Breeze Through Summer In These Swingy Plus-Size Dresses

The honeymoon stage of summer is over: the days are beginning to shorten, July 4th is a distant memory, and we’re in the midst of a heatwave. This current midseason phase is where sartorial self-preservation becomes key — and only the loosest, breeziest, flowing-est frocks will do (especially when our days are spent sequestered in cramped apartments with questionably functional AC units).

Luckily, many of our go-to labels have gotten wise to our wardrobe needs — with retailers like Eloquii, Etsy, H&M, Mara Hoffman, and Nordstrom Rack currently boasting an array of breathable dresses that look lovely while still allowing air to circulate. We’ve rounded up 14 of our absolute favorites to swing through the end of summer in ahead. From tiered knee-length mini dresses to striped floor-skimming gowns, there’s a plus-size frock option to keep you feeling fresh even when temps are at their harshest.

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Mara Hoffman Sophie Dress, $, available at 11 Honore

Wray Rosemary Dress, $, available at Wray

Violeta Flowy printed dress, $, available at Mango

Ulla Popken Patch Pocket Knit A-line Cotton Tank Dress, $, available at Ulla Popken

ModCloth Prep Outside Striped Shirt Dress, $, available at ModCloth

Hope For Flowers by Tracy Reese Elysia Tiered Maxi Dress, $, available at Anthropologie

City Chic Embroidered Swing Dress, $, available at Amazon

Adeptt Plus Size Maxi Dress, $, available at Etsy

Eloquii Easy Dress with Tiered Skirt, $, available at Eloquii

H&M Patterned Dress, $, available at H&M

LOVEAPPELLA A-line Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom

Nina Leonard Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Printed Dress (Plus Size), $, available at Nordstrom Rack

Universal Standard Emily Cupro Maxi Dress, $, available at Universal Standard

Madewell Button-Front Short-Sleeve Tiered Mini Dress, $, available at Madewell

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