With the unofficial start of summer coming up, it’s officially time to get the summer dress rotation in order. Check out Fashion Fabrics Club’s top 5 recommendations for the best fabrics to use when crafting your summer dresses.
A seersucker sundress makes for a great summer travel companion—the natural crinkle hides any wrinkling from being packed, and also gives the fabric a natural breeziness, as it minimizes the surface area touching the skin.
The ultimate summer fabric for its insouciant vibe and incredibly airy nature; linen is an obvious, and perfect, choice for summer dresses. For something a little unexpected, try it in a shirtdress with an extra long hemline—it’s an elegant update from last year’s mini shirtdress obsession.
Silk is another front-runner in the summer fabric realm thanks its cool, slinky feel and light weight. Opt for a 100% silk rather than a polyester blend to maximize on the airiness and go with a bold pattern (as it helps cover up any pesky perspiration stains).
Evoking that classic sunny picnic-in-the-park look, a gingham sundress is one of those timeless pieces you’ll reach for again and again, year after year—especially if you go with a classic silhouette like an A-line or fit-and-flare.
Whimsical and sophisticated, playful and elegant—chiffon is one of those best-of-both-worlds fabrics that makes it the perfect pick for a chic summer dress. Keep in mind that many chiffons are transparent, so inserting a lining is essential (and it also happens to keep you cooler too as chiffon falls into the less-breathable spectrum of the fabric realm, especially if directly in contact with skin).