I live in Texas. Actually, I live in South-ish, Central-ish Texas, which is not the same as living in the North-ish of Texas or the West-ish. We won't discuss the East-ish portion. My point here is that I live in a part of the world where it is hot 365 days of the year. In this part of the world, a day with a temperature less than 80 is considered a hard freeze. People who live here either get used to the heat, or they go back to where ever they lived previously and complain about how hot it is in Texas.
The heat does cause some consternation for non-fashionistas like me. (I used to care about fashion, but that was when I was younger, drank a lot, and believed that Cosmo knew what they were talking about.) At home I spend hours in shorts and a t-shirt and don't even fix my hair or put on makeup. Work presents a different problem. When I leave the house, I am required, by some arcane female laws that I don't fully understand, to look 'presentable'.
It might be hotter than the surface of the sun outside, but inside the building where I work it is meat locker cold. If I am dressed too summery, I end up turning a shade of blue that is sooo not my color. I have to balance sweaty outside with ice cold inside, without resorting to a parka. Because that would be too weird.
What is a woman clueless about fashion supposed to do?
She resorts to a maxi dress! Maxi dresses are very comfy. It's like you're wearing jammies, except that you don't look like you're wearing your jammies. Maxi dresses cover the legs so your cankles don't freeze. They also cover up the fact that occasionally one might forget to shave their legs, or cover up their ankle tattoo that violates dress code.
***I couldn't take a decent picture of myself in the dress. Sorry.