Plus Size on a Budget – Smocked Dress

A plus size smocked dress outfit idea for summer.  And the next in my “plus size on a budget series!”

Plus Size on a Budget - Smocked Dress - A plus size smocked dress outfit idea for summer with a plus size striped dress, denim jacket, wedge sandals, rattan bag, and statement earrings - Alexa Webb

My “Disclaimer”

I want to prevent some anticipated feedback.  So please keep these things in mind:

  • “Budget” is relative.  Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses, while other people allocate $300 for their annual clothing budget.
  • You may be able to find these items elsewhere for less.  These are just some “budget-friendly” finds I have come across.  And I typically don’t link to clearance items because they sell out and then people are disappointed.  Also, I have no way of linking to thrift stores, but obviously, if you want to check out your local thrift stores, I think that is a great idea!
  • Recycle & reuse.  As with all of my posts, I hope that you can use the pieces you already have in your wardrobe.  Additionally, I assume that you can reuse all of the pieces below in other combinations with things in your closet to create a variety of looks.  Meaning, I think it is unfair to judge the expense of one outfit as though that is the only way to wear the pieces.

Outfit Details

This plus size smocked dress that’s perfect for summer comes in sizes 1X – 4X.

As always, top with a denim jacket as needed.

Throw on some wedge sandals for that girl-next-door cuteness.   These also come in wide width.

Really take the look to the next level with some statement earrings in a coordinating blue.

Of course, a trendy rattan canteen bag works perfectly.  And don’t forget some vintage sunnies.

Finish the look with a deep coral-y lip.  And voila, you’re set to turn heads anywhere you go this summer!

Plus Size on a Budget – Smocked Dress

Plus Size on a Budget - Smocked Dress - A plus size smocked dress outfit idea for summer with a plus size striped dress, denim jacket, wedge sandals, rattan bag, and statement earrings - Alexa Webb

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Plus Size on a Budget – Smocked Dress

Plus Size on a Budget - Smocked Dress - A plus size smocked dress outfit idea for summer with a plus size striped dress, denim jacket, wedge sandals, rattan bag, and statement earrings - Alexa Webb

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11 thoughts on “Plus Size on a Budget – Smocked Dress

  1. This outfit is great! I have decided that I am going to wear dresses and shorts this summer despite my lipedema. Can you recommend a good sunless tanner? Thank you! 💖

  2. New to your blog/posts. Love it!
    Very helpful for the fashionable plus sizer.
    I’ve already made purchases.

  3. I love in Texas. Summers in my area are 100 degrees with 98 percent humidity. I just can’t wear a jean jacket in those temps. Any suggestions for a cooler substitute for the jean jacket?

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