We're loving these 15 plus-size sun dresses for summer — starting at just $27

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We're loving these plus-size dresses for summer. Images via Shein, Torrid.
We're loving these plus-size dresses for summer. Images via Shein, Torrid.

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We’ve made it to the dog days of summer, and if your wardrobe is in need of a little refresh after months of wearing the same styles on repeat, we’ve got you covered. We love to turn to a breezy sundress this time of year, especially since the style is an effortless choice once the temperature starts to climb.

A sundress is a go-to during the warmer months since they offer an easy outfit formula that keeps you feeling (and looking) cool. Depending on your budget, you can find an eye-catching design at every price point, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite picks to jet you through the last summer days.

Scroll through to find our top plus-size picks, starting at just $27.

Plus-size dresses under $50

H&M+ Chiffon Dress

H&M+ Chiffon Dress. Image via H&M.
H&M+ Chiffon Dress. Image via H&M.

This mini dress lets you play with texture this season, since it features an airy chiffon outer layer over a simple jersey slip. Pair it with combat boots for an edgy feel, or dainty sandals for a more romantic vibe.

SHOP IT: H&M, $30

Women+ Belted Dress

Women+ Belted Dress. Image via Joe Fresh.
Women+ Belted Dress. Image via Joe Fresh.

Be ready for sunny days ahead in this simple sheath dress with a collared neckline. An adjustable tie-belt pulls the whole look together, and highlights your natural waistline.

SHOP IT: Joe Fresh, $34

Gingham Tie-Strap Plus-Size Sleeveless Swing Dress

Gingham Tie-Strap Plus-Size Sleeveless Swing Dress. Image via Old Navy.
Gingham Tie-Strap Plus-Size Sleeveless Swing Dress. Image via Old Navy.

This sweet gingham dress is ready for anything this summer, from beach days to picnics in the park. Adjustable shoulder ties let you find your perfect fit while a relaxed A-line silhouette keeps things breezy.

SHOP IT: Old Navy, $37 (originally $53)

Plus Floral Print Shirred Bodice Puff Sleeve Split Thigh Dress

Plus Floral Print Shirred Bodice Puff Sleeve Split Thigh Dress. Image via SHEIN.
Plus Floral Print Shirred Bodice Puff Sleeve Split Thigh Dress. Image via SHEIN.

With a thigh-high slit, square neckline, and puffed sleeves, it doesn’t get more on trend than this floral midi dress. A smocked bodice adds the finishing touch to this eye-catching dress.

SHOP IT: SHEIN, $27

Romwe Women's Plus Size Off The Shoulder Dress

Romwe Women's Plus Size Off The Shoulder Dress. Image via Amazon.
Romwe Women's Plus Size Off The Shoulder Dress. Image via Amazon.

This off-the-shoulder dress has won over Amazon shoppers, racking up more than 1,600 5-star reviews. Available in a rainbow of colours, it features cutout details and a scalloped hemline. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $45

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Plus-size dresses under $100

Cross Hatch Pinafore Midi Dress

Cross Hatch Pinafore Midi Dress. Image via Torrid.
Cross Hatch Pinafore Midi Dress. Image via Torrid.

This sunny yellow dress makes the case for bold colours this season. It’s made from a textured stretch rayon woven fabric, and even has pockets for the ultimate in everyday wearability.

SHOP IT: Torrid, $70 ($56 USD)

Dex Plus Striped Wrap Dress

Dex Plus Striped Wrap Dress. Image via Nordstrom.
Dex Plus Striped Wrap Dress. Image via Nordstrom.

Made with a breathable linen blend fabric, consider this striped dress your new go-to for the hottest summer days. It has a front wrap detail and a muted palette of neutral stripes for extra style points.

SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $79

Vero Moda Curve organic cotton maxi dress

Vero Moda Curve organic cotton maxi dress. Image via ASOS.
Vero Moda Curve organic cotton maxi dress. Image via ASOS.

Timeless black is an easy choice no matter the time of the year. This chic midi dress is a top choice for any occasion, and is made with organic cotton for added comfort.

SHOP IT: ASOS, $86

Plus Size Ombre Satin Strappy Midi Dress

Plus Size Ombre Satin Strappy Midi Dress. Image via Nasty Gal.
Plus Size Ombre Satin Strappy Midi Dress. Image via Nasty Gal.

Inspired by the colours of a sunset, this satin midi dress features a strappy back and a relaxed fit. Throw it on for your next night out and enjoy all the compliments that are sure to roll in. 

SHOP IT: Nasty Gal, $59 (originally $132)

BP. Short Sleeve Plaid Minidress

BP. Short Sleeve Plaid Minidress. Image via Nordstrom.
BP. Short Sleeve Plaid Minidress. Image via Nordstrom.

Colourful plaid adds to the appeal of this flirty minidress with a square neckline and adjustable puffed sleeves. 

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $59

Plus-size dresses over $100

French Countryside White Floral Print High-Low Dress

French Countryside White Floral Print High-Low Dress. Image via Lulus.
French Countryside White Floral Print High-Low Dress. Image via Lulus.

When it comes time for your next garden party or date night, consider this feminine and floral dress. Its high-low hem and wrap detail make it the perfect choice for celebrating a special event.

SHOP IT: Lulus, $122 ($98 USD)

Flower print dress

Flower print dress. Image via Mango.
Flower print dress. Image via Mango.

If boho-chic is more your speed, you’ll want to add this maxi dress with mixed floral patterns to your cart ASAP. Tiered layers in gorgeous floral blooms bring an effortless feel to your closet.

SHOP IT: Mango, $180

Kendra Crepe Dress

Kendra Crepe Dress. Image via Universal Standard.
Kendra Crepe Dress. Image via Universal Standard.

Don't let the simple silhouette of this T-shirt dress fool you — it's made from a luxe draped fabric that flatters your curves. Plus, it's available in sizes 00 to 40, and was designed with a wide variety of bodies in mind.

SHOP IT: Universal Standard, $214

Maeve Flounced Mini Dress

Maeve Flounced Mini Dress. Image via Anthropologie.
Maeve Flounced Mini Dress. Image via Anthropologie.

This top-rated tunic dress can be worn in multiple different ways, making it a versatile style for summer. Wear it on its own, over leggings or jeans, or with the buttons open as a layering piece.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $184 ($148 USD)

Andie Linen Dress Es

Andie Linen Dress Es. Image via Reformation.
Andie Linen Dress Es. Image via Reformation.

Switch things up this season and opt for a little white dress instead of the usual black, like this delicate linen pick from Reformation. It features spaghetti straps and a ruffled sweetheart neckline so you can live out your inner “Bridgerton” fantasy.

SHOP IT: Reformation, $335

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