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    27 Highly-Rated Things From Athleta You'll Live In All Summer

    Say hello to extra breathable and stylish pieces you absolutely need this summer.

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    1. A **reversible** high-neck dress that'll literally give ya two outfits in one because you deserve to get your money's worth — plus, it's unbelievably soft and lightweight, and the wide straps hide most bra straps from peeking out.

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    The reversible side (aka the gray dress in the second photo) is 0.5 inches shorter, so you can still get a pop of the original color.

    Promising review: "I bought my usual M and it fits perfectly. I love these Santorini dresses. They look nice, don't wrinkle, and wash well. It is perfect for travel too, as you can walk around town with it during the day and dress it up a little for night time with a cardigan and dressier sandals." —SouthFloridaAthleta

    Price: $128 (available in sizes XXS–XL and three colors)

    You can also buy a non-reversible version for $69.99+, as well as a maxi dress for $99+.

    2. Casual drawstring shorts made out of lightweight organic cotton to keep ya cool as a cucumber, no matter how humid the weather gets or how dialed-up your sweat production becomes — because nothing's worse than the feeling of sticky clothes.

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    Promising review: "I bought these in hopes that they would work well for almost any occasion, and they do! I’m able to wear them to run errands or when I am working outside. They stay out and don’t shift when I’m moving around. They also do well if you’re sweating a ton because they won’t stick to you if you’re sweaty. Love these shorts and can’t recommend them enough!" —Hannahe26

    Price: $22.97+ (available in sizes 0–16, regular, tall, and four colors)

    3. A strappy-back one-piece that'll fit the "business in the front, party in the back" bill perfectly and stand up to whatever water sports/activities you have planned. Plus, its recycled H2EC0 fabric feels so smooth against skin and easily stretches to hug your body and follow your movements.

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    Promising review: "Nice fabric — makes me feel like I am being held in, but it's also sexy due to the strappy back. The suit stays too, so no more cheeky action than one wants." —Janice25

    Price: $98 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors)

    4. A soft body-hugging dress with ruching and pintuck detailing for when you want something ever-so-slightly elevated from your everyday t-shirt dress.

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    Promising review: "I love comfortable dresses that I can lounge and travel in. I just wore this on a cross country flight and did stretches in it in an airport yoga room, and then was able to wear it straight to a casual dinner." —Megcore

    Price: $89 (available in sizes XXS–2X, regular, tall, and petite, and three colors)

    5. A colorblock zip-front bikini top that'll actually be able to keep up with you **and** give you peace of mind when it comes to keeping everything covered, period. Plus, it's super easy to take on and off, because we don't have time to be struggling with something as simple as that! Oh, and it's CUTE.

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    It has a UPF 50+ rating, is quick-drying, and is made out of recycled nylon!

    Promising review: "FINALLY found a cute swim top that I can wear without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction. Love that I can wear this to a triathlon or to the water park with my kids. I paired it with the Rincon Bermuda shorts. This is the most excited I've been about swimwear in YEARS." —tamerbelles

    Price: $59 (available in sizes XXS–XL and two colors; can be paired with the matching swim bottom, and also available as a one-piece)

    6. A sports bra designed specifically for B–DD cups that proves you don't have to sacrifice style for ample support, lift (yes, there's underwire involved!), and separation (no squished boobs ever!).

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    It also has a hook and eye closure at the back, so you don't have to struggle with yanking a sweaty bra over your head.

    Promising review: "I am a 36D and like a secure bra for running. This one is great, and there's no chafing. It's very comfortable to wear. I liked it so much, I've purchased two!" —Amy H.

    Price: $29.97+ (available in sizes 32B–38DD and six colors)

    7. A sleeveless maxi dress that'll basically be the stuff of (summery) dreams: it's incredibly lightweight and soft, but it also has double-layered fabric for added coverage and a flirty knee-high slit. It's like the Goldilocks of maxi dresses! #justright

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    Promising review: "As a petite person, I personally don't find maxi dresses that fit well and flatter but took a shot at trying this one. I've never found one that fits as well or is as flattering as this one. The combination of the slit, the side ruching, and overall material make it to where it will flatter and contour any body type and height. It is unbelievably comfortable and I can't wait to make it my go to dress this summer!" —Pharmer45

    Price: $98 (available in Black and Calla Lily; sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, petite, and plus)

    8. A semi-fitted romper made out of recycled Featherweight Stretch fabric, because your summer wardrobe deserves nothing but the airiest, breeziest pieces known to mankind! So go ahead, plan that all-day picnic — this romper goes perfectly with the sun.

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    Promising review: "I love rompers! This one is great. The fabric is soft, stretchy, and breathable. The first time I wore it, I received several compliments. Thanks Athleta. Please make more rompers in this fabric." —MaryJane

    Price: $98 (available in sizes 0–16 and three colors)

    9. A relaxed-fit, cropped tank with a high-low hem that'll keep ya breezy cool and show off your cute sports bras (because what's the fun in keeping them hidden?).

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    Promising review: "I am a fit girl just under 5'4" who can never seem to find shirts that are the right length. I can't say enough good things about this shirt — it's loose but not boxy (SO RARE with crop tops) and the perfect length for me where it just grazes the top of my leggings when I walk around. The first day I wore it to the gym another petite lady asked where I bought it. I wish there were more colors, but I'll definitely be buying more!!" —Koala28

    Price: $44 (available in sizes XXS–XL and five colors)

    10. An airy mesh-sleeved tee you'll definitely want to pick up in *every* color — consider this the summer anthem of your wardrobe, especially if you're extra conscious of that darn sweat.

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    The breathable material lets sweat travel through the fabric so it evaporates on the surface.

    Promising review: "The fabric is so soft and moves well. The sleeves are smart for someone who doesn't always want a tank or muscle shirt, but wants something light around the upper arm area. If you sweat, the material won't show the marks and airs out quickly. Love this shirt!!!!" —nicelder

    Price: $37.99 (originally $54; available in sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, and petite, and six colors)

    11. A chic skort you'll find yourself passing on your shorts for — it's perfect for running, playing tennis, dancing, or whatever else *and* adds just a little extra flair, because you should look as good as you feel. Serena Williams, is that you?

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    It also has a zip pocket in the waistband to fit your phone, keys, cards, etc., as well as a little section in the shorts for holding tennis balls. What can't this bottom do??

    Promising review: "I don't like to spend so much money on running clothes, but I can't help but buy a second one of these. I find that I'll make excuses not to run until it's clean again. If they could do anything better, I'd say to make this in a petite size. But that's not necessary. The shorts don't ride up and the waist is very flattering. There are enough pockets that I don't have to wear a belt." —BreeRuns

    Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, and plus, and four colors)

    12. Mid-rise shorts that can live double lives as errand runners *and* dinner date stunners with the right pieces. And of course they have pockets, so you're never without your essentials!

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    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about these shorts. They are a great length and I love the paperbag top of the shorts. The best part about the shorts is the material. It has wonderful stretch and will dry quickly if they get wet. They feel like athletic shorts but look way dressier." —agraham

    Price: $59 (available in sizes 0–16, regular and tall, and four colors)

    13. A strappy-back sports bra designed with buttery-soft Powervita fabric that's quick-drying, moisture-wicking, and even rated UPF 50! Work. It. Out. This bra's gotchu and your entire range of motion totally covered — without feeling like it's even ~there~.

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    The cups are removable and can be paired with their mastectomy bra inserts.

    Promising review: "I have found the perfect sports bra! Most of my sports bras aren’t comfortable for extended periods of time and tend to tug and pull at my neck muscles, but I can barely tell this bra is even there — yet it’s SO supportive and provides zero movement during high-impact workouts! I’m typically a 34C or 36B and I could go either S or M. I have a small for days outside of my cycle and a M during my cycle." —Julie72

    Price: $39+ (available in sizes XXS–XL and 16 colors)

    14. A sleek dress with a UPF 50+ sun protection rating and mesh detailing along the hem for extra ventilation, so when it comes to dealing with the most humid of humid days, you don't even have to ~sweat it~.

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    It's also a great swim coverup!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress! I bought it in black a couple of years ago and now have it in olive and a bright green color. It is lightweight and perfect for hot AZ days. Washes easily. It's my go-to summer dress!" —JulieB

    Price: $69 (available in sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, petite, and plus, and four colors)

    15. A cropped long line tank optimized for breathability and airflow — see the open back and speckled design? Yeah, meet your new workout BFF.

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    Promising review: "I am 5'3" and 140 lbs and I bought a medium! It fits perfectly and it is my favorite top I own! I loved it so much I bought this one in a different color. I love pairing it with a biker short or a high waisted legging! I can even wear it with a real bra and don't feel like I'm exposing it too much! I highly recommend getting this top. Your life will be changed forever." —sami123

    Price: $54 (available in sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, and petite, and three colors)

    16. A strappy-back bikini top and matching medium-coverage bottoms in such fun, summery colors that they'll inevitably make you visit the beach way more than you ever have. Pack lots of snacks, books, and SPF for your best summer yet!

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    They have removable Quickdri cups that are their fastest drying cups ever and maintain their shape wash after wash, so you can get back into the water as often as you want.

    Promising review: "I bought the top with the bottom and the matching Cloudbreak Rib shorts as well. Very versatile and looks great on. Holds up well in the water too. I also bought the white vapor tank to wear over the bikini top and shorts when I want more coverage. This top is very comfortable and easy to get on and off, even when wet!" —LisaDee

    Price: $59 (top; available in sizes XXS–XL and four colors) and $49 (bottom; available in sizes XXS–XL and three colors)

    17. Striped linen wide leg pants with a relaxed fit that will in turn make you a more relaxed person — in fact, I can totally picture you wearing these on your next vacation...so you should book one, like, right this second.

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    Promising review: "These pants are my new favorite piece of clothing. They are cool and breezy but the fabric is high quality and substantial enough that I can wear them to work. I also love the waistband, very comfortable and not bulky. I purchased both colors and they are exactly as shown online. Very pleased with this purchase!" —Piximom

    Price: $84 (available in sizes 0–16, regular, tall, and petite, and two colors)

    18. A halter wrap bikini top that'll cause you to stop and stare when you see yourself in the mirror, then fan yourself. I imagine you'll say something like, "Oh my word, you look FABULOUS, darling!"

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    Promising review: " I love swimsuits that have cup sizes. I love the wrap feature, and I feel very secure in this top, which is a plus because usually swimsuit tops for larger bust sizes are very flimsy and have no support, or I have spillage." —Jenn23

    Price: $48.99+ (available in sizes 32B/C–40D/DD and seven colors)

    19. Mesh running shorts to keep you cool and steady during long runs — gone are the days you have to readjust your waistband every 30 seconds, and hello to the days where you can 100% focus on training for that half marathon!

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    Promising review: "I don't usually like to run in shorts, because they tend to ride up and I spend half my run adjusting my shorts but these DON'T DO THAT! They're comfortable and have convenient pockets." —Cordelia

    Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS–XL and five colors)

    20. A slitted maxi dress that'll envelope you in 100% utter comfiness wherever your summer takes you. It packs down super compactly but comes out smoothly, so you can wear it straight from the suitcase.

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    Promising review: "It fits great. The fabric is so soft and it rolls easily when packing for a trip. This dress can be dressed up with sandals and jewelry or dressed down with sneakers and a cute jacket." —Alicia

    Price: $94.99 (originally $118; available in sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, and petite, and two colors)

    21. A pair of linen shorts you'll wear approximately 90% of the summer — trust me, I have a knack for predicting these things. Also, they're so lightweight, breezy, and the best thing aside from just lounging in your undies, how could you *not* wear them all the time???

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    Promising review: "I hate being hot and having my clothes stick to me, but these linen shorts are so comfortable and airy!! I want them in every color!" —TipsyTripp

    Price: $59 (available in sizes 0–16 and five colors; also available in printed versions)

    22. A gorgeous asymmetrical-strap sports bra designed for A–C cups and medium impact workouts. Your boobs will feel supported, sweat will be wicked away, and your back will be stylin'.

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    Promising review: "I purchased several sports bras from Athleta for running and this was one of my top three favorites. The material is really soft. I also like the fun design of the straps which look cool but are still comfortable and don't take away from the overall support. I've worn this on a few runs already and it's very supportive." —Thanken91

    Price: $24.97+ (available in sizes XS–XL and six colors)

    23. A chic and comfy sheath dress with a *built-in* bralette so you can achieve the "one-and-done" routine you've always dreamed of having — because those extra alarm snoozes are worth it. Better yet, just set a later alarm. You'll look amazing and still be on time!

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    Promising review: "I am a breast cancer survivor. I had a double mastectomy, I decided to go flat. One of the reasons I love this dress as the pads can be interchanged with the Empower Pads, the post-mastectomy bra inserts that I discovered at Athleta. These pads are awesome too! It’s a total ‘Game Changer‘ for me! The fabric is butter-soft deliciousness! You don’t have to let cancer dictate your style with clothing like this!" —Breast cancer sucks

    Price: $89.99 (originally $128; available in sizes XXS–2X, regular, tall, petite, and plus)

    24. A silky floral-print shell with a ribbed neckline and hem that'll immediately jazz up any outfit (Hello, cute florals!!) without weighing you down one bit. This is perfect for the person who wants to bring a little "sweater weather" straight into summer.

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    Promising review: "Love this top. Super lightweight for hot summers. Fabric is soft and feels nice next to my skin. I love that this top is short-waisted with a 'fitted' band and not loose-hanging. I bought it to go with the Wander Slim Straight Crop and it looks amazing. Please make more tops like these." —WendyN

    Price: $69 (available in sizes XXS–2X, regular, tall, and petite; also available in solid colors and a short-sleeved version)

    25. Compression shorts that'll stay put no matter how intense your workout or bike ride is — or even if you're just chasing your kids around the house...and backyard...and park. These are *that* secure, baby!

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    Three words: side zip pockets!! They also have a mesh-lined waistband that helps keep the top from slipping or riding up.

    Promising review: "I am 5’2” and pretty curvy after having children. I bought my usual XL and the shorts hit me right above the knee, so they don't ride up no matter what I’m doing. They also sit higher up on the waist, which I enjoy. Already ordered them in another color after not taking off my first pair for two days!" —Momtotinytot

    Price: $59 (available in sizes XXS–XL, regular, tall, and plus, and four colors)

    26. A pair of linen joggers to keep you warm on those cool summer nights that always seem to sneak up on you, so you'll be comfy *and* prepared.

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    Promising review: "I like these because I love being comfy no matter what but sometimes you have to look like you didn’t just roll outta bed in your pjs and these do it for me." —BabyCakes

    Price: $55.99+ (available in sizes 0–16, regular, tall, and petite, and three colors)

    27. And a lightweight jacket that'll also keep those after dark chills at bay, where they belong. Another major plus? Natural silver salts = the fabric has antimicrobial protection and less odors!

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    It has thumbholes to keep sleeves in place, underarm grommets to keep you cool, a front kanga pocket, and a zip pocket on the right side.

    Promising review: "This jacket has become a first choice staple in my closet. It is so light weight, stretchy, and comfortable that I keep reaching for it over my other loved jackets. I use it for casual wear and also for golf warm ups and early morning outings." —BajaJAlphare

    Price: $98 (available in sizes XXS–2X, regular, tall, petite)

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