Sharing some of my favorite summer dresses that I own + some that I have my eye on. If I can’t find the exact dress that’s in my closet, I will share similar options below. Most of these dresses are versatile and you can wear for various summer events. I’m all about keeping the cost per wear as low as possible when making a purchase!
My Favorite Summer Dresses
For sizing reference, I am 5’8″, usually wear a 14 or 16 and my bra size is 36M US/36J UK. My measurements are roughly 35″ for waist and 49″ for hips.
Worthy Figures Maxi Dress
This floral dress from Worthy Figures, a small business plus size boutique, is a favorite. I love that it has pockets and is bra friendly! I’m wearing size XL and it comes in sizes XL-2X.
Walmart Summer Dresses
I have found so many cute summer dresses at Walmart this year! The colorful mini and white midi dresses both come in a few other colors. I am wearing XL in both and they are available in sizes XS-XXXL.
Universal Standard Midi Dress
This midi dress can be dressed up with heels or down with sneakers. I live for a versatile moment! I think it will also transition into fall nicely because I can layer with a jacket for a cooler weather look. It comes in sizes 4XS-4XL. I usually wear a small at Universal Standard, so be sure to double check their size chart!
Eloquii Summer Dresses
I have the Sheer Mini Dress in lavender, but love the light blue that’s available this season! It fits true to size and is bra friendly. It’s available in sizes 14-28. PS- I would wait to buy this until it’s on sale!
The color of this Smocked Bodice One Shoulder Dress is fantastic! I think this dress will also translate well into fall, until the weather says otherwise. It runs a bit generous. I’m wearing 14 and it comes in sizes 14-28.
Sadly the Crochet Knit Dress is almost sold out, but I did want to share it in case it comes back in stock!
Show Me Your Mumu Midi Dress
I love a good Show Me Your Mumu dress, and the Prim Dress is no exception! It comes in the spicy peppers print that I have, and also a pure white option. I think the fit is a little generous and wish I would have ordered an XL instead of XXL. It’s available in sizes XS-XXL.
Bravissimo Tie Front Dresses
If you like to go bra free in the summer, these two casual Bravissimo dresses are perfect for you! I am wearing 2X in both the short black dress and the tie dye maxi dress. They are available in sizes XS-3X.
Amazon Summer Dresses
I’m usually a bit of a skeptic when it comes to finding clothes on Amazon, but I adore these two dresses! The black maxi dress gives me major “cool girl” vibes. I’m wearing XL and it’s available XS-XL. The yellow mini dress with cut outs is size XL and is available in S-XXL.