If you live in Hawaii or are going there on vacation, you will want to dress in a way that helps you stay cool in the heat. And if you are traveling from a colder climate, that means wearing a lot less clothing than you may be used to donning.
Yet, some plus-size women do not feel that wearing less is an option. Society has (wrongly) ingrained in so many of us that we should cover up larger bodies. Plus-size women may feel like they do not have the freedom to wear shorts and t-shirts or smaller, shorter garments.
What a shame! If you’re plus size like us here at Insyze, you should not feel the need to wear more clothing than anyone else. Doing so will only make you feel hot and frumpy. You should feel confident wearing anything you want. You are, of course, beautiful.
And if you dream of having a holiday to Hawaii, where you can happily pose for pictures in a beautiful setting, knowing what to wear can make all the difference for those once-in-a-lifetime photo ops.
We’ve listed some of our top tips for stylish dressing in Hawaii if you are plus size. We look at how to style a shirt dress or how wearing a belt with a dress can help you accentuate the best parts of your body, bringing confidence to that camera.
Tips for Plus-Size Dressing in Hawaii
So you’ve booked your vacation to Hawaii. What do you pack? These tips will help you make the most of your suitcase space while looking stylish every day of your trip.
Dress for Your Body Shape
Being on holiday does not mean that all style rules go out the window. Yes, it can be sweltering hot in Hawaii, but it is still best to dress for your body shape. If you have an X or hourglass figure, make sure you still make the most of that highly defined waist of yours. If you are an O shape, take the opportunity to show some leg in well-tailored shorts. If in doubt, try a shirt dress. They suit every body shape and are perfect in a variety of situations.
Add a Belt to a Dress
Adding a belt to a dress may seem like an unnecessary step in accessorizing, but it can elevate an outfit. Plus, belts offer a fantastic way of making those without a waist look like they have one and accentuating the waist of those that do. People seem to shy away from belts when on vacation in hotter climates, but with your clothing fitting a bit closer to your skin, you’ll find that your outfit looks more pulled together and polished.
Accessorizing can be a great way to make the same outfit look different, meaning you can pack less. Changing flat sandals in the day to a pair of smarter shoes in the evening can convert a day look into an evening one in no time at all, leaving you with more time to enjoy a night out with your friends or family.
Shorts and a simple shirt can be great for hiking or sightseeing around Hawaii in comfort. In the evening, add some jewelry and a great purse or wallet, and you’ve changed your vibe yet again, taking you from day into night with minimal fuss.
Plus-Size Vacation Style for Hawaii
Vacation style is about what makes you feel confident and comfortable. It can be tough to find outfits that leave you looking chic and keeping cool. Choosing appropriate materials for your clothing is an excellent way to stop overheating. And as a finishing touch, add that relaxed holiday smile to your outfit. It can do wonders for pulling a look together.