As the season gets hotter, so should your wardrobe! Heat things up with some trendy new outfits for the summer. Did you plan a little getaway for the warmer months? Are you traveling to Rome? Jamaica? Or are you thinking of a staycation and taking advantage of your own backyard to soak up the rays with your family and friends? Whatever it is, you’ll definitely need to look fabulous. Check out this guide on the trendiest plus size clothing summer wear to help piece together the perfect summer outfits for every occasion.
Oh, the places you will go… What’s the best part about Summer? You guessed it- summer vacation! You’ve planned an amazing trip, now all you need is the best plus size summer travel clothes to go along with it. Whether you’re planning on exploring the Colosseum or lounging on a yacht in Croatia, you’ll need options. Because you can’t fit your whole life into one suitcase, you’ll have to pack minimally. So how do the best of the best packers do this? By picking interchangeable items! It’s important to find tops and bottoms that can be mixed and matched to make a wide variety of different trendy plus size outfits for hot weather.
If you’re lucky enough to spend your summer in a tropical paradise, consider your time well spent. Because you’ll be enjoying heat and humidity, you’ll be better off with minimal clothing and light fabrics; when you decide to change out of your plus size swimsuit that is. As far as trendy plus size summer clothing goes, we have got your vacation covered. Pick up a plus size tunic top with a fun pattern that is fitting for the occasion. A fun trend this summer is pineapple print, and we’ve been spotting it all over the best fitting tank tops. Tunics and tanks can be paired with distressed denim shorts for an edgier feel. If you’re a dress girl and love the idea of slipping a lightweight dress over your swimsuit, pick out something fitting for the occasion. We suggest a tank top dress that features a stunning embroidered design to match the mood of the moment. Pop on a pair of statement earrings to take the dress from beach to luau in 2 seconds!
Girl’s night is our favorite night! Whether you and your girls like to cuddle up with a glass of wine and a movie or dance the night away on the town, it’s always fun to debut a new style. These two occasions clearly require different outfits. Lucky for you, that means more shopping! Let’s check out some options.
Girls’ Night Out
Dancing the night away is the best medicine to cure any summertime sadness! Slide into the perfect plus size dress and some comfortable heels, and you’re sure to close down the town. The most important thing to remember is the better you feel, the better you look, so choose a dress that hits your curves in the best way possible. For this very reason, we’ve spotted a ton of fit and flares, A-lines, and shift dresses on the style watch this summer. The key is to dress as if you might run into an old ex-flame. Well, not literally. For girl’s night out, we always recommend the tried and true plus size little black dressor “LBD,” if you will. A dress with lace detailing along the chest and neck add a sexy detail that will definitely be turning heads.
For an extra sexy touch, go sleeveless. Sleeveless dresses are also perfect for hot summer nights and will allow you to dance comfortably for hours on end. However, every dress needs a great pair of heels. For a timeless look, pick up a pair of black strappy heels that will have you twirling all night long across the dance floor. If you want to add a little pep to your step, a pair of pink pumps screams sexy chic on girls night out!
Girls’ Night In
Girls night in should be reserved for your cutest comfy outfit. So what’s hot right now? Plus size graphic tees! Nothing is more comfortable than a relaxed fitted tee, but maintain your stylish integrity and show a little personality with a cute design. We’re so into shirts with playful sayings such as, “Buy Me Pearls, And Tell Me I'm Pretty” or “Dixie Darlin” on the back. A comfy-cute top is a great place to start, but it will need to be paired with something even more comfortable on the bottom. Pick yourself up a pair of capri plus size jeggings, and thank us later. These are super stretchy and button along the waist making them comfortable for anything you and your girls get into. Every woman needs a pair of these, not just for girls night in but any occasion. The best part about jeggings is that they fit like yoga pants but look like jeans so you’ll be able to dress them up and down as you please.
The summer sun allows us to prepare a basket of food, and find a lovely park or beach to share a light meal with friends or family. Crack open a bottle of wine with some portable wine glasses, and call it a date! Whatever your reason to picnic, you’ll find that a lightweight plus size maxi dress is the perfect option. Maxi dresses allow you to move freely but aren’t as constricting as pants. Check out a dress with an empire waistline to make sure that it’s hitting your midsection in the right spots and creating the appearance of a small waist. PS the color this season is yellow! Summer is a time to try out bold colors and make a statement.
4th of July
The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays! Whether you plan on hitting the park for a family BBQ, walking to the beach with friends, or gazing at the firework show with a loved one, the 4th of July gives you the opportunity to dress festive. You’ll want to wear red, white, and blue of course! But what are some options? We suggest going for a casual look with distressed jeans, a pair of cute sneakers, and a festive American flag-themed top. This Fourth, we’re obsessed with a red striped shirt with a dainty blue and white star print along the sleeves. The goal is to keep is tasteful while showing up dressed to impress! Because this holiday falls right in the middle of summer, make sure to find a shirt made out of fabric that is breathable. The last thing you need it to overheat before the first firework sets sail into the sky!
Okay, ladies listen up! Contrary to popular belief, the office is the perfect place to showcase your personality through your individual style. Dress for success in these plus size business casual ideas that is also heat-proof this summer. For starters, replace your blazer with a fun kimono. A small tweak like this will not only save you from the heat but will also add a fresh new look to your plus size work dress and keep you going all day long. One of the hottest trends this season is a floral kimono that gently frames your figure and helps you remain cool in the summer heat.
If you’re not a kimono type of girl, hit the business casual world with something daring- animal print. We are going WILD for an adorable printed top that fits like a long length tunic with an open cut fit. The purpose of this is that it will never stick to your curves but glide over them in the most flattering way. Of course animal print looks best with a solid neutral color on the opposing end, so pick up a pair of fancy black capris that mimic a cigarette pant but are much more doable for a long day in the office.
Plus size swimwear has to be the most fun of all summer shopping- when done right, of course. The goal this summer is to find swimwear that makes you feel and look amazing so that you can strut your stuff on the beach or at the pool whenever you please. Shall we dive into some trendy swimsuits for plus size ladies?
Finding the right fit in a two-piece swimsuit can sometimes feel like a miracle. However, this season we're seeing the cutest trends that also keep functionality in mind! High waisted bottoms are all the rage right now, and for good reason! For a Marilyn Monroe feel, pair a high waist bottom with an adorable sweetheart shaped top. This summer, pink and polka dots made a comeback, and we’re so excited about it. To make sure that you feel your absolute best, choose a bikini that is somewhat structured and therefore will keep everything in place whether you’re planning on tanning with a cocktail in hand or taking a dip in the water.
Trendy one pieces have been popping up more than ever this summer, and they’re making a statement! We’ve found some of our favorite trends this summer are cutouts and deep v’s. Both these styles allow you to show off a little more skin than most one pieces while still being tasteful. Either stick to a slimming black or go bold with a royal blue. But no matter what you do, do it with confidence knowing that you chose a swimsuit that will be comfortable all day. So if you’re a girl that likes to keep your midsection covered with luxurious fabric that helps maintain an hourglass figure, the one piece is a perfect option!
Now that you’ve found your go-to suit, it’s time to think about what you’ll be slipping out of the reveal it. If you don’t like the idea of wearing a full outfit to the pool, long line kimonos are the cutest and fit somewhat like an elegant robe. On the other hand, if you choose a one-piece, it can also act as a trendy bodysuit. Throw on a pair of denim shorts, and call it an outfit!
The Best Summer Shoes
The newest shoe style to hit the market this summer is one of our favorites ever! Platform wedges are so fun and so versatile that you can wear them shopping, by the pool, or even downtown. A fun woven platform keeps things simple and casual, while a wrap around the ankle helps keep your ankles braced even for the clumsiest of walkers.
Although the sun makes everything look gorgeous and inviting, it doesn’t do our eyes any justice. So just like we wear sunscreen on our skin, we need to protect our eyes with sunglasses! Thankfully, sunnies are the best way to accessorize all cute plus size summer clothing. This season has the hottest trends that we love right now, and we think you should give them a try. Because every outfit is so different, you’re totally justified in having multiple pairs of sunglasses! Go bold this season with a pair of pink shades that feature a beautiful gradient clear transition.
Finding the best plus size summer clothes can sometimes be difficult, but follow these guidelines to ensure your summer style is on point. No matter where you go or what you do, the ultimate goal is to make sure that you feel and look amazing. Whether you’re dressing for success or packing your bags for a summer getaway, make sure to find pieces that make you feel like the boss lady you are. Enjoy your summer, and happy shopping!