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18 Effortless Sun Dresses to Beat the Heat

A cool ocean breeze is probably the ideal way to beat the summer heat—but for those of you surrounded by smoldering concrete—not idyllic water—sun dresses for women are here to help. There’s a reason why these airy pieces are a hero of warm-weather dressing: Equal parts effortless and elegant, sun dresses for women—which are mostly made from lightweight cotton or linen—are uniquely suited to keeping you cool on the hottest days of the year. 

Their easygoing silhouettes (whether in mini, midi, or maxi form) also solve one of the biggest challenges of dressing in the heat. You don’t need much else to feel put-together—just grab a cute beach bag, slip into some suede Birkenstock sandals, and push your shades onto your head. Oh, and don’t forget the hat.

With July 4th around the corner, your closet is probably already stacked with all your favorite summer clothes. Of course, if you’re still in the market for a cute dress for summer—there are some really good 4th of July clothing sales happening right now, FYI—scroll down to shop some of our favorite summer sun dresses, including an embroidered linen shirt dress that’s perfect for wearing to the office and a one-shoulder number that wouldn’t feel out of place at a garden wedding

Midi Sun Dresses

Not so hot take: Some of the best dresses are midi dresses. Endlessly wearable, these calf-length styles (or sometimes ankle-length if you’re petite) provide enough coverage for work or dinner settings without overwhelming you in fabric. Their cropped length is also perfect to show off your favorite summer shoes.

Mini Sun Dresses

If you’re a mini-or-bust kind of person in the heat, take a look at some of these beauties. There are cutout swing dresses, spaghetti strap slips, elevated babydoll styles, and sleeveless A-line dresses with smocked details. No need to keep things neutral either—these short dresses are all about vibrant solid colors and prints. 

Maxi Sun Dresses 

Between their floaty fabrics and floor-grazing hems, there’s something so freeing about slipping into a maxi dress. While some flowy dresses can ready too beachy or boho, there are plenty of long dresses you can wear out and about in the city. A few favorites include Dôen’s short sleeve crochet and cotton eyelet dress, which is the ideal sun dress in our book: It’s made to last, looks and feels weightless on—and can be thrown over a bikini as a cover-up or styled with barely-there sandals for an alfresco aperitivo at your go-to restaurant. Farm Rio’s floral print dress is also a great option for an outdoor wedding—it’s not too fussy, but it’s also not your textbook beach dress. 

How to Effectively Argue About Abortion Rights With People Who Just Don’t Get It

In the days since the Supreme Court delivered its decision to overturn a half-century-old precedent, protestors for abortion rights have made their voices heard at marches and rallies across the country. 

But the righteous fight will be long and exhausting, and it will often take the form not of organized, large-scale events — but of intimate one-on-one conversations, either around the holiday table, a text chain, or on a social media thread. While these types of dialogues often implode into energy-sucking vortexes, equally demoralizing and futile, it doesn’t have to be that way. These tips from rhetorical experts can help you stay on message without losing your mind or your cool. 

Frame the message simply, clearly, and unemotionally.

Successful arguments about abortion rights start with simple, irrefutable, unemotional framing, according to investigative journalist and documentarian Civia Tamarkin. “Know to frame the messaging as reproductive oppression and a violation of the fundamental rights to privacy, bodily autonomy, and personal medical decision making,” she says. 

Stay focused on the fundamentally American right. Try this, she suggests: “This is about an extremist minority imposing their faith and personal views on the majority.”

Don’t assume the absolute worst.

In high-stakes conversations over well-worn topics, it’s easy to assume that you know exactly what motivates everyone. It’s even easier to assume that their motivations are dumb. 

“If your goal is to influence the person, you cannot assume the absolute worst of them,” says Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of Pantsuit Politics podcast, and co-author of Now What? How to Move Forward When We’re Divided (About Basically Everything) with Beth Silvers. “You may feel better and righteous but they will feel defensive and shut the conversation down.”

Sivers adds, “life and death are absolutely on the line in this debate, which is why our ability to persuade and influence each other is so important.” That said, “shaming has never changed a single mind.” 

Try saying, “I know you also want fairness, as I do.” (And try believing that, too.)

Use precise language with intention.

Many people who oppose abortion access understand a narrow definition of the procedure and its real-world applications. “Abortion is not one thing, and the need for abortions arises in a huge variety of circumstances,” Stewart Holland explains. “We have to expand people’s context for abortion.” 

She suggests that using language like “abortion care” and “abortion services” can “subtly, but over time powerfully, expand our thinking about abortion as healthcare.”

Separate the law from the ethics.

Even those with staunch anti-abortion views sometimes concede that there are certain, limited circumstances in which abortion care is both necessary and ethical. “It’s really hard to draw a line between what’s ethical and what’s legal, but when you do, doors open,” Stewart Holland says. “I’ve been in conversation with a dear friend for years about the topic of abortion. We have profound disagreement on the ethics, but we’ve found alignment about what the law should be.”

Silvers adds, “when we talk about the ethics of abortion, we can get into these highly specific circumstances. The more you talk, the more obvious it becomes that writing a law to enforce your personal morality is nearly impossible.”

How to Ease Into Activism Outside of Social Media

“In this case, if someone needs access to abortion pills or needs a place to stay, that groundwork of deep, trusting relationships has already been made, so we’re able to have those conversations safely,” Tegan Lecheler, the director of operations at Gen-Z for Change, an organization focused youth-led activism, explains. 

Community-led organizations existing on the city and state level probably have more nuance and familiarity with the people they’re interacting with on a weekly basis than ultra-wide national organizations. They’re also the ones that often need the most help, Lecheler said. It’s important to center those organizations, especially those led by Black and brown activists, who have been doing the work in some of the most effected, marginalized communities. 

How to find a local advocacy group? Honestly, start with Google. There are dozens of websites linking out state and region-specific organizations and funds. If that doesn’t work, try finding smaller groups through larger organizations, like Planned Parenthood, or see who your community’s pro-choice elected official, is endorsed by. 

Similarly, donate to local abortion funds here.

Be mindful of your language and imagery 

When advocating for abortion rights and reproductive justice, Rambarran urges people to be thoughtful about what kinds of messaging they’re putting out there into the world. While being an activist is about taking substantive action to enact change, those actions seem futile if they don’t include everyone, or worse, can be outdated or ill-informed. Instead of aligning abortion access to just women, try to make your language inclusive of trans men and non-binary people who can also get pregnant. 

Another point Rambarran begs people to think about is what graphics they share at protests or on social media: namely, likening modern-day abortion procedures to back-alley hanger operations. “Coat hanger imagery is so outdated and no longer always reflective of what a self-managed abortion actually is,” Rambarran explains, and says people can learn about administering safe abortion pills within the comfort of their own home by using sites like plancpills.org. While the symbolic imagery can create a visceral reaction, try consulting a list of more effective signs you can (and should) take with you next time you attend a protest.

Mentally prepare yourself the long fight ahead

If all of this is making you feel like you need to scream into the void: you’re not alone. Pacing yourself is part of the work, Greenberg reminds me, and naturally, change take times. It won’t be solved tomorrow, nor next year. Once you reframe the abortion rights movement as a long, continuous effort rather than a rage-fueled sprint, Greenberg says the fight becomes much more easier to manage. She also reminds people that their lives don’t have to fully be devoted to attending protests every week or pick up a full-time job of phone banking and organizing. Any little thing you do helps. 

“The movement needs you, but it doesn’t need all of you, all the time,” she re-iterates. Greenberg, much like Lechler, recommends finding a political home that aligns with your values and fosters a sense of community to keep the momentum going.  

Selena Gomez’s Blazer Dress Comes With a Sheer-Lace Twist

Designers put power shoulders back on the map for autumn/winter 2022. Go big or go home was the main message to take from the bold tailoring that emerged at the shows—and Selena Gomez is on board.

For the launch of a new matte lipstick and liner collection in her Rare Beauty range—a vegan and cruelty-free line of make-up and cosmetics—Selena wore a structured blazer dress from Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 2022 collection. The angular wool-mohair jacket featured a unique asymmetric silhouette, with a flourish of slashed lacquered lace at one side, padded shoulders and peaked lapels.

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Selena’s stylist Kate Young certainly has an eye for excellent tailoring. With Selena, she’s experimented with various silhouettes: the singer has sported tweed Self-Portrait separates and pastel pieces from Mango in recent months. 

Zawe Ashton Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Tom Hiddleston

I love a good red-carpet pregnancy reveal, and lucky for me, Zawe Ashton does too.

The actor is pregnant and expecting her first child with fiancé Tom Hiddleston, Vogue reports. Ashton dropped the news while sharing a behind-the-scenes look at her red-carpet prep for a special screening of her new film, Mr. Malcom’s List, on Wednesday, June 29 in New York City. 

For the screening, Ashton wore billowing beige gown embellished with cascading beads that draped over her growing bump. The off-the-shoulder dress, by Sabina Bilenko Couture, also featured a sheer cape, a bedazzled empire waist, and subtle floral detail at the arm.

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Ashton paired the gown with a half-up, half-down hairstyle and soft makeup, both of which played into the romance of the look. (Mr. Malcom’s List is a Regency-era rom-com, so the styling makes sense.)

Ashton, 37, and Hiddleston, 41, met while working on the play Betrayal in 2019, which first debuted on the West End before transferring to Broadway. They confirmed their relationship in 2019, and made their red carpet debut at the 2021 Tony Awards. Just earlier this month, People confirmed that pair was engaged after Ashton was spotted with a ring at the 2022 BAFTAs.

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10 Ways to Find Sunburn Relief Without Ruining Your Vacation

Don’t forget your sunburned lips or scalp, either. “The lips can be treated the same way as the skin,” says Patel, who suggests moisturizer like Vaseline or Aquaphor to seal in moisture and repair the skin barrier. Jamal’s favorite product for sunburn relief is Biafine emulsion, which is prescription only in the U.S. (If you’re in France, you can pick it up in stores.)

“To get more relief, consider putting these products in the fridge prior to application for a cooling effect,” adds Fahs.

Drink lots of water

Drinking water and staying hydrated is just as important as applying moisturizer, and this is especially true if sunburn blisters have developed. This is because, according to Patel, large blisters pull water from the skin. So drinking lots of water and covering those fluid-filled blisters is necessary to prevent dehydration.

Take medication

Sunburns come with a lot of redness and pain and anti-inflammatories like Advil can help take it down a notch. All the dermatologists we spoke with suggested pain medication for sunburn relief, as long as it’s safe for you to take. If you’re not sure, speak with your doctor first.

Apply cortisone cream

Cortisone cream can calm inflammation and keep skin from feeling itchy, but Jamal says it’s an especially important step for those with skin of color. Says Jamal, “For skin of color, sunburns may resolve with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, so I would advise using a cortisone cream or lotion, preferably prescription strength, twice daily until symptoms resolve to reduce the chance of skin discoloration.”

Keep your skin protected

Doctors say keeping a sunburn covered and protecting it from the air—especially if it has blistered—will speed up healing, but it’s important to protect it from the sun as well. “To further avoid discoloration, it’s very important to keep fresh skin beneath a sunburn completely sun protected,” says Fahs.

Treat blisters right

“Second-degree burns result in blisters, which are fluid-filled pockets under the skin,” explains Patel. “When the skin has formed a blister it’s OK to let it pop and the fluid to come out. The skin under the blister is very tender and raw, as the nerves are exposed to the air.” Covering the area can help with both healing and pain, however, “it is best to not pull the whole roof off, as this can affect normal skin as well.”

Using a thick moisturizer over the area can help skin repair faster, Patel suggests. If you have large blisters and are prone to scarring or hyperpigmentation, a dermatologist can help guide your treatment. Again, this is especially a concern for skin of color.

No picking!

When sunburned skin starts to heal, it typically begins to peel as dead skin sloughs off. Resist the urge to peel it. “Peeling the skin before it’s ready can increase the chances of discoloration and scarring,” says Fahs.

Instead, Patel has some advice: “It is best to gently exfoliate with a washcloth and repair the barrier with a thick moisturizer on damp skin.”

Apply sunscreen liberally

While skin is healing it can be extra sensitive to the sun, so be mindful of your UV exposure and apply sunscreen frequently. This is a must even after your skin has healed: Every burn increases your chance for skin cancer and premature aging, so start applying sunscreen ASAP and start taking other steps to protect skin from the sun.

The 22 Best Fragrances For Summer, According to Glamour Editors

The best fragrances for summer can be difficult to find. They need to be light enough to warrant wearing them during crushing humidity and, for many of us, they need to evoke a vibe that’s distinctly seasonal (smoky musk? Maybe save it for December). Plus, now that the heat is rising and deodorant can only do so much, spraying a little perfume here and there is your best solution to not smell like you’ve just come from an intense cycling class. How’s that for clean girl aesthetic?

If you’re new to the world of fragrance: welcome. As a run-down, most perfumes have three distinct layers—think of it like a pyramid—that react to your skin, according to Eden’s Garden. There’s the top note (which provides the scent’s first impression and typically lasts five to 15 minutes after spraying), the middle note (usually more full-bodied notes and provide the heart of the scent and lasts around four to six hours), and the base note, which are often less noticeable but stick around the longest on the skin—upwards of six hours and give each scent their underlying aroma. 

There’s a certain formula to the best fragrances for summer Glamour editors strive for: they have to be long lasting and smell good. While some of us favor more traditional tropical scents including coconut and citrus, a summer scent can, obviously, be anything you want it to be, including ones that remind us of old libraries and Rihanna’s rumored favorite perfume. 

Below, browse the 22 best fragrances for summer that Glamour editors can’t seem to stop spritzing. 

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Coming—And We Got a Sneak Peek at the Best Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 is a little over two weeks away, and as if we weren’t already excited enough, the retailer just dropped a preview of all the fashion, beauty, and home deals on the horizon. Like every year’s markdowns, they’re jaw-dropping—and there are thousands of pieces to comb through.

First, a little refresher: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the multibrand retailer’s annual summer sale. It also happens to be one of the absolute best times to snag discounts on rarely on-sale brands like Ugg, La Mer, Alo, and Natori—and certain groups can actually access the most popular deals before the general public can. To help you make the most of the two-week shopping event, here’s everything you need to know before the sale opens.

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022?

This year’s Nordstrom blowout will be open to everyone from July 15 through July 30, and it’s available to shop both in person and online. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview starts on June 29, allowing you to take a sneak peek at the many deals to come, plus add favorites to your wish list. And the Nordy Club members and Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale: Icons can access the sale starting on July 6, Ambassadors on July 7, and Influencers on July 9.

If you’re a fan of the retailer’s biggest sale of the year, you know that the best pieces get snapped up quickly during those early-access days—so if you want the best shot at scoring your wish list pieces, you can join the Nordy Club for free or apply for a Nordstrom credit card for extra perks.

Oh, and this sale just so happens to fall immediately after Amazon Prime Day, which runs from July 12 to 13. Along with Target’s multiday blowout, Nordstrom’s July event is a rival sale that you really shouldn’t miss—especially if you live for discounts on higher-end brands you can’t find on Amazon.

What are the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 deals?

You might want to sit down for this: Pretty much all of your favorite brands will be discounted. Nordstrom has already confirmed that Ugg, Nike, Zella, AllSaints, Charlotte Tilbury, Free People, Barefoot Dreams, Spanx, and Vince will be on sale, and you can count on more brands being added to the mix. But if last year’s sale is any indication, once these items are sold out, they’re probably gone—don’t count on a restock. So go forth and add these gems to your wish list, then don’t hesitate when the sale actually opens.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Clothing Deals

Whether you’re trying to nail down the perfect wedding guest dress, stocking up on T-shirts to wear with every outfit, or searching for staple pieces like light summer sweaters and cardigans that’ll carry your summer wardrobe into the fall, these sale items are up to the challenge.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Shoe Deals

Unsurprisingly, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is home to some pretty great deals on sandals and sneakers you’ll want to wear everywhere—and slippers you’ll never take off when you’re home.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Beauty Deals

Yet another reason to become a Nordstrom cardmember: unbeatable deals on your favorite skin-care and makeup brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, Supergoop, and Olaplex. Your top shelf is about to be stacked, courtesy of these on-sale beauty products.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Accessory Deals

Summer is high time to treat yourself to a brand-new handbag or pair of sunnies—and thanks to Nordstrom’s sale, you don’t even need to pay full price to do it.

Little Words Project Ride or Die/Strength Set of 3 Stretch Bracelets

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Activewear Deals

The #NSale is famous for its deals on workout clothes, and the retailer is more than delivering this year with Alo galore and the Glamour-editor-beloved Outdoor Voices exercise dress. (Don’t judge us if we practically live in those Zella leggings as soon as September comes around.)

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Lingerie Deals

The only thing better than picking up the perfect bra? Picking up the perfect bra on sale with same-day curbside pickup, of course.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Home Deals

Amid all the skin-care and women’s fashion deals, it’s easy to miss Nordstrom’s collection of marked-down home decor. But don’t skip this section, which includes everything from luxe linen sheets to Insta-famous cookware and the electric kettle that Travis Barker uses to make his and Kourtney’s matcha.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Coming—And We Got a Sneak Peek of the Best Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 is a little over two weeks away, and as if we weren’t already excited enough, the retailer just dropped a preview of all the fashion, beauty, and home deals on the horizon. Like every year’s markdowns, they’re jaw-dropping—and there are thousands of pieces to comb through.

First, a little refresher: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the multibrand retailer’s annual summer sale. It also happens to be one of the absolute best times to snag discounts on rarely-on-sale brands like Ugg, La Mer, Alo, and Natori—and certain groups can actually access the most popular deals before the general public can. To help you make the most of the two-week shopping event, here’s everything you need to know before the sale opens.

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022?

This year’s Nordstrom blowout will be open to everyone from July 15 through July 30, and it’s available to shop both in-person and online. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview starts on June 29, allowing you to take a sneak peek at the many deals to come, plus add favorites to your wishlist. And the Nordy Club members and Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale: Icons can access the sale starting on July 6, Ambassadors on July 7, and Influencers on July 9.

If you’re a fan of the retailer’s biggest sale of the year, you know that the best pieces get snapped up quickly during those early access days—so if you want the best shot at scoring your wish list pieces, you can join the Nordy Club for free or apply for a Nordstrom credit card for extra perks.

Oh, and this sale just so happens to fall immediately after Amazon Prime Day, which runs from July 12 to 13. Along with Target’s multi-day blowout, Nordstrom’s July event is a rival sale that you really shouldn’t miss—especially if you live for discounts on higher-end brands you can’t find on Amazon.

What are the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 deals?

You might want to sit down for this: Pretty much all of your favorite brands will be discounted. Nordstrom has already confirmed that Ugg, Nike, Zella, AllSaints, Charlotte Tilbury, Free People, Barefoot Dreams, Spanx, and Vince will be on sale, and you can count on more brands being added to the mix. But if last year’s sale is any indication, once these items are sold out, they’re probably gone—don’t count on a restock. So go forth and add these gems to your wish list, then don’t hesitate when the sale actually opens.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Clothing Deals

Whether you’re trying to nail down the perfect wedding guest dress, stocking up on T-shirts to wear with every outfit, or searching for staple pieces like light summer sweaters and cardigans that’ll carry your summer wardrobe into the fall, these sale items are up to the challenge.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Shoe Deals

Unsurprisingly, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is home to some pretty great deals on sandals and sneakers you’ll want to wear everywhere—and slippers you’ll never take off when you’re home.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Beauty Deals

Yet another reason to become a Nordstrom cardmember: unbeatable deals on your favorite skin-care and makeup brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, Supergoop, and Olaplex. Your top shelf is about to be stacked, courtesy of these on-sale beauty products.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Accessory Deals

Summer is high time to treat yourself to a brand-new handbag or pair of sunnies—and thanks to Nordstrom’s sale, you don’t even need to pay full price to do it.

Little Words Project Ride or Die/Strength Set of 3 Stretch Bracelets

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Activewear Deals

The #NSale is famous for its deals on workout clothes, and the retailer is more than delivering this year with Alo galore and the Glamour editor-beloved Outdoor Voices exercise dress. (Don’t judge us if we practically live in those Zella leggings as soon as September comes around.)

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Lingerie Deals

The only thing better than picking up the perfect bra? Picking up the perfect bra on sale with same-day curbside pickup, of course.

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 Home Deals

Amid all the skin-care and women’s fashion deals, it’s easy to miss Nordstrom’s collection of marked-down home decor. But don’t skip this section, which includes everything from luxe linen sheets to Insta-famous cookware and the electric kettle that Travis Barker uses to make his and Kourtney’s matcha.

Julia Roberts Tries to Destroy Another Wedding in New Rom Com

If you happen to run into Tom Hanks on your wedding day, rejoice! You’re in for a photo shoot and a fun time. If you spot Julia Roberts, on the other hand? Run. The woman is a menace to the wedding industrial complex who cannot be stopped.

Yes, this one-woman anti-wedding terror is back on her rampage of destruction, this time in the tropics. In the trailer for her new movie, Ticket To Paradise, she and Ocean’s 12 co-star (also her Money Monster co-star, a movie I, and I alone, saw) George Clooney play the divorced parents of Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) who reunite to stop her from marrying some hot guy she just met. They fly to an idyllic resort and get really drunk and a dolphin bites Clooney not in the penis but maybe near the penis? I’m not sure, but I will be seeing this movie. 

Check out the just-released trailer, here:

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Given that the same day this trailer dropped, we also found out that Cameron Diaz is coming back to movies, many people are revisiting My Best Friend’s Wedding, which they co-starred in. It’s a crazy movie about crazy people who think being unwed at twenty-eight (TWENTY! EIGHT!) is a reason to panic, but it’s also very charming. It revolves around, you may remember, Julia Roberts trying to stop a wedding.

But that’s not all! This is also the woman who is the one and only Runaway Bride, literally a movie about a bride who ruins her own wedding time after time by not going through with it. When will we learn? Julia Roberts cannot be trusted in or around weddings. She is simply too powerful and too dangerous.

Ticket To Paradise also stars Billie Lourd and hits theaters this October. It’s directed by Ol Parker, who also helmed the second Mamma Mia! movie, which is not about a wedding that goes awry. That’s what the first Mamma Mia! movie is about. Parker did write Imagine Me & You, which has a wedding in it, and also lesbians, and if I said more it would spoil it.