Seersucker: The essential summer fabric

How many of you are scratching your head while reading about seersucker? I can-see it now, no idea?

Seersucker is and will always be one of summer’s most essential fabrics. Versatile, light  and known for its puckered texture. The  puckered nature of seersucker is where the warp is deliberately shrunk, creating a surface that remains away from the skin and allows the air to flow. It has a slightly rumpled or worn look, and that is part of its glorious charm and coming in a variety of colours, blue and white is definitely the most popular. 

Now you’ll find this breezy, light texture fabric popular on the shelves that leans more towards the Gen Z, and uses the voluminous quality of the fabric to its own advantage through boxy, baggy cuts, that’s the normcore minimal at the moment.

If you have travelled to Italy in warm weather, you will see that they are probably wearing seersucker shirts or even suits. And with other fabrics that are quite prone to creasing, the beauty of seersucker becomes a dream for those of you that hate a spot of ironing! This fabric springs back into life,  even looking as good as new wherever it is thrown, that includes the shoddiest of packing. It’s the perfect vacay shirt guys!

Chelsea Peers have come up with a truly great summer co-ord set that will see you right, whether lounging at home, wearing through cobbled streets in Italy or just feeling it for a morning coffee.

The set, obviously can be worn separately with the shirt being a great option with alternative coloured shorts, and the shorts with a plain white tee.

Seersucker stripe shirt:

To choose the best kind of seersucker,the fabric should not be scratchy, and this shirt is certainly not that., you’ll get a look with button up, short sleeves and rever collared, that you can wear tucked in with white jeans or loose with shorts. Its cooling abilities will make you feel and look just right on Copacabana beach or sat in your garden with a beer.

Seersucker stripe shorts

Although we’re great fans of co-ords, with this two-piece set you have the versatility of mix-and-matching, and wearing either the shirt or shorts in different ways that make them a great buy. With an easy drawcord waist giving it the flexibility of casualwear, but with a look that is plenty smart enough for an alfresco lunch or sitting poolside. The breathable cotton-blend fabric provides unbeatable comfort.