In our suitcase… The Plus Size Fashion Packing Guide, #2

This week the UK has experienced temperatures hotter than Ibiza, so whilst it might have rained in New York, the Brits are starting to soak up the summer sunshine and that can only mean one thing… The need for the ultimate in holiday packing is creeping closer!

For the second instalment of ‘In Our Suitcase’, The Plus Size Fashion Packing Guide. We have gathered together some more of our favourite plus size picks that are perfect for your summer holiday. With beach ready bikinis and the perfect beach, to touristy afternoon pieces, making plus size holiday shopping that little bit easier!

The key is to pack small, pack light and pack versatile. No one wants to drag loads of stuff on holiday, as I’m sure you know, you never wear half of it anyway. Our holiday guide hopes to make you think about what you’re packing and will offer some fantastically versatile style ideas so you can go with just what you need.

Bikini Top & Bottom

This bright printed bikini from ASOS is a fun piece for relaxing round the pool in. The black base and coloured floral print also means that you could mix and match the brief and bikini top with other sets by picking out one of the colours in the set – so you could team with print bikini top with a plain black bikini brief or even go for one of the bolder shades in the print!

This bikini is from ASOS Curve, the bikini top is available in sides 38D – 42F and the brief in sizes 18 – 28 – beach ready! Shop them here: Bikini Top: ASOS / Bikini Bottoms: ASOS

Denim Overalls

We are OBSESSED with denim overalls for S/S’16, the fashion fav has made a big comeback so there is no better time to pay homage to our favourite Bob the Builder and don a pair of cute denim overalls / dungarees. Now denim on holiday is HOT so while it might be your go to staple at home, when it comes to sunshine if denim is a must have then grab this cute shorts version. Denim shorts overalls are perfect for chucking on over a bikini or swimsuit too to head to the beach and so make a great alternative to a kaftan or cover up. They are also great with a tee for any tourist activities or shopping – a great and versatile piece to pack!

This denim overall set is from plus size retailer Lane Bryant, in sizes 14-28

Shop them here: Denim shorts overall: Lane Bryant


No holiday suitcase is complete without t-shirts, whether you want to keep it crisp and clean in white tees (beware of suncream lotion & ice cream stains :p). But for us we think that there is no better time to add a pop of colour, after all the sun is shining and everything is warm and bright so we love this gorgeous hue that again is great over our ASOS bikini en route to the beach and makes our denim overalls a little more playful. However at £5, we suggest grabbing a few as a holiday basic to build around.

Get the t-shirt, from Evans in sizes 14-32 here: T-shirt: Evans


They used to be the least cool shoe around, but thanks to a runway revival the ‘slider’ is enjoying a bit of a moment, in fact, even Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection had its own slider. So with that in mind we had to put this into our holiday packing hit list.

As it currently is the hip shoe of choice, this light and flat to pack style is of course still perfect in its original home (around the pool) but its new found status means that these fashion forward versions that are that bit smarter are great for afternoon strolls, early dinners and shopping trips. The slider shows no signs of going anytime soon so take advantage and grab this pair for £28 from Office. In white they are perfect for summer and will go with everything – a must when packing succinctly for a holiday. But importantly the platform on this pair means that they are gorgeous with your bikini but equally fabulous teamed with a maxi skirt and matching cosmo. Available in sizes 6-8 get them here: Sliders: Office




-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine