Ask Laurie: Plus-Size Summer Clothing Ideas?
Dear Laurie, I feel like plus-sized women get a bit short-changed in the of-the-moment trend department (lots of stretch jersey and shapeless tunics out there). Now that it’s warm out, I really want to update my closet with pieces that’ll make me feel special and pretty. — Chloe B.
Dear Chloe, I agree that this summer, in particular, brought with it some beautiful, ultra-feminine trends: Ruffles, floaty silhouettes, and lots of breezy cotton. What’s great is that they all happen to be universally flattering. The pieces below, which I worked into three versatile outfits for office, date, and weekend, accentuate the waist, balance out proportions, and offer beautiful movement, without skimping on the special little details you’re looking for.
For the Office
For Date Night
WHOWHATWEAR FOR TARGET
ruffle sleeve blouse blue stripeTarget, $27.99
MELISSA MCCARTHY SEVEN7
slim-fit bootcut jeansLord and Taylor, $98
mercury ringgoop, $900
GAIA’S ARK bag cult gaia, $128
patos sandalgoop, $225