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DRESSING as a plus size woman can be hard, but add in temperatures of up to 34C and it’s likely you’ll be struggling to find clothes that are comfortable, flattering and cool all at the same time.
But fear not, fashion experts at Yours Clothing have shared their ultimate top tips for staying comfortable in summer, whilst looking good doing so.
If you are stressing at the thought of what to wear in the heatwave, you’ve come to the right placeCredit: Getty
So don’t worry, you don’t have to wear gross clothing just to keep cool in this heatwave.
Here’s how you can look effortlessly stylish, without overheating or feeling self-conscious.
Opt for a pair of anti-chafing shorts
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than when your thighs rub together on a hot day.
Not only can it be frustrating, but it’s also really painful.
If you’re tired of talcum powder and an endless array of creams, get ready to say goodbye to all of your chafing dilemmas with a pair of anti-chafing shorts.
Such shorts are designed to protect your thighs from chafing and give you a little bit of extra support and coverage underneath skirts and dresses.
Take on the summer in style (and comfort!) when you buy yourself a pair of anti-chafing shorts.
Heading to the beach? Try tummy control
If you’re heading to the beach or posing poolside, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got a trusty bikini or swimming costume ready.
If you’re looking for a little bit of reassurance in an outfit that can make you feel confident, then a tummy control swimming costume or bikini will be your new best friend.
With smothering fabric that helps to make you feel like your best self, these flattering fits sit effortlessly on your stomach and hips, giving you control for some extra support.
Bardot styles help widen narrow shoulders
Whether you’re heading out to soak up the summer sunshine or you’re jetting off on your holidays, you’ll want to be wearing clothes that make you feel confident.
If you have narrow shoulders, bardot and cold shoulder styles are great at widening your stance and help to create balance within your outfit.
Colour blocking with statement prints
Creating the perfect balance between your top half and your hips, colour blocking can help you gain confidence this summer.
Whether you opt for dalmatian, floral, polka dot or any print in-between, teaming this with a solid colour bottom will help draw the eye upward to your top half and create volume.
Sculpt your figure with high waisted bottoms
Get set to show off your curves and sculpt your figure with a pair of high-waisted bottoms.
Whether you’re opting for a high waisted skirt, a pair of stylish shorts or high-waisted bikini bottoms, you’ll get the confidence to show off your frame whilst covering your stomach — which is great for those who might be feeling self-conscious!
Adjustable straps for extra support
When the warmer weather hits, you’ll want to make sure that some of your tops or bikinis have adjustable straps.
These little life-savers offer extra lift and support for larger busts without adding extra bulk to your shoulders.
Invest in breathable fabrics
Staying cool in hot weather is essential, not just for a plus size woman but for everyone.
Your summer wardrobe should consist of breathable fabrics that don’t hug the skin.
Think cotton, linen and chiffon blends that favour floaty fabrics and absorb moisture and dry quickly.