Your plus size guide to surviving the high summer temperatures in style lookiero

Your plus size guide to surviving the high summer temperatures in style

27 June, 2022

When the mercury rises, it’s time to switch to cooler outfits. But that doesn’t mean sacrificing style, whatever your size. Check out our Personal Shoppers’ ideas on how to enjoy the hot weather in the best looks.

What a plus-size woman looks like

Generally speaking, we apply the definition of a plus-size woman when, regardless of our silhouette, it’s not common to find our size on the shelves of the most common retail shops.

If this is your case, you probably tend to gain weight in the critical areas of your body such as the belly, legs and around the hips.

Summer is often a difficult time because the heat invites us to wear clothes that show more of our bodies and can make us feel uncomfortable. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you apply the tricks of our Personal Shoppers. We assure you that you’ll have a summer where you’ll feel more beautiful than ever.

So let’s get started! Among your best assets you will find midi or long dresses and skirts. They are extremely versatile and you can wear them in both casual and more dressed up looks, just accessorising them right.

Choose V-necklines and vertical stripes, both will elongate your figure and balance your curves. You can also benefit from ¾ sleeves, both in dresses and tops: they will keep you cool but at the same time, you won’t show too much of your arms. And of course, you can always add a belt at the waist to define your waist.

Must-haves for your plus-size summer wardrobe

Shorts, necklines, prints… Don’t give up on any of them! The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with what you wear and enjoy the summer to the fullest. Here we show you which are the favourites for this 2022 that will look great on your plus size figure:

The dress that enhances your plus size figure

The perfect dress for you is crafted from a flowing fabric that hugs your body without adding extra volume. The ¾ sleeves, as we mentioned before, are ideal to hide the upper arm, which always tends to be fuller than desired and, at the same time, the midi cut of this model that we propose covers part of the legs, just up to the knee area. This shirt and wrap dress is, in our eyes, the perfect choice to highlight your waist, giving you a flattering hourglass silhouette.

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And which skirt should I look for in the plus size section?

In this case we also go for the midi length. It conceals the hip area but allows us to stay cool and leave our legs in the air, enjoying the summer breeze. If you prefer to wear it printed, like this one, you will look better in mini prints, as larger prints tend to make your figure look bigger.

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The most flattering plus size summer pants

For practical reasons alone, it’s best to avoid tight trousers in the middle of summer. Plus, there are so many options: palazzo, culottes…. Make sure it’s a fresh fabric, look for a trendy print, following our previous advice for skirts and go for a high waist, as they will make your figure look slimmer.

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Tops that never let you down if you are plus size

When it comes to tops, there’s no beating the figure-lengthening V-neck. After all, it is more than usual for plus-size women to have a large bust. When it comes to styles, wrap cuts and those with a cut below the bust are the most convenient if this is also the case for you. And what about the sleeve? Well, here we are also fans of 3/4 sleeves, as they are very flattering and always achieve a more polished look.

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Our summer look ideas for plus-size women

Let’s get down to the practical examples. Here we leave you with 3 looks that will make you look comfortable, flattering and on-trend and that you can wear on many occasions in the coming summer months.

  1. Look casual summer look in shorts
  2. Who said plus-size women can’t wear shorts? The most important thing is to choose a pair in a flowing, loose-fitting fabric. Our styling tip: tuck the top into the shorts to accentuate the waist. Then just add some trendy accessories like flat sandals and a printed bag for an everyday look that’s perfect for travelling or simply getting you to the beach or pool.

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  3. Plus size outfit for a lovely summer
  4. A floral skirt: just what your summer needs. Pair it with a bold and trendy colour, like this coral one, in a shade that suits your features (see our posts on colourimetry) and it will give you that romantic and relaxed touch, so in tune with these hot months. Round off this outfit with slippers for the most comfortable combination for those evening plans with the girls.

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  5. A spectacular look with a plus size dress
  6. This dress is ideal for enhancing your silhouette. Get a trendy summer look with a colourful dress, a belt to show off your curves and wedge sandals. Adding brown leather-look accessories and gold jewellery will give this outfit a wonderful boho style with just the right touch of elegance.

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    Which look is your favourite? Tell your Personal Shopper so that she can take it into account when preparing your summer Lookiero.

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Angela moran;
30 June, 2022
I like a wrap top or dress

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