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9 Plus-size Tops With Sleeves Cool Enough To Wear In The Heat

These styles are your best bet.

Last Updated on June 18, 2021

Plus-size summer tops with long sleeves? Why not?

When we think of summer fashion, our mind’s automatically go to strappy sun dresses and vest tops – but we’re making a case for summer tops with long sleeves.

Sleeveless tops and tees are great for feeling the breeze on your skin, but when the sun’s rays are extra hot, exposed skin can often get burnt. Plus, not everyone feels comfortable getting their arms out for a variety of reasons, from religion to feeling self-conscious in tiny tops.

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Whatever your reason, we’re not here to judge. Instead, we’re providing light and breezy long-sleeve options for those not comfortable getting their arms out.

Sleeved tops that are breathable, light and airy do exist, but there are a few factors to consider when looking for the most comfortable. Ditch your polyester and rayon and look for for cotton, silk, linen, and chambray. 

I know it can still be quite difficult to find plus-size summer tops with long sleeves — or any plus-size clothing for that matter — so I took it upon myself to comb through the web to find them for you.

We found fun, printed blouses from Anthropologie and Simply Be, as well as more classic summer pieces like stripes from ASOS and florals from Loud Bodies. If you happen to be a minimalist, I found options from Marks & Spencer and Mango that you’ll love too.

As always, Wear Next encourages you to wear them in whatever way makes you feel comfortable and confident, but if you need some inspiration, I recommend wearing these with other summer staples: bermuda shorts, sunglasses, slides, and a basket bag

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Buy now

Curve Long Sleeve Striped T-Shirt ASOS

Curve Long Sleeve Striped T-Shirt, £12, ASOS – buy now (available up to size 22)

Maeve Fern Contrast Buttondown Anthropologie

Maeve Fern Contrast Buttondown, $118, Anthropologie – buy now (available up to size 3XL)

Knotted-hem Cotton Blouse Violeta at Mango

Knotted-hem Cotton Blouse, £49.99, Violeta at Mango – buy now (available up to size 26)

Cropped Top H&M+

Cropped Top, £12.99, H&M+ – buy now (available up to size 4XL)

Zebra Print Dipped Back Viscose Shirt Simply Be

Zebra Print Dipped Back Viscose Shirt, £18, Simply Be – buy now (available up to size 32)

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White Open Back Long Sleeve Shirt River Island

White Open Back Long Sleeve Shirt, £32, River Island – buy now (available up to size 28)

Native Youth Plus Very Oversized Boyfriend Shirt, £24, ASOS

Native Youth Plus Very Oversized Boyfriend Shirt, £24, ASOS – buy now (available up to size 28)

Relaxed Long Sleeve Top Marks & Spencer

Relaxed Long Sleeve Top, £15, Marks & Spencer – buy now (available up to size 24)

Celia Floral Cotton Shirt Loud Bodies

Celia Floral Cotton Shirt, £120, Loud Bodies – buy now (available up to size 10XL)

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