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Holiday packing list - capsule - hot weather - plus size

(7 Posts)
lifeisforliving49 Sat 08-Aug-15 09:54:29

I have got a hot holiday coming up in a month - exciting

Although do have some worries -I am awful at packing - and I now seem to have bought a number of items and don't really have any sense of a lot of matching going on. I generally end up taking too many things and am determined not to do this. Other issue is that I am bigger than I was last time I had a holiday like this, and although have lost some weight this year, I have still had to buy new (or newish) items for the holiday.

I have
Baggy printed trousers x2
Tunic tops x2
Beach dress x1 (shapeless v.v.lightweight)
two white tops - linen/cotton

what do I need to make sure I have enough/right type of clothing. Mainly beach holiday - pool/beach but will be some visiting towns.

If anybody has a fabulous packing list for a capsule holiday wardrobe - please share

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 08-Aug-15 10:26:58

Hi, I've just come back from hols. I really packed light- 1 maxi dress, 1 knee length dress, 1 loose trousers ,2 pairs shorts , 3 short skirts, 2 strapless tops , 2 T shirts, 2 blousy-shirt tops, 1 little cropped cardi ,1 light jacket.

Then swimwear/underwear/sleepwear etc

footwear, I took flip flops, sandals, light weight trainers and beach shoes.

think you need more tops than bottoms, looking at your list, maybe vest tops/strappy tops could be handy? little cardi? Or a lovely pashmina that has a multitude of uses!

what will you wear on the bottom with the tunic tops?

Itscurtainsforyou Sat 08-Aug-15 14:58:01

I think you need to pick a colour palette of 2-3 colours and stick to that as much as possible.

How long are you going for? Will you have access to laundry? Will it be cooler in the evenings?

I would take 2 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of thin loose trousers, 1-2 dresses, 3-4 tops (sleeveless if you can just because it will be hot). A couple of tankinis or swimsuits, a sarong or pashmina, a cardigan, beach coverup and a waterproof if showers are likely.

That should cover you for most eventualities smile - also a pair of sandals and shoes you can walk in (converse) if you're likely to go sightseeing.
Have a great time!

NickiFury Sat 08-Aug-15 15:02:49

Maxi Dress
I pair cropped linen trousers
2 x shorts
3 x vest tops
Sun dress
Light cardigan.
Beach cover up

I can go away for a fortnight with the above list as long as I have washing facilities smile.

NickiFury Sat 08-Aug-15 15:03:41

Oh and board shorts and bikini top. I'm pretty active on Hols so need the board shorts.

spangledboots Sat 08-Aug-15 18:31:34

I just got back from 4 days away somewhere hot and only took hand luggage. I was planning on getting some shorts/skirts and tops to mix and match but in the end I took all dresses! I found it worked really well as I didn't have to be conscious of not wearing a certain top because I really wanted to wear it with a particular skirt etc.

Cream and navy stripe dress
Black maxi dress
Blue short dress
Blue kaftan style dress with dipped back
Red maxi dress
White dress x2 (one a swing style, one which went in at the waist)
Denim shirt
Black kimono

Other - swimming costume, pjs x2, underwear
Shoes - flip flops (for beach/pool), flat nude sandals, tan lace up sandals

I didn't do much - mostly hanging by the pool, going out for dinner, going shopping - but I found that everything I brought, I could have dressed up or down. And as they were all dresses, no issues with matching! I could have fitted another pair of shoes into my suitcase but decided to bring LOADS of lipsticks instead. Priorities!

lifeisforliving49 Sun 09-Aug-15 11:05:54

Thanks for suggestions.

My colour scheme seems to be blue/white with bit of purple and black thrown in.

I think I might go for all dresses - maybe keep the baggy printed trousers n too - and possibly a pair of cropped white pants - see what is happening here -I have a few strappy tops. I am overpacking already in my head blush

I like a bit of chunky jewellery so will stick a few pieces on the list. Have a v.lightweight hoody to travel in and a thin cardigan in case need it at night.

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