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15 Stylish Things To Wear When It's Basically 1,000 Degrees Outside

Make summertime dressing easy and breezy. The products in this post were updated in July 2018.

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

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Get it from Amazon for $14.99+. Sizes: XS-XXL. Available in 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 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+. Sizes: XS-XXL. Available in 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
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Bonus: IT HAS POCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+. Sizes: XS-XXL. Available in 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

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

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Get it from Amazon for $17.79+. Sizes: XS-L. Available in 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.

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

Get them from Forever 21 for $17.90. Sizes: 0X-3X.
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Get them from Forever 21 for $17.90. Sizes: 0X-3X.

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

Get it from Boohoo for $18. Sizes: 4-10. Also available in black.
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Get it from Boohoo for $18. Sizes: 4-10. Also available in black.

6. A shift dress that gives the cold shoulder to any buildings without air-conditioning.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+. Sizes: S-XXL. Available in 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
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Get it from Amazon for $12.99+. Sizes: S-XXL. Available in 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

7. A lace-up chambray dress perfect for when wearing actual jeans is really not an option.

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

8. 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. Sizes: 0X–4X.
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It has pockets too! 🙌

Get it from Target for $19.58. Sizes: 0X–4X.

9. An open maxi dress with shorts underneath that amps up the drama but not the temperature.

Get it from Amazon for $22.44+. Sizes: S-3X. Available in 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
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Get it from Amazon for $22.44+. Sizes: S-3X. Available in 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

10. 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.
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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.

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

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99+. Sizes: S-XXL. Available in 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

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

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89. Sizes: XS-L. Available in 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
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89. Sizes: XS-L. Available in 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

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

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Get it from Amazon for $19.50+. Sizes: XS-XXL. Available in 17 patterns.

Promising review: "Don't let the overly posed model fool you, this dress is very classy! 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

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

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Get it from Torrid for $15.49. Sizes: L-1X.

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

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+.One size Available in two patterns.Promising review: "Really cute summery top. I like the fabric; it's thick and comfortable. The print is pretty and the whole top seems high quality." –Lulubella
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Get it from Amazon for $8.99+.One size Available in two patterns.

Promising review: "Really cute summery top. I like the fabric; it's thick and comfortable. The print is pretty and the whole top seems high quality." –Lulubella

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