Did you know, there was a time when I wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress? It was a long time ago and I don’t even remember why I despised them. It was probably a comfort thing. Now, I hate wearing shorts—go figure.
Today, many years later, I love wearing dresses. I especially can’t get enough of my maxi dresses! If I can find them in my perfect length, where they skim the ground in a pair of sandals, then I’m all set. And now that we’re in the middle of summer, I think they’re one of my favorite styles for this crazy hot weather.
When I go shopping for plus size maxi dresses, there are a few things I look for—length, fit, and fabric. Like I mentioned above, it has to be long enough for my 5’6 height. If you have a problem with them being too long, try getting them altered or use double sided tape to hem them up yourself. If you’re the complete opposite and need them longer, try Rachel Pally’s White Label. They’re super long!
Now, when it comes to comfort, I can’t stand when my chest is falling out or if the dress is too tight in the waist. The whole idea behind my love for maxi dresses is comfort. And since this style is a summer staple for me, I stick with really cool fabrics like cotton, jersey, and chiffon (to name a few). Right now, plus size maxi dresses come in so many different colors and prints, there are so many. How will you ever choose?
In the gallery below, I found 10 plus size maxi dresses that I think would make the perfect summer dress! I think there’s one for everyone.
Which one is your favorite?