Women's Summer Clothing: Beat the Heat with These Cool Looks

Women's summer clothing beats the heat with classic looks that are flattering for older women.

Timeless looks are:

  • county checks.
  • tropical prints.
  • crisp seersucker.
  • nautical style.
  • summer dresses for all occasions.
  • sun dresses.
  • halter tops and topless styles.
  • cute cotton T-shirts.

Gingham Country Checks Evoke Nostalgic Charm

Red-and-white cotton checks, also called gingham, have a homespun country look. Today, there are many color permutations of this classic fabric.

Traditionally cotton fabric, gingham checks are ideal for a blouse or a summer sun dress.

Pair a red-checked blouse with bright yellow shorts or yellow accent sandals and handbag, for a combination that is fresh.

Whether you choose shorts, a blouse, or a simple red-checked scarf, gingham is a classic look for womens summer clothes.

You also may find these fabulous check in other cool colors, such as yellow, blue, or multi.

Tropical Print Fabrics Are Always Fun

Tropical prints evoke umbrella drinks or Margharitaville, depending on your cultural idiom.

A tropical print top can brighten a neutral pant or skirt of black, white, or khaki.

This page is devoted to tropical-print-dresses, blouses, and shirts.

Americans love for these colorful floral prints emerged in the 1930s and has never truly subsided. Our preferences for these cheerful fabrics permutes over time; for example, in these whimsical bird print fabrics.

Summer wouldn't be the same without colorful tropical print women's summer clothing.

Seersucker Tops Women's Summer Clothing as Naturally Wicking Fabric

Seersucker fabric has a fascinating 600-year history.

Wrinkles woven into the stripes are the secret of this wicking fabrics enduring appeal.

Like khaki, batik, silk, and tropical prints, seersucker is an Eastern import to Western culture.

Navy blue and white seersucker was the only color for years. It came in a thin pinstripe.

Today, many more seersucker patterns are available, and the stripes may be of varying widths. Colors include gray-white, green-white, and red-white stripes.

Here's more about cool and crisp summer seerksucker.

Nautical Style Effortlessly Moves from Deck to Dock

Nautical style is a fashion classic for seagoing vacationers and landlubbers alike.

It has been a favorite for nearly 150 years.

Taking it's cue from Breton seaman's striped knit shirts, today's nautical fashion can be put together inexpensively and always look sharp.

White bottoms, a striped shirt, perhaps a double-breasted navy blazer, and you've got the look.

Add red accessories -- sandals, handbag, nail polish and lipstick -- for drama.

Here's a selection of nautical fashion, including jewelry and hats, for you.

The sailor pant was one of the earliest influences on womens wide leg pants and remain a fashion staple to this day.

Summer Dresses Look Hot and Beat the Heat

Summer dresses are not just for vacations, and this page offers a variety of styles, prices, and fabrics.

I prefer natural fibers, such as cotton or silk, for warm weather.

Seersucker is a longtime fave.

Summer sun dresses are flirty and fun, perfect for sipping tea on the patio or a trip to the beach. Click on the link for more.

Halter top dresses and strapless styles can be risky business. So check out that page for the answer to your questions.

Cute Cotton T-Shirts Are Affordable Chic

I'm not sure anyone can get through summer with a half-dozen cute cotton T-shirts.

I couldn't.

Reader Dar Hefron tells us why she loves cute cotton T-shirts and how she uses them in her wardrobe.

To sum it all up, these classic looks in women's summer clothing are crisp, comfortable, and wise clothing investments that can be stylishly worn year after year.

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