Summer . . . the season of holidays, swimwear, sunglasses, picnics, barbecues and dresses. Yes, it’s the time of year when we get our legs out, admit that we finally need to shave our legs, and banish trousers and leggings to the wardrobe.
We’ve scoured the internet for some of the prettiest plus size summer dresses which will look fantastic as part of your Summer wardrobe. We’ve chosen some items from well known plus size companies, as well as some more unusual suppliers so that whether you’re looking for something on trend or more unique, you’ll be able to find something for you here.
Colour: Coral Red
Sizes available: 14-22
This beautiful linen dress is simple in design but has very pretty elements. The bright coral red colour and straight silhouette are on trend for this season, but the item has some style elements which are pretty but suited to plus size figures also. The ruffled cap shoulders help to provide some cover to the tops of the arms and the deep v-shaped neckline is flattering to women with larger breasts. This pretty plus size summer dress is 25-26 inches in length and it has a zip down the back of the dress for easy fitting.
Colour: Grey and dark red
Sizes available: 20-32
This floral maxi dress is a really pretty Summer dress whilst also being unique and different to many other summer dresses. They grey colour makes this a more muted dress, but it also allows the deep red and cream of the flowers to stand out, complimenting the grey colour and creating an overall unusual look. The style of this dress means it could be worn with heels for a formal occasion or with sandals for a more relaxed look – the ultimate summer flexi piece for your wardrobe.
Colour: White with blue and pink flowers
Sizes available: 18-24
We have included another New Look dress here because there are just too many pretty summer dresses on their website to just include one. This dress is more of a traditional pretty summer dress as it has a floaty, knee length style to it and has a bold floral print. What makes this dress a little different though, is the colour combination of the white backing with the turquoise blue, pale pink and cream flowers. The dress also features wide angel sleeves which are flattering to larger arms or for those wanting to have some cover to the upper arms. These sleeves accentuate the floaty hem of the dress and when combined with the floral print, make a truly pretty plus size dress for this summer.
Colour: Black with green, red and yellow flowers
Sizes available: 16-28
Lovedrobe is an awesome online store where you can find a range of plus size clothing items including some very pretty plus size summer dresses. We have chosen the Koko floral print wrap dress because the floral print is bold and beautiful, but also because the style of the dress is both unusual and flattering for fuller figures. The dress has double layer sleeves meaning the arms are well covered but also have some style to them. Also the wrap around style of the main dress draws the eye away from the bust, minimising larger breasts. The lightweight material means you can easily take this pretty summer dress on holiday with you and wear it during the day or evening. All round, this dress is a really great versatile piece.
Colour: White with pink and blue flowers
Sizes Available: 16-36
We could have included many dresses from the Yours website as they have many pretty plus size summer dresses on their website. However, to try and show you a number of different suppliers, we have chosen this Midi Dress as a lovely, pretty dress which would be suitable for plus size ladies who would like a mid-length pretty summer dress which can be worn for weddings or other special occasions. This dress features a cowl neck which is very flattering for larger breasts and the hanky hem keeps the dress looking light and floaty, even though it’s longer in length. The darker blue colour of the flowers and the dusky pink colours are incredibly pretty and more of an unusual combination, giving a very pretty summer look.
Colour: blue, red and white stripe with dark blue elements
Sizes Available: 16-28
Whilst a lot of the dresses on this list feature floral prints, we wanted to add a dress to this list which is not a floral print dress. This pretty plus size summer dress is a thin, lightweight cotton dress which would be perfect for hotter days at the office, or for occasions where you want something less formal and more unusual. The dress has a v-shape neckline which features an embroidered navy blue design, flattering the bust line. The sleeves are fitted, three quarter length and have a peplum style cuff which adds a little extra pretty detailing. The dipped hem at the back of the dress is also very flattering for curvy body shapes, meaning this dress is a very pretty plus size summer dress and is well designed for plus size ladies.
Colour: Blue denim
Sizes Available: 18-26
ASOS is the one stop shop and holy grail for many plus size ladies and men, as they have a great range of items from on trend items to wardrobe staples. It also has a range of prices and with their easy delivery and return process, it’s easy to see why so many people rate it. Whilst there were hundreds of plus size dresses available on their website, we thought we would pick a slightly different pretty plus size summer dress so that you have another option on this list. This Junarose tiered denim dress is a lovely pretty summer dress and is perfect for the UK summers which can (sometimes) be sunny but not overly warm. This dress has a high neckline so it would particularly suit plus size ladies with a small to medium sized bust, but it is also a slightly baggier fit so has a more relaxed feel. The tiered skirt and ruffle sleeves keep this dress looking feminine and create a very pretty casual summer look.
Colour: Pink with a pink and lilac floral print
Sizes Available: 18-24
Forever21 is a brand which has been supplying plus size clothing for a number of years, but which has only really succeeded in providing such a large and varied collection in the last couple of years. They have some really sexy summer dresses on their website, but as we’re looking at pretty plus size summer dresses we chose this Floral Surplice maxi dress which is a very pretty pink colour and features a vintage country style lilac and pink floral print. It has a flattering v-shape neckline and three quarter length sleeves to flatter your figure and is perfect for dressing up for a wedding with heels or down with sandals for a cool summer weekend look.