Reviews

Product Review: Bolero Margarita Dress

October 5th, 2017

"The Margarita dress utilizes a circle skirt with pockets like Carmen and Erica, making it perfect for anyone wanting to conceal a lower tummy or hips. *raises hand* However, the softness of the fabric and the perfection of the drape also works beautifully on straighter figures too. In general, the eponymous Erica dress is the crowd favorite at the store and tends to work across all body types and sizes, and Margarita borrows the concept with a special twist at the top. Instead of a faux-wrap neckline, Margarita features a fitted bodice leading to an on or off the shoulder short-sleeved peasant top. At the center, the neckline connects with a tie piece worthy of any salsa dancer or pirate or pirate who also salsa dances."

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Jenny Rieu: Bolero Beachwear the busty friendly brand.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

"The minute I laid eyes on the Ponti Di Roma, it evoked Sophia Loren or movies like La Dolce Vita. I love its rich red color and the fact that the fabric was curve hugging but I didn’t feel crushed in my dress."

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Product Review: Bolero Beachwear DD+ Amour Maxi Dress

February 27, 2017
As anyone with a larger bust knows, it’s a real challenge to find clothing that fits and flatters. Dresses can be especially difficult if your bust to waist ratio is of the more hourglass variety. To the rescue is Bolero Beachwear! They make adorable clothing that is made to fit and flatter the DD+ woman.
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Product Review: Bolero Separates & the Bonus Dress

November 17, 2016
...all the pieces are 100% made in the USA under ethical working conditions by a woman-owned business.  Your dollars are going directly toward families here in the US working hard to achieve success, and you can wear and enjoy Bolero pieces for years to come because of the outstanding quality.  The fabrics are all a poly-blend which never winkles, travels easily, and washes/dries fast. When I take weekend trips, these are my go-to pieces for packing since I never need a garment bag.
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Hourglassy

Off the Rack ~ Reviewing Bolero Beachwear’s Summer 2016 Offerings

May 13, 2016
It’s finally starting to feel like spring in New York City, and my thoughts are turning to warm-weather dresses and swimwear. So it’s a perfect opportunity to introduce readers to Bolero Beachwear’s latest styles, the Halter Retro Dress with matching shrug and chiffon shawl, and the three-quarter sleeve Staple Shirt....
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Sweet Nothings Review

Review: Erica Dresses by Bolero Beachwear

December 4, 2015
...the garments are patterned specifically to fit fuller busts, they’re made in small batches or to order, so you can have adjustments made if you want (like adding inches to the skirt length) and they’re ethically manufactured in the USA. If you’re looking for a great fit, and you want to make sure that the people who made your clothes have been paid fairly for their work, Bolero is a fantastic choice...

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Two Cakes on a Plate Review

Introducing Bolero Beachwear – Dresses for Busty Pinup Gals!

December 10, 2015

...When it comes to sizing, I found the dresses to run fairly true-to-size in the waist area. I went for my regular non-vintage-reproduction size (as repro usually runs smaller than high street) Small and was very happy with the result...
...All in all I am very happy with my new Bolero dresses and regard them as a lovely option for anyone with a fuller bust and interest in a more casual pinup style. The Bolero garments are designed and manufactured in USA which adds up the awesomeness of the brand even more...

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Hourglassy

Off the Rack ~ Trying out Bolero Beachwear

August 28, 2015
...All of the clothes are designed and made in the USA, so your purchase supports not only a small, woman-owned business, but it supports domestic, ethical manufacturing as well. While the prices are hardly inexpensive, they reflect these standards and reflect the quality that goes into the pieces. These garments are machine washable, they don’t pill or wrinkle, the fabric is soft and smooth, and the tailoring is perfect for a curvy figure...
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Product Review: Bolero Wrap & Erica Dresses

October 16, 2015
...The Erica dress, in my humble opinion, is not only one of Bolero’s best designs but is also one of the most flattering silhouettes across designers. And I promise I don’t just feel this way because it bears my name. First, the 3/4 sleeve length is exceptionally flattering, particularly for women who feel self-conscious bearing their upper arms. With that said, I think the dress would look beautiful in a sleeveless version too...
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New Bolero Skater Dresses

April 29, 2015
...Featuring bust-friendly tops and dresses, Bolero is a made-in-America small business with an emphasis on high quality fabrics and figure-flattering designs. Not only are their multiple dress styles ranging from a classic sleeveless to a maxi to the titular skater style, but Patricia also uses varying sleeve lengths for women wanting more or less coverage...
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Full Bust Friendly Dress Review: the Maxi Dress by Bolero Beachwear

August 20, 2014

 ...What really makes these dresses work is the level of detail in the design. All dresses come with a drawstring that allows you to adjust the neckline for as much (or as little) coverage as you want. The upper sections of each dress are lined as well, which means you can wear a bra with a pattern or a bright color under them and it won’t show through. I wish all dresses were designed this thoughtfully!...

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No More Wardrobe Malfunctions — Best Full Bust Clothing Brands, Part I

October 28, 2015
Their wrap dress takes all the awkwardness and worries out of this fashion staple. If you like more retro options, their Carmen dress has a great 1950’s beach vibe to it.
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