Plus Size Cotton Casualwear Options

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Women's Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Balletneck Tunic at Land's End
Balletneck Tunic at Land's End

Cotton is the ultimate fabric when it comes to breathability and easy care, which makes it a great choice for casual wear. Whether you're interested in tops, bottoms, dresses or other apparel, you'll find there are many attractive, comfortable cotton options for full-figured women.

Cotton Casualwear in Plus Sizes

Cotton Tops

For any season, cotton is a great choice for casual tops. Whether you are looking for easy fitting t-shirts, figure flattering tunics and tops, or informal blouses, you'll find many options to choose from. A few great choices include:

  • Champion Cotton V-Neck Women's Plus t-Shirt: Whether you need new workout duds or you're in the market for some versatile layering pieces for cooler weather, you'll love the fit and style of Champion's V-neck t-shirts. Wear them solo with any bottom or under jackets and cardigans to add a pop of color and comfort to outfits. Available in five colors in sizes to 4X and priced at around $22, you'll find yourself reaching for these t-shirts time and time again to finish off a look.

Pretty Cotton Dresses

Cotton dresses are a smart choice for almost any occasion because they can be dressed up or down to suit the formality of the event. Consider some of these pretty options, all of which are flattering to full figures. They can be transformed instantly to from a summer to an autumn look by adding trendy fall accessories like infinity scarves, shoes, handbags, and cardigans in on-trend animal prints and patterns, plaids or distressed denim.

  • ASOS Curve T-Shirt Dress With Lace-up Sides: This stylish dress from ASOS Curve has comes in pink. It features lace up sides, a casual sheath bodice and crew neckline in a knee-length style. Sizes range from 12 to 24 with a retail of just under $40.
  • Stripe t-Shirt Dress: This beautiful soft-knit dress from Avenue is an instant classic. The flared skirt lends a casual air and it features short sleeves so it's perfect for the spring season. It comes in sizes up to 32 for about $40.

Flattering Cotton Skirts

Cotton skirts offer all-day style and comfort for walks on the beach, relaxing weekends at home, or any time when you want a slightly dressier casual option than pants or shorts. Look for pieces like knee-length or maxi skirts in fashionable touches like denims, tribal inspired or abstract prints. Any of these curve-enhancing skirts would be ideal for your casual clothing needs:

  • Cotton plaid full skirt: This smart retro fifties style plaid skirt from eShakti™ cinches the waist with a Trapunto embellished waistband, flows over hips and thighs, and flatters mosts body types. Available in sizes 1X to 6X, this vivid plaid will coordinate with almost anything in your closet. At under $70, it's a fashion steal that can be customized to your height, size and styling preference for a small fee.
  • Cotton Maxi Skirt - There's nothing like a full cotton maxi skirt to add elegant casual style to your wardrobe. This long skirt from Jessica London comes in nine pretty colors and prints to mix and match with other wardrobe items. It's available in sizes up to 28 and retails for between $50 and $85, depending on the color.

Pretty Cotton Pants

You'll look neat and stylish all day long in practical cotton casual pants, whether you're shopping for perennial staples like jeans or wardrobe basics like knit pants or chinos. Opt for curve-enhancing pants in classic colors like black, khaki and navy so you can mix and match them with any other items for uncomplicated yet functional ensembles that span the seasons seamlessly. Consider options like:

  • Pants with convertible length: These super-comfortable cargo pants from Woman Within come in seven useful colors and feature an easy-care woven cotton fabric with great drape. Roll the cuffs up for a capri length or wear them rolled down for full length. Cargo pockets and an adjustable elastic waistband make them a practical choice as well. They come in sizes up to 34W and retail for $25.
  • Chic Women's Plus-Size Pull-on Pants: These classic pull-on pants are ideal for the brisk transitional months, but can span all seasons because cotton knit is such a breathable fabric. They feature an elastic waistband for comfort and a relaxed fit that flatters full figures. Choose from eight stylish colors in sizes 18 to 26W for under $20.

  • Easy Pants: Round out your casual wardrobe with these m.i.b. jersey pants. You'll get a perfect fit because they are available in petite, regular and long lengths in sizes 1X to 8X. As comfy as a favorite tee, the tapered leg makes you look longer and leaner while the gathered waist assures your comfort. Prices range from around $70 to just over $85 depending on size. Choose from five classic colors.

Comfortable Cotton Shorts/skorts

Cotton shorts and skorts are perfect for staying cool and comfortable and can be worn year-round in warmer climates. Styles made specifically for plus size women can be very flattering. Try one of these:

  • Just My Size Cotton Jersey Women's Shorts: These cotton jersey shorts from Hanes may become your favorite go-to piece whether you are running errands, relaxing on the sofa or looking for fun in the sun. The easy-fitting waist offers all-day comfort in sizes up to 5X. At under $8 per pair, you can afford to indulge in all five jewel-toned color options.
  • Knit skort: This great looking and fitting skort from Amerimark is a classy alternative for those occasions when you want the ease of shorts but need a dressier look. They feature an elasticized, drawstring waist in a fashionable 20-inch length and come in four attractive colors. Priced at under $21 and in sizes up to 4X, these are essential casual wardrobe pieces.

A Great Fabric for Casual Apparel

Whether you need casual clothing for work or play, cotton is a great fabric to choose as it is more comfortable than most other textiles because of its softness and moisture-wicking properties. With so many fashionable options available to fit any style or body type, you're sure to find some key pieces to fit your budget, figure and taste.

Plus Size Cotton Casualwear Options