15 Plus Size Dresses Every Curvy Girl Wants


Summer is upon us, and with the warm weather, comes the need for light and airy dresses. We’re talking bright and bold dresses in breathable fabrics perfect for the summer heat. This collection of 15 plus size dresses highlights this season’s hottest trends — from cut-outs to fit and flare to stripes — perfect to flaunt your curves whether you’re at work or at the beach.

15 Plus Size Dresses Every Curvy Girl Wants

This dress screams summer style. This floral print dress in a breezy chiffon fabric, with flounced trimming at the bust, surplice neckline, and V-cut back is flirty and feminine. The matching self-tie sash belt is great for creating a slimming effect that accentuates the waist. Pair this airy number with a delicate gold lariat to draw attention to your bust and neckline. The print and style makes this one of our favorite plus size dresses for the season.

Forever 21 Plus Size Belted Floral Dress ($25)

You’ll feel feminine and confident in this figure-flattering lace dress. The sheath style is perfect for drawing attention to your curves, while the navy lace detail in a scalloped design is reminiscent of ocean waves — with this dress, you’ll be dreaming of the beach even if you’re stuck at the office. Pair with dangling blue earrings and a stack of bracelets for an instant night-out look.

Dress Barn Plus Size Navy and White Lace Dress ($33)

Cold-shoulder tops and dresses are one of this season’s biggest trends. What better way to rock that coveted runway look than with this airy shift dress in a lightweight crepe fabric? The cold-shoulder extends all the way to the cuffs for optimum ventilation, while the shift silhouette is flattering on a variety of body types. Pair with a long statement necklace for a casual summertime look.

Charlotte Russe Plus Size Cold Shoulder Shift Dress ($35)

Color-block out the sun with this bright and bold cape dress. With a plunging V-neckline, bodycon fit, and caped sleeves, this dress in orange and pink sorbet colors is perfect for daytime and nighttime events. Simply pair with a gold statement cuff and heels for a dramatic yet fun evening look.

Fashion to Figure Camie Color-Block Cape Dress ($53)

This versatile dress is one of our top picks for plus size dresses for summer. The crochet detail at the neckline adds a beachy element to this traditional A-line cut, perfect for both the boardwalk and an office meeting. Pair with a cardigan and heels for work, or add a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for a beach-ready look fit for a movie star.

Ashley Stewart Gauze Crochet A-Line Dress ($50)

This maxi dress is a must-have for summer. The bright orange and purple mosaic-print is a fun, yet sophisticated design than can easily be dressed up or down. The surplice neckline and flowing maxi dress with a banded empire waist is flattering and slimming on curvy women. Wear with a pair of nude strappy sandals and gold accessories for a summer dinner by the beach.

Macy’s NY Collection Plus Size Surplice Printed Maxi Dress ($40)

This dreamy woven gown in a calming cerulean blue is ideal for any formal occasion. With a cropped top overlay and lace detailing, this dress can be wore with sandals and dangling earrings for any summer soiree.

Asos Midi Prom Dress with Layered Lace Top ($154)

Accentuate your curves in this show-stopping asymmetrical hem wrap dress. In a stretch knit fabric, this dress is form-fitting and sexy. Wear on a night out with jewelry, heels, and a bright red lip for an eye-catching look.

Eloquii Asymmetrical Hem Wrap Dress ($85)

You’ll be the picture of perfection in this airy maxi dress. Featuring eyelet cut-outs at the hem for an ultra-feminine element and a halter neckline with braided tassels for a boho vibe, this summer maxi is one of our favorite plus size dresses for the season.

Nordstrom City Chic 'Lead Light' Burnout Maxi Dress (Plus Size) ($119)

This flowy dress is perfect for a casual summer look. Contrasting paisley and floral prints lend a patchwork design that is all the rage this season, while the v-neckline and relaxed fit make this mini an easy choice to throw on in the morning for brunch or for a day of shopping. Pair with wedges and minimal jewelry for a truly effortless look.

Wet Seal Plus Size Mixed Print V-Neck Dress ($31)

We’re a sucker for florals, and this floral dress in a comfy scuba fabric is great for work and special nights out. Sexy black stripes at the waist and hem add a layer of sophistication to this short-sleeved dress. Wear with black heels and a blazer for the office, or accessorize with bangles and a large cocktail ring for your nighttime look.

JC Penney Boutique+™ Short-Sleeve Illusion Scuba Dress - Plus ($68)

Denim isn’t just for jeans anymore, ladies. Opt for an all-denim look with this draw-string shirtdress. Available in both medium and light wash (as pictured), this casual dress will go perfectly paired with sandals and a pair of shades for your summer mornings.

Rainbow Plus Size Denim Shirt Dress with Drawstring Waist ($20)

This classic fit and flare dress is one of the best options for plus size dresses. With lace detailing at the hem, this dress can be easily paired with a waist-cinching belt for a curve-accentuating look.

Dillard’s Calvin Klein Plus Lace Trim Fit and Flare Sleeveless Dress ($128)

This beautiful blue maxi brings summer style to a new level. With a strapless tube design and smocked bodice, this dress is as comfortable as it is stylish. Wear this maxi with sandals and statement jewelry for a carefree summer look.

Torrid Smocked Tube Maxi Dress ($69)

Capping our list of top plus size dresses for women is this striped maxi. Alternating blue and white stripes contribute to the nautical look of this dress, which can be perfectly paired with sandals for a beach-ready ensemble.

Torrid Striped Maxi Dress | Torrid ($69)