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PLUS SIZE SUMMER DRESSES

Celebrate your summer in ModCloth's EXCLUSIVE collection of vintage-inspired, plus-size summer dresses. Discover our most popular styles of plus size summer dresses, which include darling mini dresses, effortless maxi dresses, vintage-inspired halter top dresses, babydoll dresses, boho dresses, romantic floral dresses, pinafore dresses, and more. 

ModCloth loves carrying a wide variety of silhouettes and a great selection of patterns and solids, but we are most proud of our abundance of sizes. From  XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X, our plus-size dresses are for everyone.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VINTAGE-INSPIRED, PLUS-SIZE SUMMER DRESSES? Well, that depends on what era of fashion you feel like channeling today:

  • 40’s Summer dresses: Classic A-line sundresses, often with button-up detailing are a timeless staple of 1940s women’s fashion. Breezy midi sundresses in floral prints, and vibrant solids (especially navy blue sundresses) were all the rage during this era.
  • 50’s Summer dresses: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950’s, and this is the era when swing dresses, fit-and-flare sundresses, and sleeveless midi sundresses first made their debut! (Think Marilyn in her timeless, white halter-top dress). Tie-neck collars became a fashion must-have, and don’t forget the prints! Polka-dot sundresses, plaid sundresses, and deep emerald green sundresses have been stealing hearts ever since.
  • 60’s Summer dresses: In the 1960’s, all manners of sleeveless mini dresses became mainstream! The babydoll sundress, smock sundresses with Peter Pan collars, off the shoulder sundresses, belted shift sundresses, shirred sundresses, smocked sundresses, and FINALLY dresses with pockets! Bold floral print sundresses, leopard print sundresses, and colorblock sundresses are still fashion hallmarks of this iconic era. 
  • 70’s Summer dresses: Flowy maxi dresses and kaftan dresses with bold geometric prints can be traced back to the 1970s fashion era. Pinafore dresses made a comeback in the 70’s, boho sundresses first hit the scene, and the groovy seventies also saw the emergence of bold floral sundresses. 
  • 80’s Summer dresses: Cute mini sundresses reached new heights in the 1980’s, and metallic print sundresses reflected the spirit of the eighties. Sundresses with puff sleeves, neon sundresses, and T-shirt sundress with playful graphics were all the rage, and Madonna made us fall in love with black mesh sundresses as well as sundresses with ruffles upon ruffles.
  • 90’s Summer dresses: Plaid mini skirts, and plaid sundresses came back in a major way during the 1990s fashion era. Floral sundresses and sheer sundresses hit the streets, and nothing beat a floral slip dress layered under a flannel button-up top. Cute and casual sundresses, bodycon dresses, and color block sundresses also show up in timeless 90’s era dresses.

Whatever era in fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute plus-size summer dresses in every size! 

Plus-size clothing for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect plus-size fit, especially in vintage-inspired styles that go above and beyond the status quo. ModCloth makes it fun and easy to express yourself through plus-size clothing in sizes 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X, created with the cuts and silhouettes that flatter your form.

Yes, we have all the plus-size clothing basics that include relaxed-fit tees, leggings, tunics, cardigans, and stretchy denim jeans. We also got you covered with plus-size workwear essentials like sophisticated blazers, trousers, dresses, and button-up tops, but here’s how ModCloth goes beyond basic to showcase your retro-chic sensibilities:

  • Plus-sized, era-based fashion so you can channel the art deco-inspired 1920s, classic pin-up vibes from the 1930’s, the mod 40’s, the rockabilly 50’s, retro 70’s vibes with high-rise, wide-leg pants and psychedelic prints, the neon 80’s, and the pop, punk, and goth movements of the 90’s!
  • Exclusive plus-size collaborations with exciting brands like Hello Kitty, Barbie, Care Bears, Collectif, Princess Highway, and more!
  • Hard-to-find plus-size options for vintage-inspired coats, jumpsuits, overalls, swing skirts, sleepwear, outerwear, and swimwear.
  • SO MUCH to choose from in plus-size dresses! Fit-and-flare dresses, swing dresses, maxi dresses, cocktail dresses, party dresses, summer dresses, mini dresses, babydoll dresses, shirt dresses, midi dresses, sweater dresses…and MOST of them have POCKETS!
  • Our most popular plus-size styles offer exclusive hand-drawn prints that range from elegant to quirky with an emphasis on current trends. Whether you love cats, dogs, books, deep sea creatures, outerspace, dinosaurs, bunnies, bugs, bears, florals, rainbows, or reptiles, our talented design team is always coming up with unique ways for you to express yourself. 
  • Elegant plus-size dresses for special occasions including stunning plus-size wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, cocktail dresses, and evening gowns that are full of unique, vintage-inspired detailing. 

At ModCloth, your personal fashion can’t be held back by limited sizing, so how do you feel like expressing yourself today? Are you feeling a bit kawaii? Cottagecore? Boho-chic? Feeling your goth streak? Or maybe you just want to wear something that lets everyone know how much you love your cat. Whatever you want in plus-size clothing, ModCloth is with you all the way. Come explore our latest plus-size clothing collection now! 


Feel beautiful in ModCloth's fresh new collection of summer dresses! ModCloth has enough women's summer dresses to match each of the rainbow sprinkles topping your treat. Bright summer dresses, green dresses for ladies, pink dresses, and red dresses are just a few popular hues that you'll happily be waiting for you when you're ready to explore more sunshine-ready styles! New styles arrive on ModCloth every day. Find your perfect size from 00-28!


FLIRTY AND FAB
Come, see, and conquer the flirtatiously flared silhouettes in ModCloth's summer dresses assortment! You'll do it all-belted dresses mingling with pocketed dresses, sleeveless styles hanging out with pleated pieces, and so much more. The best part? Each and every one of these cute summer dresses are ready and waiting to be custom styled by Y-O-U! So, what's the hold up? Search around among the florals, stripes, polka dots, and solids that dance across our dozens of pretty summer dresses until you land upon the one-or two-that's the most perfect for you.All are sizes loved at ModCloth. Find your perfect size from 00-28!


GET WHAT YOU 'FLAUNT'
What is it you're waiting to flaunt? Could it be cotton dresses? Printed pieces, perhaps? Maxi dresses, maybe? Whatever fabric, silhouette, and style you seek, it can definitely be found within the women's summer dresses section at ModCloth. Dazzled with tempting designs galore, our unique summer dress shop will help you determine what your signature style should be for this season of life. Maybe it's reviving the retro stylista inside, or tapping into a romantic summer dress look that's been waiting to blossom. 
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