The Best Summer Fabric to Try: Cotton Gauze
Cotton gauze fabrics are everywhere this season and with good reason. This natural material is super soft and breathable for the hot and humid summer weather on its way. I’ve been wearing this lightweight fabric for years and love the subtle texture it brings to an outfit. I also love that ironing is not required! I’ve been sampling a few new gauze pieces here and there during my spring dressing room diaries, as well as adding some to my wardrobe.
On a recent trip to J. Crew Factory, I found this classic button-up shirt. I tried it on in the melon (shown here, but ultimately came home with their light blue shade. They come in sizes classic and petite, XXS-3X. These contain at least 30% of a re-imagined fabric, which contributes to J. Crew Factory’s goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of its key fibers by 2025.
Here’s how I wore the J Crew factory gauze shirt with a gauze skirt for a casual dinner out in Mexico.
Here’s a fun gauze dress I found. I loved the stripe but ended up buying this dress in navy. The fabric is opaque and lightweight, so it’s perfect for hot weather.
I bought it in navy and wore it often on my recent vacation to Mexico. The sleeves are a huge plus in my book, and the front tie gives the bodice some lovely shaping. It comes in a stripe, navy, and green, but it is selling out quickly.
I also love this striped gauze cover-up. The high-low hem is unique and you can’t go wrong with a fresh stripe for summer.
Gauze Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and More
Here are some other gauze clothing items that caught my eye while browsing. J.Crew and Nordstrom seemed to have the biggest selection right now, but I’ve included more from Talbots, Chico’s, J. Jill, and others below.
J. Crew Gauze Maxi Skirt
I love this flowy, breathable maxi skirt. The white is ideal for summer, and it also comes in pale pink and pale green. I’d wear this with my Jack Rogers sandals or a pair of espadrilles for an effortless summer outfit.
J. Crew V-Neck Shirt Dress
This simple dress makes it so easy to get ready during the warm weather months. Just add your favorite sandals, a sun hat, and your go-to sunglasses for a polished, put-together summer look.
J. Crew V Neck Soft Gauze Popover
The perfect summer shirt. This popover top from J. Crew will be a staple in your closet this season as it pairs well with all of your bottoms.
Tommy Bahama Midi Gauze Shirtdress
I know many of you like to wear dresses in the summer because they are easy and cool. This shirt dress from Tommy Bahama checks both boxes. It also comes in black or vibrant yellow.
Foxcroft Button-Up Shirt
I love button-up shirts because of their versatility. I can tie them up as I did in the first gauze button-up I showed, tuck them in, or leave them unbuttoned over a tank or swimsuit. This top from Foxcroft comes in several different shades, but I am really loving pastels like this pale purple right now!
Cotton Gauze Top
You can really find any garment you’re looking for in gauze, even a tee shirt! This cotton blouse by Caslon has a beautiful crinkled texture. I ordered this blue, then discovered it also comes in a stripe here.
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Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.
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