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A Guide to Dressing for Humid Weather

It’s not hard to find plenty of articles on the web outlining how to dress appropriately for cold winter weather. But how about a guide that shows you how to dress for scorching hot or humid weather? Just as much thought and consideration should be put into how to dress in the dog days of summer as for the cold and dreary winter months. If you want to make sure you are comfortable for those humid days without sacrificing style, take a look at this handy guide which goes over all the ways you can dress well, no matter how hot or humid it gets.

Dress Right With a Dress

The right kind of women’s dress is going to be your best friend on a humid summer day. With the right style and material, a dress can prove to be the most comfortable clothing piece to wear in sweltering weather. Stick to lightweight fabrics and obviously stay away from anything with long sleeves–short-sleeved and sleeveless dresses are the way to go. Regarding the length, your best bet will be something that falls at the knee so your legs will be comfortable, have room to breathe, and won’t be trapped underneath the fabric. You want to be as comfortable as possible on an unbearably humid day, so that includes making sure you’re not wearing a dress that is too tight and makes you feel restricted.

Sundresses are great to wear when you need to survive a humid day. Not only are they flexible and lightweight, but you can also choose from a vast selection of styles and colors, so you won’t have to give fashion up just to feel comfortable. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to stay away from dark colors like black or navy blue, which will just make the sun feel even hotter.

Wear a Hat

You’re already dealing with the humidity. You don’t want to add more discomfort if you don’t have to. So when the mercury rises, take extra precautions to protect against UV rays. In addition to slathering on the SPF, wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face. Even better, if you have long hair, keep it off your neck by putting it in a low bun or tucking it underneath your hat. Little things like this will keep you more comfortable on an already very uncomfortable day. And as an added bonus, there is something very old Hollywood chic about your hair up in a wide-brimmed sun hat. You’ll be giving off Audrey Hepburn vibes all day.

Have Your Favorite Pair of Shorts All Ready to Go

Denim shorts. Linen shorts. It doesn’t matter what they’re made of–just make sure you have a pair of women’s shorts ready for humid days. A pair of capri pants or long pants like jeans just won’t feel comfortable at all when you are battling intense humidity. Give your legs room to breathe by wearing shorts and your women’s summer shirt. It’s casual, but you can find plenty of ways to dress it up the classic shorts-and-top look to be even more stylish without compromising comfort. Finish off the look with a pair of cute flat sandals, and you are guaranteed to be far more comfortable on a hot day.

Opt For Lightweight, Breathable Materials

On a ridiculously humid day, the last thing you want is to wear an outfit that is tight and restrictive. No need to make the day any more uncomfortable than it is. Stick to lightweight articles of clothing that are breathable and easy to move around in. Choose lightweight t-shirts that hang on your body loosely or opt for flowy skirts instead. Stay away from dark colors, heavy materials, and any article of clothing that is difficult to move around in. You can still look fashionable, polished, and put together when you wear loose-fitting clothing; it’s all matter of how you piece your outfit together. There is a difference between baggy clothes and loose, lightweight clothes. Something like a sleeveless maxi dress is an example of something loose, but not sloppy.

A humid day is not the time to wear form-fitting clothing. Instead, try a flowy midi skirt with a comfy, lightweight t-shirt or blouse tucked into it. Complete the outfit with some small jewelry pieces, a pair of sunglasses and cute sandals, and you are prepared to look good and feel good on the hottest, most humid day of the summer.

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