9 Plus Size Summer Dresses For Any BBQ

From the block parties to the BBQs, summer is practically a gold mine for dress lovers. Sleeveless, cap sleeve, short, maxi, linen, cotton — the options are endless. Don't believe me? I'll prove it to you. These nine plus size summer dresses are perfect for any picnic, family reunion, or sunny, colorful affair. With major retailers like Target introducing more options for plus size women and incredible online retailers like ModCloth and Eloquii selling incredible size-diverse pieces, there's a summer frock out there for anyone, no matter what your style preference is.

While spring may be the be-all and end-all of dress season for some, you shouldn't sleep on summer. With cookouts, weddings, and family gatherings galore, the season is basically just one big excuse to buy your perfect frock. Sure, jean shorts are great and mini-skirts are still super stylish, but can we take a moment to appreciate the sheer ease of the summer dress? Let's be honest, dresses are actually a lazy girl's dream come true.

These plus-size summer dresses are definitely the perfect look for any warm-weather occasion, and the retailers? Thumbs up to them for loving plus-size ladies as much as plus-size ladies love themselves.


Studio Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $99.90, Eloquii

Sweet, flirty, and super fun.

Cap Sleeve

Smocked Waist Printed Chiffon Dress, $83.30, City Chic

Girly, fun, and perfect for summer.

Fitted Flair

Asymmetrical Drape Dress, $89.90, Eloquii

Want something a bit more fitted? Here's your dress.

Handkerchief Hem

Hanky Hem Faux Wrap Dress, $62.30, City Chic

This hanky hem is super sweet.

Simple Cool

Chiffon Lace Sundress, $58.50, Torrid

A simple sundress never goes out of style.

Swing Dress

Corded Swing Dress, $48.96, Lane Bryant

Extra warm locale? This swing dress has you covered.


Gawking on Sunshine Dress, $99.99, ModCloth

Fun, colorful, and full of pattern.

Tee Shirt Dress

Crepe A-Line Dress, $55.96, Lane Bryant

Comfortable and cute.


Embroidered Festival Maxi Dress, $99, City Chic

Is a maxi more your style? This strapless look is perfect for a casual day out.

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