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All of the Editor's Picks and Shopping Guides are regularly updated as new styles come into the stores.   Summer looks usually begin to become available in mid to late April, and some stores offering  cruise and Spring Break vacation resort styles will have looks appropriate for summer as early as January, particularly swimwear.  The following full-figured shopping guides are likely to include summer appropriate styles as they become available.

Summer Clearance Sales begin in July and continue through mid-August when new Fall and Back-to-School looks are arriving in stores.  The Back to School shopping season is becoming increasingly less important to consumers, with many students are shopping in more year round patterns to keep up with Fast Fashion trends. Expect retailers to shift collection timing and strategies within the next year or two as they adjust to the new patterns, especially in the teen and college age specialty space.

Swimwear becomes remarkably scarce after July, so shop for bathing suits early.  Natural fibers such as cotton and linen are particularly sought after at this time of year along with some of the higher tech moisture wicking fabrics developed for the sports and activewear sectors.

More casual styles in modern classic and trendy styles are popular at this time of year, with more wardrobe refreshs for outdoor and weekend activities. Summer weddings are the main formal shopping need. Outdoor music festivals have driven a demand for free flowing summer BoHo looks in recent years including items such as maxi skirts and dresses, kimonos, and embellished and folk patterned tops.

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