There is so much to enjoy outdoors, but you don’t have to look frumpy or random to fully enjoy and be comfortable swimming, biking or trekking wild coastal waters, woodlands, pastures, or country roads.
I am showing both pant styles and skirts (for those who prefer them). We will not be discussing modesty in this post. Here are ideas for you elegantly curved, plus-sized women.
First, The More Decidedly Feminine Outdoor Ideas
Bring a little romance and beauty to your life. Here is Tara’s lovely 1940s sundress -her creation for the beach. How clever to have a dress that can double for dressier or for a stroll beside the crashing waves… and you can always wear your skimpier suit underneath for your husband when the beach is yours alone!
Shannon is making a splash with this very cute nautical bathing suit of her own creation. For years now, she has made an impact on my young daughter’s taste by sharing her creative sewing skills and ideas on feminine dress. Thank you, dear Shannon 🙂
This looks like a painting, but it’s not…it’s from Aspiring Homemaker.
Their family shared a sunrise picnic on the beach before the crowds arrived. I can’t imagine anything more lovely than an early breakfast as the sun ascends into the sky.
In Paris, France, this young lady was photographed dressing with modest and classic good taste. I wonder, is she heading to la boulangerie (the bakery)? She looks so typically French!
Pairing capris and leggings with a wrap-dress is a classic idea. This collection is from the UK.
There have been a lot of reader questions about footwear…and how to look great in a skirt. In the summer, we wear nice flip-flops quite a bit, and they go with everything unless it is dressy. Crocs as foot wear are a cute, comfortable, and a quick on-and-off shoe for treks and also some casual situations.
Such a dreamy, whimsical look.
Homestead and outdoor friendly, this is helpful for gardening, keeping chickens, long walks with the children to catch tadpoles, and work on nature journals where long flowing skirts just aren’t practical. On some of our home-school treks into the wilds, I would get tangled up in vines and thorns or covered with burrs, so I had to rethink what I wore! Lol
This is a fresh idea for your young ladies.
There is something refreshing to see a mother and daughter coordinate outfits. We still coordinate color in our home occasionally.
Riding on a horse in a skirt is not unsafe, unless you don’t know how to ride!
These ladies have done this together for years and always in skirts.
There are times when you just need to get out and work with your animals or help with the birth of a calf! A sturdy woman can handle it, maybe in a skirt, and maybe not. With a shorter skirt, you need not fall over yourself! Ha.
Now, Sportier Activewear
You can look put-together (even though you may not totally feel it) romping with the children in the great outdoor. It is often the best form of exercise.
These are pieces that can cover areas we want to minimize and can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. As a woman, you’ll appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money.
You can still look adorable outdoor for snowy days. Go build a snowman and throw snowballs!
Muck boots can make an casual outdoor statement look.
And you can still look feminine and trendy out in the rugged hill country or camping!
There is some really cute swimwear out there now, too, although a bit more expensive than a bikini that you could floss with.
It’s not billed as ‘modest’, but ‘sporty’. I think it is well worth it, and the fabrics are wonderful.
As much time as we spend outdoor walking, running, swimming and biking, we have had to find cute, practical and fun ways to dress. Hope these give you some ideas!
“Being a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but being a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot