How to Dress for Hot Weather?

Girls in a sunflower field

© Antonino Visalli

Summer is coming. But dressing for it is not as obvious as it might seem. Short pieces of clothing are not always the best option. In fact, they may be your worst enemy if you wear them on a really hot day. Y can have a look at the new dresses and what’s new in clothing at Goddiva to get some summer inspo, but first, here’s a reminder of five key fashion tips about dressing for hot the weather:

Pick the right fabrics

Let’s start with the fabrics. This is a really crucial point and one that people don’t pay much attention to. When the temperatures are too high, it’s very important to pay attention to the fabrics you’re wearing. Linen is probably your best bet. It’s extremely light and that’s why it’s so popular in the summer. Cotton is great too. This fabric breathes very well, so cotton tops or t-shirts are better for hot days than other synthetic materials such like elastane, for example (also known as Lycra).



Loose garments 

Again, short pieces of clothing do not necessarily meet all the criteria to be worn on a hot day. Items like short tops and miniskirts may seem like a good idea but they are not. Firstly, the more skin you expose to the sunlight, the hotter you will get. Secondly, items like these tend to be tight and that’s another thing to avoid. Clothes such as this comfortable Leopard Print Long Skirt (£36.00) or loose tops and t-shirts are the best option for the hot weather because they allow the air to circulate.

Leopard print skir

Light Colours

 Remember that colour interferes with light and the sunlight is… well, light. In a nutshell, white reflects the light and black absorbs it. Keeping this in mind, white would be the best colour to wear on a hot day. Tones of khaki, peach or lavender are good too. Avoid darker colours like navy and brown and black would be the worst option. Under no circumstances you should wear black on a hot day. Take a look at this White Floral Print Maxi Dress (£66.00). Maxi dresses are great because even if they are floor-length, they are always very loose – especially this one, with a leg split!

Floral Maxi Dress

Open footwear

Another important thing to remember: shoes! As much as trainers can be really comfortable, try to avoid close footwear on hot days. Also, for the good health of your feet and toenails, it’s not good to deprive your feet from fresh air for many hours, especially when the temperatures are high. These Silver Glitter Mid Heel Sandals (£59.00) are very elegant and a good investment for this summer. Explore other options in our collection of sandals at Goddiva.

Silver Glitter Mid Heel sandals

Accessories help too

 The neck is another body part that often gets unnecessarily covered in the case of women with long hair. It might not bother you throughout most of the year but in the hot weather it’s good to tie your hair up. These Floral Hair Scrunchies Set (£9.99) will uplift simple hairstyles like a bun or a ponytail.

Floral Scrunchies

 At last (but not least), sunglasses! This is a great tip. They really add up to your look and, more importantly, they protect your eyes by blocking the sunlight’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Have you seen these gorgeous Storm Oversized Metal Sunglasses (£35.00)? Find this and other models in our sunglasses collection.


Rose tint sunglasses

Enjoy this summer with a fresh and fashionable look! Delight yourself with our new Summer Dresses collection at Goddiva.

Written by Catarina Joele


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