Prettiest Plus-Size Summer DressesGo plus-size pretty in ethereal summer dresses ranging from the casual cool of a cotton-gauze shift to the easy-wearing (and figure-flattering) maxi dress fit for any enchanted evening. This season, for whatever the reason, it's time to walk the frock.
When warm weather hits we tend to reach for the old reliable denim shorts and T-shirt combo. But a simple frock can be much more comfortable, more flattering, and it lets you strut your individual style. Whether it's a sexy halter dress, a retro-chic day dress, a crisp linen sheath for the office, or a lace-touched LBD to dazzle your date, there's a frock in stock for you. Here we pay tribute to the beautifying effects of the unabashedly feminine plus-size summer dress.
Day Dresses: Walk the Frock
Usually a tick up from your more casual frocks, day dresses are the epitome of pretty, and they're polished enough for Sunday brunch or a Saturday spent shopping with drinks and dinner later. The resurgence of the ladylike look translates into fit-and-flare dresses woven warm-weather-right in cotton broadcloth, twill, poplin, or that stalwart of sticky summers: linen. Tea-length or knee-length hems keep gams cool, a slight nip at the waist gives hourglass charm, and the flare of this cut skims over hips beautifully.
Colors and embellishments on the newest day dresses make a refreshing splash. Ace a hot summer trend and wear an all-white number anchored by a mid-heel slide sandal. Go demure with pastels or brazen with citrus or neon shades. Vintage-tinged florals are also big (sometimes literally) on sundresses this season, as are relaxed A-line skirts, subtly sexy crossover bodices and textural play such as shutter pleats, pintucks or all-over crinkle fabric that feels as good as it looks.