3 Plus Size Summer Outfit Ideas

The British weather has felt utterly glorious this summer and I for one have been making the most of it at every given opportunity.  I love dressing up for any and all occasions; it feels good to make an effort doesn’t it?  Whether I have been pulling on a gorgeous maxi dress for a stroll along the beach or one of my dressy plus size going out tops for an evening meal and drinks with my friends, I’ve been celebrating all that summer has to offer and running that vibe through from my wardrobe to the things I do.

Very has so many gorgeous pieces on offer for S/S 2022 but then again, whats new?  I wouldn’t expect anything less from them.  I’ve been shopping on Very since they very first launched and think that they not only have one of the best womenswear sections around but the best plus size selection too.  I love that I can get so many of my favourite brands all from the same place as well as their own range, V by Very and lets not forget to mention the gorgeous pieces to choose from in the Judi Loves range.  That gal has some serious style!  I could shop on there for hours.

Whenever the warmer months come around or I’m going away on a summer holiday, I always look for some new maxi dresses because they’re so easy to wear when the weather is warm as I don’t have to worry about my legs being on show to attract the mosquitos!  I’m usually bitten so badly at dusk so this hot floral cami maxi dress is absolute perfection for practicality as well as style.

It looks gorgeous worn with espadrilles, wedges or sandals and you can dress it up on an evening with sparkly jewellery and a clutch bag or down for during the day with a cropped denim jacket; get those sleeves rolled back and you have yourself a cool summer look.  If the weather is a little cooler in the evenings, a shawl works really well over the shoulders of a plus size maxi dress like this.

Of course there are plenty more styles of womens summer dresses to choose from.  Wrap dresses in particular are a favourite of mine, especially for special occasions such as weddings and christenings.  The shape of wrap dresses really accentuates the figure and looks great on everyone.

I went to a christening earlier this month and the Bellow Sleeve Peach Floral Wrap Dress from Very went straight into my shopping basket.  The cut of this dress is stunning; so feminine and floaty.  It looks great with strappy sandals or espadrilles if, like me, you struggle to walk in heels.

Very really bring the goods when it comes to their accessories too.  Theres a huge mix of styles to suit all budgets from the super affordable through to mid range designer brands such as the Valentino Bags cross body bag that I’m wearing with the wrap dress above and Marc Jacobs.  When you’re shopping for a new summer handbag, I’d always recommend having a look at the colour palette that you can see most obviously in your wardrobe and go with a bag that suits the majority of those items.  Do you wear a lot of white in the summer time?  Tan and blue contrasts so beautifully.  What about pink?  Peach, white and orange really pop against many pink hues.  The choices are endless!  I wear quite a lot of plus size dresses that have patterns on them so I often pick out some of the colours within the pattern when I’m choosing my accessories.  It really helps to pull a look together and make it seem more cohesive.

While dresses are the perfect way to dress up for any summer occasion, sometimes us girls want to opt for jeans-and-a-nice-top instead.  I think that this combo is fail safe when it comes to getting ready quickly for a last minute day or evening out so I like to have plenty of options for tops along with a couple of pairs of jeans and leggings in my wardrobe that I know go together effortlessly.

One of my favourite plus size going out tops is the Rose Floral One Shoulder Peplum Top.  It is long enough to cover my bum and tum which I know is so important to many women who follow me on my WhatLauraLoves Instagram and the shape is super flattering.  This is a style that makes me feel so confident whenever I put it on.  The floral design is beautiful and those colours really pop, don’t they?

No matter the occasion this summer, whether you have plenty of plans or you’re taking each sunny day as it comes, Very has the outfit for you.  From plus size maxi dresses and going out tops to womens summer dresses, they have all the additions to your wardrobe that’ll help you to celebrate everything that summer has to offer.  So what are you waiting for?

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