Catalina Cloth: A Summer Staple

With the arrival of summer it’s time to make sure your closet is filled with easy, lightweight pieces that will keep you looking and feeling cool. One of my go-to’s that I can dress up or down with ease are dresses from J. McLaughlin. They have so many great silhouettes and styles that I’ve been able to enjoy nearly all year round. I particularly love the styles made from their signature Catalina Cloth.

I never heard of it before and now I can’t get enough and find myself recommending it to everyone I talk to! What’s so special about it you ask? It’s a spandex knit that provides the perfect amount of stretch while still maintaining its shape (unlike a body-con style that clings to you and takes on the shape of your body). The Catalina cloth can sit close to your body (depending on the silhouette) but is much more forgiving! I have clients who are self conscious of their tummy and avoided fitted tops at all costs. When they tried the Catalina cloth in the fitting room with me it was a game changer. (“I’ll take one in ever color please!”) It’s slimming and oh so flattering.

The fabric is lightweight and wrinkle free so it’s ideal for travel. Before COVID-19 hit I was traveling to NYC nearly every month. These pieces always made their way into my suitcase and never disappointed. They are machine washable and require no ironing or dry cleaning. Can we say #winning?!

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite styles for you to browse HERE.

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