Plus Size Spring Summer Fashions

Layers are my safety blanket, so I dread the summer when temperatures go up and cardigans come off. Being plus size means that options are limited not only by what’s available in stores, but by what you’re personally comfortable with revealing.

For me that means shorts are out. Tank tops are questionable. Nothing can be clingy. I prefer thicker fabrics and longer skirts. When I find a short-sleeve shirt that isn’t a basic cotton tee, I buy every color.

So what does that leave? Basics that you can mix and match with a few light layering pieces, a little something from your jewelry wardrobe, and the 3 summer shoe styles for variety.

plus size spring summer fashions, plus size fashion, plus size clothing(top row)
GAP foldover skirts $40
Old Navy The Pixie skinny ankle-pants $35
Printed Village scarf $38

(middle row)
J.Crew eyelet shirt $59
Old Navy printed chiffon blouse $30
J.Crew denim shirt $49
Old Navy peplum tank $20

(bottom row)
ASOS skater skirt with pockets $30
Merona short sleeve dress $28
Forever21 lightweight kimono $20
Old Navy vintage v-neck tees $9

I realize I buy a ridiculous amount of clothing from Old Navy, but for the quality and price, there’s really nowhere better for sizes 14+. What will you be wearing this summer? Any hidden gems you’d recommend?

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  1. Becky says

    Love this post… THANK YOU! And do those Old Navy Pixie pants really work for you? I’ve been quite worried to even try them.
    Check out Lane Bryant’s ankle pants… awesome!

  2. says

    Ugh! Don’t even get me started on trying to buy clothes…for any season. My body has gone through a lot of changes this last year and while my wardrobe was never packed to begin with it is almost non-existent now. I’m hoping that once these winter blahs go away I can start getting back on the wagon and wanting to buy clothes again.

    Thanks for this post!
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    • says

      I completely relate. I’m up and down all the time so I try to buy pieces that aren’t super form fitting or restricting. Those skirts and some flowy tops are very forgiving!

    • says

      I just dug out my jean jacket the other day, too! I also love a good jean vest (I have a post about them from last year and I’m still wearing mine).

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Anne says

    Just reached around and looked in the back of the Old Navy Vintage V-neck Tee I’m currently wearing so I could get the right size and put a bunch into my cart.

  4. says

    I am a huge Old Navy enthusiast and appreciate your selections. I recently lost 50 lbs, and at my precious age (of 50) have encountered, not a reduction in issues, but ADDITION OF ISSUES, darnit! So I have to cover my upper arms, my upper thighs, be cognizant of my NECK, along with the traditional issues of no cling, no back cling, NO BELT. lol (I love my new ON Pixie pants, btw.) Still, a few things I love are the short, 3/4 sleeve cardigans from, of course, Old Navy, and the short shifts they often feature.
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