27 Stylish Plus Size Outfits to Wear This Summer

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Plus size model in black summer dress on the beach

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Summer is all about easy, breezy style. When it's hot outside, we know you're looking for outfit ideas that make you look stylish and feel confident, but don't take too much fuss to pull together. You'll be made in the shade this year, with our round-up of the best plus size outfits of summer. We've combed the street style blogs to find the best looks, including outfits you can wear on casual days at the beach or pool, for dressed up evenings out, to the summer office, and beyond.

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Chic Black and White Dress

Plus size woman in little black dress
Something Gold Something Blue

Channel Audrey Hepburn this summer in a chic little black dress (we adore the style shown here with white piping). Add a pop of color with your purse, and wear with adorable leopard print flats, and movie-star style black sunglasses.

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Red Blazer and Jean Shorts

Woman in summer outfit of jean shorts and red blazer
Trendy Curvy

Create a cute red, white, and blue outfit for wearing to 4th of July parties, by layering a lightweight summer blazer over an easy white t-shirt and distressed denim shorts.

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One Shoulder Blouse and Jeans

Woman in white one shoulder top and jeans

Create a cute going out outfit that you can wear on dates, or for the cocktail hour, when you pair a fresh one shoulder blouse with figure hugging, dark wash jeans.

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Colorful Maxi Skirt and White Tee

Woman in white t-shirt and green pleated maxi skirt
Julia Marie B

What could be easier than tucking a plain white t-shirt into a trendy pleated maxi skirt? Tuck in your top, or knot it at the waist as shown, and wear everywhere from shopping and lunches, to the beach bar and sight-seeing when you travel.

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Summer Office Outfit

Woman in summer work outfit with blue blouse and jeans
Fashion Shy Child

Create a chic, simple outfit for the office this summer by wearing a pretty printed blouse with streamlined dark denim jeans. Carry a structured tote, and wear with a great necklace, and classic pumps or ballet flats. Add a blazer, if needed, for meetings.

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Striped Dress and White Blazer

Plus size woman in yellow sundress and white blazer
Musings of a Curvy Lady

Vertical stripes are always flattering, and this cheery yellow dress practically screams summer. Dress it up for work or going out, with a crisp white blazer, and white accessories, as shown here.

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T-Shirt and Maxi Skirt

Plus size woman in t-shirt and maxi skirt
Girl With Curves

Tuck a message t-shirt into your favorite floor-grazing summer skirt, for a chic casual look you can wear to brunch, shopping, or running errands. A skirt with a diagonal pattern, as seen here, is great for flattering a curvy figure.

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Gingham Dress

Woman in gingham summer dress
Gorgeous in Grey

Embrace the retro pin-up charm of the little gingham dress this summer. To make your modern, skip the red lipstick and try nude or pink instead. A cool pair of glasses will add loads of charm, too.

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Floral Blouse and White Jeans

Plus size woman in pink blouse and white jeans
Note Blair

White jeans are a summer must-have, and they look fabulous with a colorful printed top, like the sweet floral print bow blouse pictured here. Wear this outfit to the casual office, for drinks meet-ups, or dinner with friends.

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Pajama Fashion for Summer

Plus size woman in blue jumpsuit and striped kimono
Natalie In the City

Try the pajama fashion trend by layering a lightweight, robe-style kimono over an easy to wear jersey jumpsuit.

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Printed Romper

Woman in floral summer dress
Everything Curvy and Chic

Rompers are a curvy fashion girl's best friend when you want to look stylish this summer. Add a matching bag and shoes, and you'll look cute and confident for weekends, beach days, and warm weather getaways.

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A-Line Mini Dress

Woman in pink suede dress for summer
Jay Miranda

Sometimes, the chicest outfits are also the simplest. Look fashionable for evenings out this summer in a solid-colored mini dress that flares out at the hem. Trendy tassel earrings in a color matching your frock are a great add-on.

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Mixed Prints

Woman in green printed summer dress
Lion Hunter

What's the secret to mixing prints and looking stylish, not crazy? The easiest approach is to wear different prints together that have similar colors, such as the emerald green top, and mint green skirt, shown here.

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Kimono and Pencil Skirt Outfit

Woman in green kimono and black pencil skirt
Trendy Curvy

Wear this polished summer outfit of a kimono style blazer and black pencil skirt to the office, on city shopping trips, or out to dinner with your girls.

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Sunflower Print Dress

Woman in sunflower print summer dress
Nerd About Town

You'll look cute for the beach or casual days in town, when you wear a sweet summer dress in a playful sunflower print for the season.

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Self-Tie Dress

Woman in blue summer dress
Nadia Aboulhosn

Show off your hourglass curves — and legs you're proud of — in a cute summer mini dress with a self-tie belt that cinches you in at the middle, like the one pictured here.

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Off the Shoulder Top and Distressed Jeans

Woman in cold shoulder top and ripped jeans
Looks for Lovelies

Show off some skin in a tasteful way, in a pretty off the shoulder top. Wear it with trendy distressed jeans for evenings out this summer. Chic neutral accessories will pull your look together, so you're dressed up enough for parties and dinners out.

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Summer Wedding Guest Outfit

Woman in long strapless floral sundress
Simply Chic Sheri

Invited to a summer wedding? Keep cool and look gorgeous in a long, flowing sleeveless dress in a pretty, painterly print, as seen here. Accessorize with a chic clutch purse, a statement necklace, and sandals.

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T-Shirt Dress

Plus size woman in tshirt dress at beach
Charlotte Bella Fab

A t-shirt dress is a cute casual option for summer weekends and beach days. Just pull one on, add a cute pair of sunglasses, and easy flat sandals. We love the scarf worn as a headband here, too.

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Maxi Dress and Denim Shirt

Woman in denim shirt and sundress
Grown and Curvy Woman

Need a cover-up for a long dress, when the temperature dips on summer evenings? Instead of the usual jean https://www.liveabout.com/how-to-wear-it-denim-shirt-2040271jacket, try wearing a a denim shirt and knotting it at your natural waist, as seen here, for flattering style.

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Gingham Top and Jeans

Plus size woman in gingham top and jeans
Essie Golden

If your summer wardrobe doesn't include at least one gingham piece, get shopping! You'll wear a flirty gingham top like the one pictured here with everything from shorts and skirts, to jeans as pictured here.

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Polka Dot Dress

Plus size woman in polka dot dress
Danielle Vanier

A polka dot dress in a neutral color palette is chic enough to wear to work with a lightweight blazer, and out for cocktails afterward, with a pretty purse and stylish white shoes.

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Black and White Summer Outfit

Woman in white pants and striped summer top
The Plus Size Blog

Capri-length white pants are popular for summer. Style them to look chic for casual days, with a black and white striped top.

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Black and White Striped Dress

Plus size woman in striped summer dress
The Real Sample Size

You'll never go wrong in a striped dress for summer style. A graphic black and white frock is great for wearing out to drinks or dinner, or even to a summer wedding reception.

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Little Black Dress for Work

Woman in little black dress and blazer for work
From Head to Curve

Every woman needs a lightweight, black jersey dress in her summer wardrobe. Wear this versatile piece to the office, styling it for the season with a floral print blazer, a great black purse, and simple sandals or pumps.

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Cold Shoulder Black Dress

Woman in little black dress
The Curvy Chapter

Are you shopping for a new little black dress to wear this summer? Consider a cold shoulder style, which is a classy way to show skin, without baring it all. Define your waist by belting the dress, or choose a dress that does it for you, as seen here.

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Colorful Printed Dress

Woman in colorful sleeveless dress
Curves Become Her

Summer dresses don't all have to be long and floaty. A colorful printed dress in a shorter cut, that conforms to your curves, is a sexy option for hot summer nights.