Summer heat can be tough to bear, especially while dressing modestly! But don't worry, we've got some tips and style suggestions to make this summer a breeze for you . . .
#1: Go Natural
The best fabrics to wear in the summer are natural ones-- they will be the most breathable. Our favorites are cotton and rayon (viscose).
#2: Let Loose
Most hijabis like to wear loose-fitting clothing anyway, but in summer this is especially important. Tight-fitting or clingy clothing can feel suffocating in the summer heat. Go for tunics and dresses that are loose and flowing, that won't stick to your skin.
#3: Keep it Simple
On the hottest days, you will definitely want to skip the layers, and instead keep it simple with as few articles of clothing as possible. Try a long sleeved tunic, and make sure it's not clingy or transparent so you don't have to wear an undershirt.
#4: Light as a Feather
To keep you cool, choose clothing and hijabs that are light-weight. Even polyester fabrics can feel light and breezy if they are the right weight.
#5: Ditch the Dark Colors
It's a scientific fact: darker colors absorb more light, therefore getting hotter. So if you want to keep your coolest, wear light-colored clothing which will reflect light instead of absorbing it. So there's a reason white is the quintessential summer color!
Need helping putting these tips to practice? Here are some of our best hijabs and tunics to help you beat the summer heat:
Aker Silk Cotton: Lightweight shawls and square hijabs that are 70% Cotton and 30% Silk, these hijabs provide the ultimate relief from the summer heat.
Aker Ince Shawls: In Turkish, "Ince" means "thin," and these shawls definitely live up to that name! These are a great affordable summer hijab option. Although they are polyester, they are so thin that they are still breezy.
Tugba Embroidered Tunic H6599: This tunic checks all our boxes for summer tunics: It's lightweight, is made of a viscose and cotton blend, and long and long-sleeved, so you won't need to layer it with anything.
Tugba Zigzag Tunic: This A-line tunic flares out from the body and isn't clingy. It's also 100% cotton, which makes it a great summer choice! It even comes in four different colors.
Puane Geometric Dress: Although its polyester, this dress is so light-weight you won't even notice! Plus, the cute pattern makes it very fun and summery.