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    29 Breathable Pieces Of Clothing That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re Practically Naked

    Easy breezy tops, dresses, skirts, and more that'll keep you cool without any weird looks from strangers.

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    1. A loose-fitting gingham baby doll dress that'll make you click your heels together three times in hopes that it magically appears in your closet. 

    reviewer wearing the black and white gingham dress
    another reviewer wearing the dress with a belt and strappy sandals

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!! The material is so lightweight that it’s perfect for summer, and then the buffalo plaid will also look cute and trendy in fall with a jean jacket! Plus I LOVE that there are pockets. The dress is made really well. I was pleasantly pleased to see it also had a lining so it’s not at all transparent. I saw another review that said it ran a little small and as someone between two sizes I sized up and I’m glad I did. I will be wearing this dress all summer and then some!" —Theresa St Peter

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in four colors).

    2. A seamless ribbed bralette if you want support but just can't with a painful underwire today.

    Reviewer wearing the bralette in nude

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to purchase at first because I wasn't sure how the support would be, but honestly I'm so glad that I made the buy! It is so comfy and the support is perfect without feeling restricted. I will definitely be buying more." —Samantha W.

    Get it from Gap for $29.50+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    3. A supportive bralette made for busty folks (calling all D–DDD cups!) because you looked at the previous bralette and laughed. It has breathable mesh lining and an inner sling for support.

    Reviewer wearing the bra in white

    Promising review: "I will preface by saying that I’m a 38DD in most bras and I absolutely HATE underwire with a passion. My skin is sensitive, and I work outside a lot, so any sweat that happens with normal bras causes the wire to chafe and cause a lot of discomfort on my rib cage. I found Lively, ordered a whole bunch of things, and this one was my favorite. I don’t feel like I’m falling out. The fabric is soft and not itchy anywhere. It feels supportive and breathable (!!!), and best of all, NO WIRES! I’ve already gone back and ordered the lace and mesh versions and this one in another color!" —Adriana

    Get it from Lively for $35 (available in sizes 1–3 and five colors).

    4. A breathable and roomy wide-leg jumpsuit for maximum ventilation in the summer heat. It's like wearing PJs in public except everyone is complimenting you instead of looking at you weird.

    plus-size reviewer wearing the red clay version over a t-shirt and with a cardigan
    another reviewer wearing the tan version over a long-sleeve white blouse

    Promising review: "So comfy and cute. You can wear them for running errands or anything casual yet it has style. This is a lightweight cottony fabric that fits perfectly. It’s easy to wash and I let it hang to dry so it won’t shrink, which some reviewers had reported." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and in 29 styles).

    5. A pleated polka dot midi skirt with a comfy elastic waistband and pockets (!) to keep you covered without weighing you down. 

    plus-size reviewer wearing the orange version
    another reviewer wearing the black version

    Promising review: "Fabric was breathable, comfortable, and true to size. I paired it with different tops and it works out great." —Tena

    Get it from Amazon for $28.89 (available in sizes S–XXL and nine styles).

    6. A pair of seersucker drawstring shorts so you can enjoy the look and feel of light, airy summery clothing without having to deviate from your all-black wardrobe.

    model wearing the shorts with a matching black t-shirt
    model showing the shorts from behind

    Promising review: "Fits perfectly, isn't too short, and is lightweight. I love the texture too!" —LIZZ25

    Get it from Madewell for $49.50 (available in sizes XXS–XXL).

    7. A two-piece linen lounge set that'll make you hear a chorus of angels when you slip it on your body. The soft linen will keep you cool in the heat and looks fancy enough that no one will guess that you did in fact just roll out of bed and are walking around the grocery store in your pajamas.

    the linen tank top and short set in dark blue
    someone wearing the tank and short set with a brown cardigan
    Piglet, Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

    Founded by Jessica Mason, Piglet is a United Kingdom-based small biz creating comfortable yet beautiful home essentials like sleepwear, bedding, table linens, curtains, and more. The brand focuses on linen goods because of its relatively low environmental impact, low maintenance, and versatility (it's warm in the winter, breathable in the summer).

    BuzzFeed writer Danielle Healy has this set and loves it. In her own words:

    "This set is very comfortable, washes up well, and doesn't make me feel like a total slob when lounging around the house. I'm usually a medium, but I followed the Piglet sizing guide and opted for a small, which was definitely the right move. The top is a little big under the arms (a common problem for me). It's nothing egregious, but something to keep in mind if you're smaller-chested. As the weather warms I can totally see myself wearing this out of the house for some roof reading or errands and will feel cute and comfortable doing so!"

    Get it from Piglet for $99 (available in sizes XS—XL and in blush, midnight stripe, and white).

    8. A V-neck backless dress if you like to be the center of attention but don't want said attention to come at the cost of your comfort. This little lace number is super soft on the skin and has a cute bow-tie design that'll earn you "oohs" and "ahhs" from every angle.

    reviewer wearing the pink version
    another reviewer wearing the white version showing the bowtie in the back

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I just got this dress in the mail and I love it! It’s super breathable and lightweight! Will be perfect for my summer bridal shower!" —Amanda B.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 31 styles).

    9. An elegant and pregnancy-friendly column dress because some days you don't have the time or energy to deal with elaborate outfits. This simple and sleek maxi dress looks incredible with whatever else you throw on. 

    pregnant model wearing the rust colored dress
    model wearing the light gray version with white slip-on mules and gold jewelry

    Mien is a woman-founded and POC-owned size-inclusive and eco-friendly small business based in Los Angeles.

    Promising review: "I love the length of this dress and the pockets!!! It's just very flowy and relaxed. Perfect for a hot summer day as the material doesn't cling to my body in any way. I am very happy with this purchase and will be ordering another dress!" —Kalee J.

    Get it from Mien for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    10. A halter neck midi dress giving me major Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman vibes.

    reviewer wearing the blue with white polka dots version
    reviewer wearing the brown with white polka dots version

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I'm 5'10" and the front length on this was perfect! It hit just above my knees and the longer length was just at my ankles. The underskirt was long enough that I didn't have to worry about needing an additional slip. The fabric is light, airy, and a vibrant red, which can be dressed up or kept more casual. I absolutely loved the vintage chic vibe and got so many compliments!" —Jennifer Butler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and eight colors).

    11. button-down tank top to save the day when you'd really rather wear nothing because it's too hot but can't because we live in a society that requires us to clothe ourselves. 

    reviewer wearing the white version with a denim skirt and red sandals
    another reviewer wearing the olive version with denim shorts and a cardigan

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I am wearing this shirt as I type this. I just love it. The fabric is comfortable and has a great drape, not too light or too heavy, and it's breathable. I love the cut. I have a long torso and it hangs very nicely to just below my hip joint. It looks cute either tucked in or loose. The neckline isn't too low, but low enough to be interesting (and the spaghetti straps are adjustable so the neckline shouldn't be an issue for anyone). Even the buttons are cute! I love the size and color of them with the green fabric. I get lots of compliments on this top and I got it for a great deal, what's not to love?" —KitVonD

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors).

    12. A casual, lightweight wrap dress so you can enjoy the summer sun without feeling like you're constantly 30 seconds away from stripping and finding the nearest AC. 

    reviewer wearing black and white patterned midi dress with black kitten heels
    another reviewer wearing the pink and white dress with a gray leather jacket and white heels

    Promising review: "Love this dress. Breezy and comfortable for a hot day. I wore heels and it looked amazing, but switched to sandals and it looked nice as well. I just had a baby and it worked perfect for nursing because of the tiny button on the chest." —Jamie Young

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    13. A pajama set made from cooling bamboo fibers that'll make you stay up and text everyone you know because they *need* to know how soft and cozy it is. Aren't you supposed to be sleeping? Nope! Every contact in your phone must! know! now!

    Model wearing the white t-shirt and shorts set with a blue and orange abstract floral design

    Jovana Mullins was teaching art therapy to developmentally disabled youths and young adults when she launched her brand Alivia with her husband Brandon. The design process begins with pieces created by artists with developmental disabilities who are paid for the use of their art, and 10% of every purchase is donated to their associated nonprofit art therapy program. Alivia's designers then translate their work into the bold and colorful prints you see. So cool!

    Get it from Alivia for $155 (available in sizes XS–XL and three styles).

    14. A pair of baggy overalls if your ideal summer wardrobe can best be defined as "art teacher chic." Reviewers swear the loose, flowy, and breathable cotton linen fabric is incredibly comfy and lightweight on the skin.

    Another reviewer wearing them in a clay color
    Side view of reviewer wearing blue version

    Promising review: "I have gotten so many compliments on these overalls! I was looking for something comfortable and light enough to wear during the summer since I'm not a big fan of shorts. I'm pretty petite and it fits well and is just baggy enough. I love them so much I ordered another pair in blue!" —Cynthia Cahalen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and four colors).

    15. A pair of compression bike shorts because you've finally had an epiphany and realized that bike shorts are indeed very stylish, especially when paired with a white T-shirt and a blazer.

    plus-size reviewer wearing the black bike shorts
    another reviewer wearing the bike shorts in black

    Promising review: "Really like these shorts. I am going on vacation to Mexico soon and am planning on hiking and wanted an alternative to leggings so I don't overheat. These shorts are perfect and hit right above the knee. They are breathable and pockets fit my iPhone 8 perfectly, and the mini pocket in the tummy band is a nice bonus." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL, a variety of colors, and in multi-packs).

    16. A sleeveless jumpsuit with a drawstring waist for fooling everyone into thinking you made a lot of effort with your outfit. Spoiler: you definitely rolled out of bed wearing this.

    Reviewer wearing the olive jumpsuit
    Reviewer wearing the black version

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "So soft and so comfortable! I love this jumpsuit and highly recommend! It seriously feels like you’re wearing your PJs and it’s amazing." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $34.15+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in six colors).

    17. A pair of pink checkerboard trousers to instantly give your outfit major vacation vibes. If you're allergic to boring, these silky smooth trousers are just what the doctor ordered.

    Model wearing bright pink checkerboard trousers with tan sandals and a white tank top

    Kitri is a small fashion brand based in London. Haeni Kim, the founder, moved from Korea to the UK to become a ballet dancer and eventually found herself in the fashion industry. She launched Kitri in 2017, and you may have seen her designs on celebs like Sophia Turner and Emma Watson. 

    Get them from Kitri for $197 (available in sizes 2–10).

    18. A flowy maxi dress so you can feel like you're on a tropical vacation while you're sitting in your stifling apartment on yet another Zoom call. 

    reviewer wearing the pink and purple version
    another reviewer wearing the blue and orange version

    Promising review: "I just received this in the mail for a wedding in a few weeks and let’s just say, I’m SO ready to wear it right now! I ordered the bright teal and the color is true to what is shown online. Also, the dresses are true to size. This dress is flowy and breathable and I can’t wait to wear it on the dance floor in a few months! (Only con is that it took me a few minutes to figure out how to tie it correctly but after that, I give this dress a 5/5)" —Autumn Hunsinger

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    19. A striped linen dress that'll quickly earn the title of "most worn item" in your closet. It's breezy and flowy, so everything under the skirt can air out when things get a little swampy.

    reviewer wearing the dress with tan sandals
    another reviewer wearing the dress in a sunflower field with white oxfords

    Promising review: "This summer dress is a must-have! I must have worn it at least once a week all summer long. It’s so comfortable and the material is breathable...even on humid days. The pockets are ideal and the flutter cap sleeves couldn’t be cuter. I wore it with white sneakers, sandals, and espadrilles so it’s very versatile. Looking forward to pulling it out of the closet next summer." —Nikki Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes 4–10 and seven styles).

    20. A pair of stretchy striped shorts if anything denim in your closet goes into hibernation mode once the temps rise above 80 degrees.

    reviewer wearing the red striped version
    another reviewer wearing the orange and white striped version

    Promising review: "Love these shorts!! They sit nice a little above my waist and flare a little at the thighs in the best way! The shorts are high waisted, which fit nice with my long torso and make my legs look a lot longer than they are. The material is soft and breathable but looks delicate. I haven’t washed yet but I will probably hand wash or wash with delicate and air dry. 10/10 would recommend!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 28 styles).

    21. A pack of wedgie-proof underwear because you get wedgies so often that you have no more shame about picking them in public. These undies won't budge all day so you can — gasp! — maybe even forget that you're wearing them.

    A customer image of a black and gray pair
    reviewer wearing the black version

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these underwear. Most comfortable I’ve ever owned. I think the wide waistband makes a difference. I’ve thrown out all my old underwear and replaced them with these. Just plain, soft, breathable cotton, a comfortable fit, and it doesn’t come up *too* high (about an inch below my belly button)." —Wendy O

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–5XL and 10 color packs).

    Check out my coworker Emma Lord's wedgie-proof panties review for more deets!

    22. A linen blouse for when you want the simplicity and ease of a T-shirt but need something just a smidge fancier.

    reviewer wearing the blouse with wide pants
    another reviewer wearing the blouse

    Promising review: "I was looking for a shirt like this but I was skeptical that this would work as I am a plus-size woman and oftentimes clothes shipped from Asia that say they're plus size does not actually fit plus-size women. I was pleasantly surprised. This shirt is very soft but it's also very breathable. Perfect summer shirt to dress up or down. I could see buying another one of these in a different color." —Kat Foster

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S–XL and seven styles).