It’s just the way it is. Many of us, no matter how we started out, are a little bit curvier since we’ve hit our 40’s and 50’s.
A fuller figure can make it challenging to dress at times, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on looking stylish. Summer, in particular, is tricky because everything is more exposed.
You can’t hide behind long sleeves or black tights, and who would want to, especially in soaring temperatures? So I say, it’s best just to get over it and go for it! There are lots of cute summer dresses for curvy women out there like this floral jacquard faux wrap.
Here’s a few more I found and why they will work for you. (Excuse the young models. That’s out of my control, but the dresses do work for our age)
|Solid Colors are Slimming
Did you know that a solid color head to toe is always more slimming than a few colors mixed? That’s why I love this stunning red jersey drape dress.
If you have a warm skin tone or just a great tan, then this warm red will make you glow. This would look stunning with a touch of gold jewelry.
This is the type of dress that could take you from work to evening. You’d get a lot of wear out of it.
|Circle Skirts Hide Hips
If you have a little extra padding at the hips, a great way to balance your figure is with a fit and flare dress.
This fuchsia swirl Jacquard dress is perfect for a gal with a pear-shaped figure who wants to show off her enviable waist but camouflage her hefty hips. Another nice thing about this dress is the soft, Jacquard pattern. This design adds texture and lots of interest.
Empire Waistlines Tame Tummies
do you have a bit of a tummy (probably from having kids) that never seems to go away? A great way to get the attention off that spot is to check out dresses with empire waists.
This chic floral print cowl neck jersey dress with its flattering empire waistband visually raises your waist up, and in doing so moves the attention to your bust. Great trick! Shapewear helps too.
|Color Blocking Magically Erases
Dark colors recede and make you look slimmer. That’s the reason so many women love black. But heck, you can’t be wearing black all the time, so here’s another great trick.
Choose a dress like this navy and white color block sheath dress . It strategically uses dark navy to shrink your bottom half.
Since dark colors recede and light colors advance or attract, this combo draws the eye up and away from your hips and tummy.
No wonder color blocked dresses are one of the most popular summer dresses for plus size women out there.
Maxi Dresses Make the Difference
Some curvy types prefer more coverage. If you are a gal who feels more comfortable not exposing your legs then a maxi dress is for you.
This cold shoulder crepe maxi is one of many beautiful summer maxis out there.
The cold shoulder details lets you show a bit of skin up top, which is youthful, but you don’t have to worry about skimpy straps or feeling cold.
|Shift Dress Balances Your Bottom
When you are heavier on the bottom than up top, the way to balance that out is with a Falcon print scoop back shift dress.
Isn’t this a pretty, practical look for summer?
|Punch it Up with Polka Dots
This Floral Faux wrap proves that you can wear a pattern in a plus size can work.
Best to keep the background dark and enjoy some bright florals in proportion to your frame.
Very tiny florals on large women will exaggerate her figure. Choose medium-large florals depending on your size and bone structure.