I'm a fashion whizz, the five summer buys that are perfect for hiding your bingo wings & still keep you cool | The Sun

WHEN the mercury rises all we want to do is strip off to stay cool.

But if you’re self conscious about the tops of your arms the thought alone of dressing for the heat can make you break a sweat.

  • Oversize Shirt, £28 from Next – buy now

Fear not, with breezy fabrics and sexy cut-outs you can still feel and look stylish during a heatwave.

Here The Sun fashion editor Clemmie Fieldsend gives style pointers on how to stay cool and covered this summer. 


A lightweight cotton shirt is an essential all year round, especially when the shines.

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The more of your body that is covered the less hot you feel, so a long sleeve shirt worn over a cossie, dress or open with a vest top underneath are summer wardrobe go-tos. 


If you’ve braving the beach or by the pool revealing all in a cossie can be daunting, luckily surfer-style rash vests (aka swimsuits with sleeves) are more accessible and stylish than ever.

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Once wet they will keep you cooler for longer as they’ll hold in more moisture.

This £20 bargain is from Tu at Sainsbury’s so you can pick it up on your weekly shop.

  • Blue Colour Block Rash Suit, £20 from Sainsbury's – buy now


Show off your decolletage and still cover tops of arms with a bardot top of key-hole cut out top.

The off-the-shoulder look is perfect for tanning the tops of your shoulders, plus you can still get a short sleeve style so you don’t compromise on being too hot.  

  • Blue Floral Bardot Dress, £23 from River Island – buy now


Anything long sleeved and linen will keep you cool and cover your arms.

Linen is a natural fibre with tiny holes that let your skin breathe and air flow in and out, whereas man-made materials like nylon don't, which means you will quickly overheat.

  • V-Neck Maxi Tiered Dress, £45 from M&S – buy now

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If you want to look like you’re baring more skin look to sheer, coloured fabric to give that illusion.

They still conceal the top of your arms but in light chiffon fabrics they’re ultra feminine and feel cool in hot temperatures.

  • Animal Print Blouse, £29.99 from Zara – buy now

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