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Summer to Fall Dresses

I am all about a cute dress in summertime. I am also all about a multipurpose wardrobe. So, when I'm buying something new during the summer, especially new dresses, I try to make it something that can transition into at least one other season. This summer I have found six gorgeous dresses that will flawlessly transition to fall, and I can't wait to share them with you.

1. Burgundy Lace Trapeze Dress - $68.90
This high neck lace dress comes in a gorgeous burgundy color that works perfectly for a summer date but can be just as pretty in the fall with a pair of boots and a cute cardigan. It's all-over lace, but it is lined so it won't chafe and make you uncomfortable. It's a pull-on style and it comes in an alternate deep mustard color if burgundy doesn't appeal to you. This dress is from Torrid, where sizes go up to 6X/30.
2. Black Crochet Challis Maxi Dress - $78.90
This second dress is also from Torrid, and it's a beautiful maxi with crochet detail on the chest. It can easily move into fall with a black jacket and boots, or a denim jacket and flats. This comfy but sexy dress also has pockets and side slits to facilitate walking. It's a pull-on style and has a self-tie sash to help define the waist.
3. Active Back Lattice Dress - $49.95
This active dress is made of soft and durable 100% cotton and has a super cute lattice back detail. It's from Lane Bryant, where sizes go up to 28. It's lightweight and breezy for summer, but with the right pair of tights and cardigan it breezes its way into the fall season too.
4. Beauticurve Animal Print Maxi Dress - $78.99
This fourth dress is also from Lane Bryant, and it is honestly my favorite of the bunch; I a sucker for a good animal print. This maxi dress is made from a lightweight crepe fabric with a high-low hemline. There are two hidden buttons in the neckline, to ensure that you'll be able to enjoy the deep V neckline without worrying about exposing too much. There is a gathered detail at the waist to help define and the flutter sleeves have slits, ensuring that they won't be too tight on your upper arms. All this dress requires is a change of shoes and it's ready to wear on a warm fall day; just add a cute jacket when the temperature drops.
5. Slash Sleeve Fit and Flare Dresss - $59.95
Another dress from Lane Bryant, and this jersey knit dress is available in four different colors; black, mustard, burgundy, and white. This dress is lightweight enough for summer, and dressy enough for the office. It's a pull-on style and has pockets. The fit and flare style is flattering to all body types. And as someone who always has trouble finding things to fit my arms, the sleeves are the best part of this dress. The slit sleeves give the upper arms space without being too tight, and the sleeve cuffs can be adjusted to your liking.
6. Sandy Shirtwaist Dress by Ellos - $44.90
This last dress I found on my new favorite plus size website, WomanWithin. At WomanWithin, the clothing is cute and affordable, the style options are endless, and the sizes go to 40. This shirtwaist dress with all-around pleats is flattering to everyone, with princess seams in the front and back waist darts flattering every figure to the max. It's made of cotton poplin, so it's guaranteed to be comfortable as well as cute. This dress also comes in four different patterns; the black and white gingham that is pictured, red with white floral print, navy with white polka dots, and white with a French blue stripe. The pair of flats or kitten heels, and cozy cardigan with help this shirt dress swing into fall.

Submitted by: Alanna

Sources:
Dress #1 - www.torrid.com
Dress #2 – www.torrid.com
Dress #3 - www.lanebryant.com
Dress #4 - www.lanebryant.com
Dress #5 - www.lanebryant.com
Dress #6 - www.womanwithin.com

Fat Positive Blogs

Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others.

I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.

Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.
http://colormefatt.blogspot.com/

Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:


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