Avoid Sweat Patches: Know about the 6 Best and Worst Fabric for Summers

If you consider yourself as a sweaty betty, we have listed down the best fabrics for you to wear this summer. Let’s explore what best suits you and know about the benefits of cotton to the evils of rayon.

Every person at some point in time will surely be having some kind of sweat patch fiasco, whether they consider themselves as a ‘sweaty person’ or not.

The unprecedented hot climes always play havoc with our sweat glands. Even if you are a person who only requires a small spritz of deodorant in the morning or a person in the social gathering, whose friends whisper 'S.U.L.A' (sweaty upper lip alert).

You can reach the height of being cool with your ALEXA CHUNG faux patent leather skirt but wearing this in a hot bus ride might be the height of cool, but at the same time dealing with the sweat dribble running down your legs can rather undermine this statement. And when you come to realize that even the best dry cleaners are not able to overturn the pong of your overheated underarms, then you will surely think about the clever (as thought by you) investment which you did in Burberry wool-felt blazer isn't that clever.

Summers!! You seriously test our patience!!

There is a great hot weather, but what makes us struggle is to know what is the right clothing, not only for this increased temperature and but also for the excessive public sweating.

So for the do and don’ts of summer, a list has been rounded up by us. Let’s face the summers because looking like our elbows make us really feel tired.

Summer fabric – Do’s:


Your summer wardrobe always consists of maximum numbers of cotton dresses, shirts and flared skirts and there is definitely a reason behind this.

Cotton is considered to be a natural fiber through which air can easily circulate and can move freely through the fabric. Cotton ensure the airflow that helps in drying out the damp areas of the body. Cotton which is of very good quality and is light in weight easily absorbs moisture and is also available in a diverse range of styles and colors.

But you should also be warned, as another trait of cotton is that it easily creases. So whenever you are planning for a holiday, so packing the cotton-polyester clothes is the best option.

Another thing to keep in concern is that as the cotton soaks the moisture, so it can easily become heavy and wet. In such case always go for the light colors rather than choosing the dark colors to avoid pit patches.


Linen is considered to be a loosely woven fabric that helps in escaping the heat from the body and it easily absorbs moistures and quickly dries.

What does it really mean?

In a mathematical sum: You + linen = cool as a cucumber.

Linen has another characteristic that it does not tend to stick to the body as it is malleable in nature. Also if you do not want crinkles that go for the linen blends, as the linen can wrinkle quite easily.


Another fabric which is apt for summers is Chambray. It is similar to denim and in the warp, it is woven with a colored yarn and in the weft, it is woven with a white yarn.

This fabric is light in weight and is breathable.

So opt for the darker shades as it absorbs the majority of sweat and says goodbye to bum sweat.

Just watch your summer days getting officially over by swapping your denim wardrobe with the chambray alternatives.

Summer fabric - Don'ts:


Polyester is considered to be a sweaty woman's nightmare in summer. However, it is a highly stain-resistant and durable fabric.

If you will wear polyester in summers then you will all day feel trapped in the vacuum of your own sweat. Polyester is very horrendous in absorbing moisture as this fabric is woven or knitted from the polyester thread or yarn and obviously the polyester base fabrics are water resistant.

This can be better explained if you will focus on why those bargain garments of your wardrobe stay exactly there - during summer.

And for all our sakes, get polyester swapped with cotton.


A sneaky devil is what Rayon is.

This fabric is man-made is woven with a blend of cotton, wood pulp, and with some of the natural or synthetic fibers.

However, rayon does not get stick to the body due to its thin fibers, but we should not forget that its synthetic fibers just like polyester repels water, rather than absorbing it.

What you have to remember one thing is that, the summer fabrics you wear should absorb the water instead of repelling it. Obviously, it may be contradictory for a person who always suffers from sweat patches on the clothes, but choosing textures which repel moisture will clearly reflect the areas of dampness on whatever you wear.


You have really got to be a brave soul if you are choosing denim to wear in summers, even if the denim shorts may look cute on you when you roam in a park.

Denim in clear terms is ‘anti-sweat’. Neither it is breathable nor stretchy. It is a durable but a heavyweight fabric.

My fellow sweaters, denim is not at all your friend. It results in bum sweat, chaffing, and increased sweat.

So remember what is best to wear in summer is cotton, linen, and chambray.