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Cheesecloth/muslin etc. cover-up tops to help me avoid PLE (sun reaction)

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OldLagNewName Mon 01-Aug-16 21:56:49

I get PLE (polymorphic light erruption) whenever the temperature goes near 30 degrees. Luckily, living in the UK, that's rarely a problem smile, but I have got it on holiday every year I've gone somewhere warm. Keeping your skin protected from the sun is the best way to prevent it but I also hate feeling hot, so can't bear the though of wearing my usual tops if the weather is hot.

Has anyone spotted any blouses or tops made of something really cool and thin (and natural fibres) - something like cheesecloth, muslin or very fine cotton - which also cover up the tops of the arms and top of chest (these are the bits that get the worst rash). I've had a look, but only found low-cut necks (boho kind of cheesecloth blouses) or high necks but with no sleeves. I need both high neck and sleeves (although elbow length sleeves would be fine).

CaitAgusMadra Mon 01-Aug-16 22:26:25

I got this linen blouse in the Zara sale. I can't see it in their website anymore but might be worth checking in- store if there's one near you. It's a nice weight - not too see through

OldLagNewName Tue 02-Aug-16 08:20:03

Thanks -that's the right kind of thing!

Anyone else got any suggestions?

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 02-Aug-16 08:23:01

fairly high if you do the tassel bits up.

Djangor Tue 02-Aug-16 09:01:32

I have celtic-type skin which burns before it tans. Always wear a shirt outside - have short boxy styles with short sleeves to wear over sundresses & shifts & the boyfriend oversized style to wear over a singlet with jeans or chinos or cheap office type more fitted shirts to look a bit smarter with skirts or trousers. Make sure they have a collar & button up to the collar for midday sun - no open or vnecks. Linen or cotton chambray fairly available in lots of places - H&M, Uniqlo, M&S, Boden. Beware very thin cheesecloth - sun can readily go through it - if its a bit seethrough its probably not effective.

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