Plus Size Summer: How to Dress to Stay Cool and Beautiful

Are you looking for fashionable plus size summer wear? Plus size women face unique challenges in summer months. The biggest challenge is trying to keep cool in hot humid weather. There are ways to accomplish this while being fashionable at the same time. Here are some ideas to help keep you cool and beautiful this summer.

Wear Breathable Fabrics

Sticking with breathable fabrics will go a long way in keeping you cool and comfortable in hot, summer weather. Breathable undergarments are especially necessary when battling summer heat. Clothing in loose weave cotton and linen are good choices for hot weather dressing. When it comes to workout-wear, sometimes special, moisture wicking, synthetic fabrics are a better option. These specialty fabrics contain unique fibers that wick moisture from the body, and spread it to the garments outer layers, so that it can evaporate more easily. This process helps to keep your body cool and dry while working out.

Keep Things Breezy

Wearing loose, breezy clothing is more comfortable than tight skimpy styles. For many plus size women, bras are not an option. If this is the case with you, look for tops and dresses with wider straps or short loose sleeves. Another option is to wear camisoles or tanks with built in bras. Summer skirts are a fun, flirty way to feel fashionable in hot weather. However, some plus size women have problems with chaffing in the thigh area. One way to prevent this is to wear, light–weight, biker shorts under your summer skirts.

Choose Light Colors

Always choose light colors when you’re out in the summer sunshine. Dark colors absorb light, and as a result hold heat. Whites, pastels and some bright colors are good choices. Save dark clothing for summer nights.

Wear Stylish Sandals

Wearing open footwear is another way to make sure you stay cool when the temperature soars. There are so many cute stylish sandals and flip flops to choose from. Be aware that sweaty, summer feet are prone to blisters, so make sure your shoes fit properly and are comfortable.

Put Your Hair Up

A great way to stay cool, and to look stylish doing it, is to wear your hair up. Hair traps heat, so getting it up off your neck and away from your face will make a huge difference on your ability to stay cool. Up-dos don’t have to be complicated. Try experimenting with headbands, clips and braids. Even a simple ponytail can be a cool and cute summer hair style.

Stick to Lightweight Makeup

Summer is not the time to be wearing heavy makeup. Heavy foundations can make you feel hot and clog your pores. Try wearing a lightweight powder foundation or a tinted moisturizer instead. Be sure to wear a sunscreen if your moisturizer or foundation doesn’t have SPF. Now just add a sheer blush, lip gloss and waterproof mascara, and you’ll be set to face high temperatures with a pretty, polished look.

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