New Delhi: Thinking about what to wear in summer can be challenging. Summer can be a hard season to dress, but there are a few reliable ways to dress for sweltering heat and humidity. Let’s take views of some fashion designers from New Delhi.
Delhi is a fun city. It’s extremely cold in winters and extremely hot in summers. Summers are the most dreaded season here but don’t let this scorching heat pull you down.
Designer Neeru Thakur from New Delhi said, “During summer, we normally wear light coloured cotton clothes. We sweat a lot in summers. Cotton is a good absorber of water.”
Poonum Nagpal, fashion designer and owner of boutique named Tehhzeeb Collection, said to CitySpidey, “In summer, you need to be even smarter with the types of clothes you choose when you want to cover up certain areas. I personally don’t believe in using shape wear too much as it’s far too hot and uncomfortable. Instead choose smart tops, skirts and dresses that drape in all the right areas to cover up any bulges. Asymmetric dresses and tops are usually very good at doing that.”
Here are some tips by the designers to get your entire wardrobe ready for warm weather:
1. Wear light-coloured clothing: Choose light colours and white dresses, and also button-down shirts, which reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's rays.
2. Opt for sleeveless or loose sleeves: When it comes to summer clothes, the goal is to have as much airflow as possible. You don't have to go fully strapless, but consider sleeveless tops and off-shoulder or puff-sleeve blouses. Short-sleeve button-ups are another good option.
3. Stay away from tight clothing: Loose-fitting clothing is your best bet for staying cool in the summer. Go for cropped, wide-leg pants, loose shirts, oversize blouses, dresses and skirts with room to breathe.
4. Upgrade your athleisure: Technical fabrics are typically moisture-wicking, but they’re also tight, which isn’t always great for summer. If you're a fan of athleisure, swap your usual black leggings and sweatshirt for colourful bike shorts and tank tops or short-sleeve crop tops.
5. Choose breathable fabrics: It may not matter during the rest of the year, but you’ll definitely notice the difference between breathable fabrics and fabrics that trap moisture during the summer. Synthetics usually aren’t breathable, so check clothing labels to make sure your clothes are 100 per cent linen, cotton, or silk. If you want to play with texture, try eyelet and seersucker.
6. Ditch jeans: Denim is one of the heaviest fabrics. If you wear stretch jeans or skinny jeans, you may find them too warm for your summer style. Look for lightweight cotton or linen pants instead. If you must wear denim, opt for wide-leg jeans, which still allow for some air circulation.
7. Rely on dresses: Dresses aren’t just for special occasions. A comfy summer dress is an easy option for days when you don’t know what to wear. Summer is the perfect time to bring out your mini dresses, rompers, and miniskirts, but its okay to go longer, too. For a boho summer look, opt for a sleeveless maxi dress or long skirt. A tie-front dress can give you a little extra air circulation.
8. Wear leather sandals: Flip-flops are great for going to the beach, but to dress up your look, opt for strappy sandals or espadrilles, which still let your toes breathe. Leather sandals come in comfortable options that will look more stylish than the standard foam flip-flops.
Try these attires and let us know how you feel about them in the comment section.