It’s getting hot in here…

While snow has started to fall in the USA, summer is most definitely on its way down under; unfortunately means that some of my favourite pieces of shapewear get pushed to the back of the wardrobe. As much as I would love to wear a thick longline girdle and longline bra, with my thick vintage stockings every day, I just can’t cope in the high temperatures with all that under my clothes, especially in Australia’s heat.

So what can us shapewear and stocking fans wear in this sweltering heat? Well there are actually plenty of items that we can wear without turning into a puddle of sweat, and I have shared them with you below.

Girdles

I love girdles, and I mean I really really love girdles but I just can’t wear my beloved Rago 1294 in this heat, so I have to choose wisely. I would say that either a sheer or a light girdle would be the best options for the hot seasons, for example…

Revival lingerie roll on girdle and high waisted sheer girdle available in my online store

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RAGO Style 8355

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 10.13.19 pmPlease note that the lighter girdles will not provide as much support as other more structured alternatives.

Suspender belts

A good alternative to a girdle on a hot day is a suspender belt. I know I go on about how lots and lots of straps are great, but having upwards of 8 straps is very practical in this heat – the more straps holding up your stockings, the less likely your thighs are to chafe because the stockings will not sag in between your legs. If stockings sag on the inside of your legs, the skin is more likely to rub and cause irritation. I know this because I have big thighs that rub together sometimes.

So, this give me a perfect excuse to post pictures of suspender belts with lots of straps! Yay!

Revival Lingerie suspender belts available in my online store

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 9.50.14 pmStockings HQ NEW Classic 10-strap plain front suspender belt

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Summer is the perfect excuse to wear modern made nylons as they are are made of very lightweight yarn.

The only time that I would recommend Eleganti stockings is in the summer. I find them to be way too fragile for daily wear, however if you wanted to wear stockings on a night out and are worried about over-heating, they will look lovely and keep you cool. They also come in some really cute colours, such as lilac and baby pink.

Eleganti Reinforced heel and toe (RHT) stockings 

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 9.01.48 pmTouchable stockings are, in my opinion one of the best brands for modern made nylons, they are extremely well made, come in a huge variety of colours, heels and designs, I just can’t say enough good things about them. Although their stockings are thin and therefore fragile, they are quite resilient considering. Try them out, you will love them.

touchable.co.uk

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 9.05.47 pmIf your budget doesn’t stretch to genuine nylons, there is a big pile of stockings on Stockings HQ that will neither break the bank nor make you sweat in high temperatures, for example…

Cervin Nymphe traditional crepe stretch RHT stockings

Cindy 10 denier ultra-sheer stockings

Fiore Romance 20 denier matt stockings with detailed top bands

…and many more, go check them out!

I hope you all manage to keep cool whilst looking fabulous this summer!

Elinor

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