8 Plus-Size Summer Outfits That Are Totally en Fuego

As much as we wish we could spend the whole summer in bathing suits and cover-ups, actual outfits are sometimes (read: often) required. To keep things stylish and seasonally appropriate, copy these eight ladies’ swoon-worthy outfits.

Introducing the Everlane for Plus Size

kelly augustine wearing a printed maxi dress
Kelly Augustine

Printed Wrap Dress + Wedges

Hello, gorgeous. For dressier summertime affairs, we love a bold, printed dress with neutral shoes. The wrap dress is universally flattering while the low wedges add height without the pain of, say, a stiletto.

Get the look: Standards & Practices dress ($98); Bella Vita wedges ($60)

Off-the-shoulder Top + Ruffled Skirt

The beauty of this outfit is that both of these pieces can be worn together or separately. The top would look amazing with jeans, cutoffs or any length skirt, while the pretty, twirly skirt can be dressed down with a white tee.

Get the look: Tart top ($150); Draper James for Eloquii skirt ($60)

woman wearing jean shorts and white sneakers
the 12ish style

Denim Shorts + White Sneakers

How do you take a casual cutoffs-and-sneakers combination and make it gown-lady appropriate? Make like Katie Sturino: Tuck in a simple tee—long sleeve or short—and keep the accessories and embellishments to a minimum.

Get the look: Torrid shorts ($43); Converse sneakers ($50)

Gingham Top + White Jeans

Gingham is trending and white jeans are forever. Remember that white denim can be worn interchangeably with darker washes, so throw caution to the wind and try it out with just about any top—casual or statement. (P.S. Love the red shoes for contrast.)

Get the look: Eloquii top ($65); Old Navy jeans ($47)

Printed Romper + Flat Sandals

A one-piece is the ultimate in effortless dressing. When it’s hot out, opt for a short version and finish off the look with flat sandals, which keep it grounded and daytime apropos.

Get the look: City Chic romper ($79); Sam Edelman sandals ($60)

woman wearing a black tshirt dress
a curious fancy

T-shirt Dress + Sandals

Hey, you know those days when you can’t be bothered to spend any more than three minutes getting dressed? Slip into this chill girl vibe, which is really just a stone’s throw away from wearing a nightgown.

Get the look: Rebel Wilson x Angels dress ($60); Madewell sandals ($98)

woman wearing striped pants and a tshirt
Kaye Ford

Knotted T-shirt + Palazzo Pants

Three things to note here: First, palazzo pants, despite being, you know, pants, are actually very easy and breezy. Second, if you can find a vertically-striped pair, go for it (they’ll make your legs look longer). Third, knotting any old T-shirt is an easy way to elevate a casual piece and define your waist.

Get the look: Eileen Fisher T-shirt ($108); Rachel Rachel Roy pants ($109)

Off-the-shoulder Dress + Mules

This breezy combination is easy to put together and looks summery and chic in just about any situation.

Get the look: Old Navy dress ($32); Seychelles mules ($80)

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...