Gallery: 7 Solar-Powered Wearables Guaranteed to Give You a Charge

Your summer forecast: sunny with a chance of spontaneous combustion. Make that giant ball of helium and hydrogen work for you for a change with these seven solar-powered wearables. No power outlets necessary—simply plug, play, and perambulate at will. Above, a custom-made solar-powered bikini keeps gadgets primed while you soak in the rays (and stares).

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FUTURE FLAPPER

Shake a little leg in Despina Papadopoulos’s flapper-inspired mini-dress, which soaks up the rays during the day so it can set your curves aglow at night. Composed of 448 white circuit-board tiles interspersed with black solar cells, the Day for Night Solar Dress is ready to boogie from sunrise to sunset.

+ Day for Night Solar Dress

+ Despina Papadopoulos

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POWER SUIT

Harness the power of the heavens with Zegna Sport’s Ecotech Solar Jacket, which comes equipped with photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electricity. Charging the hidden battery pack to full capacity requires four to five hours of direct illumination, but it’s more than enough to juice up an iPod or cellphone.

+ Ecotech Solar Jacket $750

+ Zegna Sport

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LET IT GLOW

Swedish student designer Mae Yokoyama pieced together a necklace from miniature solar panels and tiny LED bulbs. Drawing power from the sun, the bulbs light up like a string of incandescent pearls.

+ Lux Solar Necklace

+ Mae Yokoyama

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SOLAR LUXE

Wired with 100 miniature solar cells, Diffus’s luxe solar-powered handbag generates enough power to power a small mobile device. Plus, opening the bag activates fiber optics inside, so searching for your keys after sundown is a cinch.

+ Solar Bag

+ Diffus

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SAILING, ANYONE?

Made in Italy from a thin, seamless, and water-resistant material, Ralph Lauren RLX’s Solar Panel Backpack features a built-in solar panel for zapping up a 3.45-watt current under full sun.

+ Solar Panel Backpack $795

+ Ralph Lauren RLX

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ON TIME, EVERY TIME

Even landlubbers can appreciate Baby-G’s Solar Atomic Slim Marine, a solar-powered watch that’s water-resistant up to 650 feet. It also receives time-calibration radio signals from up to five transmitters worldwide, so you can count on being on time no matter where you are on the planet.

+ Solar Atomic Slim Marine

+ Baby-G

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