Should you wear light-colored clothes in hot weather to stay cool?

Should you wear light-colored clothes in hot weather to stay cool?

David Corio/Redferns/Getty ImagesQuestion: What do astronauts, brides and Tom Wolfe have in common? But white clothing will cheerfully bounce that solar heat right off, and you'll be (more) comfortable on a hot day. And that, my friends, is why Tom Wolfe is so cool. Let's start with some 1980 academic research from the journal \"Nature,\" titled \"Why do Bedouins wear black robes in hot deserts?\" So, the answer is — it doesn't make a huge difference whether you're wearing black or white in hot weather.

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