Summer looks a little different this year. Usually it's filled with vacations, festivals, outdoor concerts, trips to the amusement park, outdoor dining, picnics, and beach days. Even though all of those activities may not be feasible with the pandemic, we can still engage in some summertime favorites and look cute while doing it. Your own backyard is safe and provides the perfect setting for an intimate picnic or BBQ. You can also venture to your local park for some socially distant fun and relaxation. I actually discovered an amazing gem in my own neighborhood as I shot these Lane Bryant looks the other day. It offers a trail that gives you all the summer vibes as you soak up nature's beauty. Let's discuss these summer essential outfits below!
Is it even really summer if you don't have that perfect flowy dress? I absolutely LOVE dresses that move effortlessly, and Lane Bryant has 3 stunning options this season. Even better, these dresses are the perfect length for my petite frame, and I even wore one with flats!
The first one is this white eyelet off-the-shoulder dress in the first picture. First of all, I'm obsessed with anything off-the-shoulder and the ruffles and asymmetrical hem offers a fun and flirty look to the dress. The material is stretchy with an elastic waistband, and you can add a belt if you wanted a pop of color. I decided to make my floral print shoes the pop! I'm wearing a size 14/16 and it fits true to size.
The second dress is this blue tie-waist maxi dress pictured above. It's what summer dreams are made of with a keyhole neckline and full skirt. The color is also stunning and can be easily paired with a bright color, such as this yellow bag I have. Lots of stretch to this material as well, and the 14/16 fits well.
The third dress is this gorgeous floral print ruffle midi dress. The fact that it actually fits as a midi dress on me being 5'2 is amazing because usually they end up being my maxi dress! I love the simple yet eye catching print on here and if offers a keyhole neckline and ruched waistline for comfort. Once again, I'm wearing the 14/16 and have no complaints about sizing.
Being plus size, we can often run away from shorts, but we shouldn't deprive ourselves of this summer necessity. Not only is it more appropriate than jeans for dealing with the summer heat, but they are cute! These belted shorts are the perfect length to prevent chafing and the tie offers a chic detail. I got a 16 to have more room in the hips and thigh area, and it was the perfect fit for me. I paired these shorts with a floral print ruched shoulder tee that felt soft against my skin and added a pop to the look. I'm wearing a 14/16.
The best part about these summer essentials is that the tee is only $12 and the dresses and shorts are buy 1, get 1 for 75% off! Which look would you be adding to your wardrobe this month?
xoxo, Global Midwife
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