How To Choose Plus Size Summer Dresses That You’ll Love Wearing

Posted on March 10th, 2022 08:00 AM
Plus size summer dresses

A great summer dress can make you feel (and look) amazing, and you want that feeling to last well into the future. Shopping for plus size summer dresses, however, can be a challenge, particularly if you have no idea what to look for.

To help make shopping easier, here are some things to look for with your new summer dress to ensure it lasts through the season - and into the next (no matter how often you wear it).

The Quality

Here’s the thing. You can spend $10 on a lightweight cotton-blend dress at your local discount clothing store – and it gets a hole in it the first day you wear it. Or you can spend $100 on a high quality, lightweight, 100% cotton dress and it will last you for years to come. By shopping for quality from the get-go, you’re not only saving money, but you’re also saving the planet by avoiding fast fashion. And by spending a little more for quality, you’ll generally take better care of it.

The Fabric

There are so many different types of fabric available for summer dresses, from linen to cotton, polyester blend to nylon. And they all have a different feel on your skin, and a varied lifespan. To ensure your dress will stay comfortable and last a few seasons, your best bet is to choose a fabric that’s natural. Natural fabrics also keep their shape more and materials such as 100% cotton can last decades if taken care of.

The Cut and Fit

The cut and fit is everything when it comes to choosing your new favourite dress. If the dress is too small, or too big, you won’t want to continue to wear it, so choosing a dress based on measurements is imperative. It’s important to remember as well that you need to buy a size that suits you today. If you’re a size 20, but you’re hoping to be a size 16 next season, it’s tempting to buy an aspirational size. But forget that! The best plus size summer dresses are the ones you can wear right now! You can always have the dress taken in if you do drop a size. But life is for living – and enjoying – right now! Buy the dress!

The Versatility

This is probably the most important thing when you’re buying a dress that has favourite potential. Sure, a dress that you can put on over a bikini to wear to the beach is fantastic ... but what if you could also pair that dress with some heels and accessories for a night out on the town? Or better yet – add some leggings and boots with a cardigan and your dress moves with you from summer to winter! Consider buying a dress that you can do anything with and that you can wear any time of year with the right accessories, and it’s a sure fave all year round.

For plus size summer dresses, Cotton Dayz has you covered! There’s a gorgeous summer style for everyone.

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