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Summer Fashion for Plus Size Over 50

Summer is fast approaching and that means sundresses, shorts, and sandals. Bring it on! We here at Sixty and Me are pro-aging and all about body positivity. 

Typically brands categorize their plus size range from size 14 on. The good news is that more and more plus-sized specialized retailers are being created. Brands are rising to the demand. Also, many big chain stores now have excellent selections in this category.

Our article Where Are The Plus Size Clothes For Women Over 60? Rounds up the best plus size fashion brands in the USA, Europe, and elsewhere. 

Below I’ve put together a list of some of the best summer plus-size fashion trends for women over 50. 

Summer Plus Size Fashion Trends for Women Over 50

I think it’s fair to say that most of us are just about done with the pandemic and its restrictions. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely throwing the lounge pants to the back of the closet, and I’m ready to start wearing fun items out and about again.

Trends seem to reflect this because we are seeing a lot more fun prints, lively colors, and even more dressy and tailored pieces. 

Here are some notable trends for the coming months.

Our Picks for Plus Size Summer Fashions

Blue Florals

Florals never really go away. They trend from big watercolor flowers to tiny ditsy floral prints. This summer we are seeing a lot of small delicate floral prints, and blue is a key color. 

Flutter Sleeve Pleat and Release Midi Dress at Penningtons

Georgette Buttonfront Blouse at Catherine’s

Ruffle Neck Blouse at Nordstrom


Eyelet fabric is very feminine and romantic. It evokes summer and the French countryside. Eyelet trimmed clothing is big for this coming summer. 

Embroidered Eyelet Pintucked Tunic at Woman Within

Eyelet puff sleeve super soft t-shirt at Torrid

Plus Size LC Lauren Conrad Eyelet Trim Flowy Top at Kohl’s

Classic Short-Sleeve Eyelet Mix Tee at Lane Bryant


Periwinkle seems to be the hot color of the season. It is in most collections and in all possible shades.

Signature Fit Perfect Drape Straight Pant at Lane Bryant

Plus Size Twisted Top Created for Macy’s


Stripes also never go out of style. But they are especially dominant in the new summer collections this year. Vertical or horizontal. 

Flutter Cap-Sleeve Linen Jumpsuit at Lane Bryant

Trendy Plus Size Striped Pull-On Shorts at Macy’s 

Stripe Basic Stretch V-neck Top at Ashley Stewert

Striped Top at Woman Within

I know many of you will not feel represented by the models above, but the fashion industry as a whole is to blame. The best way to go is to write emails to your favorite brands or retailers to let them know that you feel misrepresented. 

What’s your favorite summer look? Where are your favorite places to shop for summer plus-size fashion for women over 50? Tell us all about it in the comments below. 

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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