Which Fabrics Are Best Suited For Summer And Winter?

The summer has been extremely hot in some regions. However, in winter, despite not being so cold in some places, in others, it even snows. For this reason, our wardrobe must be very varied.

There are a plethora of fabrics that, when mixed together, can easily fool us. Therefore, the ideal is to always check the composition of the fabric on the label, so that you do not fool yourself and spend the most heat with a garment that “oh, it seemed so cool”.

But, what are the most recommended fabrics to use hot? And which ones heat the body more?

The lightest and most comfortable fabrics to wear on warm days include cotton, viscose, and linen. Some blends can also be great options for summer, such as viscolycra, which is widely used in skirts and dresses.
And when you think of wool? Soon your head will turn into a thick hot cloth, won’t it? But know that there are many types of wool, and in this post, Anvisha will show you that wool is not always used in winter.

See the most suitable fabrics for hot days


Cotton is the lightest and coolest fabric. It is a natural fibre that allows the skin to breathe. It’s a material found in several other fabrics, which we’ll look at below.


Denim is a twill fabric, usually made of cotton. Some have a percentage of elastane. It is not very light, but it can be used in clothes to wear in summer, such as pants, shorts, skirts and dresses.


It can be used on children’s and adult clothing, shirts and dresses. It is very fine and can be made of cotton or linen. The cotton ones are transparent. Linen is heavier than cotton.


Satin can be made with various types of materials, those made with cotton and silk are light and fresh. Silk ones are light, good for clothes that are loose on the body because they are not as fresh as cotton ones. Those made of polyester or polyamide are brighter (fantasy carnival style) and do not adapt well to clothing, they feel dry and overheat the body.


There are several types of crepes. It can be made of various types of fibres and can also be found in silk, cotton, polyester, and viscose. One of the finest and freshest is crepe chiffon, transparent and with a slightly wrinkled texture. Crepes made with natural fibre are the best. But if they are 100% polyester or another synthetic fibre, they will be warm and not a good fit.


It is a soft fabric that can be used to make shirts, dresses, overalls, skirts, shorts, etc. It is usually found in white, but there are other colours. A more romantic and natural style.

Cold wool

It is made with 100% wool, but suitable for the heat, and good for the seasons and regions with temperature variations, such as the southern region. The fabric is made from the composition of very fine threads. Their labels are labelled “Super 100, 120, 150, 180,” and the higher the number, the finer the thread. It is widely used in the manufacture of men’s and women’s suits.


This fabric is made from the “linen” plant itself, it has a more rustic touch and is easily kneaded, but this is its charm. Normally the pieces made with this fabric have an ecru or white tone, but nowadays we already find colourful and vibrant pieces.


There are many types of lace, some thicker and some thinner, and it can be used both hot and cold. If the composition is completely synthetic, it hinders perspiration. But there is also cotton silk and other softer and fresher types. It can be used to create a variety of garments. With silk, you can make casual, romantic and sensual clothes, and it can be used in party clothes.

Satin twill

This fabric is made of 100% cotton. It is a little thinner than denim. It has a bright touch and a more refined look. It is not a type of twill (despite its name), but has a similarity to common twill due to its weight. It is good for making pants and tailoring.
Silk: Silk is a natural fibre used in the manufacture of various fabrics. There are some fabric blends that imitate silk, but these are not that cool, artificial and synthetic variations change the texture of the fabric.


This cloth is made from pulp from the pulp of trees. It has a softness similar to that of cotton with a touch of silk. The pieces have a fluid drop from the cellulose fibres and a slight sheen. It is very resistant to humidity. Ideal for blouses and dresses.


This fabric is made from cotton and is slightly heavier than cambric. Yet it is light, called in some places also cotton sateen. It is mainly used in children’s clothing and women’s summer clothing. The best quality ones are used in making shirts and dresses.


The base of the viscose is made of cellulose, but it is a man-made fibre. Viscose fabrics are light, fluid and cool, as they absorb moisture and perspiration. The problem with this fabric is that it wrinkles and shrinks easily.


It is a mix of viscose and elastane. This fabric has a soft touch and can keep the body cool, as well as being very comfortable and light.

Fabrics more suitable for cold days


We start with wool because it is the base of almost all winter fabrics. And as we explained earlier, there are many types of wool. But here we will talk about wool for the winter. Wool is a fabric originating from the natural fibre of the animal. Pure, it is soft and warm, to be used on cold days. It has good elasticity and resistance. It is also a good thermal insulator since it helps to absorb perspiration and humidity. Various types of fabrics can be made from pure sheep’s wool, which we will see below.


It is also a wool fabric. It gets very hot, so it is used in jackets, cardigans and pullovers.


This is already a softer and more malleable fabric, it cannot even be said that it is wool. It has a good fit for long dresses and is also a great option for those who live in very cold areas because it is very warm, ideal for making scarves.

Wool crepe

This fabric has a good fit and because it is more “noble”, it is widely used in the manufacture of famous brands, dresses and special winter clothing. Doesn’t get as hot as wool flannel.

Fleece flannel

This fabric is very warm and does not wrinkle too much. It can be thin (usually used for shirts) or thicker, but in both cases, it is very comfortable because it is malleable.

Trench coat

This fabric is ideal for coats and especially to be used in very cold places. In addition, rainwater does not easily penetrate into it.

Mohair wool

The famous hairy wool. This fabric can be very or very fluffy and is ideal for making sophisticated coats.

Scottish wool

This is the fabric of kilts, usually checkered or striped. It is very warm and can be used on various types of garments such as coats, scarves, blouses, and even dresses and skirts.

Mixed wool

This fabric is a blend of wool and polyester, similar to Scottish wool. If it is made from the beginning of the sheep’s hair, it has a very different texture than when it is made from the end of the hair. The texture depends a lot on the weft and the type of sheep, but it is always 100% wool.


This fabric is very sophisticated and also very warm. It can be found in different thicknesses. The pieces must be made with a polyester lining because it is a fabric that “pinches” the skin.


It is a very old fabric, widely used in European clothing from the 14th and 15th centuries. It is very smooth and shiny. Their hairs are short and dense, so they are ideal to be used on colder days.

And? Do you know what fabrics you will prefer in summer? And in winter, which do you prefer?

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