Even though the idea of living in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops all summer is tempting, there are always going to be some events that call for more formal attire during the warm weather months whether it be a wedding, garden party or other formal soiree. Luckily, Fashion Fabrics Club has a variety of breathable and lightweight fabrics that provide great summer suiting solutions, keeping you feeling cool in the summer heat without sacrificing a classy aesthetic.
Cotton seersucker is known for its light weight and super breathable characteristic, making it a favorite among summer and warm climate suiting designs. The traditional white background, thin pinstriped seersucker look like White/charcoal stripe seersucker, White/taupe stripe seersucker, and White/blush pink stripe seersucker is a classic pick for summer suiting.
More contemporary takes on the classic seersucker suit include solid neutrals like
Linen and Linen Blends
Linen, another warm weather favorite, is a great option for a summer suiting fabric due to its high moisture absorbency and wicking ability. 100% linen fabrics in solid colors like Olive/off white linen make wonderful, cool suits that teeter on the line between casual and formalwear.
Using a cotton/linen blend like the striped White/black linen suiting (70% cotton, 30% linen) is a great way to get the linen look while decreasing the likelihood of wrinkles.
Linen is also often blended with the synthetic fiber rayon, which gives the fabric more flexibility to stretch and an increased absorbency. For this summer’s suit looks, linen/rayon blends are popular in an array of patterns like plaid; Tan plaid linen suiting (55% linen, 45% rayon), Grey plaid linen (50% linen, 50% rayon), and check; Taupe check linen suiting (55% linen, 45% rayon), Ivory/grey check linen (55 % linen, 45% rayon), and solids like Tan linen suiting (55% linen, 45% rayon).
The ever popular rib-weave poplin fabric in another wonderful suiting fabric for summer especially in light weight 100% wools like Dark navy wool poplin suiting.
For an even lighter weighted option, cotton poplins are the way to go. The addition of spandex like in the Soft beige stretch poplin (97% cotton, 3% lycra), Dark tan stretch poplin (97% cotton, 3% lycra), and Mocha brown stretch poplin (97% cotton, 3% lycra) gives the fabrics just enough stretch to make the suit super comfortable and breathable.