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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to pack up your winter clothes and focus on the upcoming season. Below you’ll learn everything you need to know about big & tall summer shirts – the trends, tips for wearing them and where to get them in your size.

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Big & Tall Summer Shirts Trends

Prints are the name of the game this summer, with brands finally offering them in extended sizes. You’ve probably already noticed that floral prints are in. You can keep it simple with more conservative designs or go full Hawaiian if you’d like. Both options are available, having been modernized for 2018.

Also trendy this year: vertical stripes, bright colors (if you like greens and blues, this is your season) as well as non-floral prints of every kind. If you’re into ugly or reclaimed vintage looking fashion, that’s in for summer too. These looks won’t be in forever, so make the most of it while you can.

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How to Up Your Big & Tall Shirt Game

Now that you know what you’ll be seeing this summer from a trend perspective, how do you make sure to buy things that will work for you? Here are a few things to think about:

  1. Look for shirts containing stretch fabric. This helps ensure better fit for multiple body types, as well as range of movement. Stretch material is generally lighter weight, which is perfect for summer.
  2. Don’t be afraid to layer. I know – layering during the summer sounds like crazy talk, but it’s not. You can pick up a pack of lightweight tank tops to put on under your button downs or tees and they’ll help manage sweat without adding bulk to your look. I buy undershirts in colors that match some of my button downs – this keeps button gaps from being as noticeable.
  3. You have the right to bare arms. It’s summer and you can get away with wearing less. Don’t feel like you have to stick to button downs – wear those tank tops proudly!

Our Favorite Big & Tall Summer Shirts

Here are a few of our favorites, including the Walmart Golden Girls Squad Tee that Chubstr readers went crazy over in our big & tall summer shorts article.

George Walmart Big & Tall Summer Shorts

Golden Girls Squad Shirt in Aqua ($8.50)
Sizes to 3XL

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George Printed Stretch Woven in Navy Geo

George Printed Stretch Woven in Navy Geo ($13.88)
Various patterns and sizes to 5X 

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George Walmart Hula Shirt

George Printed Stretch Woven in Hula Girl Print ($13.88)
Various patterns and sizes to 5X 

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ASOS

ASOS 2 Piece Oversized Floral Shirt

ASOS 2 Piece Oversized Floral Shirt ($35)
Sizes to 5XL

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ASOS Stripe T-Shirt in Navy

ASOS Stripe T-Shirt in Navy ($13)
Sizes to 6X

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ASOS Hawaiian Shirt in Black with Revere Collar ($40)
Sizes to 6X

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Large Lad Clothing

Large Lad Clothing Clancy Oxford

Large Lad Clothing Clancy Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt ($65 USD)
Sizes to 8X 

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Target (Goodfellow & Co)

Goodfellow & Co Beachcomber Tank

Goodfellow & Co Beachcomber Tank ($9.00)
Sizes to 5XB

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Goodfellow & Co Crew Neck Tee

Goodfellow & Co Crew Neck Tee ($8.38)
Sizes to 5XB

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Goodfellow & Co Short Sleeve Button Down

Goodfellow & Co Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt ($20.99)
Sizes to 5XB

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Goodfellow & Co Floral Print Button Down Shirt

Goodfellow & Co Floral Print Button Down Shirt ($20.99)
Sizes to 5XB http://bit.ly/2GO2kDE

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DXL

Harbor Bay Easy Care Sailboat Print Shirt

Harbor Bay Easy Care Sailboat Print Sport Shirt ($45)
Sizes to 8XL

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Mini star print nautica

Polo Ralph Lauren Mini Sport Print Shirt ($125)
Sizes to 5X

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Nordstrom

Ted Baker Parrot Print Sport Shirt

Ted Baker Parrot Print Sport Shirt ($155)
Sizes to 3X

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Old Navy

Old Navy Flex Getaway Shirt

Old Navy Flex Getaway Shirt ($26.99)
Various colors & sizes to 3X

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Old Navy Colorblock Tank

Old Navy Colorblock Tank ($7.50)
Sizes to 3X

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Old Navy Perfect Fit Tee

Old Navy Soft Washed Printed Perfect Tee ($7.50)
Sizes to 3X http://bit.ly/2LvR8PR

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Now you’ve got some big & tall summer shirts to choose from. Show us what you choose by tagging us on social @chubstr or by sharing a photo of your look at the link above. 

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