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Is taffeta a summer fabric?

Hello everyone,

I am currently planning my summer wardrobe and I am quite confused about one fabric in particular - taffeta. I have always associated taffeta with more formal occasions such as weddings and proms, but I recently came across some summer dresses made of taffeta and that got me wondering whether it is actually a suitable fabric for summer.

I live in a hot and humid climate and I am looking for breathable fabrics that will keep me cool during the scorching summer months. I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me on whether taffeta is a good fabric choice for summer or if it is better suited for cooler weather.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hello everyone,

I have found that taffeta can be a tricky fabric to wear during summer. While it does make for beautiful dresses, pants and skirts, taffeta is not the most breathable material. I have a few taffeta dresses in my wardrobe that I can only wear in air conditioning because they are so stuffy.

That being said, not all taffeta fabrics are created equal, and some lighter-weight taffeta blends may be better suited for summer wear. I would suggest looking for dresses and items made with silk taffeta, which can be less stifling and may provide a better level of comfort during summer.

If you're unsure, try on a few taffeta pieces and see how they feel. It may be that certain styles and weights of taffeta work better for some individuals than others. Ultimately, it's all about finding what works best for you and your personal tastes.


Hi there,

I can totally relate to your confusion regarding taffeta as a summer fabric. In my experience, I have worn taffeta dresses during summer weddings and events and I have found it to be quite comfortable to wear despite the heat. The secret to wearing taffeta during summer is to choose a lightweight taffeta fabric, which is breathable and doesn't trap heat.

I have also noticed that some taffeta fabrics tend to be more stiff and heavy, which can be uncomfortable and hot to wear during summer. So, if you do decide to go for taffeta, I would suggest choosing a lighter weight and flowy fabric that's comfortable enough for summer.

Hope this helps!


Hello there,

I have also had personal experience with wearing taffeta during summer and I have to say it wasn't very pleasant. The dresses I wore made me feel hot and stuffy, and I found myself sweating profusely. This experience made me dislike taffeta for summer wear.

I live in a hot and humid climate, and I usually opt for lightweight cotton or linen fabrics during summer. These fabrics are breathable and keep me comfortable throughout the day, even when the temperature soars.

However, different people have different preferences and experiences, so I wouldn't discourage you from trying out taffeta dresses during summer. It might work better for you (or not) depending on your individual tastes and the specific fabric that was used.

Hope this gives you an idea of the different experiences people have had with taffeta during summer.


Hi all,

In my opinion, taffeta can work as a summer fabric depending on the design of the garment. I've had the most success with taffeta dresses that have a flowy skirt and a lightweight fabric, as others have mentioned. I've found that these dresses allow for good airflow and help me stay cool on hot days.

When it comes to taffeta tops, I tend to avoid them during summer because I find them too stiff and itchy for the warmer months. However, I have found taffeta skirts to be a great summer staple. As with dresses, lightweight and flowy taffeta fabrics tend to work best for skirts.

Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference and the specific design of the garment. I would recommend trying on a few taffeta pieces in store or ordering several options online to see how they feel for yourself.

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