Could you give us a few tips on how to use the 3-piece outfit rule in sweltering heat? Thank you so much!
When you’re thinking about your 3rd piece in heat, it may just be an accessory like a string of beads. At most it would be a very lightweight waistcoat over a cami.
Some general rules for dressing in sweltering heat include:
1. Think Lightweight – fabrics and accessories. Anything heavy will make you feel hot and will be uncomfortable. Keep your accessories lightweight. Heavy beads will weigh you down in the heat and can make you feel very hot. Think about adding a pair of chandelier earrings rather than a necklace if it feels all too hot and heavy.
2. Avoid waistbands – Avoid items that cling at your waist. I know that you can create more options with separates, but often dresses are cooler to wear in really hot climates as you don’t necessarily have a waist band which cuts off the flow of air around your torso.
3. Natural fibre fabrics – Fabric is really important. Something lightweight from a natural fibre will be way more comfortable than something polyester, which traps the heat in and makes you sweat.
4. B-String rather than a cami to ensure there are less layers
5. Hair off your neck – hair is hot, keep it off your neck and body.
Dressing in super hot weather can be very hard, particularly if you don’t like to show much skin.
Work out what you prefer to wear. Is it shorts, skirts or dresses? Then base your wardrobe around your favourite kind of garment to wear and add accessories as your 3rd piece to add interest and detail to your outfit.