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    If You Love Summer But *Hate* Heat, Here Are 31 Pieces Of Clothing To Check Out

    The season of chafing is in full swing.

    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.

    1. A drawstring romper with all the comfort of the pajama set you've been wearing to bed since 1893, but it's not fuzzy fleece rubber duck pajamas and ergo a *lot* more chic.

    reviewer wearing black romper

    Promising review: "I LOVE this romper! It was perfect for walking around in hot Savannah and I received many compliments. Not only is it comfortable and soft, but looks so chic. Obsessed!" —Jennifer Ferrara

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 16 colors).

    2. A square-neck cropped cami because what better top to pair with the frayed hem high-waisted denim you got on clearance last summer but never wore because, well, 2020? Tell 'em to rise and shine via this perfect addition.

    model wearing gray tank

    Get it from Target for $3 (available in sizes XS-2X and in six colors).

    3. A tortoiseshell button V-neck number guaranteed to make you feel ~trendier than thou~ on your stroll to the corner deli. Available in neutral colors and fun patterns alike, quickly throw this on to make it seem as if you didn't snooze through your alarm this morning.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!!! I honestly wasn’t expecting much for the price, but I’m actually ordering more colors. I wanted something cute but also cool for these extremely hot summer days and this is perfect! It’s a bit loose, but that’s what I wanted." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 30 colors).

    4. A spaghetti strap midi designed with a mid-thigh slit for ~ventilation~ because leg sweat during humidity = a real issue, and one that plagues me from mid-May to October.

    model wearing red dress

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in three colors).

    5. High-waisted flare pants available in several colors and, consider this a warning, you'll want to stock up on every one. Over 12,000 reviewers swear that these babies are heaven in clothing form — buttery soft, amazingly stretchy, and perfect for any occasion.,

    Promising review: "I wore these pants on a first date and they made my booty and thighs look amazing. I also wore these pants to my office job and my coworkers went crazy over them. I literally emailed and texted shared item and copied links to these pants all day. They are so soft. You want to touch them all day and they make great sleep pants." —Christina Tahey

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 16 colors).

    6. A sleeveless T-shirt dress to replace the leggings you've been wearing since, oh, last October. This equally comfortable option won't retain humidity and allows your limbs to feel some breeze.

    reviewer wearing black sleeveless dress

    Promising review: "I order a lot of dresses of this type and by far, this is the best brand when It comes to consistent quality. The fabric is light enough to be comfortable in the hot Arizona sun but not see-through. The finish work is great, there are pockets, and the drape of the fabric is just right . Perfect with sandals or flip flops and a big hat. I love this dress and plan to order it in more colors." —Gaye Levy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 30 colors).

    7. A bandana cami top perfect for wearing as-is for brunch — but le fun doesn't stop there, because you can also swish this into a headband, hair tie, and accessory for the drab black crossbody you should have retired eons ago.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes L-4X and in six colors).

    8. A tank top because the band tee you own and love is made from a fabric best described as "heavy and prone to smelling bad after one drop of sweat hits it." Swap for the season with this; let in that airflow.

    reviewer wearing white rolling stones tank

    Promising review: "PERFECTION. Thick enough to not be see through; thin enough to be comfortable in Texas heat." —Dana Kroger

    Get it from Amazon for $16.58+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 35 colors).

    9. A cotton set so lovely, I actually gasped aloud and stopped scrolling. I do not pretend to understand the meaning of / live my life to the "cottagecore" aesthetic but, oh my word, this has me contemplating a life filled with forest animals and hand-picked berries.

    model wearing the black cotton set
    Lisa Says Gah

    Lisa Says Gah is a woman-owned clothing brand that focuses on unique designs and one-of-a-kind pieces — the result is fashion that feels entirely your own.

    Get it from Lisa Says Gah for $150 (available in sizes L—XL).

    10. A V-neck tee purposely designed with looser sleeves so you can banish this question forever from your lips: do I have pit stains?

    reviewer wearing the white top

    Promising review: "This shirt is unbelievably comfortable! The fabric is wonderful and makes for a breathable shirt that can be dressed up or dressed down. The sleeves are longer than a typical V-neck, which makes it stand out in comparison to similar shirts." —Ashley Schmaltz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 44 colors).

    11. A slip dress crafted from 100% sustainable sourced silk so your bod can feel cocooned by luxury all day long. Throw in a stunning lilac color and bam, your quest for the perfect item of versatile clothing is over.

    model wearing the lilac slip dress

    Baacal is a small fashion biz with a focus on apparel available in sizes 10–24. Their fabrics are fab quality and sustainably-sourced, plus their designs are ultra versatile.

    Get it from Baacal for $189 (available in sizes 10-24).

    12. A longline padded tank that reaps the versatility of a tank with the sweet, sweet support of underwire thanks to a body-hugging fit. TL;DR: going braless (and avoiding that extra layer on hot days) will have never felt so secure.,

    Promising review: "All the positive reviews are true, this is a really great top! I will only buy premium workout leggings, but have been looking into more affordable tops and stumbled across this one. I really didn't expect to love it as much as I do. The fabric is soft and very thick, the cut is great, and it offers enough support for DD/DDD for casual wear and stretching/mobility sessions." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 12 colors).

    13. A sleeved T-shirt for scenic walks and long hikes. This top enlists the help of a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that also provides sun protection and prevents any smelly odors from forming (because all deodorant effectiveness goes right out the window the moment you start to sweat, that's not up for debate).

    reviewer wearing the sleeved top in blue

    Promising review: "Withstood the Arizona heat test. I wore this on a bicycle ride under my jersey. It was 104 degrees. It was cool! I even tried one sleeve up to compare arms and the covered one was cooler because the radiant heat of the sun was hot! I sprinkled my sleeves with water and it was really cool for a while. I got it because my skin is starting to get age spots even with daily sunscreen so I have to cover up." —Saltwater girl

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 11 colors).

    14. High-rise shorts designed with a lived-in ~girlfriend~ silhouette, aka these babies are tight enough to stay put but oversized enough that they won't cling to your upper thighs at the first sign of sweat.

    model wearing denim shorts
    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in sizes 24–34).

    15. A cutout back maxi described by one reviewer as "literally perfect" which means that hello and bonjour, I am absolutely adding this to my cart. I, too, would like literal perfection in my wardrobe.

    Promising review: "This dress is literally PERFECT! It’s high-class yet casual. The material is thin which is nice because it fits really well and since it’s a maxi dress, it doesn’t get too hot. The straps are not adjustable but the tie in the back allows you to make the dress as tight or as loose as you need it at the top, in order for it to fit your body perfectly... not to mention the tie makes it so cute! I also love the open back. I don’t wear a bra when I wear this dress because you’d see it though the open back, but the tie allows me to adjust it right enough that I feel supported. The slit on the side is my favorite part." —Aimee

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    16. A exercise dress because athleisure is alive and well, but pairing leggings and a sport bra can feel like such a chore in the morning. Presenting your daily solution: a mid-weight number with slight compression ideal for walks *and* brunch.

    model wearing the light and dark gray dress
    Outdoor Voices

    Promising review: "Is it too dramatic to say working out in a dress has changed my life? Love the high neck and the subtle flair at the waist. Can't wait to alternate between these all summer." —Caroline

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $88 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    17. A flared drawstring skirt you can pair with a white tee (we highly rec. the TikTok method of cropping seen below) and et voila, that fashion blog shall be calling.

    reviewer wearing the dotted skirt

    Promising review: "This is a great skirt! I wore it on my birthday to a steakhouse and then to dancing, just changing my boots between occasions. I got a ton of compliments and I was super comfortable. I also love the versatility of this skirt. Mine is pulled up super high for my outfit, but the adjustable waist means you can wear it however you want!" —Mallory

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 27 colors).

    18. An off-shoulder maxi dress designed with the phrase wardrobe staple, the kind of number you can wear to weddings and birthday dinners *or* for a stroll along a beach boardwalk.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress with the intent of wearing it once to a rehearsal dinner. Little did I know I would end up wearing it ALL summer long! It is opaque, breezy, comfortable, and fit like a glove with some movement. I got endless compliments and no one could believe I found it on Amazon! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a classy, simple, long term closet sample." —SCram

    Get it from Amazon for $24.64+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 20 colors).

    19. Track sweats perfect for the inconsistent temps we experience during those weird summer weeks, when outfit choices can easily swap from parkas to tanks overnight. Reviewers swear these are crafted with magic fabric that remains cool on sweaty days *and* warm on frigid ones. Hermione? Are you responsible for this?

    Promising review: "These are probably the softest pants I've ever owned. They feel like velvet, and are unique in that they will keep me warm in chillier months but are airy and breathable enough to wear during the sticky, humid summer months. I shy away from sweatpants usually because I don't like fleece lining or warmer pants in general because they always just seem to make me TOO hot no matter the season." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 20+ colors and prints).

    20. A pajama set here to nudge your high school gym shorts and old soccer team T-shirt into retirement. Sweaty sleepers, this cool-to-the-touch bamboo fabric is *especially* divine for you.

    model wearing the purple pajama set

    Promising review: "I needed PJs that were cool and comfortable. But I often found that the fabric of other PJs would rapidly get worn, pilled, and rough. These silky soft PJs have been going strong for months now through countless hot flashes and heat waves when it would get into the 80s in our bedroom. If you are a hot-blooded person and need to cool down, I can't recommend these PJs enough." —Margery

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in sizes S-4X and in 13 colors).

    21. A high-rise exercise skort (a product name that may or may not transport you back to middle school) with built-in shorts and mesh pockets, the latter of which mean you can carry cards or cash — without having to lug around a crossbody, which adds at least 10 pounds of heat when the temps rise above 85.

    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "Wasn't sure I would be a fan of this, but LOVE! So comfortable, stylish, and fun! Love the high waist, the shorts underneath, and the versatility. Just need some warmer weather to wear them outside of the house (or without leggings underneath!)" —Brenna H.

    Get it from Girlfriend Collective for $58 (available in sizes XXS-6XL and in nine colors).

    22. A breathable linen top with the pièce de résistance being corset seam detailing to give it that extra va va voom. It's even got a smocked back to ensure a tailored, hugs-like-a-glove fit.


    Get it from Reformation for $128 (available in sizes 0—12 and in two colors).

    23. A high-waisted midi skirt you can throw on with any top: tank tops, band tees, longline bralettes if you so please. Tomato, Tomahto — it's wardrobe gold.

    model wearing green floral skirt
    Backyard Roses

    Get it from Backyard Roses for $54 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    24. A lace trim tank and shorts set crafted with velvet, aka this is the embodiment of luxe loungewear. Wearing this around your apartment takes mundane activities (hello, mindless Instagram scrolling) and makes it feel like an event.

    the burgundy velvet tank top and lace trim shorts

    Promising review: "I'm so thrilled with this purchase! I'm always hesitant to order clothing online but this one fit as expected, and the top is long enough that it's not a crop top (navy color). The fabric feels velvety but isn't hot, making this comfortable to sleep in even in Vegas summers." —Stefany Volmer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in five colors).

    25. A mustard midi dress that's got eye-catching cutouts for a trés trendy accent that grants you access to another, far more important feature: breeze. I'll personally be wearing this with ~relish~.

    model wearing the cutout midi dress
    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $70 (available in sizes M-XL and in three colors).

    26. Compression shorts available in three lengths, with even the ~shortest~ version ensuring that your assets won't be on full display with every step you take. Throw in the fact that these have pockets and voila, warm weather dressing just got a whole lot easier.


    Promising review: "These are made of a stretchy cotton material which is not too thin and not too hot. They wash up nicely and look good as new after a wash. The pocket leaves plenty of room for my Samsung S9+ in one pocket, keys and small change and lip gloss in the other." —JEC1

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 45 styles and colors).

    27. A pocketed jersey T-shirt dress purposely designed with a longer hemline, which means your undergarments won't be on the brink of exposure with every sudden gust of wind.

    reviewer wearing the black dress

    Promising review: "This is my new go-to brand for extra-comfy, relaxed & uber soft clothing. So far every piece is well-made, very soft, and the perfect length to wear as a dress or as a tunic; you can even sleep in these, they're that comfortable. This jersey cotton is a nice, cooling fabric, perfect for the hot Texas summers. Very affordably priced, quick shipping and easy returns/exchanges." —Claire Dunway

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 12 colors).

    28. A two-piece set I fully intend on wearing whilst padding around my 400-square-foot living room, a sneaky way to trick my mind into thinking I'm yachting in the Mediterranean instead of....working from my couch. Currently adding this to my cart in anticipation of an eventual vacay.,

    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 $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors).

    29. A two-pack of crewneck tees, because it's about time you bid adieu to the ratty old gym shirt you've been wearing for the past, oh, decade. These are simple, sleek, and crafted with a moisture-wicking material.

    one shirt in black and the other in white

    Promising review: "I recently began taking yoga and my old standby cotton t-shirts were surprisingly hot and just not as comfortable as I wanted, so I turned to Amazon for an alternative. These fit the bill. So far they are comfortable, wash up well, and don’t end up over my head while I’m attempting a downward dog. They also do a good job in wicking away perspiration." —B Crane

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $18.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 color combinations).

    30. Baggy overalls (with pockets!) for anyone who detests having to scrounge up a matching top and bottom, plus wants to look peak Instagram-worthy in their loungewear — all you'll have to do is slip this on over a bralette *or* a sleeved tee.

    reviewer wearing the black jumpsuit

    Promising review: "I am literally obsessed with these! I have been wanting to order overalls for a couple of years now. I thought this was a cute way to wear them without trying to look too young. Spot on. I actually bought it as my lounging outfit. With all this time being spent at home with the recent crisis, I wanted something comfortable but cute so I’m not in sweats all day. Thinking about getting a couple of other colors. I would totally wear these out and about." —WamQQk

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and in eight colors).

    31. A tank top and shorts combo if "hot sleeper" doesn't even begin to describe the pool of sweat that's bubbled around your body by the time you're hitting snooze. This set gives humidity problems the boot due to how breathable and lightweight it is.


    Promising review: "Love these pajamas so much more than the bamboo ones I have been wearing. I bought bamboo originally because they were supposed to prevent sweating but that didn't work for me. These pajamas actually do! They fit perfectly, are extremely comfortable, wash and dry well, and I don't sweat." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.66+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 25 colors).

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.