Need a holiday party dress? A fun little number for your next big night out? The perfect sparkly, festive, fun thing to don on New Year’s? We’ve picked six party dresses we’d wear in snap. All are made in San Francisco by independent designers and are available for sale over the webby-web.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the comfort-meets-va-va-va-voom appeal of the soft and drapey jersey Audra dress, $195, made-to-order in a color of your choice by San Francisco-based Delilah Burlesque.
As providers of local fashion content in a town that’s seven square miles and packs a population of over 800,000, we realize that not every person in this diverse city will look the same—let alone share the same body type. For those seeking sizes 12 and up, we offer this list of independent Bay Area-based retailers that focus on fashion for plus-sized urbanites.
We’re big fans of plus size retailers that not only offer apparel in hard-to-find sizes, but manage to do it fashionably. For that, we turn to Simplybe.com, whose selection of apparel in sizes 10 to 28 ranges from casual to red carpet-inspired glam.
A newcomer to the San Francisco apparel scene, Eliza Parker does something few plus-size labels manage: turn out clothing for sizes 10 and up that’s not only figure-flattering, but visually interesting, well-made and — get this — youthfully sophisticated.