The heatwave has well and truly arrived, and now things are warming up its time to grab the ice lollies and (finally) show off our new summer outfits – just make sure you don’t forget the suncream!
Dressing for the warmer weather can be a mission in itself, so we’ve put together a guide of all our heatwave must-haves that we’ll be reaching for whenever the hot weather appears. From floaty shorts to wide leg trousers, keep scrolling to see our essentials that will help you feel confident and comfortable all summer long.
We’ve even included a few of our top tips to follow when shopping so you can see the sun out in style and comfort.
Hot Weather Outfit Tips
If you’ve got too many items in your basket, here are our top tips that might help you narrow it down.
- Fabric choice is key! Opt for a breathable and lightweight fabric like cotton or linen to keep you cool in the heat.
- Avoid layers. A jacket is the last thing you need in this weather. If you want to cover up, add a light oversized shirt instead.
- Grab the comfortable shoes. Reach for a pair of sandals to keep your look summer-ready without compromising comfort.
- Add accessories! Add jewellery or a pair of bright sunnies to level up your outfit. They are ideal if you aren’t too keen on making a statement with your clothing.
If you’re looking for an item you can rely on to get through a hot day (and look glam whilst doing it) look no further than a floaty dress. Whether you’re having a BBQ in the garden or going for a day trip, they can be worn for any occasion you’ve got planned.
We’re absolutely loving this tropical leaf swing dress. The sleeveless design and jersey fabric make it the perfect item for keeping cool in the heat. Pair it with sandals or mules for the perfect glam getup that you’ll be comfortable in all day.
Whilst we’re on the topic of dresses, who doesn’t love a maxi? They are the ideal option for those days where you want to dress for the sun but aren’t feeling the short vibe.
We’ve paired our floral maxi dress with a blue crotchet bag and earrings for a pop of summer colour. Featuring a bardot neckline and a shirred waistband, it flatters in all the right places. Plus, the dress is breathable and airy – a win-win combination in this heat!
Just like our trusty dresses, floaty trousers are another staple that meets the heatwave wardrobe criteria. They are the perfect item to throw on those days running errands or chilling in the garden. Opt for culottes if you want a cropped fit, or reach for the wide leg trouser if you want that floaty feeling.
These ditsy wide leg trousers are our go-to on those casual summer days. The side split makes them super airy and comfortable, whilst the floral print adds a cute summer vibe that you can wear with confidence. Heading out? Pair with sandals and you’re set.
Tie-dye will always be one of our fave prints, and these wide-leg trousers are no exception! They feature two pockets and an elasticated waist for ultimate comfort. We’ve styled them with our gold cross sandals and gold hoops to match. Finish with a crotchet bag and you’ve got the perfect warm-weather boho look.
For everyday summer styling, shorts are always a winner. Our range of plus-size shorts are made for curves, so you can wear them with comfort all day long.
These jersey shorts are the perfect item to upgrade your casual summer wardrobe. They feature a ditsy floral print with two side pockets and an elasticated waistband for maximum ease and comfort. Team with a plain t-shirt and sandals for an effortless look.
Denim shorts are timeless, and you’ll be grabbing this pair all summer long. Partnered with a green cami top and white sandals, it’s the perfect day-to-evening outfit. Style with your fave pair of sunnies you’re all set.
Shop all our plus-size shorts here.
Whether you’re lucky enough to be going on a staycation or getting the paddling pool out at home, you need a swim fit to complete your heatwave lookbook.
If you haven’t already got a swimdress, this one should be the first on your list. The neon pink colour screams summer. Plus, it features a smoothing mesh tummy panel and built-in bust padding that will ensure you feel supported all day. What more could you want?
Want a complete swim look for a day at the pool? Here we’ve teamed our black ruched bikini top and high-waisted bottoms with a lime green kaftan and oversized sunnies for that colourful summer vibe.
And just like that, you’ve got your new hot weather staples.
Shop even more plus-size summer clothing in UK sizes 14-40 here.
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