Best Fabrics for That Killer Summer Heat

When it comes to staying cool and relaxed in this sultry Louisiana summer sun, you might consider switching to shorts and tanks to battle the heat. It's not just about how much fabric you're wearing, though. Choosing the right fabric will keep you feeling fresh and breezy.. These are our favorite cooling materials for summer outfits.


A classic for a reason, cotton gets high marks for its breathability. This natural fiber is made from wide-set loops that allow air to circulate, so you'll feel cool and dry rather than stuffy and sweaty. The lightweight, soft fabric is our approachable go-to for everything from T-shirts to casual dresses.


This off-shoot of cotton has a higher thread count. It is a lightweight, denim fabric. You'll love the finer weave and soft feel of this mainstay, which can be even more breathable than cotton. We love a good chambray shirtdress or lightweight button-down—perfect for throwing on over your favorite bikini!

Linen and Linen Blends

Nothing says summer like a pair of crisp yet flowy white linen. This natural fabric is breathable enough to pull heat and sweat away from the body while allowing air to circulate. With the right design, it can also be formal enough for fancy events like summer weddings.

Cotton-Synthetic Blends

Cotton goes practical when we add a bit of synthetic fiber, commonly spandex, rayon, nylon, or polyester. These materials wick moisture away from the body, so they are commonly used for athletic wear. If you have an active lifestyle and want to stay cool and polished, try athleisure-inspired pieces with these performance-ready blended fabrics.

SoSis Boutique has the best collection of tops, bottoms, and dresses available in these warm-weather fabrics. We cater to the fun, fashionable woman with an approachable style that suits work and play alike, with trendy pieces available in extended sizes. Find summer-ready accessories and shoes to complete the look. Browse our collections online or stop by our Baton Rouge or Port Allen location to find your next summer-friendly look!

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