20 Products Every Curvy Girl Needs To Survive Summer

Summer is officially upon us and that means the time is here where we’re going to sweat, chafe, and have to worry about WTF we can wear to stay cool while still appearing appropriate for work.
Being curvy in the summer is a constant struggle. Shopping is difficult, everything rubs together, and more skin means more burns. Luckily for you thicc women out there, we’ve done our research and found some incredible products, style hacks, and answers to your prayers when it comes to summertime fun. Thank us later.

20. This ADORABLE lemon-patterned crop tank, to turn even your most sour days sweet.

ModCloth

Get it for $45 on ModCloth.

19. These super affordable anti-chafing bands, so you never need to worry about a fun summer day turning painful and miserable again.

Which, customers love.

Get them on Bandettes for $16.99+.

18. These pain black yoga shorts to have on hand in case you want to wear a dress that may be a bit too short for work (and, you can sit any way you want!)

Amazon

Get them for $15.98 on Amazon.

17. This adorable one-piece swimsuit that is both cute and sexy all at the same time.

Forever21

Get it from Forever 21 for $29.61.

16. This anti-chafing balm stick that has over 2,600 positive reviews.

Amazon

Glowing Review: 

I am a lifelong curvy lady whose thighs have rubbed together since the beginning of time, probably, so I’m no stranger to chafing. I heard about this product a long time ago, but for some reason I didn’t trust it – it wouldn’t work for me, somehow, and so I disregarded it. I wear cotton bike shorts under my dresses, and that helps a little, but there’s still bare parts of my skin that touch and I can’t wear them with denim shorts, rompers, etc.

I continued to read good things, and as summer was fast approaching and we were set to have our first Very Hot weekend of the year, I ordered the smallest size and told myself I’d give it a shot. This morning I applied the balm to my inner thighs under a sundress and spent a day walking around in the heat and sunshine; it was hot, and I was sweating, but miraculously, my thighs felt fine!

I applied the balm at around 11:30 am and as I write my review it’s almost 7:30 pm but my legs are going strong. Other parts of me have definitely reacted to being out and about but not my thighs – without this stuff, they would be pink and tender, but they feel soft and happy. I am absolutely impressed.

Long story short, this stuff absolutely worked for me; I plan to buy a larger size when this smaller one runs out. Don’t be a doubter like I was!

Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

15. This chic jumpsuit that looks like a dress, but avoids the “flying up” and sunburnt legs issue.

Forever21

Get it from Forever21 for $32.90.

14. This adjustable ring that you can make bigger when your fingers swell in the heat.

Amazon

Get it on Amazon for $8.99.

13. These sandals with extra comfort on those days you’re doing a lot of walking.

Amazon

Glowing Review: 

I put these on and didn’t want to take them off! Very comfortable, very pretty, I bought them for a vacation but I will be using them more than I expected. The elastics at the back make them fit perfectly without the buckle to hassle with. Because the elastic strap is encased in the blue it doesn’t look tacky. I bought two other colors, so glad I did! They also came in a drawstring bag that will be great for packing… a bonus 😉

Get them on Amazon for $24.99+

12. This boho oversized beach towel which seconds as a yoga mat and can fit two people rather comfortably.

Amazon

Get it on Amazon for $22.89.

11. This 10 pack of anti-chafing creams to bring with you when you travel or want to throw in your clutch for Sunday brunch.

Amazon

Get it on Amazon for $8.99+

10. These “underwear shorts” that prevent chafing and allow you to wear any dresses or skirts you want–plus, they have a hidden pocket to hold your phone and money.

Amazon

Get them on Amazon for $7.89.

9. This two pack of seamless bralettes to save your chest from the digging of underwire when it’s super hot out.

Amazon

Glowing Review:

These bralett’s are awesome. For a big girl like me 3x, I don’t have a big bust-line, so I don’t need or want a huge bra with wires. I started wearing these this summer and I never looked back. The first thing I noticed is that this brand was well made and very comfortable and give me ample support. One minus is they don’t have adjustable straps which some do have, but the price and the comfort level is so amazing you actually forget you are wearing them. They have a small pocket with a removable bra pad which gives you extra shape and smooths the areola area and I add a silicone cutlet for even more volume. I will never wear a normal bra again. I am wearing the purple one today. I have been up and going for 12 hours and have no need to pull my bra off. Another thing: bralett’s minimize back fat. I have lost a lot of weight and have extra skin that hangs on the side boob area creating a back fat concern and I notice with these there is a wide back panel that smooths and doesn’t cut me in half…I just ordered all 6 colors.

Get them on Amazon for $20.

8. This fun swimsuit that comes with high waisted bottoms and an easily adjustable top.

Amazon

Glowing Review:

Sooooo cute! I always buy 2 piece suits and never feel comfortable but in this thing I feel comfortable and sexy! I’m 5’8” and normally buy medium/large, I took a chance and got medium and I LOVE IT. I would recommend, especially if you have some problem areas you want to hide.

Get it on Amazon for $21.99.

7. This chic beach coverup that can double as a kimono to wear literally anywhere.

Amazon

Glowing Review:

Love this! I bought this for myself to wear this summer by the pool over a bathing suit, and it is nice enough I could wear it with a tank top and shorts too. It is so cute and almost “fancy”, yet light enough to wear in the sun.

Get it on Amazon for $17.99.

6. This breathable and seamless lace bralette that’s perfect for racerback dresses and tank tops.

Amazon

Glowing Review:

This is the most comfortable bralette that I have ever worn!!! The sizing is just perfect. I’m a 32D and I constantly face the struggle of either a bralette being too small in the cups and perfect in the band or too big in the band and perfect in the cups. I was hesitant at first about ordering a Small, but it worked out perfectly. I plan to order this in many more colors! The lace on the straps is very flattering as well.

Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

5. This mini cell phone plug-in fan when you’re sitting on the subway commuting and need some relief.

Amazon

Get it on Amazon for $11.76.

4. This dusting powder that will help keep your skin from chafing and also make you smell incredible all day long.

LushUSA

Get a bottle from LUSH for $10.95.

3. This fresh breast cream for any ladies with big boobs to prevent chafing, underboob sweat, and rashes.

Amazon

Glowing Review:

Ok, so there are some negative reviews about this product leaving a residue of sorts on bras etc. Let me shed a bit of light from my experience. Here’s the deal, if you are at the cusp of a C or less, this product isn’t for you. You probably don’t really need it (no offense at all, I would GLADLY trade places with you all…no joke). If you are complaining about residue, you have never felt the wrath of a full blown under-the-boob sweat/friction rash mid winter in New York….doing nothing but carrying around a load on your front. Forget summer, it’s hell. I have spent many a July afternoon at the beach wishing I could get the freak out of the damp bathing suit (as much as I love the beach)…drumming up ideas for how to prop the girls up onto some sort of shelf to air them out (you D+ women know what I am talking about)…while watching the B sized women running and laughing about without fear of the trauma that is to follow later. Yeah, so finding a solution to boob sweat, rash, horror, hell supersedes any possible concern of residue. This stuff works and I’ve used pretty much everything that there is to use. I’m a solid DD, fairly active for a 40+ year old momma..and I put this on (light layer) in the am after showering (and completely dry), lasts all day in the cooler months here in NY, come May, be prepared to apply more mid-day (or depending on your activities that day). But it does do the trick. Skin is noticeably less red, smoother and DRY. Ya-freaking-ho. So all of you women out there wishing for a full bust, seriously, think about the drawbacks. In my 20’s it was awesome…a few kids later and well life in general….you’ll need to buy stock in this stuff. Must have for any D+ woman.

Get it on Amazon for $11.95.

2. These underarm (or anywhere) pads to wipe and throw away when you’re in a heatwave and way too sweaty.

Amazon

Get them on Amazon for $6.69.

1. These comfortable flare pants that won’t stick to your legs in the heat and give you a bit of a breeze.

Forever21

Get them on Forever21 for 37.90.