Beat-the-Heat: Our Summer Lingerie Picks


Jacqueline Wells
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Summer is just around the corner and it’s official: it’s getting hot outside. While we love the warm weather for many reasons—sunny days spent by the pool, long evenings to sit on the patio, vacation season—sometimes it gets so hot that frankly all we want to do is sit inside with the A/C blasting. The idea of wearing a bra in this kind of heat can seem awful to even think about for some, but as it’s a necessity, we’ve got a few options that will help you beat the heat.

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The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cool summer lingerie? Cotton. We carry a ton of 100% cotton and cotton blend pieces, all of which you can easily find here. One of our favorite brands for cotton pieces is Hanro. Their Cotton Sensation collection is made up of bras, bralettes, and panties in an ultra-soft cotton/lycra blend with extra-comfortable stretch. Other great brands for cotton include Calvin Klein and naked.

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Another great hot-weather alternative is a bra made with spacer foam. Spacer foam is an innovative material used in molded cup bras. Tomima Edmark, HerRoom founder, explains what spacer foam is as:

“Actually knit on a machine, spacer foam has a top and bottom layer with filaments in between that can be adjusted to create a thickness to the knit. So, basically, little air pockets are created and this spacer foam has a very cushiony feel to the hand.”

Many bras are now made from this breathable material, like this pretty Panache t-shirt bra. Chantelle has a collection of bras, now including a wirefree style, made from ultra-light spacer and covered in mesh for extra airflow. Find even more spacer foam bras here.

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The other thing to consider when shopping for summer lingerie is panties. These Jockey sporties have wicking technology to keep you feeling cool and dry. While especially great for athletes, sports panties are no longer the only ones made with wicking. Fine Lines, Maidenform, and Natori all make great wicking panties perfect for summer.

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