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This week, Fashion Magazine asked their style panel how to wear silk during the hot summer months. Silk, while it’s very breathable, also allows for sweat to leave some embarrassing pit-stains ūüôĀ ¬†which could be problematic on hot days. But, with help from a good antiperspirant (I love this one from Dove) I spend my summers sweat-free in luxurious silks! Here is how I told Fashion to style them.

This dress is clearly one of my favourites, seen here and here in each Spring/Summer season.

Photography by Trevor Negin
Kaftan: Vintage, Mules: Zara (on sale now!), Earrings and Bracelet: Nektar de Stagni, Belt: Banana Republic

Silk Kaftan

Kaftan

Kaftan: Vintage Kaftan  Sunglasses: Michael Kors  Shoes: Browns  Belt: H&M 

caf·tan or kaf·tan: A full-length garment with elbow-length or long sleeves, worn chiefly in eastern Mediterranean countries. A westernized version of this garment consisting of a loose, usually brightly colored waist-length or ankle-length tunic

So a Kaftan or caftan is generally hard to wear,¬†especially¬†if your a woman with curves, because it’s so loose it can make you look larger than you really are. I like to belt garments like this.¬†Belting¬†allows for your body’s shape to shine. On hot and humid days it’s also great to wear natural fibres as they allow your skin to breath, and of course, fair girls like me cover your skin in the sun or wear ¬†a high SPF to stay safe in the sun.