Since I was a young person (yes, it’s been awhile), I have been curvy AND I have enjoyed shopping – especially the thrill of the hunt for a great bargain!
I discovered that putting outfits together could be viewed as ‘costuming’. I don’t mean in the sense of dressing as a super hero or a clown. I am referring to the fact that I can present so many facets of my personality simply by my choice of clothing and accessories.
The other revelation was to embrace the shape I have at the time I have it. Have I gained and lost a few pounds over the years? Probably a thousand. The weight goes up or down depending on emotional health, family situations, career moves, financial status, physical well-being, and more. My weight journey is shared by many curvy women. At this stage of life, I pray I accept and love the body I have right now.
Which brings me back to the shopping and costuming concept. Regardless of size and body shape, how can I present the best me I can be every day?
At Curvalicious Boutique (CB for short), our team’s desire is to provide a safe, pleasant environment where you can try on consigned items as well as beautiful, new, Canadian-designed and Canadian-made pieces that will look and feel wonderful on YOU. I’ve been noticing that many curvy women believe they are larger than their true size. And that we can get stuck in our ‘fashion ruts’ — always reaching for the same type of outfit.
What sides of you have you yet to explore? Sporty? Trendy? Romantic? Boho? Career chic? Hot mama? Casual & cute? Pretty prom princess? Elegant mother-of-the-bride or groom? It is truly our pleasure to spend time with you, encouraging you to try on things that may not be what you are drawn to on a hanger giving you the chance to see yourself with fresh eyes! It is our goal to support you to find your best look — without putting on pressure to try or buy.
The Boutique has a new brand: we are carefully curating for curvaceous women — both new and consigned — clothing, jewelry, hats, purses, boots, and gorgeous scarves. We receive new stock almost every day, so it is worth coming in often.