It feels like terry cloth has suddenly burst onto the fashion scene this summer with little warning. But if you’re nervous to try it out, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s surprisingly wearable.
The fact is there are so many different items to choose from, including terry cloth swimwear, shirts, rompers, dresses, and even bucket hats.
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In case you missed it, there’s a terry cloth dress that went viral on TikTok and is now selling out fast.
The With Jean Alexa dress in Kermit green has quickly become a favourite amongst Gen Z, but there are other styles in the fabric for you to enjoy. Y
ou can check out the hashtag #withjean, which currently has more than 9 million views, to get a preview of other terry cloth pieces you can add to your stash.
They come in so many fun colours like lilac, mint, and yellow too, so there’s no reason not to get on board.
While the idea of wearing terry cloth over linen in the sweltering heat is slightly nerve-wracking, its quick-drying texture actually helps to keep you cool in a heatwave. Who’d have thought it!
If you can’t head to the beach in your terry cloth swimwear this time, you can still enjoy the fabric in different styles — a fun shirt and shorts combo, or a light jacket — for your brunches, picnics, or whatever else you’re planning this summer.
If you’re ready to level up your loungewear look for summer, we’ve found a selection of affordable pieces from the high street (and one affordable designer) to start with. Get ready to bookmark these picks from Arket, Urban Outfitters, River Island, and many more.
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Organic Terry Cloth Wide Shirt, £32.95, NA-KD – buy now
Damson Madder Rust Towelling Shirt, now £28, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Organic Terry Cloth Polo Shirt, now £25.50, Smallable – buy now
Terry Towelling Playsuit, £55, COS – buy now
New Girl Order Lilac Gingham Towelling Shorts, now £19, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Ophelia Terry Dress in Summer Melon, now £110, Frankies Bikinis – buy now
Cotton Towelling Bucket Hat, £17, Arket – buy now
Pink Tie-Dyed Cotton-Terry T-Shirt, now £82, Terry at Matches Fashion – buy now
Yellow Il Pareo Belted Cotton-Terry Playsuit, now £148, Terry at Matches Fashion – buy now