Skip To Content

    37 Pieces Of Comfortable Summer Clothing You'll Probably Live In

    When the temp is hotter than hot out, comfort is key to getting dressed.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A two-piece midi dress outfit you'll feel ~cool~ in, both figuratively and literally because it's made with lightweight, stretchy, and breathable fabric.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical when I brought this outfit. I wasn't sure how it was going to fit on my body being I'm 5 feet tall and thick. But the material was very stretchy not see-through and comfortable. It definitely fits true to size. I would recommend it and plan on buying again in a different color."—LaKisha Juma

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XL–5X and in 36 colors and patterns).

    2. A tie-waist pant for the days when you're just not feeling shorts but don't want your legs to start sweating profusely the moment you step outside.

    Model wearing the pants with pleats across the front and tie waist in navy
    Aday

    BTW — Aday is a female-founded small biz that creates beautiful and timeless sustainable fashion.

    Promising review: "I'm really impressed with these trousers. They are comfortable, lightweight for the summer, and wear and wash so well. I put them straight on when I received them and have already got so much wear out of them." —Nivi M

    Get them from Aday for $155 (available in sizes XS–L and in six colors).

    3. A patterned V-neck skater dress so easy to throw on in the morning — even if you don't plan to leave your air conditioner's side. Sometimes you need to get dressed up just for yourself, I get it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is so comfortable. I like the fit and flare style. It's fitted just under the bust. It is also great for breastfeeding! I do wear a cami under since the V is a little deep. I wish there were more colors available." —Stefanie Tatum

    Get it from Amazon for $22.09 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 36 colors and patterns).

    4. A V-neck cami you'll feel even more ~red hot~ in than the temperature outside.

    Model wearing the spaghetti-strap tank in bright red
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "This cami fits perfectly. It's comfortable and a great addition to your closet, as it's a staple to wear with other pieces." —Zerita G.

    Get it from Eloquii for $24.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and in four colors).

    5. A sleeveless ruffle sundress everyone will be ~check-ing~ out and asking you where you got it from.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this sundress. It is so comfortable and cool on these hot summer days. It's a great dress." —All4

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in four colors).

    6. A lace tank top that looks super nice but costs less than $20. And reviewers that live in Florida swear by it, so you know it's perfect for summer.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these shirts. They are so light and comfortable and pretty. They're perfect for any outfit. I live in Florida — so I need light blouses because of the heat and humidity. I have four or five so far, and I may order more. I love them!" —MBC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 12 colors and patterns).

    7. A tiered mini dress I'm pretty sure was made so you can throw it on when you wake up in the morning and can't even think about putting on actual clothes. 

    model wearing the tiered printed dress in different colors of orange
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This dress is a perfect length on me (I’m 5’5”) and is super cute. I also like how it’s lower cut but not super booby so I feel comfortable while wearing it out." hollieiwa

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes S-L and in two colors). 

    8. Seamless rib bike shorts you could wear for lounging around and finishing your book — or working out —whatever is more your summer speed. You do you.

    Model wearing the shorts in neon mint while lounging on the couch and reading a book
    Free People

    Promising review: "These are the best biker shorts ever. These shorts are so comfortable and are the perfect length. Definitely worth it!" —Isabelt13

    Get them from Free People for $20 (available in sizes XS–L and in 24 colors and patterns).

    9. A ruched bodycon dress that is simple yet will make you feel super elegant, so it'll be a staple in your closet for years. You know the kind you'll grab when you need a good outfit that doesn't require a lot of thought.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress so much, I ordered three. I got the coffee, olive, and black. It made of comfortable, stretchy fabric that doesn't make me hot. The length is exactly as I expected. It can be dressed up with heels and jewelry, or down with flats and a jacket. They will be wardrobe staples for me, for sure." —Emily LePinnet

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–3X and in 15 colors and patterns).

    10. An oversized tee with the ultimate summer mood written on it. Take me to the ocean and add a beach chair and a margarita, and I'll be good till September. 

    model wearing the oversized orange tie-dye tee with the words
    Aerie

    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It's definitely oversized. I got the xs, and it's still big and loose. The color is pretty, and what's written on it fits me to a T. Bonus — it's really comfortable." —JANM

    Get it from Aerie for $14.97 (originally $29.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in 13 colors and patterns). 

    11. A flowy tank dress that's essentially made with the same material as pajamas, which means you can wear it out in public and still feel like you're in bed. And that's always a win-win in my book.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I live in this dress. I actually have three. It’s comfortable, has pockets, and I can tie up the bottom if I need to." —laura

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 28 colors).

    12. A bike unitard reviewers actually swear is super supportive as well as comfortable. When the temperature heats up and you don't want to deal with clothes, this will be your BFF (best fashion find).

    model wearing the mid-thigh length scoop neck unitard
    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "This is so comfortable! It has the perfect amount of stretch and compression. I live in this thing! You can also layer a top over it too for a more versatile look!" —Sarah D.

    Get it from Girlfriend Collective for $78 (available in sizes XXS-6X and in 11 colors).

    13. A flutter-sleeve wrap dress made from linen, so you'll look (and feel) calm, cool, and collected in this number.

    model wearing the short-sleeved wrap dress in light blue
    Linen Fox / Etsy

    Linen Fox has been hand-making every piece of clothing out of 100% linen from Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2014. This dress is made to be oversized, so if you want a closer fit, you should size down. You can also customize the dress and lengthen or shorten the skirt or have it made without pockets. Reviewers love the classic style and all the colors that this dress comes in.

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing!!! I love it so much and have gotten so many compliments. People have reached out to me asking where I bought my dress and without hesitation send them right to Linen Fox. The dress is so comfortable and has great breathability in high heat. It also fits nice and snug while having plenty of fabric to loosen up and cover my legs without fear of my upper thighs showing as some wrap dresses do. I am so happy with my purchase and plan on adding another of this shop's pieces to my wardrobe soon." —Alexandra de Rivera

    Get it from Linen Fox for $113.90+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and in 23 colors).

    14. A seamless crop top and biker short set reviewers say has a good amount of stretch but still hugs the body to give you a killer outfit you can rock every single day. 

    reviewer wearing the black set
    reviewer wearing the red set

    Promising review: "This set is everything! I'm obsessed with the material and how it fits. It looks just like the photos and the color is the same as well. Even my friends were wondering where I got it from, they were shocked to hear Amazon!" —Shannon Peffley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in seven colors).

    15. A pair of tencel sleep shorts nice enough that you don't have to change out of them in the morning, which is good because once you put these on, you're not going to want to take them off. 

    model wearing the shorts in sage
    Mate the Label

    Promising review: "Its HOT in Southern California, and these sleep shorts paired with the matching top have been my go-to for lounging at home. If I had to pick just one half of the outfit though, i'd pick these shorts. On those days where it's too damn hot to wear clothes, these shorts are the closest thing to being naked. The fabric is soft and light, there's no weird bunching or hugging, I just put them on and then forget they are on. With those benefits, I'd accept if they were ugly, but they're not! They're so cute and even a little sexy. If you spent any time hunched over an AC unit in your home this past year, invest in these shorts. I love my past self for recognizing how great these would be for summer, and I love Mate for making them sustainably." —Jen B. 

    Get them from Mate the Label for $54 (available in sizes XS–3X and in seven colors). 

    16. A pair of slip flowy pants with slits up the side so the wind can blow through them and make you feel like a model walking down the runway when really you're just strolling down the street.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These pants are gorgeous. I was concerned about the length of them. I feel like most women wear heels with this type of style or platforms, so I thought it would drag on the floor because I don’t and I’m 5'3". However, it didn’t drag at all. The length was nice, and the pants were so comfortable and flowy. When I walk up and down the stairs, I hold onto them like a princess dress, but yeah it’s gorgeous. It goes great with a white top especially." —Alexia

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes 4-10 and in eight colors and patterns).

    17. A wrap skirt you'll probably start making up excuses to wear because it's so cute and needs to be shown off. Why yes, you do need to get all dolled up to go the grocery store. Plus, the skirt can even be worn as a swimsuit cover-up. We love the versatility.

    model wearing the floral pink and orange wrap skirt
    Keer Orr

    BTW — Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique that has been bringing women fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories since 2012. Their mission is to help dress women for their most memorable moments. This dress is 54 inches long.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $42 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    18. Slouchy shorts made with fabric that stretches, so they'll look nice no matter if you wear them at home or out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really love these shorts. The material is very soft, and is nice and stretchy. The pattern selection is great. The shorts fit exactly as they are supposed to and the gathering detail on the shorts is perfect. I'm seriously amazed at how nice these shorts are. They have a good high-ish waist on them and the length of the shorts is ideal — covers my butt completely and a little more." —Sarah

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–L and 45 colors and patterns).

    19. A T-shirt dress in neutral colors you really can't go wrong with this summer. This basic will go the distance and give you a reason to get dressed in the morning.

    Model wearing the short-sleeved t-shirt dress with a v-neck in navy
    Universal Standard

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's super comfortable for quarantine, but good for a work dress when we go back (whenever that is!) I hope to get some in other colors!" —Margo T

    Get it from Universal Standard for $75 (available in sizes 00–40 and in black, navy, and green).

    20. A leopard tee to help you get a little ~wild~ and switch up your basic white T-shirt situation.

    Reviewer wearing the t-shirt tucked into black jeans with a belt
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This shirt is so versatile! I've styled it a couple of ways. I've been wearing it this summer and can already see fall looks too! It's comfy and the fabric is soft. It fits true to size I'd say." —Anna H.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS–3X and in nine colors and patterns).

    21. A cami jumper you can wear on its on, with a bralette, tank, T-shirt, or even long-sleeved shirt for a piece that'll work from now till November.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is absolutely the most comfortable article of clothing I have ever owned. This is perfect for hot humid weather, the flowiness makes it cool and the actual material dries very quickly. With a nicer shirt, it looks dressy. It's very versatile." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S–3X and in 25 colors and patterns).

    22. An A-line mini skirt designed with both breathable fabric *and* side pockets which are two of the most important factors for perfect summer clothes. Oh, and cuteness, too. I guess this skirt really does have it all.

    Model wearing the tired floral skirt in dark grey
    Target

    Get it from Target for $20 (available in sizes XS–4X and in two colors).

    23. A V-neck pleated striped mini dress you can wear for both casual and dressy occasions, and all you have to do is change your shoes. 

    reviewer wearing the dress in yellow
    reviewer wearing the dress in blue

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It came the next day and fits so well! It’s light and airy which keeps you cool. It’s a little short so if you’re not into that, be aware. I dressed it up with heels for a wedding and will be dressing it down with sandals for an easy, breezy summer look. 10/10 recommend." —Katherine Klunder (Fontanez)

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors). 

    24. A two-piece tank and skirt set made with 5% Spandex, so it will not be a ~stretch~ to say this will quickly become a favorite of yours.

    model wearing cropped tank and skirt set in black and tan vertical stripes
    Curverra

    BTW — Curverra is a Black woman-owned business offering clothes for curvy women. They even offer many exclusive styles. This jumpsuit has a lined top, elastic top and waist, and the fabric is stretchy.

    Get it from Curverra for $53 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    25. A button-up shirt made from sheer organza you can wear two ways — buttoned or open with a tank underneath. And the fabric ensures that you can layer this summer without overheating. 

    model wearing the grey button down shirt
    Levi's

    Get it from Levi's for $69.50 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two patterns). 

    26. A V-neck jumpsuit you can wear with a T-shirt underneath when the weather is cooler or by itself when it's too darn hot out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a nice jumpsuit. It’s casual and fit to wear anytime. The fabric is light and soft — great for a hot summer day! It also just looks GOOD. The color is a lot more of a bright yellow than pictured. If you aren't a fan of tight, go up a size. The pockets are an added bonus :)" —Zoe

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors).

    27. A V-neck spaghetti strap crop top reviewers say is secure enough to wear without a bra because in the summer, the less clothes you have to wear, the better.

    Reviewer wearing black spaghetti strap top
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this top! It's perfect by its self or under a shirt. I ordered a medium! It fits snugly, just the right amount to feel secure without a bra. I was concerned about the straps since they are not adjustable but they are a sturdy material and have some stretch to them. I’m definitely going to order this in more colors!" —Mama Mia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS—XL and 37 colors).

    28. Drawstring shorts I'm *pretty sure* Hannah Montana was singing about in her hit Best of Both Worlds because these shorts look nice but are super comfortable.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These shorts are so comfortable! Even better is they can definitely be worn very casually or a bit dressed up. The elastic waistband makes them so soft against the skin. I like that they’re made of a lightweight woven fabric, and they do not make me too hot in the Florida summer. The length of the short is great as well, not too short and not too long, perfect to feel covered enough!" —Lindsay

    Get them from Amazon for $22.98 (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors and patterns).

    29. An off-the-shoulder crop top you can pair with basically any bottom you already have in your closet from jean shorts to skirts, to pants, it will all work.

    model wearing the off-the-shoulder balloon-sleeve crop top in orange
    Petal & Pup

    Get it from Petal & Pup for $44.95 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    30. A slip dress made with antimicrobial fabric, so even if you do sweat a lot, you won't start to smell at all.

    Model wearing the mid-length slip dress with spaghetti straps in light pink
    Rec Room

    BTW — Rec Room is a woman-founded brand combining activewear and everyday styles of clothing. The pieces are made with antimicrobial and wrinkle-resistant fabric. This slip dress has adjustable shoulder straps.

    Get it from Rec Room for $128 (available in sizes XS–XL and in four colors).

    31. A racerback cami with a built-in bra you'll love so much you'll probably go back and buy more colors — like many other reviewers did. This top will have a constant rotation in your wardrobe. 

    Promising review: "These tanks are ridiculously comfortable. I sized up and after one, ended up buying in multiple other colors. I’ll wear these all summer with skirts, shorts or to the gym. Really great tanks. 👌🏼" —Marianne Hoffman

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in sizes XXS–XL and in 15 colors). 

    32. A maxi dress designed with one of the best features ever — POCKETS. That means you'll have a functional and cute dress to wear whenever you want this summer. Ugh, yes.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is very comfortable and flowy. I wore it all day and didn’t want to take it off because of how comfy it was. I got lots of compliments on it at my baby shower — I’m eight months pregnant in Texas, and it’s HOT here." —Lorin Rae

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 14-26 and in 34 colors and patterns).

    33. A racer-front sports bra with a cute cut-out detailing down the front you'll want to show off. No need to put a shirt on over this. It's #HotGirlSummer, you rock whatever you want. 

    model wearing the racer-front bra in blue
    Bandier

    Get it from Bandier for $68 (available in sizes XXS–2X and in three colors). 

    34. A "lounge" romper perfect for anyone that's still living that #WFH life — and even if you're not. Slide into this in the morning, and you'll be set for the day. 

    model wearing the scoop-neck romper in light pink
    Lively

    Get it from Lively for $65 (available in sizes XS-L and in pink and black). 

    35. A two-piece outfit so darling, you'll have to have a photo shoot the minute you put it on because you'll look and feel like a million bucks in it.

    Reviewer wearing the set with pants with elastic waist and high slit on either side of the leg and  the top with a deep v-neck and ruffles along the hem and shoulders in green
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this set! Every time I wear it I get compliments from friends. I also like how open and breathable it is. Texas summers are very hot and I'm not absolutely dying when I wear this! Very happy with the purchase." —Erika V.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 11 colors and patterns).

    36. A pair of linen-blend drawstring shorts made so that even if it is super hot out, the fabric won't stick to your legs, because that is one of the worst feelings ever. And I think we can all agree on that. 

    model wearing the shorts in teal
    J Crew Factory

    Promising review: "You never realized how much you needed these until you put them on. Really great styling and fit. The linen-blend fabric and not too clingy cut keep you cool and comfy on those hot humid summer days. The deep pockets and draw string waist give you added flexibility." —TK

    Get them from J. Crew Factory for $19.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in seven colors). 

    37. A bodycon dress that's basically an extended tank top, because sometimes that'll all you can even fathom putting on.

    Reviewer wearing the tank dress in pink with denim jacket around their waist and white tennis shoes
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is comfortable, versatile, classy, and sexy! I dress this dress up with nice jewelry and heels or dress down with flip-flops and a denim jacket. The fabric is thick enough, and I love the inner liner. I bought two of these dresses. I wash them on the gentle cycle and hang-dry. They are holding up well with very minimal pilling after about 10 washes. Great value for the money! Highly recommend." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 36 colors).

    Me this summer, but with my air conditioner.

    Orion Pictures

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form