Our seasonal motto: Beat the heat and look freakin’ phenomenal Plus-Size Cute Outfit Ideas doing it.
It’s no secret the fashion industry has a long way to go in terms of inclusivity. That becomes especially obvious when shopping for plus-size summer clothing when the option to beat the heat feels awfully limited. Even scrolling through street style galleries, most warm-weather outfit inspiration comes in the form of tall, slim body types, posing in tight dresses, skirts with short hemlines, and extra cropped everything. Of course, plus-sizes can wear these looks proudly, too, but the lack of representation gives society a different impression, and that’s where the problem lies.
So, if you’re searching for plus-size summer outfit inspiration that exclusively caters to people with curves, you’ve come to the right place. Here at InStyle, we strive to serve up plenty of combinations and ideas for all shapes and sizes, no matter what season. With summer only weeks away, we’ve rounded up some of the best plus-size summer outfits we could find via Instagram, which will hopefully inspire your seasonal wardrobe picks.
Plus-Size Cute Outfit Ideas
1: Slip Dresses
Not only are slip dresses comfortable, but they’re also super versatile. For example, you can throw a jean jacket over top to keep things casual by day, then ditch the denim and slip into a pair of strappy heels for a rooftop happy hour at night.
On days when it’s too hot to put any extra effort into your outfit than absolutely necessary, a jumpsuit will be your saving grace. It’s a done-in-one ensemble that looks great as-is, and while you can accessorize with strappy sandals and chunky bracelets if you’re heading out on the town, you can also keep the look low-key with white sneakers and dainty jewelry.
3: Midi Skirts
Not too short and not too long, midi skirts are just right for warm summer days that turn into cool summer nights. Plus, they pair well with most tops in your closet, so experiment with button-downs tied in the front, crop tops, and graphic tees. And don’t be afraid to mix and match with colors and patterns; somehow it all looks good in the end.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: Bold patterns and checkered prints look amazing on everybody. That being said, if you’d like to dial down the design, simply pair your statement piece with monochromatic, matching accessories, like a black sun hat and heels.
Once you find the right bralette for your cup size, you’ll want to live in it. To transform this undergarment into an outer garment, wear it as a summertime top with high-waisted shorts or a skirt.