A new generation of boutiques for curvy shoppers offer attention-grabbing party dresses, sexy lingerie and ultra-flattering jeans—with nary a bland black pantsuit in sight.
This downtown boutique carries expertly tailored wraps from Anna Scholz, vampy cocktail wear from Monif C. and super-comfortable loungewear from Chalet.
Parsons design grad Liz Ayerle sells staples like Yummie Tummie tank tops (featuring a control panel across the midsection) and Diane Kennedy’s silky day-to-evening pants—and she recently launched her own collection of blouses at this 2,700-square-foot boutique.
Bree Reed names Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto as inspiration at this disco-ball-adorned, one-year-old shop. Ditto's exuberant spirit is evident in wildly patterned maxi dresses from Fashion Love and pink party frocks from S.W.A.K.
Whether you visit the elegant bricks-and-mortar shop in Kirkwood Station or its extensive online complement, Plush is a reliable resource for showstopping dresses, like rainbow minis from Hello Eliza and evening selections from Vitamin C.
Denise Alden seeks out plus-size pieces that manage to be both sophisticated and comfortable, like Zen Knits deep V-neck tops, Lucie Lu’s flower-embellished tanks and Jibri’s summery wrap dresses.