For the curvaceous woman, finding a plus size summer style isn’t as simple as picking out a pineapple for your fruit salad. There are certain styles, lengths and cuts that just don’t flatter a woman with curves. But, finding a summer style that works for you doesn’t have to be a chore if you follow these 5 guidelines.
1. A-Line Skirt
A cute A-line skirt can do wonders to smooth your hips and thighs while drawing attention to your magnificent curves. A-line skirts are a great addition to your plus size summer wardrobe and can be dressed up with a sexy top and heels to go out, or dressed down with a graphic tee, a long chain necklace and some summery sandals for a barbecue. Get a skirt that sits at or just above the knee to make your legs look long and lean.
2. Sleeveless Summer Frock
Think you can’t show some skin this summer? Think again. Adding a sleeveless, cotton dress to your closet this summer is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather with style and class. Boatneck dresses that are fitted at the waist and minimally flared in the skirt accentuate your body’s natural curves and draw attention to the beautiful skin of your arms. Add a bracelet and some sandals, and you’re ready for the sunshine!
3. Playful Colors
Don’t hide behind black! Summer is about pinks, reds, oranges, greens and every other color in the spectrum. Have fun with your plus size summer styles and venture into bright colors that are fun to wear. Sandals, jewelry and hats work great in bright colors and are perfect to use as accents to any ensemble.
4. Layers, Layers, Layers
One of the best ways to keep your plus size summer wardrobe sexy and classy is to invest in layers. 3/4 sleeve sweaters, coats and doubled-up graphic tees all work great to keep your style momentum roaring while slimming down your look. Sling a belt around your hips over a long, slimming sweater over a tank top for a perfect party ensemble, or throw a black vest over a bright colored t-shirt for a sexy and fun night out with the girls. You can even layer your jewelry for a fun and funky vibe.
5. Cropped Pants or Shorts
Summer is the perfect time to flaunt a fun and flirty look and colorful cropped pants or long shorts are the perfect way to cool off and keep your style hot at the same time. A pair of cropped pants can slim your thighs and show off your calves. Pair them with a loose blouse and some substantial heels, and you’re ready for a night on the town. Long shorts are perfect for backyard parties. They should hit mid-low thigh and have a thick hem. Shorts with pockets are even better to add a stylish hint to your outfit. Add some thick heeled sandals and a layered top, and you’re good to go!
Don’t hide your body behind black and shapeless frocks. Be fearless with your plus size summer style and have some fun with colors, layers and more!