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Off the Rack ~ Reviewing the Bolero Ruffled Romper by Hourglassy

Off the Rack ~ Reviewing the Bolero Ruffled Romper by Hourglassy

* Please note that the Bolero shop is on vacation August 21 through September 15, so you’ll have a to wait a couple weeks to place an order. Hope you enjoy this review in the meantime! This week, I’m reviewing another great Bolero find—the Ruffled Romper. For some reason this summer, when I’m not in my pajamas all day (hashtag quarantine life), I want to wear nothing but matching top and bottom sets or rompers. I even sewed my own two-piece set and a romper in recent weeks (look for those in upcoming posts). So when Bolero proprietress Patricia offered to...

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Reusable Face Masks by Bolero Beachwear: A Review by Broad Lingerie

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Reusable Face Masks by Bolero Beachwear: A Review by Broad Lingerie

Welcome to the new normal! By now we’re used to following best practices: frequent handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a face mask. Wearing a mask doesn’t dramatically decrease your chances of catching COVID-19. Instead it reduces the chance of you inadvertently spreading COVID-19 to others. By wearing a reusable face mask you’re saying “I care about you and I care about my community.” So why not say it in style? Bolero Beachwear is known for their comfortable and practical curve-flattering dresses. I’ve always loved how designer Patricia McCaw mixes fit, practicality and style in her clothing design. When Patricia heard about mask shortages...

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Community Post: 'A Sophisticated Pair' Needs You!

We're going to take a break today from our usual fun fashion posts and talk about something near and dear to our hearts: the fate of 'A Sophisticated Pair' bra boutique in North Carolina.  A few weeks ago, Erica (the owner and my friend) posted a beautifully raw blog about her current situation with the boutique. Despite having recently celebrated their 7th anniversary, she felt ready to shut the boutique down for good. A combination of medical emergencies (cancer) and other life events had kept her away from the shop, which had lingered to the point that bills were becoming...

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7 Curve Friendly Wedding Guest Dresses For All Your Summer Wedding Needs

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7 Curve Friendly Wedding Guest Dresses For All Your Summer Wedding Needs

Summer wedding season is here, which means we're all scrambling to find a new outfit to wear! Finding an outfit to wear to a wedding as a guest can be deceptively difficult, especially if you're curvy. Some weddings allow sleeveless garments and some don't. Cleavage is allowed, but not too much! What kind of weather should you anticipate? Do you need sleeves or not?  If you're curvy, picking a special occasion dress doesn't have to be stressful. Our dresses are designed to work up to an HH cup, so you don't have to worry about one part of your dress...

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5 Little Black Dresses for Full Busts!

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5 Little Black Dresses for Full Busts!

Everyone needs a classic little black dress, but finding one that fits your curves can be a challenge! Here at Bolero, we love the little black dress for the reasons everyone else does: It can be dressed up or down, worn for any occasion and always looks chic and fashionable. Today we're featuring some of our favorite little black dresses that will take you from retro to resort! All of these dresses are made with wrinkle resistant fabrics that pack easily, which means you will never be caught without a great dress to wear on the road. Sweetie Dress in...

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