftan – Sonic with v neck

5 Cover up

Direct sunlight not only damages your skin, it 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.hibiscus-heaven-ns2

 In this photo: Hibiscus Heaven Kaftan Dress

6 Light Colours

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.

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In this photo: Kayla Peach/Lemon Kaftan Dress

7 Go for bigger

The cardinal rule for hot weather dressing is that bigger is better.  Extra wiggle room allows for more air to circulate.

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In this photo: Palm Springs White Kaftan Dress

8 All in the fabric

To stay cool on steamy days, it’s best to seek our 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.

In this photo: Venezuela Short Silk Kaftan with y neck

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