13 Warm Weather Whites For Plus Size Babes

by Mariah Carrillo

There’s something about white plus size clothing that always feels evocative of fresh possibilities and new outlooks. Although there’s absolutely no reason you can’t wear white through Labor Day and beyond, I always get an extra-strong craving for pale shades when the weather warms up. Maybe it’s because all the new life starting over in springtime makes me want to wear the sartorial equivalent of a blank slate. Or it could just be that I can better risk this high maintenance color when there’s less snow, rain, and mud happening outside.

Either way, as the sun seems to stay out a little more each day, I’m looking to add some clean, bright whites to my wardrobe. Not too long ago, it was harder to find good plus size clothing in the hue, since we big girls weren’t supposed to wear any shade that might skew less than slimming. But, as many a fabulous fat girl has shown, plus size women can wear any trend and look amazing.

Retailers are catching up to this perspective, and now offer many on-trend pieces in every shade of white your heart could desire. So scoot your dark and bright colors over, and get ready for some pale goodness in your wardrobe. You’ll feel easy-breezy gorgeous in these light lovelies.

1. Lace Box Top

High-Neck Lace Top, Sizes 0X - 4X, $27.99, Who What Wear For Target

This refined lace top from Who What Wear's highly anticipated collaboration with Target gives you a lot of style for very little cash. A great day-to-night essential, this blouse would look just as good with tailored trousers as it would with sexy leather leggings.

2. Destroyed Denim

Melissa McCarthy White Distressed Skinny Jeans, Sizes 12 - 24, $99.50, Evans

White skinny jeans are such a wardobe staple, and this modern distressed pair from Melissa McCarthy Seven7 will have you looking effortlessly on-trend. Perfect for the weekend, you might find these creeping into your weekday outfits as well with a fitted blazer for a dose of super-easy chic.

3. Flirty Sundress

Daisy Dress, Sizes XS - 6X, $56.95, Eshakti

As the months grow warmer, light summer dresses become more and more appealing. This design from Eshakti is the ideal blend of crisp and cute, and can be customized to your exact measurements.

4. Fitted Jacket

Zip Blazer, Sizes 14 - 24, $89, City Chic

There's less need now for thick winter coats and heavy jackets, but a light, fitted blazer never goes amiss. This simple stunner stands out with gold zipper pockets and a hidden closure.

5. High Neck Crop Top

Mock Neck Crop Top, Sizes 8 - 22, $26.49, Simply Be

Show some skin with a minimal crop top in a soft, ribbed knit. Go demure with a high-waisted circle skirt, or proudly show off your VBO with a pair of skinny jeans.

6. Tailored Ankle Pants

Sejour Ankle Pants, Sizes 14 - 24, $79, Nordstrom

Simple doesn't have to mean boring, and these versatile ankle pants are the kind of thoughtful essentials you'll use in countless outfits. The cropped length makes them great for spring sandals, and the fitted shape is perfect for flaunting your legs.

7. Zipper Pencil Skirt

Didot UnZip Skirt, Sizes 10 - 28, $110, Universal Standard

If you love tailored fashion with a bit of a kick, then you'll adore this front-slit pencil skirt from Universal Standard. A refined and updated version of a classic silhouette, this skirt will give your work outfits instant style cred.

8. Self-Belted Shirt Dress

Nunki Dress, Sizes 10 - 24, $117, Carmakoma

As temperatures rise, it usually becomes less and less enjoyable to deal with fussy clothing. This belted, zippered dress is one of those amazing garments that you can throw on and look instantly put-together.

9. Belted Harem Pants

High Waist Slouch Pants, Sizes 0 - 3X, Jibri

Since it's inherently such a neutral, clean hue, white is a great shade to balance bold shapes and eye-catching details. If you plan on taking a beach vacation any time soon, these slouchy harem pants from Jibri are an absolutely necessary addition to your resort-wear wardrobe.

10. Lace Bodysuit

Lace Bodysuit, Sizes 0X - 4X, $98, Mynt 1792

There are few items of clothing I love more than a good bodysuit; simple, sleek, and easy, it's the piece that just keeps giving. This version gets a little extra va-va-voom from an allover lace design and a deep, scooped neck.

11. Open Knit Tube Skirt

Textured Knit Pencil Skirt, Sizes 14 - 28, ELOQUII

The simplicity of white makes it a great canvas to play with unique textures. Take your going-out outfits up a notch with this semi-sheer, open knit pencil skirt from ELOQUII, and wait for the compliments to roll in.

12. Open Front Vest

Drape Front Vest With Pockets, Sizes 0X - 4X, Maurices

When you want to look polished, but it's way too warm for long sleeves, a simple blazer vest like this drape-front piece from Maurices should be your best bet. Stay cool and comfortable without missing a fashion beat.

13. Wrap Knit Pants

La Stampa Layered Effect Jersey Trousers, Sizes 10 - 24, $189.99, Navabi

When all you want is a little sophisticated comfort, jersey pants with simple details are your best friend. As soft as pajama pants, these layered trousers will lend your ensembles considerably more pizzazz.

This spring, don't be afraid to try out some fresh, clean white in your closet. This versatile, sexy shade will have you celebrating warm weather in great style.

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