July 22nd, 2011
Celebrity Style, Shopping, What to Wear
What to Wear to Stay Cool in Extreme Heat
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

Good golly, miss Molly it is hot on the east coast!

My #1 rule for this kind of weather is no pants. While it would be wonderful to stay inside, lavishing in the air conditioning all day, at some point we will all have to go outside into the hot, sticky abyss.  Here are some tips on how to stay relatively comfortable:
Day Dresses And Maxis:

The temperature is at its hottest during daylight hours, so it’s important to be mindful of the sorts of dresses you wear. Unless you want to melt like the Wicked Witch of The West, steer clear of anything clingy or skin-tight. You want your clothes to breathe, so take advantage of any welcome breeze that may stir up. Keep dresses loose-fitting. Try to look for eyelets– they’re like built-in air conditioning. Stick to light, breathable fabrics like linen and cotton: avoid polyester like the plague. Maxi dresses and skirts are your best friends if you don’t want to show too much skin while remaining cool.


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Cool Tops And Shorts:

This classic choice for hot weather can go wrong if you don’t choose the right shapes and fabrics. T-shirts should always be loose and airy. Save the fitted tees for cooler temperatures! Short shorts are not always comfortable. Choose ones that are cut a bit looser, so they don’t cling to your nether regions. The last thing anyone wants in this heat is a sweaty derriere!

 
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Evening Wear:

Going somewhere fancy this weekend? Evening wear can be cool and comfortable if you play it right. Look for dresses with cutouts, or something flowy and loose.


Try these on for size:

Don’t sweat too much this weekend, guys!

~Jihan
*You asked, and we found Rihanna’s dress! It’s Torn by Ronny Kobo’s Sharon maxi. Get it here:

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17 Responses to “What to Wear to Stay Cool in Extreme Heat”

  1. Miss Smith says:

    Saw a girl walking around NYC today with tights on! O_O

  2. Grace says:

    Prior to reading the caption, I thought this was going to be a “Stars without their makeup” piece. Yikes!

  3. Mari says:

    Riri’s maxi dress is cute. @jihan, great job with your posts. I’ve been enjoying every single one of them. :-)

  4. DivaFabulosa says:

    It’s been 100 degrees all week and all I wore was maxi dresses.

  5. Alter Ego says:

    No pants and no underwear..I say go commando!

  6. ngozi says:

    love rihannas outfit

  7. endESQ says:

    Eva…no.

  8. krystel says:

    Big fan of maxi dresses especially here in the Caribbean, comfort in heat is key.

  9. FiFi says:

    Can u PLEASE tell me who made Rihanna’s dress, I swear she be wearing the cutest maxi dresses.

  10. In Paris you need a fur coat now!

  11. Len4ik says:

    I like it ))

  12. RiRi looks effortlessly cool as always! Not one bead of sweat!

  13. llehsal says:

    Jada is super bronzed these days! Weyyy-sah!

  14. missb says:

    Angela’s dress is so cute.

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