When it comes to providing fashionable clothing for today’s curvaceous and plus size women a few black owned boutiques are exclusively meeting the fashion demands of women in all shapes and sizes with some head turning trending fashions.
With many retailers refusing to carry fashionable plus size clothing, women in the US are forced to do most of their shopping for clothing online. Sadly, when many retailers refuse or fail to carry a full array of trending plus size clothing, curvaceous and plus size women across the nation miss out on the full shopping experience of trying on clothing, looking at the fit in the mirror, touching the fabric, and getting feedback before exchanging money for a garment.
Kenyatta Jones, CEO of clothing line Bella Rene and star of We TV’s series “House of Curves,” told HuffPost Live that retailers don’t think of plus-size women as trendy shoppers.
-American women who primarily wear plus-sizes are twice as likely than those who wear standard sizes to shop online daily.
– American women who primarily wear size 16 and above say that they buy 50+ percent more of their clothing online than women who only wear standard sizes.
– Nearly half of American women who primarily wear size 16 and above report having bought clothing online in the past six months, compared to approximately one third of those who never wear size 16 and above.
We’ve compiled a list of black owned storefronts and online clothing boutiques owned and operated by plus size women for the curvaceous woman. Now, all women can get the full shopping experience.
The Diva Kurves Collection located in Atlanta, GA is created for the full figured woman, who loves fashion, looking good and showing off her confidence–no matter what the occasion.
Shavonne Dorsey located in Dallas, TX specializes in draping and complimenting the curvaceous woman from sizes 14 to 26 in the highest quality fabrics.
Christian Ome’Shun located in Atlanta, GA offers Ready-to-wear, Womens casual and business wear, Avante Garde and Couture Pieces.
Feminine Funk settled in Fairfield, CA is a T-shirt brand dedicated to making women look and feel beautiful on the inside and out.
Curvaceous Boutique stands out in Virginia Beach, VA providing head turning fashions for women sizes 12-24.
Zelie for She located in Los Angeles, CA this boutique prides itself in re-defining the plus sized fashion industry by offering uniquely designed, quality garments for plus-sized woman, who are tired of the limited fashion options, based on their clothing size.
Chic And Curvy located in Inglewood, CA is the “premier destination for sexy and trendy plus size clothing”–women sizes 10-20.
Qristyl Frazier Designs in Brooklyn, NY offers “exhilarating designs, that are created specifically to make the curvy woman of today feel confident, sophisticated and ‘Plus Sexy’.”
Nakimuli in Brooklyn, NY offers “A harmonious blend of prints, colors, & ethnic inspirations with a funky feminine aesthetic. Sizes S-3X.”