The Worst Thing to Wear for Sweat Stains, According to Science

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Margaritas, long bike rides—there are plenty of reasons to look forward to summer. But warm weather can make us a little nervous because it means that it's peak time for unsightly sweat stains. Our favorite white tees run the risk of turning yellow, which is not exactly a reason we'd want anyone to notice our outfit.

But armed with the knowledge as to why summer seems to ruin all our favorite tops, a few easy switches can help you survive the season sweat stain–free. We know it's not the most glamorous inspiration for a little seasonal shopping, but hey, none of us are immune to the possibly embarrassing issue. Below, we're diving a bit into the science of sweat, and then shopping out our favorite tops and dresses that will make those stains a non-issue. Now, you'll be able to survive the next three months cool, calm, and collected.

Read on to learn how to battle sweat stains this summer—and shop some of our favorite summer picks.