Summer is just around the corner. I love the season – there are lots of fun events and opportunities to spend time outdoors. But there is one problem: the heat. Some days are just pleasantly warm, but in the dog days of summer the afternoon heat can be near unbearable. That’s when it is important to choose plus size clothing made with cool, lightweight summer fabrics that will keep you comfortable no matter how high the temperature climbs this season.
One of my absolute favorite choices for summer is linen. This lightweight fabric looks great in women’s plus size clothing and always reminds me of summer. It can be hard to care for since it wrinkles very easily, but if you get garments made from linen blends you will have an easier time dealing with wrinkles.
Silk is also a smart choice for summer outfits. It is lightweight and gorgeous. This is your go-to fabric when you need an elegant yet comfortable formal outfit for a wedding or similar event. There are lots of designers now using silk in plus size clothing, so this is one fabric that you definitely want to add to your personal wardrobe.
The classic fabric option that never goes out of style and always feels comfortable is cotton. Yes, your summer wardrobe should certainly feature plenty of lightweight cotton tunics, tank tops, blouses, and skirts. Take note of the weight of your cotton garments since lighter options will be best for hot summer days. Part of what makes this fabric so comfortable for summer is that it breathes well and keeps your skin cool even when out in the sun.
If you want to add some new women’s plus size clothing to your summer wardrobe, start shopping online now. There are many plus size clothing stores offering new styles and great sales on outfits for the upcoming season.
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen