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    31 Pieces Of Summer Clothing Reviewers Actually Swear By

    Perfect pieces that'll get you through the hottest months.

    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 showstopping, plunging neckline one-piece swimsuit over 3,000 reviewers are obsessed with, so I'm pretty dang sure you should take the ~plunge~ and try it for yourself.,

    It's got removable cup inserts so you can get your ~breast~ fit. However you style it, you're sure to look fab, just like the countless gorgeous reviewers who've blessed us by leaving photos. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this swimsuit.

    Promising review: "The label says polyester, but I'm convinced this suit is made of CONFIDENCE! Seriously. I put it on and suddenly understood so many things Beyoncé has been singing about. The material is very soft. Some reviewers have complained that the top is too loose, but I tied mine up to hold everything snugly, and I'm telling you — cartwheels couldn't make the gals jump out. I love this suit and am tempted to buy other colors. Don't even hesitate if you've got your eye on this one. You will not regret the purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 20 styles, including some with criss-cross straps).

    2. A drapey, spaghetti strap midi dress with adjustable straps and an elastic waist so it'll fit like a dream.,

    Promising review: "I was so surprised how amazing this dress is! It's lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, beyond comfortable, and stretchy! I feel so pretty in this. Def buy!" —Sara Said This....

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

    3. A super fun crop top and skirt set that basically makes an OOTD pic required. Your favorite style Instagrammer has met their ~match~.,

    Since it's two pieces, you can also break it up and use the top and skirt separately to create tons of fabulous ~lewks~.

    Promising review: "I am EMOTIONAL about how great this is. I'm a bodacious and curvaceous young lady and finding anything that looks good online is a constant struggle. But I want to wear this every day. If I were in a cartoon, I would want this to be the outfit that I have a closet full of. I have G-cup boobs and tube tops are my own personal hell. BUT, somehow, this sat just right. I wore a strapless bra under it and I'm just so excited to wear this out. Did I mention the skirt is perfect? It’s kinda long, but I wore it with some platform-y wedges (I’m 5-foot-6) and it made it look even cuter! Who gave me permission?! Just get it, okay? That’s the point here." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 prints).

    4. A too-cute-for-words pink gingham jumpsuit with a flirty cutout that basically has "park and gelato date" written all over it.

    model in sleeveless wide leg pink and white jumpsuit with ruching at bust and with their hand in one of the pockets

    Promising review: "This is amazing! Lightweight material, breathable, fits like a glove. I don't ever want to take it off! I received so many compliments on this!" —MPhares

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

    5. A cutout mini T-shirt dress that — judging by the 1,000+ positive reviews — you probably shouldn't give ~the cold shoulder~.,

    Promising review: "I’m really happy with this dress. The quality is superb and it’s super flattering as well. Also, IT HAS POCKETS!!! The dress looks exactly as it does online, and runs true to size. There are so many colors and prints to choose from, so there is one for every body. Such a great summer staple." —Katherine Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors and prints).

    6. A soft and effortless short-sleeve tie-dye maxi dress with pockets, which has left over 3,000 reviewers ~feeling groovy~.,

    Reviewers say it runs large!

    Promising review: "JUST BUY THIS. Five minutes after I got it, it was instantly my favorite summer dress. It fits just as I wanted — drapey, but not baggy. When I first opened the package, I thought 'Uh oh, the fabric looks clingy' — well, that was totally wrong. It's very flattering on. The fabric is super soft to the touch and breathes well, and I love the pattern. You can wear this like a beach coverup or dress it up for a nice summer outfit. It has pockets below the hips which don't look lumpy. I'm 57, and don't feel ridiculous wearing this; it's a classic cut that works well for all ages. The fabric resists wrinkles, and if there are any, they fall out when you wear the dress — perfect for stuffing in a weekend bag. Honestly, this is the best clothing buy I've made in a long time." —Leslie A. Holbrook

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 29 prints).

    7. A versatile tank top that has a little more structure (like cute pleats) and coverage than a classic tank, so it's perfect for work on those sweltering days where sleeves are just not an option., Amazon

    Promising review: "These tops are so cute! They're soft, flowy, and flattering. The material is nicer than I expected and looks nice enough to wear to work under cardigans or blazers, but it could also be a casual look, too. They're true to size. If you are between sizes and/or less busty, I would size down. The arm holes aren't as big as they look in the picture, so no worries that your bra is going to show!" —Suzi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 33 colors and prints).

    8. A fun off-the-shoulder maxi dress with a hidden surprise — it's actually a romper! In other words, no worries if a summer breeze heads your way and you're not in the mood for a Marilyn Monroe moment.,

    In fact, a breeze would probably only make this baby look even more photo shoot-worthy! And psst...some reviewers recommend sizing up.

    Promising review: "I love this romper dress. I could wear it every day. I get so many compliments on it. My friends have all been begging for one of these dresses. It does come wrinkly, but you can just iron it and then enjoy feeling like a goddess!" —Catherine Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in eight prints).

    9. A trendy velvet bikini that'll actually be the perfect fitting suit you've been dreaming of all these years. You can get the top and the bottom in different sizes, or you can even message the seller to get it fully customized.

    A model wearing the scoop neck, high-waisted red velvet bikini

    Just add what you want customized to the notes when you place your order! You can change the cut, coverage, or even ask for a size beyond what they have listed. This shop has lots of suits, both customizable and "ready to ship" that are already made and will ship faster.

    Promising review: "Best. Fitting. Suit. Ever. This is the first suit in years that I have loved from the second I put it on. I am talking since puberty. I’m 31 and my whole life I’ve hated bathing suits, because a one-size/shape-fits-all concept is just mathematically and logically incorrect. This one I put on and wore for two days...around the house. Sexier than most of my lingerie and better fitting/more comfortable than my favorite jeans. I don’t know how or why, but I won’t question it." —Jenny Long

    Get it from StardustSwim on Etsy for $89 (available in top sizes XS-XL and bottom sizes XS-XL or in a custom version).

    10. Stretchy denim shorts over 1,000 reviewers love, because you're not wasting another summer praying in vain for a savior — er, perfect-fitting pair of shorts — to rise from your shopping cart.,

    Was that a truly terrible paraphrase of Bruce Springsteen? Anywho, reviewers say they have plenty of stretch and will also stretch a bit over time.

    Promising review: "These are the best shorts I've ever owned, and I absolutely love them. They fit like they were made for me. They're so comfortable, they look amazing, and they don't move around as much as other jean shorts do, so you don't have to adjust them as much." —Maria K.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in five washes).

    11. A '90s-tastic waffle cropped tee with lettuce trim and a cute floral print for anyone who has already watched the Friends reunion 87 times and is revisiting their quest to emulate Rachel Green's style.

    American Eagle

    Some reviewers say it runs small!

    Promising review: "The quality is of this shirt is really good and it’s so comfortable. I love the flower pattern; it gives me indie vibes. I could wear this with some shorts really easily, and I love the overall fit of the shirt. I wish the sleeves were slightly longer, but other than that, I really like this shirt." —Maia

    Get it from American Eagle for $9.99 (originally $24.95; available in sizes XXS-XXL and in two colors).

    12. Fashion-forward, tie-shoulder leopard shortalls that just might be the summer statement piece you've been ~on the prowl~ for since the temperature started to rise., Amazon

    Promising review: "Winning! These fit as expected and the straps that tie make them comfortable to adjust to your liking. They are a jean material, however not super thick, and they have pockets!!!" —HjBelz

    Get them from Amazon for $27.97 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    13. Pretty much perfect bike shorts you'll live in on summer weekends, whether you're rocking them to work out, chill out, or make it easier to wear dresses on a windy day out.

    model in black mid-length bike shorts

    Promising review: "Perfect all around. The overall fit of these shorts is great. The compression is perfect for lounging and working out, meaning I can wear these all day, dressing them up to get coffee, or dressing them down to sweat it out for a home workout. The length is perfect for my 5'8" height. They go great with an oversize tee, jean jacket, and an iced chai." —BellaR

    Get them from Everlane for $40 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in four colors).

    14. A pretty polka dot dress complete with a chic tie waist, ruffle shoulders, and (most importantly) roomy pockets for your phone and lip balm (or snacks).,

    Reviewers say it runs true to size!

    Promising review: "For me, clothes pay for themselves based on the number of compliments that are received when an item is worn. I already liked the dress the moment I put it on, but all day long women commented about what a lovely and pretty dress it is (ooh, I like the color, ooh it’s so pretty, ooh, that dress looks like the start of a whole new wardrobe). The compliments made the reasonable dress price feel like a bargain deal. I guess I’m a sucker for polka dots and the power of hearing something positive during the day. In summary: fits well, looks good, you feel good wearing it, and even a 9-year-old boy can take a picture of his mom in this dress and it still looks good. Now I just need to decide what other color to buy." —Isadelle Mercedes

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 15 colors and prints).

    15. A fun one-piece swimsuit that's got a removable halter strap you won't want to ~leaf~ behind on your summer vacay.

    model in ruched coral and green leaf print suit
    J Crew Factory

    Promising review: "I have struck out with so many swimsuits this season, but this one was great! The color is fun without being too wild. The ruching is so nice without being overly bulky or too much fabric. And I like that it comes with a strap around the neck to provide a little more stability. I got the large to be ample enough for my hips/behind so the top is a little loose. But it has cups sewn into the top and the strap should help." —KCCK

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $44.50+ (originally $74.50+; available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors and prints).

    16. A strappy midi dress with pockets that's pretty much the textbook definition of the perfect sundress. I have a feeling your go-to jean jacket and sandals would agree.,

    It's got over 2,000 positive reviews! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this beauty.

    Promising review: "If you've heard good things about this dress, they're true! I'm one of those people who never writes reviews. I found this dress through a BuzzFeed article and couldn't resist the white sunflower one. The material is stretchy and just fits your body so well. I didn't have any problems with it being see-through while I was wearing light grey underwear. The length is cute, it hugs you in the right spots, and the buttons are fake so they stay uniform all the way down. It's stretchy across the back of the bodice, so bigger-chested people would love this. My mom and I have completely different body types and the large fits us both amazingly! I'm definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" —Courtney Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 35 colors and prints).

    17. An effortlessly chic crochet cutout dress that'd be equally awesome as a brunch look or a beach cover-up.

    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned Australian shop with a huge selection of trendy clothes!

    Promising review: "Very cute dress. It fit perfectly; it’s adjustable at the back to tie it to where it’s comfortable! Honestly the most amazing dress!!" —Makayla E.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $89.99 (available in sizes 2-8 and in more colors here).

    18. An easy breezy French linen wrap dress available in pretty much every color imaginable, so you can splurge on multiple and make it your new casual summer uniform.

    model wearing oversized, below-the-knee, dark blue wrap dress

    It's from a small business specializing in all sorts of linen clothing and based in Latvia.

    Promising review: "This one is my favorite. Super easygoing, great fabric, classy yet relaxed fit, beautiful color. Mine is in lavender. I live in it. I get compliments all the time." —Tizia

    Get it from DressMeLinen on Etsy for $90 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 24 colors)

    19. A high-waisted retro bikini that has over 4,700 (!!!) positive reviews and — warning — may cause the spontaneous urge to strike a pose.,

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this six stars! To my curvy folks, this bathing suit is an absolute must! I'm about to buy it in every color it's so perfect! The quality feels super expensive, and the colors are vibrant and just straight-up stunning. I'm 5-foot-6 and weight about 195 pounds, with a 39D-DD bust and usually wear a size 12-14. The 3XL fit perfectly." —HoneyEyes0012

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-4XL and in 19 prints; get it in solid colors here).

    20. An easy and breezy V-neck tank midi dress with flirty slits at the sides that'll also provide some much-needed ventilation on the hottest of days.


    Promising review: "This is a very cute and comfortable, easy-to-wear dress. I purchased two colors. The arm holes aren't too big (which is a problem for me sometimes). It didn't wrinkle at all throughout a day of sitting, running errands, etc. It looks very put together with cute sandals and a denim jacket." —professormustard

    Get it from Nordstrom for $149 (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).

    21. A beautiful floral duster you can toss over anything — from a bathing suit to jeans to a cocktail dress — to elevate your look in seconds.,

    It's got over 1,700 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I love dusters and this one is a wonderful addition to my summer wardrobe. It's a versatile piece that works as the perfect cover-up over jeans or a strapless dress. The colors are vibrant and the fabric is light and fluid. The first time I wore this it was a warm yet windy day. I felt like a goddess as the duster waved in the wind behind me as I walked. I'm 5-foot-4.5-inches tall and this duster falls almost to my ankles." —SS

    Get it from Amazon for $20.77+ (available in sizes S-5X and in 33 styles).

    22. A fierce leopard pocket T-shirt none of the plain tees in your closet could ever hope to compete with.

    A reviewer wearing the gray short sleeve tee

    Promising review: "Such a cute top! This shirt is a very comfy, smooth material! The stitching on the pocket is sturdy, and the pocket is very spacious. I wore this with jeans and cute earrings to work on casual Friday, and I got lots of compliments! I would definitely buy this item again." —Grace C.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes 14-26 and in six colors).

    23. A straight-up stunning, button-front printed maxi dress that has already made over 2,000 reviewers feel like the beauties they are.,

    The buttons stop around your knee, so the bottom's free to flow dramatically in the summer breeze.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it, but I shouldn't have been. I've never received so many compliments on a dress before. I wore it on a trip with my husband and in-laws, and we honestly couldn't get through the day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm so obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 23 prints).

    24. Breezy wide-leg pants who heard you were thinking of wearing jeans today and laughed in your face. These are sooooo much more fun.,

    Promising review: "Wow! I love these. The fabric is soft and beautiful. They don’t have a zipper, but the back is scrunchy so they stretch when you get in. I really can’t explain how lovely these look; they are gorgeous." —Cyndi Lunderberg

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 0/2-8/10 and in three colors).

    25. A cozy short-sleeve maxi dress (with POCKETS!) that'll have you covered — literally — for everything from errands to dinner outside.,

    Promising review: "I was looking for something easy to grab and go for weekends or a quick change after work. This dress is perfect! The print isn't too much or overwhelming either. I ordered several from this company and I will be ordering more in the future." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes L-5XL and in 14 colors and prints).

    26. A sweet floral frock to keep your mood and 'fit as sunny as the day outside.

    model in yellow floral mini dress with short sleeves and buttons
    Beginning Boutique

    Promising review: "In love! Such a comfy and cute summer dress!!" —Emily R.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $47.95 (originally $55.95; available in sizes 2-12).

    27. A practically perfect bandeau top you'll rock all summer long and then layer into fall.


    Promising review: "Since I have been working from home, I've basically stopped wearing bras and have no desire to wear them again. I am heavy-chested and THIS IS PERFECT as I still need to wear something. I will forever and always wear these. Do yourself a favor and buy more than one!" —Tamiya S.

    Get it from Eloquii for $34.95 (available in sizes 14-28 and in two colors).

    28. An effortlessly chic V-neck tee dress sure to become your everyday wardrobe's new MV(neck)P.,

    Promising review: "It's perfect! Not clingy, not snug, not see-through. Ideal for anything. I am tired of summer shorts and tees and this a one-stop, go anywhere dress. The fabric is light and airy and for $18????? Seriously...get one in each color and pair with cardigan or jean jacket or even toss leggings under it if it's cool. There are not enough stars for this dress for the quality and colors and under $20 price. I am picky picky picky and love high-end brands like Theory, but this will be my go-to!" —Goody

    Get it from Amazon for $18.90 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 13 colors and prints).

    29. A classic Levi's oversized jean jacket you'll want to have on hand to toss over your sundresses on chilly evenings.

    model in mid wash jean jacket

    Promising review: "Perfect jacket! It has some stretch to it, making it super easy to move in. I sized up anticipating it to be stiff and tight, but I definitely did not need to. Since I sized up it’s oversized, but I’m keeping it because I don’t mind. Absolutely love it! —tdratwa

    Get it from Levi's for $98 (available in sizes 1X-3X). Get it in straight sizes here.

    30. A breezy V-neck cover-up with an adjustable waist that's so sexy and cute, your swimsuit might get jealous. How dare it be upstaged.


    Promising review: "The arm holes are a little tight, but overall, I LOVE this cover-up. It's sheer enough to let you show a little skin, but still feel appropriate. I've worn it on a beach with just my husband and I've worn it to a kid's swim party. This cover-up works anywhere." —Gemini77

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 colors).

    31. A genius convertible color-blocked swimsuit with long straps that can be tied in all kinds of different ways to make it look like a new piece every time.

    Two models wearing the blue, orange, pink, purple, and yellow one-piece suit different ways. One is wearing it in a one-shoulder style while the other has the straps tied into a sweetheart neckline

    The Black-owned, Brooklyn-based shop links to a video of five ways to tie it here.

    Promising review: "All I can say is...LOVE IT! Fits perfectly and has vibrant colors; easy to clean. I really like that I can wear it in many different ways." —nikkiluvv1

    Get it from Nakimuli on Etsy for $120 (available in sizes S-3X).

    You, perusing all your awesome options to wear this summer:


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