Posted by Nick Patel

Summer is right around the corner and that means changing up your wardrobe to from warm cardigans and jeans to cool summer dresses. For curvy girls, shedding clothing and bearing skin can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be! We have compiled a list of 3 must have plus size dresses for summer that will flatter your figure and keep you cool and fashionable all summer long.


3 Must-Have Plus Size Dresses for Summer


Slimming Pencil Skirts:

For the corporate girl, summer is the time to shed those black pant suits and break out some fun pieces that show your style. Have fun but still command respect with plus size pencil skirts in a trendy print. Prints are fantastic at hiding bumps and bulges and when worn correctly, they can make you look long and lean. Some rules are to make sure your skirt is tailored to the top of the knee-cap and to make sure the skirt isn’t overly tight. A properly fitting pencil skirt won’t ride up while you are walking. Also, you will want to avoid any horizontal stripes as these have the appearance of widening the hips and thighs.

Some tricks to making your body appear longer are to pair your pencil skirt with some comfortable heels and a long layered necklace. Avoid flats and chunky jewelry. Complete your outfit with a cool, silk v-neck blouse.

Cute and Casual Sundresses:

Every girl needs a casual dress for lounging by the pool or out running errands: enter the sundress. The sundress is the way to go for looking both cute and casual. For a flattering look, choose cuts that emphasize curves, such as this plus size t shirt dress that has stripes in all the right places and is cut longer on the sides. This gives the appearance of elongating the torso. As a bonus, adding a pair of sandals with heels, as opposed to flip flops, will add length to legs.

Some things to avoid are one-piece sundresses with sewn horizontal waistbands, short sundresses which can give the appearance of wearing a t-shirt rather than a dress, and sundresses that are too long and baggy.

Sexy Cocktail Dresses:

After a day of lounging in the sun, what is better than a night out on the town with the girls or a significant other? Look amazing by choosing a plus size a-line dress that flatters hips and draws the eye upward. An embellished waist has a slimming effect and a bonus of making you look glam. Couple this dress with a pair of strappy sandals to lengthen legs and a pendant necklace that emphasizes the face and draws eyes upwards.

Be sure to avoid overly tight dresses and remember to flatter your assets! If you have a great bust, emphasize it with a great neckline or necklace. Just be sure not to show too much!