The 3 Best Fabrics for Hot Weather
- Cotton is one the best fabrics for hot weather. Cotton is soft, lightweight, breathable, and soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool. The downsides to cotton are that it can wrinkle easily and tends to soak up moisture so it could become heavy and wet.
Care Instructions: Cold Hand or Machine Wash. Dry Flat and out of the Sun.
- Linen is another top choice for a breathable fabric to wear in hot weather conditions. It is also very light and is loosely woven which allows heat to escape from the body. It absorbs a lot of moisture and dries quickly, keeping you cool and dry. It tends to be stiff, but that also means that it is not sticking to your body. Linen also wrinkles often, but a lot of people like it, and view it as a part of the style and look of linen.
Care Instructions: Machine Wash, line dry or low cool heat in dryer.
- Rayon is a man-made fabric blended from cotton, wood pulp, and other natural or synthetic fibers. Rayon has very thin fibers, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics and gives it a lightness that prevents it from sticking to a body in hot weather. Since it is so comfortable and cooling to wear, rayon is an especially good fabric for summer dresses and drapes beautifully. While a great fabric for hot weather, rayon can shrink when washed in warm water.
Care Instructions: We Recommend cold hand wash and line dry.