Whether your calendar is full of pool parties (peep these cute plus-size swimsuits) or casual picnics with your besties, there’s something to be said for finding the perfect comfy and stylish plus-size summer dresses — they’re sure to become your warm-weather closet staple.
And when it comes to shopping for the perfect summer dress, you’ll want to consider a few factors, like the style, fabric, and fit. As a plus-size woman, it’s important for me to have many options as possible because I’d never want to get stuck wearing something uncomfortable, especially in these hot temperatures.
Some of the uber-popular sundress styles include crochet (which works as a cover-up, t-shirt dresses, floral print dresses, sleeveless designs, and more. You’ll also find different lengths ranging from mini to maxi dresses and even high-low styles.
If you’re planning to lounge around by a pool, you may want to opt for a casual dress that’s easy to wear and lightweight. If you’re attending an event, you may want something a bit more fitted (like a wrap dress) to show off your curves, or you might prefer a dress that’s flowy and moveable — perfect for dancing in.
Whatever your preference is, our list features 22 of the best plus-size summer dress styles to choose from. Available in hundreds of various prints, designs, and colors — the best sundresses will help you look and feel great. Plus, they work well for different occasions (when paired with cute shoes and accessories).
Ready to find the right dress for you? Below find our favorite plus-size summer dresses from cult-favorite brands that are flattering and comfy to wear all throughout the summer months.
Eloquii is a staple brand serving the plus-size community. This shoulder-tied print maxi dress is perfect for brunch or a stroll through the park.
Wray is another plus-size-focused brand with several collections to choose from. This ruched gingham dress is great to wear for a night out. Pair it with some stylish platform heels for the ultimate party look.
LoveShackFancy is a go-to brand for all our favorite TikTokers. And this maxi dress is a great pick for any summer occasion. The best part? It comes with hidden pockets!
Nordstorm has an assortment of beautiful summer dress options from several different brands. This lace cami mesh mini dress can be styled in many different ways — you can wear it to work with cute booties and then change into block heels for a nighttime vibe.
This smocked, ruffled dress is just what you need for that Martha’s Vineyard weekend escape you’ve been dreaming about. Featuring side seam pockets, a midi-length skirt, and an elastic waistline, this dress offers both comfort and support.
Looking for a cute mini dress to attend a birthday party? This pick from ASOS is too cute to pass over. Featuring a tie-keyhole accent at the chest, tie shoulder straps, and a ruffle hem, rest assured you’ll be getting compliments all day when wearing this dress.
Hanifa is a celebrity-loved brand and we can see why. They offer extended sizes all the way up to 3XL and this mini dress has been on my wishlist for weeks. Pair it with knee-high boots and a cute shoulder bag, and you’re good to go to the office or to brunch.
Old Navy has always been a reliable and affordable brand for me. As a former sales associate, I can confirm that there are always stylish steals hidden in the racks, just like this casual summer floral print mini swing dress.
No closet is complete without a slip dress and that is a good pick to have from Everlane. This dark green dress can be easily dressed up or down (thrown on some heels and a nice jacket). The brand’s sizing goes up to a US size 16.
Never Fully Dressed
My latest and greatest find is UK based brand Never Fully Dressed. If maximalism is your thing, then you’ve found your home with this company. Most if not all of their dresses come in a plus-size option, which is lovely. This halter-style dress is in my shopping cart as we speak and I’m excited to wear it this summer.
Everlane The Japanese GoWeave Slip Dress
Please feel honored because I’m sharing my personal favorite dress site! Ofuure is an African-based clothing brand that carries an assortment of colorful printed dresses. Their infinity dress is gorgeous and it can be tied in several ways! Which makes for never-ending style options.
Arianne Elmy is another brand I recently came across that I’m obsessed with. Their babydoll-style dresses are so stylish! Look at how cute the slight off-the-shoulder sleeve looks.
One store you can always count on is Target (even for tech, shoes, and cleaning supplies). The offers great plus-size options and this stunning linen tank dress is an example of that.
Selkie, of course, is known for its signature puff dresses, but outside of our favorite style, there are so many other fun dresses to choose from. This yellow printed dress is a personal fave that works for elegant occasions.
With a 4.6-star rating and happy reviews from satisfied customers, this ruffled tiered dress is a must-have for your summer wardrobe. The fabric is made from an airy-cotton material (perfect for staying cool), and it has pockets.
I’ve pictured myself walking into the office in a Tanya Taylor dress more times than none. And this floral-print midi dress is just what you need for a summer Friday! Head out of the office early in style and make your way to all the weekend festivities.
Kate Spade has been creating unique and whimsical summer dresses for years and their latest Cabana collection is everything. Customers are raving about this dress and how beautiful it makes them feel while wearing it. And if you’re unsure of the sizing, I recommend trying it on in person. I normally wear a size 20, but can wear a few of the brand’s XL dresses depending on the material.
Fashion influencers know Revolve is the online store to turn to when looking for an assortment of summer night outfit options. And this number will help you stand out at a rooftop sunset party or dinner with friends. Their sizing goes up to an XL or XXL in certain styles.
Good American may be known for their jeans, but don’t sleep on their dress options. This pick is available in three colors: black, grey, and green. Customers love how well it drapes over the body thanks to its bungee straps and super stretch material.
When you’re in need of a dress and fast, turn to Amazon. I absolutely love this multicolor print dress that features short sleeves and a split at the side hem.
The color yellow screams summer to me and this hot pick is perfect for your next date. Featuring a cutout in the front and three-quarter length sleeves, this dress offers the right amount of sexy without going overboard! Their size range also goes up to a US 32, which is amazingly inclusive.
Another Amazon favorite dress, this lightweight, cotton-lined pick features crochet detailing throughout and a self-tie scoop neck, which allows for easy adjustments as needed.
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