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How to Rock this Summer's Barbecue*

End of Summer Fashion Hints | Plus Size Fashion
There’s nothing better than a barbecue in the back garden during the hazy lazy summer months. The sun is shining, the burgers are sizzling, and all your favourite people are gathered: but what to you wear? Here are our top tips for rocking your next summer barbecue with style!

Think Low Key

The best thing about barbecues is that, unlike going out to dinner, you don’t have to dress up or make too much effort with your hair and make-up. Dressing for a barbecue is easy, breezy, and means that you’re free to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to look good and show off your fashion credentials. Luckily, there are a wide array of casual plus size fashion options perfect for looking stylish, chic and low key.

The key to dressing well for a barbecue is to look on trend without looking like you’ve tried too hard. It’s also the perfect opportunity to rock that new summer dress or your favourite vibrantly coloured wedges whilst the sun is shining!

Great fail-safe pieces for an effortlessly cool low-key look include a tunic top, cigarette trousers, and a floaty chiffon sundress. We also love wide legged cotton shorts and playsuits if you want to experiment with something a little more fashion-forward.

Don’t Forget Accessories!

An outdoor barbeque is the perfect place to wear all your favourite summer accessories! An oversized floppy hat will protect your face from the sun, whilst 70s-style sunglasses will protect your eyes and lend your outfit immediate chic with minimal make-up and effort required.

Accessories are incredibly important to pulling off the perfect barbeque outfit, particularly if you choose to wear a low key everyday outfit, such as a logo tee and jeans. The right chunky cuff or oversized necklace will elevate this from no-effort to effortlessly cool in seconds.

Pick Bright Colours

Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour and pattern if you want to steal the show at your next barbeque: summer is the ideal time to say goodbye to the usual palette of muted blacks and greys and inject some colour into your wardrobe.

Many fuller figured girls shy away from wearing colour because they feel black is more slimming, but actually colour can look just as figure flattering if you choose the right shade. You’ll find plenty of plus size fashion ranges in vibrant colours during the summer months. Use colour to highlight your assets (such as your décolletage) by wearing lighter shades on the areas you want to emphasise and darker tonal shades on areas you would rather detract attention away from. Lime green and forest green or vibrant pink and burgundy are great colour combinations for pulling off this vibrant and fashion-forward look.

*Written in association with Pink Clove

Becky x
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