Finding a shady patch of grass in the park or even in your own backyard to set up a picnic blanket, eat snacks, and catch up with friends or family makes for an ideal warm-weather afternoon—worrying about your clothes shouldn’t get in the way of having a great time. Sitting cross-legged in a short skirt or constantly adjusting your dress can make for an uncomfortable picnic. That’s why our number-one rule for a picnic is to either wear pants, shorts, or opt for plus size maxi dresses so you feel comfortable sitting on the grass in any position.
Here are some of our favorite picnic-ready styles! From plus size stretch skinny jeans to stunning plus size floral dresses, these looks won’t disappoint. Be sure to let your Dia Stylist know if you want any for your next box.
A Maxi Dress
This navy and white floral maxi dress is a perfectly picnic-friendly style. Not only is it totally chic for spring and summer, but its length allows you to sit in any position with ease. It doesn’t matter if you choose a floral print like this beauty or a plus size striped maxi dress. The cut plays up your shape, and the long length gives the dress a carefree and breezy feel. Pair it with simple brown sandals and a straw bag, or, better yet, a picnic basket.
A Statement Top
Shopping for plus size tops doesn’t have to be difficult. Chic plus size blouses like this beauty offer endless possibilities. The smocked neckline means you can wear it off the shoulders for a subtle sliver of skin or pull it closer to the neck for wearing at work. The bold pattern is eye-catching enough for that casual picnic photo op, and when paired with your favorite plus size colored skinny jeans or shorts, it makes an ideal picnic outfit.
The jumpsuit is a must-have plus size style. This belted jumpsuit is designed with summery striped panels and is an on-trend, no-fuss choice for spring and summer picnics and parties. And did we mention it has pockets?
Florals for spring? Groundbreaking, we know. But when the flowers in the park are in full bloom, wearing a floral motif helps celebrate those blossoms. This plus size floral print dress gives you an insanely flattering silhouette with easy-to-wear, comfortable knit fabric.
If it’s still a bit chilly to break out your best plus size women’s shorts on picnic day, you can depend on these cropped crepe pants. The wide leg and double-button waist polish your look while a dose of stretch keeps things deceptively comfy. Pair with your favorite flats and a patterned top.
While you’re searching for picnic-ready women’s plus size tops, don’t overlook what you’ll be wearing on your bottom half. In lieu of jeans, opt for shorts instead. Any length will do, but a knee-length pair of plus size shorts for women will offer extra coverage—if you can’t sit on the blanket, you’ll still have enough length to protect you from the grass. Add a pair of espadrille flats and a printed tee to bring your look to life.
Do any of these styles catch your eye? Pin your favorites and ask for them in your next Dia Box. Be sure to snap photos of your outfit at your next picnic or barbeque and share them on social with #MyDiaStyle!
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