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Curve-Friendly Summer Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

I thought I’d put together some suggestions for a capsule holiday wardrobe that will be ideal for ladies with curves, like me. (I’m a UK size 14/16.) Below is my pick of lightweight maxis, loose fitting linens and key accessories that you can mix and match with every outfit.

I own over half of these clothes myself (scroll down for pics) and the rest are on my wish-list for my next holiday.

The padded scallop plunge swimsuit is super flattering and comfortable – I road tested it in Mallorca and there was no nip-slippage! I also thoroughly recommend the longline beach coverup if you’re a little self conscious. The oversized sunnies by M&S are an absolute bargain (I have them in black) and a straw tote is such a summer holiday essential I included 2 for you to choose from!

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Summer Holiday Essentials

  1. Greek Archaic Kori Linen Feather mini-dress 
  2. Arket mustard/white halter neck dress
  3. Arket black Lyocell Strap Dress
  4. M&S Pure Cotton Longline Beach Cover Up Shirt
  5. H&M Linen Blend Dress
  6. & Other Stories Wide Brimmed Straw Hat
  7. Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses
  8. Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria braided leather sandals
  9. & Other Stories Droplet Hoop Earrings
  10. & Other Stories Wavy Hoop Earrings
  11. Dune Location Leather Padded Flatform Sandals
  12. Mango Leather Basket Bag
  13. M&S Angular Oversized Sunglasses
  14. M&S Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit
  15. Mango Leather Braided Sandals
  16. Mango Raffia Tote Bag
  17. M&S Linen Blend Striped V-Neck Maxi Dress
  18. Mango Maxi Ruffles Dress
  19. Mango 100% Linen Shirty Dress
  20. Whistles Black/White Dalmatian Shirred Midi Dress

Summer Holiday Outfits

These are a few of my favourite outfits from a recent trip to Mallorca.

  1. Phase Eight Phillipa Floral Midaxi Dress
  2. M&S Linen Blend Striped V-Neck Maxi Dress
  3. M&S Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit and M&S Pure Cotton Longline Beach Cover Up Shirt
  4. M&S Embroidered V-Neck Midi Beach Dress and M&S Angular Oversized Sunglasses

Pro packing tips

If you don’t already own some, invest in some packing cubes – they will change your life, I promise! I love this large set of 2 from Selfridges for all your main outfits. The mesh top means not only are they breathable but it’s really easy to see what’s in them at a glance.

I’ve also had this set of 6 packing cubes from Amazon for 4 years now and they are still going strong. They are great for packing children’s clothes, underwear, nightwear, swimwear etc as you can take them out of the suitcase and pop them in a drawer as they are. Unpacking in 2 seconds sounds good, doesn’t it?

Worried about squashing your hat? I managed to pack my big straw hat for our Mallorca holiday without ruining it. The trick is to put it in the suitcase upside down and fill it with soft items that will hold the shape.

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I'm a full time blogger with a passion for travel and interiors. A travel blogger for 12+ years, I took a course on interior styling during the pandemic when travel was not an option. I now run 2 Instagram accounts - @jayneytravels, which covers authentic, affordable luxury escapes and @ourtravelhome which is all about decorating our new build home with a modern rustic style.

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