Summer wardrobe essentials for plus size women are the same as they are for junior size women. When the thermometer is getting ready to hit triple digits a stylish plus size woman wants to be dressed comfortably and at the same time look her absolute best.
Summer is a little more casual than the other seasons and more time is spent out of doors. The wardrobe of the plus sized woman will reflect that. A must for any summer wardrobe is a sun dress. Cotton is the perfect material and if it makes you a little more comfortable, a little spandex. A good sundress will be slightly loose and will be in a pretty summer print or floral. It can go from the office to a night out with the right accessories.
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No summer wardrobe is compete without some sandals. You need flip flops or flat strappy sandals and a pair of basic white shoes with a comfortable heal or wedge is perfect. If you already have your white, fashion colors add the perfect pop of color. Choose your purse or purses to go along with your summer shoes.
Skirts are very cool for work in the summer. If you are a plus size girl with great legs a just above the knee khaki skirt is a basic that any wardrobe can use. If you are not as crazy about your knees then bring the length to just below the knee or go for the fashionable maxi. Additionally, a white skirt, a floral skirt and even a skort are all good basic summer wardrobe staples.
Cotton slacks are comfortable and practical as well. A cotton gauze is a nice choice with one of this year’s fashion choices the gauze shirt with embroidery. Gauze shirts can go with your skirt, slacks and any shorts, crops or Capris that you may be choosing. If you are going to go with color, choose one or two that work together, Try not to be all over the place or you will find that your items are only wearable one way. What you want is to create a wardrobe where the pieces are interchangeable.
One often over looked summer wardrobe essential is a cotton sweater. While it may be hot outside, indoors the air conditioning is often turned up to high and it can get quite chilly.
Buy several new tee shirt, especially white which just doesn’t survive more than one season. Cotton blouses are always in style as is the proverbial camp shirt. Choose mostly basics with one or two pops of a color that makes you feel phenomenal.
We have avoided talking about a bathing suit as long as we can but it is a staple of a summer wardrobe and it needs to be discussed. No one, no matter what their body size likes to try on bathing suits. Everyone has body issues. When choosing your bathing suit, be conscious of your body shape. Just because you are plus sized doesn’t mean you should wear a frumpy black suit. You need however to know your body, if you have butt issues then go with a suit that takes the emphasis off of that area, the same for thighs etc. There are some very good websites to help you determine what style will be the most flattering. Be sure to buy a really cute cover up as well, it almost makes having to try on swimsuits worthwhile.
Lastly you need to pick up a pair of great sunglasses. The good news is one size really does fit all.
These are the basics of a plus sized woman’s summer wardrobe. Go out and have fun getting some clothes that you love and that make you look and feel wonderful. Summer style should not be about what size you are, it should be about feeling comfortable and looking good.
I have been an Internet writer for more than 16 years. While I specialize in travel, I write on a variety of subjects. I love genealogy, food, and fashion. I have 10 grandchildren so family travel is something we often do.