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    34 Stylish Things To Wear When It's Basically 1,000 Degrees Out

    Shorts, dresses, tops, and more to make dressing in the summer easier and breezier.

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    1. A sleeveless chiffon dress to wear when not only your ~palms~ are sweaty.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 18 patterns).

    Promising review: "This dress looked exactly like the picture and fit great. Material didn't feel cheap. I'm 5'10" and normally wear a size small so I'm always a little worried about dresses being too short on me. This was the exact length I was expecting." —Erin

    2. A matching co-ord set, because it's too humid to even think about matching a top and a bottom.

    Get the set from Asos for $46 ($23 for the top and bottom, sold separately; available in sizes 12–24).

    3. A 1960s-inspired A-line dress for those days you wish the temperature was also in the '60s.

    Bonus: IT HAS POCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 22 different patterns).

    Promising review: "I can dress this up and wear it to work with a little sweater, or I can wear it to the beach! I absolutely love this little dress. It is lined so it's not see-through, but it's very lightweight! I wore it one night to dinner in Mexico. It was hot and humid, so this dress with a pair of heels was perfect!" —Jody

    4. A retro skort romper so you can have a picnic in the park without flashing everyone your undies. Thanks, shorts!

    Free People

    And it ties two places in the back (at the neck and at the mid-back) so it'll fit your bod perfectly!

    Get it from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS–L and two colors).

    5. Flowy, cactus-print shorts with a stretchy waistband that prove it's ~breezy~ being green.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six prints).

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE SHORTS! They are flowy without looking too big. They are very soft and the lace doesn't chafe, which I was worried about. I bought the cacti print ones & I wear them so often that I will be buying more in different prints." —T. Jones

    6. A lace-trimmed drop-waisted dress you'll basically float around in.


    Get it from Target for $17.48 (originally $24.98; available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors).

    Promising review: "Great dress! So comfortable, can dress up for evenings or throw on flip flops for beach. Washes well, just need to air dry." —Moredeals

    7. A loose-fitting maxi dress with a scoop back for the perfect combo of style and ventilation.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.79 (available in sizes XS–L and 10 colors).

    Promising review: "I love the way the dress fits. It's loose, but sits on the shoulders in a very flattering way. It's perfect to throw on when you don't know what to wear. The fabric is nice and heavy and quality-feeling. Love the pockets!" —Mindy N.

    8. Cuffed paperbag shorts that'll add a more *finished* touch to your shorts-and-a-tee outfit.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $17.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    9. A scalloped crop top made of a lightweight fabric to keep you cool; be prepared to wear it with all the shorts and skirts you own.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes XS–L and 12 colors).

    Promising review: "Super cute! Absolutely love it for a hot day. Will be ordering more in different colors." —Nichole Binegar

    10. A halterneck romper you can also wear a a 'gram-worthy bathing suit coverup at the beach.


    Get it from Aerie for $44.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in solid black).

    Promising review: "I love. A smidgen big, so if you’re in between sizes I’d go down a size. Comfortable and not too short." —Stef

    11. A shift dress that'll give the cold shoulder to any buildings without air-conditioning.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 17 colors).

    Promising review: "This dress is SO cute, and you can't beat the price! It is not a cheap, thin material, but it actually feels very expensive. Great quality and very flattering on. It's also not quite as short as it looks in the picture (at least it isn't on me — I am 5'6"), which is great because I am wearing it to a work event." —Alyssa Creed

    12. An co-ord set with pom-pom detailing to make you sing "She's Like a Rainbow."


    Get it from Boohoo for $18. (available in sizes 4-10 and two colors).

    13. A red cocktail dress so you can look ~hot~ without overheating. And shoutout to the bow and adjustable spaghetti straps for the perfect fit!

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes XS–L and seven colors).

    Promising review: "Very cute dress. The straps are adjustable, which helps form fit many shapes and it’s very stretchy and comfortable. You obviously cannot wear a bra so maybe bra cups would work for those in need. Great style and shape for the price." —4wheelfrizz

    14. A relaxed-fit dress to wear when it also *feels* like a rainforest outside.

    Get it from H&M for $12.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    15. Lightweight linen drawstring shorts you'll basically live in all summer.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 2–20, nine colors, and two lengths).

    Promising review: "Love these! I have as hard time finding shorts that are long enough but still cute and not too baggy. These were perfect! Plus they're not a jeans material so they're breathable enough to take to the lake!" —Karissa U.

    16. A sheer T-shirt dress for just the right goth-chic vibes when the mercury is pushing 100°.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–XL).

    Promising review: "Cute and inexpensive piece to add to your closet. Great for all seasons, layered or worn as a coverup" —Brittany Jones

    17. A poplin miniskirt in a pretty pink that'll make your whole outfit *pop*(lin).


    It has pockets too! 🙌

    Get it from Target for $19.58 (available in sizes 0X–4X).

    18. A floaty dress that'll be perfect to throw on when you just don't know what to wear.

    Get it from Mango for $6.99 (originally $25.99; available in sizes 2–10 and four colors).

    19. A pleated A-line skirt to make every summer day a little fancier; but thanks to the stretchy waistline, you'll stay comfy AF.,

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).

    Promising review: "This skirt is GORGEOUS! My main thought is that if the manufacturer made it in more colors... I would buy them! I hope the manufacturer reads this and produces more amazing colors! I'm obsessed with this skirt!" —GJ

    20. A lace-up chambray dress, because wearing actual jeans is really not an option.

    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $19.98. Sizes: XXS-XXL. Also available in blue.

    21. An open-back romper for easy dressing on days when even hearing the weather report stresses you out.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    22. A tie-waist maxi with a handkerchief hem designed especially for twirling.


    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes 0X–4X).

    23. A sleeveless swing dress you'll want to buy in all 14 colors and wear every day.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 11 colors).

    Promising review: "PERFECT! PERFECT! PERFECT! Love this dress. It even has pockets!! I will be buying another. I am 5'8" and this hits me right above the knee. The fabric is soft and comfortable and the fit was perfect." —Amazon Customer

    24. A long camisole top with a flowy fit that's perfect for layering over or tucking into shorts and skirts.


    Get it from Torrid for $38.90 (available in sizes M–6X).

    Promising review: "It caught my eye immediately and I had to have it. I love the feel of the fabric and it looks amazing on. I have received so many compliments from this tank top." —JunebugHannah

    25. An eyelet midi dress in a super-comfy and light linen you can unbutton as needed.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89 (available in sizes XS–L and two colors).

    Promising review: "This is hands-down my most favorite dress I've ever owned. It fits perfectly. It's like a tee shirt that I want in every color! I have it in a bright yellow and am ordering it in white and black as well. Can't get enough. Well done!" —WandereRN

    26. An open maxi dress with shorts underneath to amp up the drama but not the temperature.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.44+ (available in sizes S–3X and eight colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I never thought it would work on me because of my height (I'm 5'3"), but with wedges it's perfect! I wore it to a bunch of graduation celebrations and got tons of compliments on its uniqueness. The material is really light and comfortable. It may be prone to wrinkles, but it's not noticeable with the pattern." —Ann

    27. A button-down dress in a lovely floral print to keep the dream of spring alive. 😭 Gone, but not forgotten.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X–4X and 15 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This dress is really beautiful. Fit was true to size and it’s so comfortable and flowy. Its an easy pack for vacation. Ordering soon in all colors. I love this dress!!!" —Jbwa

    28. A loose off-the-shoulder blouse for anyone who likes a little sleeve without a lot of sweat.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and two colors).

    Promising review: "This top is soooooo good! Been looking for one this style for some time now and thought I'd take a chance on this one and it completely exceeded my expectations! I expected the fabric to be stiff and itchy but it's this really soft gauze that's flexible and flowy, and the trim is soft crochet, not stiff scratchy lace like I was expecting! I seriously LOVE this top and can't wait to wear it with high waisted jeans, soft cotton shorts, or a floral maxi skirt — it's just perfect!" —BB

    29. An open-back maxi dress you can wear to those outdoor summer weddings that might be sweltering.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 17 patterns).

    Promising review: "I would have paid four times as much for a dress this beautiful. Fabric is light and breezy and so comfortable to wear. I received so many compliments at our seashore town's mayors ball and felt beautiful in the dress! No sideboob but wore one of those push-up side-stick bras from Victoria's Secret." —Karolyn

    30. A knotted mini dress for the perfect step up from the tied-up T-shirt.

    Get it from Old Navy for $30 (originally $44.99; available in sizes 1X–4X and four colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I love everything about this dress. The fabric is a good weight but still cool enough for the hottest summer days. Please make more of this dress in other colors and patterns." —Gemma

    31. A citrus print crop top and skirt set that'll feel more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold lemonade.,

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and two prints).

    Promising review: "This ensemble is such a cute summery getup! The fabric is thick, yet light and airy and is not see through. I am thoroughly impressed with this lovely summer outfit!" —Ellen Bjerga

    32. A stretchy mini with a tie at the waist to make picking out your outfit a ~cinch~.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 4/6–12/14 and five colors).

    Promising review: "Comfy and looks professional! I love this dress, so easy to just throw on and go to work. Comfortable and classy!" —Lu

    33. A tie-back trapeze tank to add a little extra style to your athleisure lewks, whether you're working out or just stepped outside and are sweating as if you *are* working out.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors and styles). You can also get packs of two tops for $19.99!

    Promising review: "Greatest find ever! It fits perfectly, is so soft and comfortable, and I can literally wear with every workout outfit and every pair of leggings. I get compliments every time I wear this and everyone wants to know where to find them." —Michelle Dailey

    34. A 100% cotton red shift so no matter how high the mercury rises, your feathers will never get ~ruffled~.

    Get it from Walmart for $17.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and four colors and patterns).

    The struggle is real, guys.

    Cartoon Network

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