How to Slay Plus Size Summer Fashion

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Summer doesn’t nearly get the credit it deserves for being a time where fashion can be innovative and super trendy because we often think of it as a time where we wear shorts, flip flops and some kind of tank top. However, this summer is on track to be one of the boldest seasons of this year—and of summers past—with head turning prints, bold colors and sophisticated trends. 

Here is your guide to all of the summer looks you need in your outfit rotation right now!

Tie-Dye Everything

From plus size tie-dye dresses to sweat suits, we will be seeing tie-dye everywhere this season. Whether you splurged on plus size tie-dye shirts and tops or made yours at home, they will come in handy for the summer days where you are heading to the beach, the park for a picnic or lounging around the house. 

full figure woman wearing Tie-Dye

Sassy Swimwear

Of course, no summer is complete without many days spent by the pool or beach. Are you a bikini or plus size one-piece swimsuit kind of gal? Either way, both styles will have you sizzling. If you’re sporting a plus size bikini to the beach, pack a statement mini skirt or a cute pair of shorts so you can have two outfits in one! 


full figure woman wearing Sassy Swimwear

Bold Prints 

When you start planning your summer looks, prioritize stripes, polka dots and florals with bright, contrasting hues. Patterns and prints are having the biggest moment they have had in a while, and not only are we seeing pattern mix matching, but we are also seeing two prints split asymmetrically on one garment. If this tells you anything, it should be not to play it safe this summer. Go bold or go home!

full figure woman wearing Bold Prints


Bright Colors

Gone are the days where our outfits consisted of soft neutrals and muted colors. This summer, it’s all about neon chartreuse, orange and pink. And you may see all of these colors in one outfit. We mean it when we say: Everything goes this summer! 


full figure woman wearing hiding my heart blouse

Skirts First

This summer, we have our eyes on plus size skirts of all lengths. From satin midi slip skirts to embellished minis, these bottoms will be the emphasis of most looks this season. Whether you're feeling a mini or midi, tuck or knot your favorite plus size off the shoulder tops into your skirts for a balanced, stylish look.

 full figure woman wearing poolside party skirt yellow


Show Some Skin

You’ll have multiple ways to show skin this summer thanks to mesh being a big deal. Our favorite take on the trend is on plus size maxi dresses with see-through mesh panels, as well as blouses with embroidered mesh. These pieces allow you to feel sexy in a subtle way, and the material also looks amazing on curves. You could also embrace other see-through fabrics like organza! 

 full figure woman wearing love you so matcha kimono rose

A Break from the Chaos

While we mentioned that this was going to be a crazy summer in terms of prints and colors, there is definitely room to rock minimalist white dresses. These monochromatic looks are sophisticated and can be worn for many occasions. If you find yourself overwhelmed with different prints and patterns, slide into one of these dresses for the day. 


full figure woman wearing love you so matcha kimono rose

For the Special Occasions

Got big plans for this season? Whether your best friend is getting married, you’re accepting an award—because you’re awesome—or you just need an excuse to buy new plus size party dresses, we’ve got you covered. From modest and radiant midi dresses to fun and frilly minis, these dresses will set your summer ablaze. 

 full figure woman wearing times square kisses dress black

Denim All Day

Aside from your favorite cut-off shorts and high-waist jeans, denim is a trend you will see sprinkled throughout the summer. While it may be super hot this season, denim jumpsuits are on everyone’s wish list. But if you’d rather keep your denim on bottom, try shorts, skirts or pants with frayed hems for an interesting take on the trend.  


 full figure woman wearing hall of fame shorts

Not Your Average Floral Print

This summer, take a tropical vacation when you sport refreshed florals. Instead of tiny roses and daisies, the floral print you’ll be seeing on plus size rompers and wrap dresses will be different iterations of palm leaves. This elevated floral print gives your outfits a laid-back and chic vibe. 

 full figure woman wearing hawaiian roller coaster kimono hot pink


Bralettes Are the New Crop Top

Since this summer is on track to be hotter than average, you may want to ditch the top and rock a chic bralette instead. You could also throw a kimono over the look for more coverage while still maintaining that trendy vibe.

full figure woman wearing cabo nights bralette black