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.
Meet Margie. She's plus-sized. She loves fashion. And she doesn't believe the two are mutually exclusive.
For the denim addict in you.
Just because you don't wear a sample size doesn't mean you can't score figure-flattering, stylish pieces this season.
This new-and-vintage downtown Portland shop grew out of a sale that cofounder Annie Maribona once held in her apartment.
Nine items that'll completely update your wardrobe.
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.