Designers and clothing manufacturers today are catering to plus-size women by creating flattering and colorful pieces that accentuate their curves in a chic and sophisticated way. This summer, plus-size women can incorporate several popular trends to instantly update their wardrobes and enhance their favorite body parts.

Elegant tunics for plus size women are a huge trend for the summer season. Sheer lace-trimmed tunics and pieces with crochet accents are popping up in stores in record numbers. A great tunic is a versatile must have for any plus-size woman. They skim the upper body beautifully and their flowy design is perfect for pairing with skinny jeans and pencil skirts to showcase a great pair of legs. Tunics also double as chic alternatives to beach cover ups on vacation.

Every curvy lady needs a color blocked sheath dress this season. The latest designs showcase a light center and darker outer and side panels; this gives the illusion of an hourglass silhouette and tricks the eye. Women will feel powerful and sultry in a color blocked sheath dress this summer. Whether you opt for the classic black and white theme or you love the vivid hues of navy paired with red, this summer’s color blocked sheath dress will fit and flatter any curvy figure.

Printed skinny jeans and floral pants are a huge trend for summer. Many plus-size women refrain from wearing light bottoms or fitted pants with prints. This season’s printed pants and jeans are designed with plus-size women in mind. The placement of the prints and the fun designs are begging to be paired with this season’s flowy tops and tunics. Ballet flats or platform wedges, a neon cross body bag and a chic bangle complete this fun summer look that will fetch lots of compliments.

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Ikat prints in pencil skirts and blouses are another huge summer design. With its distinct exotic feel, plus-size women will feel like they are on vacation on a tropical island every time they wear an Ikat-printed skirt or blouse to the office. The unique print is also designed to camouflage any perceived flaws.

Platform pumps and wedges are another huge summer trend. Whether you like romantic floral prints, bold neon hues, rich tones or the color blocked look, there is the perfect show for every curvy girl this summer. A statement-making shoe quickly becomes the focal point of any chic outfit. When paired with a show stopping pencil skirt, A-line dress or pair of skinny jeans, onlookers will be drawn to your magnetism and beauty.

Finally, every plus-size gal needs a hot swimsuit for summer 2013. Ruched one-piece suits with sweetheart necklines and rich jewel tones are always flattering choices for curvy women. This season’s skirted suits provide ample coverage while also being feminine and playful. Two-piece suits with adjustable tie bottoms are also surprisingly flattering on fuller figures. You can adjust the tie to accommodate your body; this creates a custom fit.

Plus-size women have more choices than ever when it comes to fashion. Luxurious, soft stretchy fabric blends and flattering silhouettes make dressing fun for plus-size women. These days, more and more women are embracing their curves and opting to play up their favorite body parts by taking fashion risks. Designers and manufacturers appreciate that women want to feel sexy and feminine, and they are creating pieces that will flatter every woman’s figure and make her feel like a million bucks.

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