30 NYC-Made Pieces For When It's Too Hot To Wear Clothes

Take a look (or a step) outside. New York temperatures have hit the 90s, and we have officially entered a heat wave. Air quality alerts have been issued, heat indexes are clocking in at around 100 degrees thanks to humidity, and going outside almost feels like a chore.

Since stripping down and going nude on Broadway isn't exactly an option (though it has, no doubt, been done), we have no choice but to get creative when it comes to dressing for the inevitably sweaty journeys that we take daily. To beat the heat in style, we turn to our three faithful Ls: loose, lightweight, and [as] little fabric as possible. Because, really, nothing is better than throwing on a thin linen frock or jumpsuit — such as these 30, all made right here in New York City — to keep our legs from sticking (gross!) to our subway seat.
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Keep things light, in both fabric and hue.
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Embrace your nautical side with a simple striped frock.
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What's more fun than a dress that looks (and feels) like a party?
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When all else fails, black and white is the way to go.
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Vintage-inspired and feminine, a flawless pairing.
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A sleek, wide-leg jumpsuit keeps things classic while allowing your legs some serious (and much-needed) breathing room.
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Because caftans aren't just for lounging poolside.
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Feel the breeze by sporting a look that accentuates fashion's new favorite show-it-off zone.
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Show your stripes in a nautical number.
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When all else fails, opt for a Beyoncé-approved number.
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Forget the little black dress. Let a long white one keep you cool all summer.
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Our number-one tip for combatting sweat? The looser the article, the better.
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A skimpy floral mini lets you party in the heat and still look good.
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A peek-a-boo side slit let's your body breathe, even in the stickiest of weather situations.
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Let a comfy T-shirt dress be your guide to low-maintenance styling when you have absolutely no idea what to wear.
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Let your tassels do all the talking.
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Off-the-shoulder, super-flirty, and floral-printed. Check, check, check.
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It's romper season (thanks to celebs like Taylor Swift and Sienna Miller)! Throw on a short printed number and let your playsuit do all the talking.
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Easy, breezy, beautiful — and flattering on every body type.
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The only thing better than a simple white T-shirt is one that doesn't require pants.
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A flirty frock can take you from the office to a night out, all while keeping you sweat-free.
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Empire waist? Check. Pretty embroidery? Check. This vintage-inspired maxi has all the makings of our dream summer dress.
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As the Spice Girls once said, "I really wanna zigazig ah."
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White rompers aren't just for Labor Day. Break yours out early, and every day (even the hottest ones) will feel like a holiday.
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A summery pattern and palette make this maxi our warm-weather-dressing go-to.
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Get down like a hot child in the city in this silky, bright-orange mini.
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For a sleeker way to rock a full-on fringe look, opt for a neutral, simple shift (high-collar not required, but definitely suggested!).
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A little grey dress goes with everything (and every temp).
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For those looking for something more structured, a lightweight wrap dress can go a long way (and can easily transition from season to season).
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Is there any piece more perfect for August than the LWD?
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This midi-dress can take you from the office to the beach in no time (and help keep you cool all the while).
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