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    Updated on Aug 2, 2020. Posted on Jul 30, 2020

    25 Comfy, Breathable Pieces That May Help You Beat The Heat

    Here's to the comfiest, least sweaty summer possible 💦🙅‍♀️

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

    1. A pretty lightweight tank top to stock up on in a ton of colors so you'll have a good selection of flowy tops that'll keep you cool and cute in warm weather.

    Reviewer wearing the button-down tank top in white
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best shirt I've got off Amazon and there have been many good ones! I don't typically review but I just love this so much I just ordered four more. It's true to size... I'm very weird with fabrics and this is not silk-like but also doesn't feel like a rough polyester like my grandma wore so it's perfect. This is definitely a great buy and so lightweight for summer!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 16 colors/patterns).

    2. A very gorgeous crop top and skirt set that'll basically come with an OOTD post requirement for your Insta.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Of course, this being a two-piece means you get to wear this one outfit but also split it up and incorporate the separates in other lewks. We stan options!

    Promising review: "I get lots of compliments on this. The skirt is very flowing and the material is very stretchy, could have gone down a size. I’m very pear-shaped and typically wear a size 10-12 in jeans. Material is not fabric-like as I expected, it’s kind of smooth and shiny. It's still a nice product, just not what I had thought in terms of material. I live in the south and this is nice for an easy, cute outfit on a hot day (which is every day down here)." —KathJ

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in two prints).

    3. A versatile tank top with a slightly more polished design (keyhole in the back + light pleats at the neckline 😘). Plus, the below-the-waist hemline will offer a bit more coverage than the typical tank without you having to compromise on your need to keep cool since you'll still be sleeveless.

    amazon.com, 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 armholes 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 $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 24 colors and prints).

    4. Lightweight joggers – with pockets, baby! — that'll be a cool, comfy pick for kicking your feet up while at home or running errands. They're also mostly made of cotton so they'll be breathable in the high temps. No weird leg sweat.

    A reviewer taking a mirror selfie wearing a black pair of the pants. They cup above the waist right under the belly button and have cuffs at the ankles.
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love everything about these cuffed-at-the-ankle pants. I don’t worry about the ankle cuffs getting entangled in exercise equipment. The fabric is very lightweight and cool, unlike other heavy, bulky sweatpants. These pants are also very stretchy and do not bind during a workout. They're so comfortable and attractive that they are also great for wearing when running errands and attending community events. I'm so glad I picked up three pairs of these." —Caroline1

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and 24 colors).

    5. Some 100% cotton undies for days when the weather is ~unbearably~ hot and you know your nether region will need extra ventilation. Basically, these'll be something like an AC for your booty.

    a set of underwear with grey bands around the waist. They're in a variety of colors including pink, navy, teal, and regular blue
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These panties are 100% cotton and they are so comfortable. They're cozy to wear and to sleep in. I usually get one size larger. You won't even know you're wearing them because they are soft and fit great!" —Pinky

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 which pretty much translates to S–5XL. Just eyeball crawl that size chart on the product page).

    6. OR! Moisture-wicking thongs so you'll avoid that slow, uncomfy sweat trail down your buttcrack. Listen, your bum DESERVES.

    three black thongs with the New Balance logo on one side
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these! They are perfect for workouts or hot summer days. They are very breathable. I have two sets now and plan to buy more." —Courtney Garcia

    Get them from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and nine different styles).

    7. Wide-fit espadrilles with a breathable, crocheted design that looks pretty and your feet won't sweat themselves out in.

    a model wearing a yellow pair of the espadrilles, holding another blue pair, and with three other pairs sitting by their feet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable. Plus, they're very affordable, but they don’t look cheap. However, considering the price I don’t expect them to last for years. You have to be realistic. I’m a 7.5 with wide feet. I ordered a 7.5, and they fit perfectly. I wore them one day so far with no show socks, and they’re very comfortable. I can’t wait to wear these for my Europe trip next month." —J. Garcia

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–9.5 and nine colors).

    8. High-waist workout shorts to help you achieve your fitness (or lounging 🙋🏿‍♀️😋!) goals in something stretchy and comfortable this summer ~or~ to wear underneath your dresses if you hate wearing slips. They've got the moisture-wicking fabric and have a pocket for safely storing your phone.

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    Multiple reviewers noted that they wear the shorts underneath dresses to prevent chafing on their thighs. Reviewers also shared that they wore these for everything from running marathons to running errands 🏃🏿‍♀️💨.

    Promising review: "I bought this to wear under my gi during Brazilian jiu-jitsu training. I wore them with and without my gi pants and all I can say is 'wow.' They're high-waisted so really good at keeping everything in. After rolling around the mat for two hours, I had to pull them up only a couple of times after the top rolled down an inch. These work so much better than all my other spandex shorts. I did the bend-over test before leaving the house and they are not see-through. These are also breathable, which is very important when I'm sweating for two hours straight. They dry fairly quickly as well. I'm 5-foot-4 and stay at about 190 pounds. The XL 8-inch black fit perfectly. I want all the colors now. I will be ordering more for training." —Mish made

    Get them from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in sizes XS–5XL; free shipping on any pairs $25 or more).

    9. Super wide-leg trousers because when you do wear pants this summer, the least you could do for your legs is make sure they're nice and billowy so they'll always catch a nice breeze as you walk.

    Reviewer wearing the pants in red
    amazon.com

    What's even better is that these are really all-season pants. You can wear 'em this summer with a cropped tank, bralette, or a T-shirt. When the weather starts cooling, you'll still be able to get wear out of these. And even in the winter, you could wear 'em with leggings hidden underneath plus boots. All-season clothes are the best wardrobe investment, really.

    Promising review: "These pants as so comfortable and flowy! I stepped outside of my usual skinny jean outfit to try this style — and I never want to take them off! They are great casual pants for work and can be dressed up for the evening with a fancy shirt and heels. They are as comfortable as pajamas, without looking like it." —Gretchen Nash

    Get it from Amazon for $17.44+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 14 colors/patterns).

    10. And a pleated maxi dress — speaking of flowy, pretty things — with an exposed back and spaghetti straps so you skip out on the extra fabric and the only thing that'll be super hot is how you look in this beautiful design.

    Lilly's Kloset / Obi Grant

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $68 (available in sizes S–-L).

    11. Bamboo ankle socks that'll be pretty much anti-summer heat thanks to their AirmeshVenting technology design.

    a reviewer's feet wearing a pair of the ankle socks with a stack of the other pairs sitting beside them
    amazon.com

    These'll also help you out when you're busy being active since they're made with targeted zone cushioning in high impact areas to add comfort, plus a comfort toe seam to reduce irritation.

    Promising review: "I ordered a pack of these socks to try. They are breathable, secure, and of good quality. I was looking for a sock that wouldn't end up slipping down into my shoe. These socks stayed in position nicely throughout the day. The socks were great so I ordered two more packs." —Tania

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in packs of 8 and 16 and shoe sizes 5–13).

    12. A cotton wrap dress you could chill around the house in and head out to run errands looking relaxed yet put-together.

    A dress with wide short sleeves that stop above the elbow and a long waist belt wrapped into a hanging sash at the waist. It has a curved neckline.
    Express

    Promising review: "The dress fits perfectly! It's a summer dress — not too thick in material. There's plenty of room in the chest area for busty women like myself as I wear a 34GG bra size, am 5 feet tall, and typically wear a size medium." —Melaninvibes
    Get it from Express for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors).

    13. Waterproof Birkenstock slides that'll fulfill those Instagram-worthy street style goals this season — minus the sweaty foot situation that would come from socks and sneakers.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The Birkenstocks are lightweight and odor-resistant. They also have a contoured footbed so they give your foot total, flexible support when you're walking.

    Promising review: "I wore these in Europe and everyone on the trip had blisters except for me!!! We were walking all day every day and my feet were SO comfortable. The shoes weren’t clunky and ugly. I actually really like these and will continue to wear them." —MUR

    Get them from Amazon for $34.23+ (available in sizes 5–15 and 20 colors).

    14. A wireless cooling bra designed for those with a larger bust area to help the ta-tas say "ta ta" to unwanted underboob sweat.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am a 44 DD and this bra is so comfortable I gave all of my other bras away. I normally don't buy anything without underwire but this supports me without digging in and the best part is I have no red indentations on my shoulders at the end of the day. The fabric gives me a nice and airy feeling and I don't really get underboob sweat with this bra unless it is REALLY hot. Try it. I think it's worth it." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four colors and sizes 36C–44D).

    15. And! A front closure cooling bra that you can put on easily without having to do the snap-and-twist-around method. It'll also treat you to chill FX lining in the cups for cooling. That's right! You'll knock out boob sweat ~and~ the extra work it takes to put on a bra that closes in the back.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So I'm 120 pounds and 5-foot-4 and my bra size is technically a 32D (its sister size is a 34C but we'll get to that later)... This bra is my everyday bra now. I like how the straps are positioned to give more support and that this is wire-free. That is why I was initially shopping around for bras. Wired bras have been giving me dark discolorations around the frontal and side breast areas. Now that could also be attributed to the fact that I've been wearing the wrong bra size for so long too. I felt like this bra did a good job of supporting me despite not having wires. I also enjoyed the fact that it was a front closure. It's very easy to put on in the mornings. One of my favorite parts of this bra is that it does an excellent job of keeping me cool. I wear it sometimes when I'm doing a light workout and girls, the difference is real. I'm not a sweaty blob. The same goes for an extremely hot day outside - no sweaty boobs here (okay a tiny bit, but much less than compared to other bras I've worn). My only qualm about this bra is that my shoulders feel a little sore after wearing it for 12+ hours and I wish it was offered in a straight-up black color. I got this bra for $14.99 but having it now, I'd be willing to pay double the amount for it." —Qwassie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.37+ (available in three colors and sizes 34A–40C).

    16. A performance vest tank designed to move when you move during your fitness routine and to prevent you from getting too hot in the process.

    a model wearing a black tank top
    Y-Fit

    The top is made of soft, nylon material and spandex that will be moisture-wicking.

    Promising review: "I really like the feel of this material to work out in. It feels light and breezy and moves super easily. I love the shape around the upper body and how it doesn't jut into your armpit. I bought the medium and while it is a snug fit, it feels comfortable and I am really happy with it. This is such great quality workout wear for an accessible price (for once!!)." —Jess

    Get it from Y-FIT Wear for £15 which translates to about $19.17 (originally £30; available in sizes S–X and also in gray).

    17. Linen jogger pants so you can serve a summer vacation look even when you're just chilling in your living room, minus that vacation heat. 😅

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I originally bought these in gray to go on a trip to Morocco so that I could stay cool while covering up my legs. They were super comfortable, flattering, and a cooler/more upgraded option to jeans. I have a pear shape with my lower half MUCH larger than my top half and these pants somehow even me out perfectly. While essentially doing the splits while doing some chores (long story), I ended up totally ripping/shredding the bottom of the original pair I got which was a huge disappointment. However, I realized that I had already worn them so much (like 20+ times) in the course of a few months so the price per wear was just a few dollars. I missed them so much that I bought them again in green. The green pair arrived today and I am super happy with them." —Hayes 7788

    Get them from Nordstrom for $41.30 (free shipping; available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors).

    18. Lightweight Allbirds' Tree Runners shoe that'll bring some sleekness to your athleisure looks while keeping your feet nice and airy.

    a lace-up sneaker with a foam sole
    Allbirds / Via instagram.com

    The shoes are made of eucalyptus tree fiber which is what makes 'em breathable, natural, and oh-so-comfy. Yay for environmentally friendly shoes that will also help you avoid sweaty, funky feet.

    Get it from Allbirds for $95 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and in men's sizes 8–14, both available in 12 styles).

    19. A boho wrap-style dress with a summery floral print and breezy material that'll get you through the warmest season in style.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    BTW, this isn't a faux wrap dress. It's got the real wrap action that reviewers say they loved the most about it. This way, you can adjust the fit along the waist to your comfort level.

    Promising review: "I love the colors in this dress! It’s super cute and easy to dress up or down. It's a true wrap dress, a good length, not see-through, and not too low cut! This is lightweight and perfect for summer!" —Olivia Noles

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 14 colors).

    20. OR a stretchy faux-wrap dress in case you prefer to not actually have to adjust the fit at all. It'll be just as breezy but with an easy slip-on design. It's made of cotton with just a touch of spandex so you'll stay cool and enjoy lots of stretch.

    reviewer wearing the dress in red. It has a deep V-neck, short sleeves, and flares out slightly
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress so much! I bought two already! It's a perfect fit for me. I am fairly tall and I have a long torso. Often, the waistlines of fitted dresses are up around my rib cage and not at my actual waist. I hate that. Most dresses from the store look like baby doll dresses on me but this one fits perfectly, right at my waist. The length is perfect as well, hitting right at the knee. The fabric is soft and light and cool. It's perfect for a summer dress on a hot day!" —Jacque

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 29 patterns).

    21. Linen shorts you'll love slipping in and out of on hot days when you need lightweight clothes with good ventilation.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the shorts. The material is great and the color is as shown. I normally wear about a 10-12 so I got a large size and they're plenty big. They're also very comfortable as I live in South Florida and need lightweight material. I would buy these again." —DLM

    Get them from Amazon for $20.50+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 17 styles).

    22. A plus-size V-neck shirt designed with Cooldri fabric to wick away moisture while you stick and move. Plus, it has 50+ UPF/UV protection to boot so you can beat the effects of the sun in two ways instead of one.

    A model in a gray V-neck top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This shirt is very nice. It fits as expected and the color is as shown in the description. I have worn it on warmer days and it does a great job of keeping me cooler than I expected." —Jo Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96 (available in sizes 1X–5X and seven colors).

    23. A versatile maxi dress (with pockets!) that you can wear no matter what your plans are for the day. It'll work with all kinds of shoes and outerwear styles, making it a perfect go-to dress.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It's casual and very comfortable but nice enough for anything from daytime errands to summer parties or getting dressed up for an evening out. I am 5-foot-7 and weigh 128 pounds so I ordered a size small and the dress fits perfectly. The length hits just below the ankles, barely grazing the top of my feet and does not touch the ground affording more sandal options. The side pockets are great and not visible or lumpy when completely smoothed inwards. The high side slits go up to mid-thigh, which adds to the flowy-ness and swing of the dress... I prefer a loose, flowing fit and this dress is all that without looking baggy or boxy. The fabric is very nice quality and lightweight without being too sheer. Another nice feature of this dress is no special bra is required! Thinking about ordering in another color. I'm looking forward to wearing this dress a lot during the hot Southern AZ summer!" —Longtime Tucson Resident

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 22 colors/patterns).

    24. Under Armour gym shorts made with ultra-cool HeatGear fabric to keep your skin's temperature regulated while you work up a sweat. The shorts also offer UPF 30 so they'll protect you from harmful UV rays.

    A model in gym shorts that fall just above the knee
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These shorts are awesome! They are super lightweight and comfortable! Some reviews have complained that the pockets are big, but I love them! I have an iPhone 6s and it's large, I have to be careful when I buy workout pants and shorts because my phone doesn't fit in them. With these, I never have to worry about it sliding or falling out when I sit down. I'm buying a second pair in a different color so I would absolutely recommend them to other buyers!" —Randy

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in men's sizes XS–4XL and 17 styles)

    25. Linen boxer shorts that are actually factually made of the same material as linen sheets. You'll get the same cooling, comfy experience you get when you're sleeping in bed and honestly, what even are clothes at "outside clothes" this point?

    Linoto

    These are made in the US, BTW 🇺🇸. Guess what else? The more you wash these babies, the softer they get. If these don't make a case for walking around your house in nothing but underwear this summer, then I really don't know what will. 🤷🏿‍♀️

    Promising review: "I am ordering some more of these. They are super comfortable and seem like they will last a very long time. They're the perfect summer boxer." —John M.

    Get them from Linoto for $34.95 (available in unisex sizes XS–XXL and 14 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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