A Curvy Gal on Dapper Day

So, this past Sunday (March 1st) was Dapper Day here at Disneyland and boy was it a blast! Everyone was dressed up in their Sunday finest from vintage to modern day wear, walking around the park and taking pictures at every turn. It was my first Dapper Day and it will definitely not be my last; I had such a wonderful time!

However, I did have one problem while preparing for Dapper Day… Figuring out what to wear! It’s tough enough to find the perfect Dapper outfit, but being curvy makes it even harder! I love wearing real vintage, but finding pieces that fit can be hard when you’ve got curves. Luckily, I found a few places that offered dresses and other pieces that are perfect for curvy gals!
This lovely place is where my Dapper Day dress is from! I love the styles they carry. They’ve got everything from formal wear to casual when it comes to dresses, which makes it the perfect destination to look for a Dapper Day outfit! The sizes run 14+, but I’m a 12 at Torrid and the size XS fits perfectly for me! Their Miss Sweet Dress is one of my favorites (you can see it in my right column picture), especially for Disneyland since it looks like Minnie Mouse. The Flicker Rose Dress is a gorgeous choice as well as it allows for the addition of a pop of color in choice of shoes or bag, while still delivering a gorgeous neutral print! Very versatile. My personal dress isn’t available anymore, but it was an absolute dream for Dapper Day, especially with it being so chilly. It was great to have sleeves. Another great thing about City Chic is that they have some brick and mortar stores in California along with their online store! I love shopping City Chic at Brea Mall since I’ve moved here. The girls are so sweet and it’s great to be able to try stuff on before I buy!

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{dress via City Chic}
{Fascinator via Claire’s}
{Shoes via Naturalizer}
{Gloves via Claire’s}


Of course I’ve got to mention Torrid here. They don’t have a ton of vintage-looking styles that I care for, but some other women just rock those dresses. They’re usually more rockabilly and vintage twisted with skulls! For example, this Floral Skull Swing Dress would be darling! 
So this is a total new found love, but Pinup Girl has so many beautiful dresses and skirts that I want! One of my favorite things about them is that they have Disney inspired clothing and that is A+ in my book. Most of their stuff has plus size options, along with regular sizing, which makes it a great option for more curvy girls! I mean, they’ve even got an entire Mary Blair collection on the way. How darling is that? They’ve got a boutique in Burbank and a store online as well; check them out!
I couldn’t create this list without at least mentioning Modcloth! It makes me nervous to shop online, but if there’s anyone I trust for being transparent and true to sizing, it’s Modcloth! The only downside to relying on Modcloth is having to wait for your pieces to be shipped, so you’ve got to shop early! The Confectioner’s Dream Dress in Sky by Bea and Dot is absolutely gorgeous and is carried up to 4x! They’ve got lots of great options and their search bar in the left hand column is really handy for finding things carried specifically in your size! Plus, they’re also a great source for accessories!
Speaking of accessories, they’re something you can add to a very simple dress to make it unique and very dapper! Shoes, headpieces, hats, fascinators, bows, bags, jewelry… The options are endless! One of my favorite things to do is to take a very normal dress to the next level with drop dead gorgeous accessories. Try searching places like Etsy, Claire’s (where I got my fascinator), Icing, Amazon, eBay and local vintage stores if you’re looking for some great accessories!
So, that’s my rundown of where to shop for curvy girls! Whether you’re planning for Dapper Day in Florida or even next Dapper Day in California, hopefully these tips helped you find something to wear!