27 Comfy Things To Wear When It’s Just Too Dang Hot

27 Comfy Things To Wear When It’s Just Too Dang Hot

It’s time to fill your closet with sundresses, bike shorts, and T-shirts.

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


A casual wrap-style slit dress with a tie waist belt for feeling sassy and summery, but still super comfy. It comes in plenty of solid colors, as well as a couple of fun prints.

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Promising review: “Buy this dress now! LOVE. It is extremely comfortable. The style is simple yet easy to accessorize. I might even throw a pair of leggings on when I don’t want the slit. Basically, I want to buy this dress in every color!” —Valerie Cintula

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors and patterns).


A pair of cuffed drawstring shorts to throw on over your swimsuit or wear with your fave summer tops for a relaxed, everyday look.

Forever 21

Promising review: “I was expecting these to be baggier looking or wrinkle easily, but instead they actually look cute and feel comfy and of decent quality. I need some more of these for sure!” —guestUS G.

Get them from Forever 21 for $17.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).


A comfy cold shoulder top with a front twist you can style like you would any old T-shirt, but look automatically more trendy.

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Promising review: “Absolutely love this! So much I ordered it in another color. I ordered the large because I like my shirts a little longer. The material is nicer than I expected. And I was impressed that the arm holes were nicely done so that you can’t see any of your bra.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 11 colors and styles, including sleeveless options).


A cotton short-sleeve T-shirt dress, because who wouldn’t love a simple, carefree dress you can easily pair with pretty much anything?!


Promising review: “I was so excited to get this dress. I wanted to try something different. I’m your tank top-and-tights kind of girl. But I’m so glad I got this dress. It’s dressy enough to wear on a date and not be overdressed. It’s cotton so it’s soft and it doesn’t make you want to change after leaving the house. It didn’t shrink after being washed or fade; it’s still a nice dark black. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s not really a dress person.” —Shoequeen

Get it from Target for $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and eight colors)


A pair of basic bike shorts that you’ll probably want to live in all summer because they’re so comfy and versatile. I suggesting adding three to five pairs to your cart while they’re on sale.


Get them from Boohoo for $6 (originally $15; available in sizes 12-24 and two colors).


A short-sleeve skater dress with front button details and pockets, because it’s an easy piece to jazz up with different sandals and statement earrings.

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Note: The buttons aren’t functional, they’re just for design.

Promising review: “I love this dress! I can wear it to work, dress it up a little or just keep it casual. And I have a large chest and I don’t have to worry about the buttons popping open because they’re not functional and that’s the best part!! I’m ordering another one in a different color.” —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (most cost around $25; available in sizes S-2XL and 36 designs, including long-sleeve options).


A flowy midi skirt with a faux leather belt so you can avoid pants, but still look totally put-together.


Promising review: “I bought this skirt in green, red, mustard, and rust. They’re so flattering and comfortable for any body shape! Needs a good ironing out of the package, then it’s just hang and wear over and over. I wash cold and hang dry. It’s now a wardrobe basic in my closet; just mix and match cotton tops with the solid skirts and you’re good to go!” —Suki

Get it from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes XXS–4XL and six colors).


A crop top and flowy skirt coord for a whimsical style moment that’s eye-catching, yet effortless.


Since it’s two pieces, you can also break it up and use the top and skirt separately for double the amount of cute outfits!

Promising review: “I am EMOTIONAL about how great this is. I’m a bodacious and curvaceous young lady and finding anything that looks good online is a constant struggle. But I want to wear this every day. If I were in a cartoon, I would want this to be the outfit that I have a closet full of. I have G-cup boobs and tube tops are my own personal hell. BUT, somehow, this sat just right. I wore a strapless bra under it and I’m just so excited to wear this out. Did I mention the skirt is perfect? It’s kinda long, but I wore it with some platform-y wedges (I’m 5-foot-6) and it made it look even cuter! Who gave me permission?! Just get it, okay? That’s the point here.” —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $27.49 (available in sizes S-XL and in three prints).


A stretchy velvet cami you can rock with some denim shorts and gold accessories for a stylish summertime look.


Promising review: “Absolutely incredible value for this super soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. It’s surprisingly well made, and I’ve seen versions of this camisole that cost well over $30.” —Julie K.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 10 colors).


A wrap-front romper perfect for mornings when you just want to throw something on, but still feel cute.


Promising review: “Awesome summer outfit. Comfortable, the color is lovely, and the material is BEAUTIFUL. I have a very long torso and this comfortably fits me, but getting it on is just barely more difficult than ‘simple.'” —Caitlin E.

Get it from Eloquii for $109.95 (available in sizes 14-28 and in three colors).

New customers get 50% off one item, plus 40% off everything else you buy with promo code BUZZFEED50.

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Promising review: “I LOVE this top! It’s more cropped in the front than I thought, but ties a little loser and I paired it with a mid-rise pant. Perfect! Thin material, but will be perfect for a concert in Vegas. Super cute!” —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 19 colors).

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Promising review: “You know how sometimes you order clothing on Amazon and when it arrives, the fit is all wonky or the color is off or the style looks different than the picture? That’s not the case with this dress. The dress skims my body loosely but doesn’t look like a sack, and the length is perfect if worn with a slight heel. I could probably get away with flats since the hem touches the top of my feet. The dress seems to be decent quality for the price — it didn’t shrink or fall apart in the wash. The fabric is stretchy and comfortable, like a thin knit T-shirt but not see-through at all. Plus, it has pockets.” —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 13 colors).


An Adorned by Chi cotton graphic tee to let everyone know you’re a proud melanin mermaid. 🌊🐚🧜🏽‍♀️ The shirt is soft, lightweight, and so easy to throw on and still feel cute.

Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed, Adorned by Chi

Adorned by Chi is a Black woman-owned business that sells clothing, accessories, and original comics! I have bought a few shirts and accessories and I love them all. The products are fun, quirky, and unique. The quality is always good and if you’re a fan of anime or nerd culture, then there is definitely a lot of awesome stuff to choose from!

Get it from Adorned by Chi for $26+ (available in sizes XS-4XL and six colors).


A casual midi dress with adjustable straps and an elasticized waist for a beachy vibe that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation every time you wear it.

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Promising review: “I was so surprised how amazing this dress is! It’s lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, beyond comfortable, and stretchy! I feel so pretty in this. Def buy!” —Sara Said This….

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 10 colors).


A versatile tank for a relaxed day-to-day look. It’s a great staple for wearing with jeans, shorts, leggings, whatever.

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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 arm holes 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 26 colors and prints).


A bright polka dot side-tie romper so you don’t have to worry about picking out a full outfit. Easy and fabulous. ✔️


Get it from Francesca’s for $48 (available in sizes S–L and three colors).


A pair of elegant wide-leg pants that can be dressed up for special occasions, but are still comfy enough to wear around the house.

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Promising review: “Wow! I love these. The fabric is soft and beautiful. They don’t have a zipper, but the back is scrunchy so they stretch when you get in. I really can’t explain how lovely these look; they are gorgeous.” —Cyndi Lunderberg

Get them from Amazon for $25.69 (available in sizes 0/2-8/10 and in three colors).


A floral jersey tank top for pairing with some comfy shorts and flip-flops for the perfect daytime summer attire.

Old Navy

Some reviewers suggest sizing up!

Promising review: “This top is so much more vibrant than the picture. I buy lots of similar tops from Old Navy, and this one is just like the others: lightweight, comfortable, easy care, great price. I wear them to work, running errands, everywhere.” —Flkathy

Get it from Old Navy for $8.40 (originally $14.99; available in sizes XS–XXL).

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Promising review: “The material is very stretchy. This set is very comfortable and easy to dress up or down. I will definitely be ordering again in a different color.” —Kanisha

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 11 colors).


A pair of high-waisted yoga shorts available in various colors and lengths so you can find exactly what you need for your next sweat sesh — or even just for hanging out and running errands.


Promising review: “I don’t even know what say. These are AMAZING. These fit like a glove. Squat proof and run proof. Don’t have to constantly pull em up. I always buy my workout bottoms from Lululemon, but honestly no more. I will def be ordering more from here. The quality is awesome, the pockets are a plus, and like I said, the fit is perfect! I highly recommend these.” —Michelle

Get them from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 39 colors and lengths, as well as two-packs).


A ribbed one-shoulder tank, because it’s simple, easy to style, and super cute. I mean, what else do you need in a summer top?


Get it from Aerie for $18.71 (originally $24.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and seven colors).


A button down V-neck tank top that’ll come in handy whether you’re going for a casual ripped denim look or a more feminine maxi skirt vibe.

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Promising review: “I’m obsessed with these shirts. I have it in orange and black so far and I’m going to order more colors. They are so nice, and the quality is great. It’s a satin material and can be worn classy or casual. I’m in love with the buttons, it makes the whole shirt. I ordered a small and it fit great.” —Tiffany P.

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


A lovely floral button-front midi dress you will without a doubt want to do a photo shoot in.

Lilly’s Kloset

Lilly’s Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique founded by Kemetria Lilly in 2012. The shop offers unique and glamorous dresses, shoes, and accessories that’ll surely make you the center of attention at your next event.

Get it from Lilly’s Kloset for $58.


A drop-crotch spaghetti strap jumpsuit that is super lightweight and has pockets — perfect for lounging around in the air conditioning all day.

Universal Standard

Promising review: “I never thought I would be so delightfully happy wearing a onesie to sleep in, but here we are. I adore this super soft, super comfortable onesie so much that I bought it in the other color. My biggest concern was using the bathroom, but is very easy to wiggle in and out of it. Another knockout piece by US!” —Jennifer B.

Get it from Universal Standard for $75 (available in sizes 00–40 and two colors).

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Promising review: “Absolutely LOVE this! I want to order a few more in different colors! It’s stylish, dress it up or wear it casual! I got lots of compliments. Very comfortable and soft. Moves nicely with the body! Very cool looking top!” —Jules

Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in sizes XL-5XL and 15 colors and prints).


A pair of breathable Adidas shorts to help you stay cool and comfy during your runs.


Promising review: “These shorts fit great and I can run and work out in them without them riding up or making it uncomfortable they are great!” —Brooke94

Get them from Nordstrom for $25 (available in sizes XS–XL).


And a striped sweater tank for sweater lovers who wish it was fall already. This way you can beat the heat, while still staying true to your love of knits.


Get it from Madewell for $59.50 (orginally $68; available in sizes XXS–XXL).

Stay cool, friends!


Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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