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    29 Products That Will Solve Summer Clothing Problems

    Consider your excessive sweating, uneven tan lines, and chafing problems *poof* solved.

    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 set of anti-chafing thigh bands because hell hath no fury like a pair of angry, sweaty, chafing thighs. Slip these on under a dress so you can just exist without feeling like your body is fighting you every step., Amazon

    Promising review: "Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant...these things work! I was hella skeptical because my thighs are resistant to any sort of chub rub defense. I wore them while walking at least five hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved; not a chub-rub in sight and they're so feminine and romantic-looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating." —OceanHips

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 17 styles).

    2. A bra liners so you, a sweaty person, can make the 30-second walk to your mailbox without the dreaded under-boob sweat.


    Promising review: "I am a sweat-er and therefore it's very uncomfortable to sweat under your bra and then be wet. I am so happy with this product. No more being wet and having embarrassing sweat marks." —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    3. A pair of breathable underwear to keep it from getting too swampy down there if you know what I mean.

    Model wearing the hipster undies in gray

    Promising review: "For a hipster brief, this is a great fit. No ride-ups and very comfortable fabric in all kinds of weather. I am very active and these are the only ones that stay dry and odorless after a long sweaty day." —deb32

    Get it from Gap for $8 (available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors).

    My colleague swears by these! Check out her Gap Breathe underwear review (#3) for more deets!

    4. A pack of underarm shields that'll soak up sweat before it can stain your shirt. They're also designed to stop odors so you don't look *or* smell like you just sweat through your shirt.

    Model wearing the pads, which look like large panty liners

    Promising review: "I love these. I have a few cute summer dresses with sleeves — eeek! The first time I tried the shields it was 104 degrees at an outdoor event, and I was sweating bullets! The shields worked BEAUTIFULLY. Not a sweat stain in sight." —Cosmic Girl

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $13.99.

    5. An anti-chafing balm for swiping anywhere your clothes rub. It creates a moisture-repelling layer on your skin (without ever feeling greasy!) that protects against blisters, irritation, and chafing when you're running, hiking, biking, or just trying to exist in the world as a sweaty person.


    Promising review: "I am a lifelong curvy lady whose thighs have rubbed together since the beginning of time, probably, so I’m no stranger to chafing. This morning I applied the balm to my inner thighs under a sundress and spent a day walking around in the heat and sunshine; it was hot, and I was sweating, but miraculously, my thighs felt fine! I applied the balm at around 11:30 a.m. and as I write my review it’s almost 7:30 p.m. but my legs are going strong. Other parts of me have definitely reacted to being out and about but not my thighs — without this stuff, they would be pink and tender, but they feel soft and happy. I am absolutely impressed. Long story short, this stuff absolutely worked for me; I plan to buy a larger size when this smaller one runs out. Don’t be a doubter like I was!" —Gina

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A clinical-strength antiperspirant if nothing else has helped tackle your excessive sweating. This roll-on contains 12% aluminum chloride, a compound that blocks sweat, so you can enjoy up to 72 hours of protection from embarrassingly noticeable pit stains.,

    Promising review: "Just got inside from 80-degree weather. I CANNOT believe I have no sweat marks. To be dramatic, this is life-changing. To be modest, this is life changing. Haha. I was always so embarrassed going anywhere! No matter the weather I was always dripping sweat from under my arms. I was always so self-conscious, leaving parties early, known as the sweater! No more! I’m seriously so excited about this." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67+ (available in solid and rollerball formats).

    7. A talc-free sweat-absorbing powder because it'll calm and cool any areas where sweat pools and clothes chafe. It's long lasting and made with calamine, an ingredient that can help reduce irritation and dry sweat.

    The powder

    Promising review: "I can never review this highly enough. I've gotten at least five people hooked on it this year. This makes a HUGE difference with chub rub, doesn't get rid of sweat between your thighs but completely reduces friction. Great under your totties in the summer and basically anywhere that skin rubs. Get it." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    8. A pack of aluminum-free deodorant wipes so you can freshen up on the go without leaving behind those annoying white streaks — y'know, the ones you get when you try to shimmy into a shirt after you put on deodorant. They're made to absorb orders so no one else has to know that you forget to apply deodorant this morning.

    The wipes

    Promising review: "I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms since I have very delicate skin, so I can't use strongly scented deodorants. I'm always trying out cream deodorant or gels, but it either irritates my skin or it doesn't stop my bad odor. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I LOVE IT! I can't believe that something finally works! My armpits don't smell bad. I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful; I love the smell and it's not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut." —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three scents and multipacks).

    9. A breathable open-back maxi dress to make a statement with as few layers of clothing as possible. Sleeves in this heat? Umm, absolutely not!

    Model wearing tiered maxi dress with smock top
    Lilly's Kloset / Obi Grant

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black-owned business founded by Kemetria Lilly in 2012.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress! It is perfect for summer or any tropical getaway." —Jasmine H.

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

    10. A pack of moisture-wicking socks that'll prevent your shoes from turning into a swamp after a few hours outside.

    Promising review: "Seem great. I’ve worn them several times for running and for sports and the fact that I put them on and forget about them tells me there aren’t any problems with them. Also, I sweat a lot and these seem to do just as well as any other sock I’ve used in the moisture-wicking department. Happy with purchase!" —Kindle Customer

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes and a variety of colors).

    11. Or a pack of no-show socks for wearing with your slip-ons and low-cut shoes so you don't stink up the inside with your bare, sweaty toes.

    Reviewer wearing the socks showing you can't see them at all while wearing slip-ons

    Promising review: "Love these! For the first time ever these little sock booties fit well and did not slip down during wear! I really, really feel like I’ve lucked out on this find! You can’t see them when you wear Chucks (Converse), or Toms slip-ons. Perfect! I get to keep that summer casual look but also help my feet with that bare-feet-summer-sweat that would otherwise occur. Buy these!!" —Jill Skinner

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in sizes 5–10 and four colors).

    12. Some cotton shoe inserts if you're determined to not wear socks with your new boat shoes, but you don't want the summer heat to turn your slip-ons into a sweaty sauna.

    Reviewer photo of the inserts in their Sperry boat shoes

    Promising review: "NO more sweaty feet! I love these. My feet have a history of sweating, which makes things very uncomfortable, more so in the summer when I don't want to wear socks. These are great! My feet aren't wet inside my shoes anymore. And the fact that they are washable is ideal. Love them." —Elizabeth J. Swanson

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes 5–13).

    13. A compressive-yet-stretchy two-piece workout set because your old leggings and sports bras just aren't cutting it anymore. This one's made from a moisture-wicking material that'll keep you cool during your summer runs and outdoor workouts.,

    Promising review: "In love with this!! It's seamless and thick fabric that's still breathable. The best part is they don't roll up. If you have thick legs, you know what I mean!! Some other seamless compression shorts I have get really hot and your a$$ is sweating within three minutes. These are somehow breathable and not as hot. In love! Extremely comfortable and squat-proof." —Jooj

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    14. A set of super soft and lightweight PJs so you can slumber without being interrupted by the summertime night sweats.,

    Promising review: "After suffering from menopause night sweats and waking up several times a night in a pool of sweat, these PJs were recommended to me. They fit loosely, the material instantly cooled my body, and at night the material pulled the sweat from my body allowing me to have a good rest. I don't know where the fluid went, but my sheets were not wet. I will be buying several more pairs." —jcwg

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–4X and in 13 colors).

    15. A moisture-wicking hat liner to protect your caps from those dreaded sweat stains.

    The liner

    Promising review: "I love these hat liners! My head sweats a lot! I bring a towel just to wipe my head between holes. I was able to get four weekends' worth of golfing from ONE liner in 80- and 90-degree weather! AND it saved my brand-new golf hat. My first golf hat is ruined from a 1-inch-wide sweat stain on the brim. BUY THESE LINERS to SAVE your $$$$!" —Golfer64

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. A subtle self-tanner that'll help you even out any lines. No more having to wear long sleeves or close-toed shoes to hide those embarrassing lines.

    Reviewer's photo showing how the product progressively darkened to leave a natural-looking tan

    Promising review: "I can't stress how amazing this product is. This was the first self tanner I've used and I will never spend $40 on a different brand. If you use a mitt and exfoliate the day before, you will not have streaks. As for the color, if you're super pale I wouldn't recommend the darkest shade. My favorite way to use it is after I get a little bit of color from the sun and then applying this on top. Not only does it even out tan lines/burns but it makes you so dark!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.06+ (available in two shades).

    17. A pair of Adidas slides for when you want a pair of waterproof shoes that you can wear to the beach or to the pool without worrying about them getting wet.

    Model wearing the slides in neon pink

    Promising review: "I purchased these as something I could wear at the pool or wear in the public showers when I’m camping and they are perfect for that." —MEGBLB

    Get them from Adidas for $25 (available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    18. A handheld steamer if your summer wardrobe is basically all linen — aka the one fabric that wrinkles basically the minute that you fold it. This'll get all the creases out of it so you don't have to explain that your linen pants are actually clean but you folded them instead of hanging them and now they look like they've been balled up in the back of your closet for a month.

    Promising review: "This works really well and is easy to use. I had summer T-shirts the were terribly wrinkled. Used this on one. Just took a couple of minutes. Shirt looks better than when it comes straight out of the dryer. Well worth the money." —Kelly Riggs

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    19. Some glasses grips because there's nothing more annoying than having to constantly readjust your glasses because your sweat is making them slip on your face.

    Reviewer photo of the grips on the arms of their glasses

    Promising review: "During the summer my plastic frames tend to slide down my nose but not with these sleeves. They’re easy to put on and work like a charm. I’m so glad I found them. They’re a great buy." —lrms

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    20. A natural shoe deodorizer spray so you don't have to wash your feet the minute you get home to get rid of the funk from your flats. It's made with essential oils and smells like lemon and eucalyptus so you'll probably want to spray it around the rest of your house, too.

    The spray bottle

    Promising review: "This product WORKS! You won’t be disappointed. I used to get embarrassed taking off my flats in my office because they smelled so bad, but not anymore! My work flats make my feet sweaty and this spray helps keep the awful odors away at least four to five days (probably longer but I was so excited I just sprayed my shoes again because I liked the smell haha!) The lemon is strong and the eucalyptus I love, so I would purchase again! Although it will likely last a while! I have a little boy who gets sweaty feet also so i’m sure I’ll soon be using this in his shoes also." —Traeannah Chisolm

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. A pack of air purifying bags to leave in your shoes when you're not wearing them. These'll absorb any stench practically overnight. C'mon, getting these just makes ~scents~.

    The bags in a pair of shoes

    Promising review: "Work great, fast-acting, and a buy that felt worth it instantaneously." —Justin Moritz

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    Check out our full review of Moso Natural Mini Air Purifying Bag Shoe Deodorizers.

    22. Or a pair of machine-washable flats or sneakers that'll look and smell as good as new after a quick rinse. Now your feet can sweat as much as they want!


    My colleague Natalie Brown owns and loves these. In her own words:

    "As a commuting New Yorker, I destroy leather and pleather flats in about three months, no matter how nice they are, because I walk so much. After three months of consistent medium to hard wear (including gardening, playing with my friend's dog in the dirt patch that's my backyard, and running through the mud on accident), these flats still look new."

    Get them from Rothy's: the pictured flats or sneakers for $125 (both available in sizes 5–13 and a variety of colors).

    23. A fast-absorbing sunburn lotion for soothing your skin after exposure to the sun. It's made to recondition and replenish your skin, and reviewers have found that it can help prevent peeling so you can wear your favorite summery outfits without worrying about obnoxious tan lines or tender, sunburned skin that even the lightest fabric irritates.

    A reviewer's before and after: before, their back hot pink from sunburn; after, their back faded to a tan

    As someone with more experience with sunburns than I'd like, I've found the key to reducing peeling is to pick a lotion you like enough that you don't mind reapplying it twice a day (including after showers).

    Promising review: "Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    24. A cotton undershirt with a built-in panel that absorbs sweat if you want peace of mind knowing you can lift your arms whenever and wherever you want without fear of exposing your sweat stains.


    Promising review: "This product works very well. It effectively blocks most sweat rings and only shows minor stains around noon, which dry rapidly. I'm no longer sitting in a wet shirt and freezing. The shields within the shirt are very effective at trapping the moisture and it is very comfortable to wear. I have started wearing a lot more of my brightly colored shirts." —pathetiquehumor

    Get them on Amazon for $28.49: the boatneck (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and three colors) and the classic V-neck (available in men's sizes XS–3XL and three colors).

    25. A set of little plastic caps because trying to wear heals in grass, gravel, or dirt without tipping over, sinking into the ground, or destroying your shoes equals one word: impossible! Or at least it was before these guys came along.

    Promising review: "After slightly sinking into the ground at my own wedding, I decided that I absolutely needed these for every summer wedding thereafter! They were a hit — everyone thought they were genius and My heels were spared from sinking into grass as well as dirt and gravel! LOVE THEM! I need them in every size!" —Alexis

    Get them on Amazon for $9.99.

    Check out my colleague's full review of Stoppers Heel Protectors (#9).

    26. A set of mesh laundry bags so you can keep all the pieces of your bathing suit together instead of having to root around the pile trying to find your lost bikini string and those pesky removable cup pads.

    Reviewer photo of the bags laid out

    Promising review: "Versatile bags! The large bag is generous in size and easily can hold a blanket, tablecloth, or thick sweatshirts. They easily reduced wear on my clothing that I want to keep separate from other items. No more search and rescue trying to match up sports bra inserts, basketball short waist ties mysteriously removed from the waistband, bathing suit tops unraveling. They also are great for travel for the type A organized traveler that separates their laundry before the trek back home." —B.K.

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $8.87.

    27. A matching crop top and skirt set to keep you stylish *and* cool when it's basically too hot outside to think. This lil' number will help you make maximum impact with minimal layers.,

    Or, wear the top and skirt separately to create even more looks.

    Promising review: "This two piece is absolutely beautiful and I really like how it flows and fits. The top is all elastic so if you have a larger bust you'll be fine. I'm as flat as a board so I thought it might look a little weird on me but it was extremely flattering. The ruffles (since I can't remember the exact term) are a cute addition to the top of the skirt and both the bottom and top of the top. The skirt is loose fitting around the legs, which prevents the skirt from hitting an awkward length on the legs. I threw on a pair of heels to add a little more pizazz to my outfit and I felt pretty. I highly recommend this outfit for anybody who is looking for a light spring/summer outfit." —Morgan

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

    28. An post-shave liquid that'll help treat and prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps so you can wear your fave sleeveless summer tops. Deodorant and sweating, two things you probably have more of in the summer, can irritate ingrown hairs and make your armpits uncomfortable — so add this to your cart ASAP for the smooth pits, legs, or bikini line of your dreams.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the treatment completely cleared up their very red and noticeable ingrown armpit hairs

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05.

    29. Some double-sided fashion tape for when it's too dang hot to wear a bra but you want to avoid a nip slip. It's also great for keeping strapless bras from falling when you sweat, especially if you're busty.


    Promising review: "These things are amazing!!! I wore them to keep the low-cut bridesmaid dress I was wearing for a destination wedding in place in the chest area. It was hot, I was sweating, sand was flying, there was dancing, and these things held up all day and night. When I went to remove them they still had a lot of life left in them, barely peeling up at all. (But they don't hurt to remove.) Taking off a Band-Aid is harder than these! I can’t say enough good things about them!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    Your only summer plans now that all your clothing problems are solved:

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