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Mummymum38 Fri 26-Jun-20 15:04:52

I need to keep my skin covered in the sun for medical reasons. This is fairly recent. I wear Spf50 but also need to cover my arms and legs.

My usual 'uniform' is skinny jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt/blouse/jumper. At a push I will wear 3/4 sleeve tops, which cover most of my arms.

However in this heat I am really, really struggling. I cannot wear shorts, or sleeveless tops or t-shirts and I just look so stupid and feel so hot in jeans but I don't know what else to wear.

I am a size 14/16 at the moment having put on a few pounds in lockdown. I am 5ft 4. Has anyone got any ideas for clothes that I can wear to keep my skin covered as much as possible, but also keep me cool? It seems like mission impossible.

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MoltoAgitato Fri 26-Jun-20 15:08:29

Loose linen trousers or maxi skirt on bottom half.

Spam88 Fri 26-Jun-20 15:14:11

Palazzo pants could be an option as well. Honestly, I think anything would be cooler than skinny jeans!

Mummymum38 Fri 26-Jun-20 15:17:32

Thank you. I would love to wear a maxi skirt as it would be so cool, but couldn't find a style of top to go with it which covers my arms and looks ok? In the past I would have worn a vest top or short sleeve t shirt with a maxi skirt.

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Isbutteracarb Fri 26-Jun-20 15:23:45

Linen trousers and blouses, I got some really nice linen trousers in Next a while back.

Teaspoon74 Fri 26-Jun-20 15:25:40

M&S and monsoon are probably worth a look for cool cotton and linen items that are on sale.

Srictlybakeoff Fri 26-Jun-20 15:28:18
These kind of things ?

GemmeFatale Fri 26-Jun-20 17:35:43

Maybe a maxi dress with sleeves?

You might do well with modest clothing marketed to women in strict orthodox Jewish or Muslim communities.

DianaT1969 Fri 26-Jun-20 17:49:50

Mango have lovely drawstring linen trousers at the moment. Wear those with a plain, long sleeve cotton top.

JesmondDene Fri 26-Jun-20 19:40:14

New fashionable jumpsuit/boiler suit?

NotMeNoNo Fri 26-Jun-20 20:38:25

I'm on a sewing group where a lady with that condition made herself an ankle length, long sleeved, light linen dress almost Victorian style. It was actually beautiful and really cool to wear apparently.

HotCrossBungle Fri 26-Jun-20 20:39:53

Long cotton Kaftans? Maybe try somewhere like monsoon?

HotCrossBungle Fri 26-Jun-20 20:43:14

Lots of prairie dresses about, quite often have 3/4 sleeves. Very long, very loose.

TooMinty Fri 26-Jun-20 20:50:09

What about a vest but with a kimono top over it to cover your arms? E.g. 100 Stars
Still quite cool as floaty fabric. Not sure about SPF though. And do you need high neck too?

Lockdownhairdontcare Sat 27-Jun-20 00:04:20

This dress is lovely and cool x

shinynewapple2020 Tue 30-Jun-20 23:00:04

Could you wear a sleeveless maxi dress with a floaty kimono jacket over the top ?

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