From the Editors of Who What Wear: Plus-Size Summer Style


From Our Friends at Who What Wear: 3 Foolproof Summer Styles for Plus-Size Women

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Staying cool and put-together in blazing summer temps can be tricky for all of us, no matter our size, shape or style. Our foolproof summer strategy: pick a few go-tos to grab when we have absolutely no idea what to wear. We like to choose pieces that fit a certain set of criteria. First, they have to be effortless. Who wants to fuss with complicated clothing in high humidity? Second, these favorites need to be versatile. They have to have the ability to pair with lots of items already in our closets (including accessories) for endless outfit options. The more mix-and-matchable, the better. Third, these items have to be on trend. They should feel fresh and of-the-moment without trying too hard.

Sound like an impossible trifecta of style? Not to worry, curvy girls, we’ve done the work for you! See our top three plus-size pieces to wear now through early fall.

Shoulder-baring tops are still going strong, and we couldn’t be happier about it. They have such an irresistible summer vibe, and they show just the right amount of skin. We love solids and elongating vertical stripes for their versatility factor. Wear them loose with jeans or trousers, or switch it up with a half tuck.

Shop our picks:

RACHEL Rachel Roy Off the Shoulder Top | Sejour Off the Shoulder Blouse | Vince Camuto Off the Shoulder Blouse

In fiery red, these light, bright dresses are sure to get lots of attention. But just because they make a statement doesn’t mean they’re fussy. These are super easy to slip on and go. Choose a style with some definition at the waist—or add a belt—to play up your curves.

Shop our picks:

Eliza J Maxi Dress | Gabby Skye Lace Trapeze Dress | Taylor Dresses Scuba Knit Sheath Dress

Ripped, cropped and cuffed boyfriends are the jeans du jour, which means there are lots of options that fit the bill—and your curves. Choose a pair that forms to your shape but is relaxed through the leg. Dress them up with a blazer and heels, or dress them down with a tee and sneakers.

Shop our picks:

Lucky Brand Reese Boyfriend Jeans | Slink Jeans Ripped Boyfriend Jeans | Kut from the Kloth Connie Crop Jeans