A couple years ago, when models came strutting down the runway wearing anchors, sailor stripes, and sea-themed accessories, we thought the nautical theme was just a cute, but passing, fad.
However, it seems that people have fallen in love with the same effortless chic that inspired master designers like Coco Chanel when she was first starting.
Take a glance at our 5 Nautical-themed Looks For Sweet Summer Sailing geared towards the larger woman; maybe donning one of the pieces below will attract your own sailor on leave.
Look: Sexy Sailor
A kitschy necklace with cute little sailors standing at alert, cobalt blue jeans, and some of the sexiest red striped platform heels we’ve ever seen. OK, so maybe you can’t swab the deck in them, but you at least you’ll look hot.
Disaya sailor necklace from Revolve clothing:
Flattering black jersey wrap top:
Colbalt skinny jean from ASOS Curve:
Striped red platform from Poison:
Look: Stranded Mermaid
Our favorite part of this look is the giant sailor sweater (given to the naked mermaid by a passing sailor) and the goldfish orange accents (the same color as her fish parts?).
Knitted sailor cardigan from Leifsdottir:
These comfy chino shorts match the biege in the sweater (which will inevitably cover most of the short anyway):
Orange suede platform heels from ASOS:
Octopus ring from Betsey Johnson:
Look: Super Siren
I love everything about this look from the bright yellow Sonia Rykiel jacket with anchor accent to the giant constrast maxi dress to the seahorses on the feet. Perfect for an early morning traipse along the beach.
Sonia Rykiel yellow anchor sweater:
Contrast maxi dress from Aqua:
Swallow bracelet from Ija Designs:
Gold anchor necklace from Shopbop:
Trina Turk sea life sandal:
Look: Nautical Nice Girl
This look is sweet and sugary with a coy little raffia hat, the tulip-skirted applique dress, and the tongue-in-cheek diver’s necklace.
Raffia sailor hat from Grace Hats:
Beautiful yellow tulip skirt applique dress from ASOS Curve:
Divers mask necklace from Disney Couture:
Marc Jacobs yellow espadrille sandal:
Look: Coral Cutie
Perfect for all day activities from picking up the kids to grocery shopping, this is a lovely (and comfy) look with durable materials like linen, canvas, and denim, and pretty accents of complexion-flattering coral.
Michael Kors anorak jacket:
Denim sweetheart dress from Forever 21:
Juicy sea stripe canvas wedge:
Coral anchor ring from Rachel Roy: