When I started this little blog, plus size fashion was really hard to find. I was aware of a few places, Simply Be, Yours Clothing … but the options were definitely limited. Since then, other fashion bloggers have broadened my horizons and introduced me to brands I was never aware of. Even more promising is the plethora of plus size ranges that have popped up over the past two years. Opulent Boutique is the latest to hit my radar.
Founded by two plus size friends earlier this year, Opulent Boutique aims to ‘assist beautiful plus size woman to find stylish, well made, true to size clothes. All designed and manufactured in the UK!’
They are an independent retailer and, as such, have a small selection of 5 beautifully cut dresses on offer for the curvy and plus size woman. The lovely Liz, one of the founders of Opulent Boutique, kindly offered to send me an item from their debut collection and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this beautiful Bella Black Sequin Border Party Dress*.
The dress is made scuba like material is structured to nip in at the waist and flare at the hips. The material means the pleas of the skirt stay neatly in place giving that classic vintage, full skirt shape and hangs nicely to just below the knee.
The dress is a classic shape made modern by the heavy, vibrant sequin band at the hem. I’m really liking the neon boldness of the geometric pattern and I know that Opulent Boutique are looking to source similar styles to this in the future.
The dress is a size 18 and fits me beautifully – it doesn’t pull across my boobs and the arm holes are generously cut. These are two areas that many plus size retailers fail to adjust adequately for the plus size woman so it is very refreshing to report that Opulent Boutique appears to have taken these little details into consideration when sourcing their clothes.
The dress is priced at £60 and therefore isn’t one of the most affordable on the market. However, it is well made, comfy and very beautiful – I mean just look how many photos I had to share below!
I would definitely say this dress is worth every penny and I really look forward to seeing what other designs they produce!