My Summer Plus Size Clothing: What I did or not …

August 12th, 2013 by Lisa Metcalf

This was a pretty odd Summer. I got myself ready by saving my Christmas money to use towards some great women’s plus size clothes. I found a discounted plus size top at (of all places) Lord & Taylor. Beautiful. I would say it is a caftan but with some elegance. It has a plunging V-neckline and bat-wing sleeves. I love the color: turquoise. I thought this would be perfect for a spontaneous invite out to dinner or BBQ at a neighbor’s house. I wore it once to church. The BBQ invite came but it rained ALL wk-end. (I was not going to wear it around the house and put on the home cooking show!)

Full Tunic Jacket in Viscose


I spent money on a silk long sleeve blouse I found at Evans (an online store in UK).  The larger sized women’s top was the right look I wanted for a July wedding in Texas. I searched all over the internet but I could not find a 3x with a button down shirt with a collar and long sleeves with a button cuff. So I paid the international shipping charges. I loved it but it did not go with the skirt I was intending to coordinate it with. I thought I knew color. I was totally off on this one. It did not go unworn. We had a fundraiser at our local fire department and I wore it to the benefit cocktail party.

3/4 Sleeve Top with V-Neck in Viscose

My other Summer purchases were a cotton tee, a jersey elbow scoop neck and a light tunic jacket that I wore with a light tank. These I wore a lot. In fact, I found out that I really like a blend of cotton with a bit of lycra or polyester. It holds the cotton together nicely. In fact, I found it much easier to wash and dry.

Dramatic Scoop with Neckline Details

Now its almost the end of Summer and I wondering if any of these will transition into Fall or at least a well deserve vacation in February!

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