The Ultimate Guide to Plus Size Cotton Sundresses

plus size cotton sundresses

Last year at this time, I was in Conakry, Guinea, dreaming about plus size cotton sundresses. That sounds a bit weird; but, it was very hot, and this middle aged lady was pretty miserable. I remember looking out the window at the laundry hanging across the street, wishing I had a lightweight cotton dress to put on and stay cool.

The next time I go back to Africa, I plan to have a more comfortable wardrobe. That hot, humid weather just about did me in!

Of course, it also gets hot and humid where I live here in Louisville, and our house is not air conditioned. A big tree out front keeps our house shaded; but, during the hottest days I start looking for a cotton sundress to keep me cool!

My Favorite Plus Size Cotton Sundress

AmeriMark Women's Sleeveless ShiftAmeriMark Women’s Sleeveless Shift


Last summer I bought this plus size sundress. I wanted something simple and cool to wear around the house. I ordered the purple one shown here, and  liked it so well that I also ordered another one in green! It’s a great little dress!

I am wearing the green dress today, so I had my husband shoot a few pics of me. I’m no model, and I never even put on makeup today. What you see is what you get on this hot summer’s day! My thermometer says 90 degrees, and I am hot natured; but, I am comfortable doing my work in this dress.

Obviously, this is a house dress. I wear it around the house, and out in the backyard. I don’t mind answering the door or going onto the front porch wearing this dress. It is modest; but, it’s not my best look. Nevertheless, it’s very cool and comfortable. I especially like the big patch pockets on the front. It is practical work dress.

Plus Size Cotton Sundresses
Plus Size Cotton Sundresses

This is great to wear at home; but, if you plan to wear it in public on a sunny day, you might want to put a slip underneath.

This dress also makes a great nightgown! I read this suggestion in the Amazon reviews, so I tried it. It does make a very comfortable nightie that will keep you cool overnight.

This dress is available in four checks, like the lilac one shown at left, and two patchwork prints. As of this writing, only size 2X is offered. I was able to order 1X last summer; hopefully this size will be coming back soon.

I recommend this sundress if you want something loose and comfortable to wear on hot days (or nights) around the house! At this price it is hard to go wrong!

A Similar Plus Size Cotton Sundress


Women's Zip-Up Sleeveless Cotton House Dress by EZIWomen’s Zip-Up Sleeveless Cotton House Dress by EZI

Here is another dress that is similar, if the one above is no longer available in your size. I love the seersucker stripe, which always looks so neat and crisp, even on the hottest days. This dress comes in six different colors. At this price it might be hard to pick just one!

It seems this dress runs a tad small, so order up a size in order to insure a perfect fit! It comes in sizes medium to 3X plus.

One of the Best Plus Size Cotton Sundresses

Only Necessities Women's Plus Size Sleeveless Printed LoungerOnly Necessities Women’s Plus Size Sleeveless Printed Lounger

This cute dress is perfect for any hot, summer day! It has a simple design that hangs away from the body, two big patch pockets on the front, and is made from 100% cotton fabric. You are going to love it!

There are five different prints. The lavender paisley is my favorite.

One thing to remember is that this company’s garments run large. You will want to order down a size or two in order to get the right fit. I usually wear a 1X, but when I order from this company, I order a large and that is about right. So, just keep that in mind when ordering, and you will be all set! This dress comes in sizes medium to 6X.

Another Cute Cotton Plus Size Sundress

Dreams & Co. Women's Plus Size Print LoungerDreams & Co. Women’s Plus Size Print Lounger

Here is a different style, in case you are tired of the sleeveless, crewneck dresses. This one has wide straps instead! It’s super cute!

This dress is made of a cool cotton-polyester blend, and comes in six pretty prints. It has an elasticized back for a good fit around the bustline. I like that. I hate to feel like I am giving people a show every time I bend over!

It comes in sizes medium to 5X.


Love this Cotton Plus Size Sundress!

National Print Sundress - Misses, WomensNational Print Sundress – Misses, Womens


I love this pretty dress, and my readers do too! It is always popular. It comes in several different, cheerful prints, like the cherry print shown here. I think folks really like the great price too!

It has gotten lots of positive reviews on Amazon. People love the loose fit of this dress. It keeps you cool, because it doesn’t cling to your skin, but stands out from your body. The cotton fabric lets plenty of air circulate to keep you comfy when the weather is hot.

People also like the big pockets on this dress. A lot of people have mentioned that they wish this dress came in more colors, because they want to order more but already have the prints available.

The woven fabric is a cotton-polyester blend. There’s just enough polyester to make ironing unnecessary. I remember my mama ironing all afternoon throughout the summer, but my generation has been able to get away from that. Thank goodness!

This dress is available in sizes small to 3X.

One of the Most Popular Plus Size Cotton Sundresses

Breezy SundressBreezy Sundress

Here is another great plus size cotton sundress for summer! This style has also been very popular with my readers this year. It comes in so many different prints (twelve, to be exact!), and is a very comfortable style. I guess that is why. Everyone seems to want this dress to wear during the hot weather!

This dress is also made from a cotton-polyester blend. You certainly have enough different prints to choose from, you are sure to find something that will make you feel pretty. It comes in sizes 10/12 to 5X, as well as a few petite sizes.

The only drawback to this cute dress is that it only has one pocket. I’m not sure why anyone would make a dress with only one pocket. That’s a bit puzzling! But, regardless of that fact, people love the dress anyway.

More Plus Size Cotton Sundresses

I hope you liked these plus size cotton sundresses. Be sure to check my posts on cotton house dresses – perfect for summer and plus size summer dresses for women over 50.

 Floral Zip-Front Duster Caribbean Joe Women’s Plus Size Gingham Gauze Plaid Sleeveless Collar Button Front Dress with Tie National Striped Patio Dress, Plus, Plus AmeriMark Women’s Free-Flowing Shift Dress

plus size cotton sundresses


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