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16 best plus-size sundresses perfect for summer 2021

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Do your summer plans include picnics? Beaches? A walk in the park? No matter what you're doing, as the weather heats up, a plus-size sundress will be a must-have.

Trends this spring and summer are about comfort and beauty, with details such as puff sleeves and flowy silhouettes. We scoured the internet for sundresses that are equally affordable, size-inclusive and on-trend.

1. Prairie Floral Puff Sleeve Cotton Minidress

Romantic elements like puff sleeves and a dainty floral print, coupled with the affordable price tag, make this an excellent choice for all sorts of summer fun.

2. Plus-Size Tie Dye Pleated Maxi Dress

Tie-dye is still a hot trend this season, and we love the ease and beauty of this gorgeous pleated maxi dress. It’s perfect for both lounging in the house and running errands.

3. Nasty Gal Plus-Size Gingham Print Tiered Mini Dress

Gingham, meanwhile, remains a classic summer print. This dress is loose and flowy, perfect for a summer picnic, the farmers market or wherever a lazy summer Sunday takes you.

4. Forever 21 Plus-Size Tiered Ruffle-Trim Dress

Another gorgeous, affordable find. Tiered ruffles, puff sleeves, a flattering off-the-shoulder neckline and lots of stretch? Grab this one before it’s sold out. Bonus points: it’s available up to a size 4x!

5. Eloquii Elements Off-The-Shoulder Trapeze Dress

Finding affordable, bright and colorful dresses in extended sizes can be difficult. This whimsical dress comes in a cerulean blue and bright red AND is available up to a size 28.

6. Asos Design Curve Overalls Midi Sundress

If you need a dress that is summery, easy to wear and affordable, this is the one for you! Bonus: Vertical stripes are universally flattering.

7. Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress

The smocked bust and waist are super flattering, and the flowing skirt and splits make this a comfortable and versatile dress.

8. Balloon Long Sleeve Dress

In case you’re looking for an options with sleeves, this is an affordable and cute option that’s comfy and chic.

9. Gray by Grayson Social Smocked Square Neck Gingham Midi Dress

This is an absolute steal at less than $20. The classic black and white gingham print, square neck and flutter sleeves are universally flattering and will carry you all through the summer for any event or occasion.

10. Multicolor Stripe Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress

Color is IN this season and this dress delivers! The bright blues, yellow, red and oranges, will look amazing on all skin tones and we love the adjustable straps and stretch in the back for a more versatile fit.

11. Green Plaid Ruffle Maxi Dress

The oversized balloon sleeves and exaggerated ruffles may be a bit dramatic for some. If you want to stand out in a trendy color while still being comfy, though, this is a great option.

12. Forever 21 Plus-Size Polka Dot Dress

This affordable dress has all the on-trend details: tie sleeves, a dainty polka dot print and flattering smocking around the chest. Plus, you can snag it for less than $25.

13. Curve Eyelet V-Neck Smock Dress With Puff Sleeves

A white dress just screams “summer.” This playful babydoll silhouette is perfect if you carry a bit of extra weight in your tummy but want to show off those gorgeous legs.

14. Missguided Plus-Size Stone Dalmatian Print Midi Dress

Neutrals are a really hot trend this spring and summer and we love the muted and fun Dalmatian print.

15. Plus-Size Shirred Tie Back Maxi Dress

We love this easygoing maxi dress. The smocked bust and tie at back are details that take a basic silhouette and elevate it without sacrificing comfort.

16. Lane Bryant Perfect Sleeve Linen-Blend Tiered Swing Dress

Pretty in purple! This linen-blend dress is light enough to rock on warm summer days, plus the ruffled detailing and tiered seaming detail is suitable to wear during any occasion.

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