Beach season and packing for a vacation is enough to make any woman of any size nervous about baring her body to the masses. This shouldn’t be the case, whatever your figure, as we should embrace what we have by simply learning to enhance our best bits while drawing the eye away from parts that we do not like. A good rule of thumb is that baring flesh does not make you look bigger.
Quite the opposite is true in fact. Covering your body in loose, ill-fitting clothes is always a sure-fire way to make any woman look larger than they are, none more so than beach attire. Visiting beaches is equivalent to a gala time for a lot of people. It is something every one of us looks forward to.
Enjoying the beach is one of the finest ways of spending your days off. Sipping on drinks, gorging on some wonderful local food and surfing the best waves while soaking in the sun is a synonym for joy and fun.
For most of us, packing for a beach vacation takes a bit of thought. Since one of those thoughts is, “This would be a lot easier if I had time to go shopping,” we should have this conversation now instead of waiting until July. Don’t worry you don’t need an entirely new wardrobe to head to the beach for a week.
But you may want to treat yourself to a few pieces that will make your wardrobe a bit more beachy. Here are some options that you, the plus size ladies can carry for your beach vacation
A bikini is a far more wearable for plus size ladies than many would think, especially with all the different styles that are on the market these days. These styles make this type of swimwear a very viable option to women plus size. The 1950s style of high-waisted bottoms is having a reprisal and not only looks great, but they also keep tummies in check too.
Ones with skirts are great for rectangular shaped ladies who need to create curvy hips to achieve a more visual balance and a waist. On top, much like the one-piece, a two-piece that has a built-in shelf and molded cups will be flattering to all – it keeps large chests in one place and enhances smaller busts for those that need a little help in that area.
Halter neck triangle bikinis should only really be attempted by smaller chested women – ones with ruffles or other detailing will also help create the illusion of a larger chest than is really there. The two-piece is a great base for a beach outfit, and depending on confidence can be simply covered up with your packed kaftan, or perhaps the same sarong and t-shirt that can be worn with a one-piece.
If the two-piece is highly colored and patterned, it can be fun to wear a slightly sheer t-shirt that shows your bikini off while you head to the beach bar for some refreshments. Or, for an even easier look, just throw on one of your plus size dresses for the beach, and you’re set.
Pattern Shorts are Popular
Patterned plus size shorts are having a moment which is great for ladies who have a fantastic set of legs or smaller bottom half to the top part of their body. If this is you, make the most of your shapely legs and curvy butt by donning a bright pair of attention-grabbing shorts coupled with a simple white tank.
This is a modern update on the All American outfit which is perfect for the summer. For it to look its best, find a pair of shorts with a cut, fit, and finish appropriate to your figure and the silhouette of your legs. If you want to wear your shorts snug, remember to ensure that the material doesn’t pull across the crotch, or don’t cut into your thighs or belly when you sit down.
Looser shorts can circumnavigate this issue, but if they are too loose, their baggy nature can look unkempt as well as add pounds to you. For either cut, make sure the length stops at your thighs’ narrowest point. To lengthen those legs, even more, wear shoes that don’t have an ankle strap and you’ll be showing off your pins to their best advantage while wearing a trendy and stylish outfit.
Romper suits are super fashionable at the moment and are great for the beach and any summer vacations since they’re almost an outfit in themselves. There are rompers to form stunning plus size outfits for the beach for all women. Plus they can take you from the hotel breakfast to the beach, to the bar especially if the right pattern and accessories are chosen.
Larger patterns look best on plus size ladies and make a romper a real stand out item. Ensure you choose a flattering neckline and larger busted ladies will do best when choosing a wraparound or V neck in comparison to a t-shirt finish or high neck which will just create a monoboob. Small busted women will look fabulous with a halter neck or off-shoulder number.
The bottom half of the romper needs to finish at the legs’ most shapely part while the waistline needs to fit according to the wearer’s silhouette too. If you have an apple-shaped figure, try to find a wrap-topped romper as this will create the illusion of a waist where there is none. Hourglass-shaped ladies will do well to search for rompers with built-in belts or closer to the body finish.
The kaftan is the quintessential vacation item to ensure you pack in your suitcase, time and time again. It’s an example of a highly versatile piece that can be worn over a swimsuit but also over shorts, leggings, and jeans – meaning that it can also be worn year-round when you return home.
For your summer vacation, however, find one that is made from thin, sheer material so that your one-piece or bikini can be seen underneath. Make sure the fabric lets your skin breathe and keeps you cool. Kaftans are the perfect piece of apparel to stop the sun’s glare frazzling any pale skin.
In terms of shape, a kaftan will more often than not have an empire line which is great news for plus size ladies. Steer clear of ones that have absolutely no shape whatsoever as they will just make you look bigger than you really are. While long, ankle-length kaftans are very stylish, kaftans that fall just above the knee to mid-thigh are the most useful, so pick one that finishes at your upper legs’ smallest part.
The ultimate plus size outfit for the beach is wearing a kaftan over your swimsuit, with a hat and some trendy sandals. Match with a raffia beach purse or of the moment net sack bag and you’ll have somewhere to throw all your daily beach essentials like your sunglasses, books (if you are into reading) and most importantly your sunscreen.
Cropped pants are a trendy trouser choice with a hemline that ends above your ankle. Wearing cropped pants can be a fun fashion statement, but it can sometimes be difficult to find flattering ones. Even for taller women, the biggest drawback of cropped pants is their shortening effect. Choosing a pant that cinches above your waistline can combat this problem on the other side of your leg.
These may be some of the most flattering options for women of all heights. As a plus size lady, crop pants can sometimes make more sense than shorts because of the amount of time you might choose to spend in the water at the beach. Sure, you can adorn a one-piece or two-piece but sometimes, there may be instances when you forget to carry your beachwear, in such situations, crop pants will turn out to be better options compared to shorts.
Going to the beach shouldn’t fill you with fear or horror – plus size or not. There are lots of fun and stylish outfits that can be worn there to give you confidence and help you look your best. All the items above can be mixed and matched to your heart’s desire and make getting ready for a day on the sand quick and painless.
Apart from the items of clothing mentioned above, you can also opt for a one-piece, different beach dresses, swing cardigans and a sheer top to name a few. There are a lot of varieties available for plus size women when it comes to beachwear, all you, as a plus size lady have to do is to let go of your inhibitions and step out with confidence.