I know, it’s winter. So why am I sharing the best plus size beach outfit ideas today?
I’m missing the beach!
So I thought what better way to bring me (and you) a little closer to the beach than to shop for plus size beach wear?
I thought it sounded like a great idea!
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If you’re a plus size woman, you might think there aren’t nice options for you out there. But I’m here to tell you (and show you) that there are! You can find plus size beach dresses, plus size T-shirts, , plus size maxi dresses, and even plus size jumpsuits. You just have to know where to look!
Here are some of my favorite plus size beach outfit ideas.
Plus Size Women’s Beach T-Shirts
You can never have enough T-Shirts, in my humble opinion. And there’s nothing better to wear to the beach than a t-shirt with a cute beach saying on the front! Women’s beach t-shirts come in all sizes, and the one below runs up to an XXXL.
Plus Size Blouses
I stumbled upon this Plus Size Tunic on Zulily and can I just say how much I love it? Slip it on over a cami or tank top and wa-la, you have some extra coverage without it being extra hot! Plus it’s gorgeous! Women’s plus size blouses come in a wide variety of colors and styles. I found quite a few trendy plus size shirts at Society+ starting at $7 and up. So if you know where to look you can definitely find plus size tops cheap.
Plus Size Beach Dresses
Wearing a comfy and lightweight dress to the beach makes it so easy to be comfortable. Not to mention you can just wear your swimsuit right underneath a plus size tropical dress for an easy change! Some of my favorite places to find Plus Size Beach Dresses for cheap are Jane, Zulily, Ross Dress for Less, Cents of Style and Lane Bryant. (Be sure to watch for Lane Bryant clearance sale as well as their regular sales. You can usually get around 40% off their regular prices!)
Plus Size Jumpsuits
I thought this woven jumpsuit over at Lane Bryant looked just perfect for a relaxing day at the beach! Normally I’m not a big fan of jumpsuits (something to do with having to get entirely naked every time I pee maybe!) but I’d definitely be willing to give this trendy plus size jump suit a try!
I also found this plus size denim jumpsuit at, would you believe, Amazon of all places! It does come in regular sizes too but goes up to XXL.
Plus Size Capris & Leggings
Plus size capris & leggings are a great choice to wear to the beach. Know why? You won’t have to roll up your pants to get in the water! If dresses aren’t your thing then this is a great option. Leggings are so comfy and can be worn with an tank top, t-shirt or oversized shirt. And blue jean capris can be worn with anything from t-shirts to bathing suit tops!
I personally have found that Lane Bryant has good quality plus size leggings. My daughter has four pairs from there and they have held up very well. While I’ll admit some are a little on the pricey side, again, watch for a Lane Bryant coupon code if you shop online. If you sign up for their mailing list you’ll get a regular Lane Bryant in store coupon in the mail every month or so.
Plus Size Shorts
There is a nice selection of plus size shorts nowadays, and I’m not talking the bright colored Bermuda shorts of the past either. Although if that’s your thing, go with it! You do YOU, mama! It’s just nice to have a wide range of options like the same blue jean modern shorts that everyone else is wearing.
Last summer I had to invest in new shorts as our family went to Disneyland in August, and it was HOT! I got several pair from Torrid and was very happy with them, they fit well and are super comfortable.
This coral cinch-waist maxi dress is a beauty! Runs in sizes 1X-3X and is perfect for a day strolling with your toes in the water, am I right? Coral is one of my favorite colors too! If you’re looking for plus size maxi dresses cheap, one thing I like about getting clothing from Zulily is that you can find items very reasonably priced. And we know how important it is to stick to your budget when shopping for clothing.
Baseball caps are some of the best sun protection hats out there. These caps from Zulily are so great! Beach hats with sayings are always lots of fun, I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw the one below. Not only are hats great for containing wind blown beach hair, but they also help shield your face from the sun. So wearing a hat to the beach is a win-win!
Of course who goes to the beach without a beach tote? Beach bags are an absolute necessity, especially when you have kids. Because you always have to bring half the house when you go anywhere! There are all kinds of beach totes to fit any style, from a large beach bag to a beach backpack. Canvas beach totes and mesh beach totes are super popular this year too. Cute beach bags are kind of my thing (well that and the beach!) and this one I found at Zulily really made me smile. And want it.
I hope these plus size beach outfit ideas have you thinking about planning your next beach trip. I know I am! Which is your favorite beach wear item? Share it with us in the comments!
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