Stay cool in cotton

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Stay cool in cotton

February 21, 2024

Stay cool in cotton summer dresses and cotton capsules

Cotton in summer is nothing new. Soft, light and endlessly versatile, it’s the quiet hero of warm-weather wardrobes. This season, our designers have put together a beautiful collection in pure cotton and featherweight cotton blends. Cotton cardigans, easy capsules and sustainably printed cotton summer dresses – discover cotton styles to wear now, and love forever.

Why is cotton good for summer?

Pure, natural cotton grows in tropical and subtropical regions. The perennial shrub is a member of the Mallow family and produces a seed pod called the ‘boll’. The seeds are protected by fluffy fibres and disperse in the breeze, ready to be harvested and turned into soft, easy-wear yarns. And it’s a wonder fabric come summer. With hollow fibres that allow air to circulate over the body, clothes like cotton summer dresses keep you cool when temperatures rise. Cotton is breathable, too, making it the perfect fabric for mid-season jumpers and cardigans. Cotton is Mother Nature’s treat if you suffer from sensitive skin – its hypoallergenic fibres are soft, gentle and surprisingly strong. Wash at no higher than 30 degrees and turn garments inside out, and your favourite cotton clothes will look great for years to come.

Riviera Cotton Knit 9105

Cotton Capsules

Dressing for summer is a breeze when you have a quality selection of cotton essentials. Our carefully sourced cotton yarns are soft and lightweight, and make the simplest of pieces a pleasure to wear.
A white tee is top of everyone’s list. Timeless and versatile, it’s the piece you can wear anywhere, everywhere and all season long – simply layer under cotton cardigans. Our Essential Classic Tee is a wardrobe staple in stretch-enriched cotton, as is our Essential Cotton Jersey Vest.
Wear your tee with these Ultimate Comfy Jeans for a never-fail look. We’ve called these jeans ‘ultimate’ for a reason – they’re comfortable yet shaping, in cotton-rich stretch denim. For a lighter palette, try these Cotton-rich Roll-up Trousers.
High summer calls for the coolest textures like this cotton-linen jacket and trouser set. Wear as a complete daytime look or style separately – there are so many possibilities.

Cotton cardigans and the lightest layers

The British weather is famously fickle, and deciding what to wear can become a daily dilemma. The answer lies in layering: choose light knits and cotton cardigans you can pop on or remove as the temperature dictates.
Our pure organic cotton knits are bulk free and so easy to wear. Pull on the Riviera Cotton Knit with jeans and casual shoes – its nautical feel is ideal for weekends.

Pure Cotton Knitted Jacket 9928

Cotton cardigans are another must because, as we all know, the weather tends not to cooperate when we want to dress for summer. You can wear our pointelle cotton cardigan over everything, from plain tees to cotton summer dresses.

Find another versatile layer in our Pure Cotton Knitted Jacket. We’ve designed it in two shades and, like all our knits, handcrafted it here in Britain using skilled full fashioning.

Striped Linen-rich Dress 4415

Be ever cool in woven cotton summer dresses

Woven cotton summer dresses are light and breezy, with gentle structure that hangs refreshingly from the body. They feel just right on sun-drenched days.

Why not ease into the season with our Palm Leaf Cotton Dress? It’s a subtle take on tropical print, in elemental colours of navy and natural. The button-through fit is light and loose, with soft pleats for shape.

Statement pieces to shop now

Enjoy cotton’s gentle touch when you head out in our day-to-dinner designs. You’ll feel perfectly elegant in this Mural Woven Cotton Skirt. Its voluminous design – new for this season – features swishy folds of pure cotton and a modern, scattered print. Hidden stretch panels at the waist ensure a perfect fit.
Or, why not tap into the broderie trend with our Notch-neck Broderie Top? All-over floral broderie details featherlight pure cotton, with scallop stitching at the hem and sleeves. A beautiful piece for evening drinks and al fresco dinners.
Comfortable, cool and effortless to style, discover cotton pieces to take you wherever summer does.

Mural Woven Cotton Skirt 7060

Notch-neck Broderie Top 6848

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