Though we’re all looking forward to the summer, equally, many of us are secretly dreading the same thing: intense heat in a largely non-air-conditioned country that makes you feel like you’re wading through treacle and creates a desire to just lie down in a dark, cool room. However, it needn’t be this way. The key to avoid getting overheated lies in simple things, such as cutting down on the make-up you apply as well as accessories, which activate your sweat follicles. To stay hydrated during the day, cover your head with a hat and shade your eyes with a pair of fancy sunglasses. ELLE Magazine published a very helpful article on how to stop excessive sweating here, which also mentions cutting down on caffeine and nicotine, as well as using a special antiperspirant.
But this is not all there is to heat survival: you can also stay cool by picking your stylish summer dresses wisely. We have listed some tips for keeping your cool in the glare of the hot sun below.
1. Avoid light blue
Light blue color will easily ruin your look by ensuring any excessive sweat patches show right through your clothing, even more so than other light colors. It’s not classy when this happens and it might leave you feel unconfident if you have to walk around with it all day. So let’s move on and talk about the colors you should wear.
2. Do wear coral and cream colors
These shades are back this summer and you’ll no doubt find a range of dresses in different sizes and cuts in all your favourite stores. Instead of absorbing the heat they will reflect it, and if you still get too hot in the end, it will help you ventilate your body. Not only are these colors very pretty, they are also a safe bet for avoiding body odour!
3. Wear textured fabrics
Textured fabrics like linen and oxford will keep your skin away from the fabric by allowing air through, which helps prevent sweating and/or overheating.
4. Go sleeveless
Sleeveless dresses will allow your skin to breathe, and lightweight clothing will help even more. You can find some cute chiffon dresses in this store for a cheap price that will do the trick for you. They’re stylish and will help you keep your cool, in the literal and figurative senses!
Hopefully these tricks will help you in finding the perfect stylish summer dress. Other quick tips that might help you find something that flawlessly fits in with the summer fashion trends of 2013 is going for patterns, or wearing bright red cocktail dresses reminiscent of those popular in the late fifties. Ultimately, it’s most important to feel confident in your clothes – so have a great summer and enjoy the sunshine!