Cool Plus Size Clothing for Warm Weather
Temperatures are rising. It’s well past time to ditch the layers for outfits that are lighter and cooler.
The challenge is staying cool and comfortable during the summer. Let’s face it – being out on a hot, muggy day can get miserable.
At the same time, summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. You’ll be at backyard barbecues, enjoying outdoor weddings, on the boat at the lake, and lounging at the beach.
How can you find comfortable, cool plus size clothing for all these occasions that still keeps you looking stylish?
Lightweight garments in breathable fabrics make all the difference on a hot day. Choose cotton and linen for their breathability and comfort.
Concerned that linen will be too wrinkled and difficult to care for? First, remember that linen was never meant to be perfectly crisp and wrinkle free. Embrace the crinkled texture and you’ll gain the cool benefits.
Not down with wrinkles? Choose a linen blend fabric instead. Plus size clothing made from a cotton/linen blend fabric will still keep you cool cool while also being less wrinkle prone.
Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose
Fit is critical during summer. Go too tight, and you’ll end up with restrictive clothing that clings to all the wrong places. And it only gets worse when you start sweating on a hot summer day.
Don’t take things to the other extreme. Loose fitting clothing makes you look shapeless and is not flattering.
The secret? Balance.
How to achieve it? Know your size.
This is easier said than done. But it is possible! You may have to try a few different brands and a variety of sizes. Embrace online shopping and look for designers that work exclusively with plus size clothing for women. They spend the most time on getting their sizing right and are much more likely to accurately advertise and size their garments.
Seem like too much work just to find a nice summer outfit? The effort is worth it – well fitting plus size clothing in lightweight summer fabrics will look amazing and keep you at maximum comfort even during a long summer day.
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