A friend of mine told me about b & lu, an online shop based in St. Paul, MN for women’s sizes 14 through 30. The idea behind the site is to offer bigger women an alternative to department stores and retail chains – something we at SF Indie Fashion whole-heartedly applaud. If you’re over a size 12, it can be damn hard to find clothes that look good through regular shopping venues, much less at indie shopping fairs, sample sales, trunk shows and craft events. After all, most designers cater to skinny minnies.
The styles available on the site range from classic to trendy to alternative – so even if you’re really into going all out with your look, you’ll be able to find something that fits well and stands out. And on top of that, the prices are really reasonable. For example, the faux wrap dress pictured above is just $62.