25 lightweight clothes people in hot states swear by

Popular items from this list

  • A floral print romper if you love the look of dresses but are terrified of sudden gusts of wind.

  • A tank top because the band t-shirt you own and love is made from a fabric described as “heavy and prone to smelly after a drop of sweat”.

  • A sleeveless T-shirt dress to replace the leggings you’ve been wearing since, oh, last October.

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A T-shirt dress equipped with a tie at the waist and pockets

It is available in sizes S to XL and 24 colors.

Promising results:
“It’s a soft and comfortable dress. The length is perfect. The sleeves are a lovely length. It’s so soft and cool in the hot and humid Florida weather. It’s like wearing a soft T-shirt, but much more wear it, I get compliments on how beautiful it is!” —GW

A pocket jersey t-shirt dress designed with a longer hemline

It is available in sizes XS to XXL and in 12 colors.

Promising results: “It’s my new go-to brand for extra-comfy, laid-back, super-soft clothing. So far, every piece is well-made, super-soft, and the perfect length to wear as a dress or tunic; you You can even sleep in these, they’re comfy too. This cotton jersey is a nice, cooling fabric, perfect for the hot Texas summers. Very affordable price, fast shipping, and easy returns/exchanges. — Kindle Customer

A wide leg jumpsuit best accessorized with bottomless mimosas

It is available in sizes 4 to 12 and in 18 colors.

Promising results:
“Love this little wetsuit. Super lightweight and great for the hot summer weather in Houston.” – Dawn

A pajama set here to push your high school gym shorts and old football team t-shirt into retirement.

It is available in sizes S to 4X and in 11 colors.

Promising results:
“These are my favorite pajamas! I live in Arizona and it’s so hot here, but they’re nice, cool, and light. They’re as close to wearing nothing as wearing pajamas.” —Kindle Customer

A high-low dress about to become your plus one for the 97 weddings you responded to

It is available in sizes S to XXL and in 38 colors.

Promising results:
“Love, love, love this dress! It fits perfectly and is light enough for the heat wave we are experiencing in LA.” — Sweet Serenade

An elegant strapless romper

It is available in sizes S to XL and in 10 colors.

Promising results:
“I love this summer romper! It’s super cute and extremely comfortable. With Florida temperatures in the triple digits, it’s also perfect for those hot summer days. I love its style and comfort so much that I bought it in several different colors.” —Jessica

A long dress that you will wear with alarming frequency

It is available in sizes 14 to 26 and in 36 colors.

Promising results:
“It’s very comfortable and flowy. I wore it all day and didn’t want to take it off because of how snug it was. I got lots of compliments at my baby shower – I’m eight months pregnant at the moment. Texas and it’s Hot here.” —Lorin Rae

Amazon

A two-pack of crew neck t-shirts, because it’s time you said goodbye to the ratty old gym shirt you wore

They are available in sizes XS–XXL and 19 color combinations.

Promising results:
“Super comfortable for hot climates! I’ve been in and out of the South Carolina heat in the summer and this keeps me cool while looking a bit more professional than a more racing style shirt. They run longer, which I like because everything stays covered, they’re not super sticky or tight, and are very comfortable.” — Amazon customer

A maxi V-neck with adjustable straps and the expression “must have for summer” in its DNA

It is available in sizes S to XXL and in 43 colors.

Promising results:
“I live in Vegas and this is perfect. It’s gorgeous and absolutely the perfect summer dress!” —Niki

A large two-piece set

It is available in sizes XS to XL and in 16 colors.

Promising results:
“I love this set! Every time I wear it I get compliments from friends. I also love how open and breathable it is. Texas summers are very hot and I absolutely don’t die when I wearing it! Very happy with the purchase.” — Erika V.

A drawstring romper with all the comfort of the pajamas you’ve worn in bed since 1893

It is available in sizes S to XL and in 17 colors.

Promising results:
“I bought four of these in different colors, black, blue, red and green. I love them all. I live in Florida and it’s perfect for the hot weather.” — DEP

A graphic tank top

It is available in sizes S to XXL and in 35 colors.

Promising results:
” PERFECTION. Thick enough not to be seen through; thin enough to be comfortable in the Texas heat. —Dana Kroger

Amazon

A high-waisted skort

It is available in sizes XS to XXL and in 20 colors.

Promising results:
“I live in the south where it’s very hot in the summer, so I wanted a skirt that would look cute, keep me cool, look like something casual like shorts, but a little more comfortable. This skirt fits the criteria!The inside leg pocket is big enough to hold a large iPhone, and the waist pocket can hold a key and credit cards.So if you’re planning on going to a festival, a baseball game or somewhere you don’t want to have to carry a bag, these pockets would work well for holding important items.” —CupcakeBaker

A sleeved T-shirt for scenic walks and long hikes

It is available in sizes XS to 3X and in 12 colors.

Promising results:
“Withstood the Arizona heat test. I wore it on a bike ride under my jersey. It was 104 degrees. It was cool! I even tried a sleeve to compare the arms and the covered one was cooler because the radiant heat of the sun was I doused my sleeves with water and it was really cool for a while I got it because my skin is starting to get age spots even with daily sunscreen so I have to cover up — Saltwater Girl

Compression shorts available in three lengths

They are available in sizes XS to 3X and in 39 styles and colors.

Promising results:
“I live in Florida and it’s hot but I love running so long leggings are getting out of the question for me. I don’t like short shorts and these are just perfect in terms of length and fit. cut. I get to start running again and these stay up and in place.” —JL

A strapless romper ideal for all warm weather activities

It is available in sizes XS to XL and in 29 colors.

Promising results:
“If you live in a hot state like Florida, you’ll love this! Its beauty isn’t done justice by the photos. I wear it to the beach over my bathing suit, that way when I go to one of the secondary restaurants that I look elegant.” — Therese Wagoner

Amazon

A swing dress you’ll find yourself backing to for any occasion

It is available in sizes 1X to 6X and in five colors.

Promising results:
“It’s really, really hot where we live, so finding a wardrobe that doesn’t get us sweltering can be a challenge in my family. It’s a great dress and perfect for the South Florida summer heat. It’s comfortable, well made/good quality, and it’s thin enough to keep you cool, but not so thin you can see through it.” — Phoenix

Amazon

A lace-trimmed tank top and shorts set made of velvet

It is available in sizes XS to L and in five colors.

Promising results:
“I’m so thrilled with this purchase! I’m always hesitant to order clothes online, but this one fits as expected and the top is long enough not to be a crop top (navy color). The fabric is velvety but isn’t hot, making it comfortable to sleep on even in Vegas summers.” — Stefany Volmer

Track sweatshirt reviewers swear they’re made with a magic fabric that stays cool on sweaty days and warm on freezing days.

It’s available in sizes S to 3X and over 20 colors and prints.

Promising results:
“These are the best. They are soft and buttery and the most comfortable pants I have owned. I personally wore them after giving birth to my son and these have saved my life. I have ordered more than colors! They’re super soft but also lightweight! I live in Florida so I can wear them with a light T-shirt and not sweat, or wear them with a hoodie on cooler days!” — CRF student

A surplice dress available in solid colors and a chic leopard print

It is available in sizes XS–6X and 16 colors.

Promising results:
“I almost feel like I’m wearing a nightgown. It’s not sticky at all, even after washing it in my washer (cold water) and drying it in my dryer on high. This dress is flowy and is doing well for our hot Texas summer, plus you can wear it with shorts or leggings. When it’s cooler, a denim jacket will give it a nice laid-back look.” —RoomRVier

A sleeveless T-shirt dress to replace the leggings you’ve been wearing since last October

It is available in sizes S to XXL and in 32 colors.

Promising results:
“I order a lot of dresses of this type and by far it is the best brand for consistent quality. The fabric is light enough to be comfortable in the hot Arizona sun but not sheer. The finish work is excellent, there are pockets and the drape of the fabric is perfect. Perfect with sandals or flip flops and a big hat. I love this dress and I plan to order it in other colors. — Gaye Lévy

A floral print romper if you love the look of dresses but are terrified of sudden gusts of wind

It is available in sizes S to XL and in 11 colors.

Promising results:
“WOW! Do yourself a favor and buy this romper. What a hit. I LOVE the bright green color, the neckline is super cute without being too low cut, and the romper really fits! Has a zipper in the back and bow tie sleeves so it’s quite adjustable. The fabric is light and silky, which I love for the hot Florida summers!” —Jordan Marie

A strapless floral maxi that feels like it should come with an all-inclusive package

It is available in sizes S to XL and in 31 colors.

Promising results:
“Material is on the thin side but will be perfect for warm southern nights here in SC. I’m already looking at other patterns to buy a second one! Bust fits snug (I’m a 40C) but love it that because I don’t care if it folds or slips.” —MimDOT

Baggy dungarees (with pockets!)

They are available in sizes S–3X and in 14 colors.

Promising results:
“Honestly, I love it! They’re perfect for the Florida climate because they’re lightweight and if you take a size larger, the baggy fit works great in hot weather (living in Florida). Super comfy.” — slw

Amazon

A V-neck nightgown for anyone who wants to go without pants on the way to the kitchen

It is available in sizes XS–3X and in 39 colors.

Promising results:
“Love this nightgown! It’s light enough for those hot Texas nights and I’ll have no problem hitting the convenience stores while wearing it.” —Brownp