You know it's hot outside when the weather makes the national news. Over the weekend, I got a text from my cousin, who said he'd heard about L.A.'s heat wave and that it was hotter in SoCal than where he lived in Atlanta. With the heat wave hitting both coasts (and even the U.K. last week), my mind went to one thing—okay, two things: How can I do the least amount of activity, and what should I wear?
The answer was a new dress sitting in my closet. Dôen's pretty Sol Dress ($305) got me through the sweltering weekend, and I have a feeling I'll be wearing it for the rest of summer. The maxi isn't your typical skimpy dress to beat the heat, but the breezy, non-clingy cotton fabric made it my ideal dress. Scroll down to see how I wore it and shop similar dresses for yourself.