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Plus-Size Summer Tops To Flatter A Curvy 40+ Figure

Many of my plus size ladies have been asking for suggestions for tops to wear on vacation or at home this summer. So, here’s what I’ve come up with.

Take a look at these cute finds that are casual and classy.

Pintuck Palm Print Blouse

1. Palm Perfection

Tropical print tops have the perfect summer vibe,  but if you find the bright greens, pinks, and oranges a little too much of a Hawaiian punch, here’s another idea.  What do you think of this more understated tone-on-tone palm print top from NYDJ? This split neck blouse is much more subtle. And with billowy blouson sleeves, it looks very modern too. Pair it with jeans or white pants to look elegant in palm print.




black floral plus size top

2. Keep It Under Wraps!

Wrap tops are a favorite at any age because they do wonders for your figure. This pretty black floral wrap top is sophisticated, feminine, flowy, and great for dressing up a pair of white pants.


3. Summer Stripes

Stripes are always a standout summer look.  This soft orange  bell-sleeved striped top with stripes every which way moves the eye around your minimizing trouble spots. This top is perfect for a casual day of shopping in town.

Tiered Stretch Knit Blouse

4. Moody Blue

This mood blue tiered stretch knit top is great for looking excellent with minimal effort. It’s super soft and comfy. Pair it with white jeans for a casual dinner or tailored trousers for work. Snap it up now to look fab later.

blue floral plus size top


5. Fresh Florals

This flowery ruffle sleeve top is light, airy and pretty like you stepped out of a garden. This wardrobe must-have pairs nicely with white pants for a heaven-sent look.


Embroidered Blouson Split-Neck Top

6.  Boho Babe

Boho gals will appreciate this embroidered split-neck top with a 70’s look and feel. This pretty rust color looks gorgeous with a touch of a tan. Embroidered details make it unique.

Eyelet Split-Neck Blouse

7. Eye on Eyelet

Sweet and feminine perfectly describe this darling eyelet split neck top with the dainty scallop hem. Colored eyelet is trendy now and pairs well with shorts or pants to create a playful summer look.



8. Romantic Ruffles

Romantic ruffles and a knockout purple hue come together to make a summer top with a powerful feminine punch! This lovely flutter sleeve ruffle trim wrap top is a gorgeous statement piece!



Zebra-Print Tie-Sleeve Top

9. Wild about Zebra

Go jungle Jane this summer in this creative-looking tie-sleeve zebra print top that’s a real head-turner.  This exciting animal-inspired blouse is chic and comfy with its flattering V-neck and tie-trim sleeves. Pair it with jeans now and cool, white pants as temperatures rise.


Sleeveless Pintuck Blouse

10. Spot On!

Dive into summer in big, daring, modern dots that feel fun!  This classic black and white pintuck top looks fabulous with black pants and would be great for travel when you need something unique but causal to wear to dinner. Just add jewelry.

Which top is your favorite? Why? More plus-size tops here.

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Maybe you are looking for some slimming plus-size dresses? Check them out here.


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8 thoughts on “Plus-Size Summer Tops To Flatter A Curvy 40+ Figure

  1. Suppose I was in my 30’s, yes! But I don’t think they are suitable for me (59), But I do appreciate the models not being thin while modeling plus size clothing.

  2. Unless you’re tall, none of these will flatter the total figure. At 5’4″, all of these would make me look like Fred Flintstone… shorter and brick-shaped. For my height and weight, everything I’ve read shows a shorter cut is best, and I tend to agree for us fast, sturdy ladies. Just sharing that in full-figure sizes, not every cut is flattering.

  3. Thank you, Deborah, for showing these tops. On top, I’ve found that fits my apple shape, and my big bust isis elastic at the bottom hem. I thought they would balloon out on me and make me look bbiggerprominentt. They are flattering. Not sure about the off-the-shoulder tops because how do you wear your bra? Chances are if we’re plus-size, we’re probably not able to wear a strapless bra. Just sharing this in case your readers are interested in other options.

  4. I am not fond of any of these. The hemlines are all the same length. Plus-size women have different shapes, not just “big. These are not flattering.

  5. Thank you for acknowledging plus-size clothing and featuring them here. One thing that drives me crazy is that many designers refuse to make clothing for heavier women; I even consider size 12 extra large. I suppose they don’t want anyone but stick-thin women wearing their creations, but they are losing out on a huge segment of the population. And too many stores or catalogs that do feature plus-size items feature things that look so ugly and unflattering. Thank you for not forgetting there are millions of women out there who are not size 2.

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