Apr 24

How about some Black Magic to put the Fling in your Spring? From a sophisticated shirt dress to the versatile surplice dress for daytime dressing that easily transcends to night, to whimsical and sexy cocktail dresses that puts you at the front and center of the action, there are plenty of black dresses that appeal to every personality and occasion and sure to flatter the plus size woman this season. We love this season’s silhouettes that are borrowed from past decades and combined with a curve-conscious fit that give an up-to-date look that is picture perfect for the curvy figure.

You cannot go wrong with a dress that has simple lines and a belted waist to show off your hourglass curves. This season’s shirt dress is the perfect answer to sophistication without a lot of fuss. From daytime dressing to casual, cool and comfortable, a shirt dress offers one of the best options to easily take your look from day to evening with minimal effort. The key to choosing the right shirt dress is to find one that has the best proportion to flatter your figure. Don’t be afraid to re-adjust the belt loops to put curves where you need them. For an edgier look, choose to accent your shirt dress with an elastic band patent belt in a bold color or pair your dress with stilettos to give your look added sex appeal and that finishing touch. This shirt dress from SWAK Designs:

.. is the perfect answer to understated elegance from daytime to nighttime and everything in-between.

A classic and oh-so-reliable dress in a simple silhouette shows off your shape. You can never be too rich, too curvy or have too many basic little black dresses! Choose a dress in an easy-care and easy-wear fabric with your choice of one many clean design elements of a plunging neckline, faux wrap silhouette, kimono sleeves, empire waist ruching detail, or an unfussy surplice bodice. Pack your surplice dress for a weekend get-a-way, wear it to the office or accessorize it for a night on the town for a versatile and easy look. This surplice dress from SWAK Designs:

.. is influenced by one of this season’s most exciting fashion trends,–the Orient–with its hint of a kimono sleeve and low-cut, V-neck front, this dress helps you accentuate the positive and keeps you right on trend for a mission accomplished.

If you’ve got it, flaunt it in a glam cocktail dress that never goes out of style! Choose a dress for the cocktail hour that takes the clean design elements and adds a touch of understated sexy that makes you look and feel fabulous. Opt for Old Hollywood Style in Lace or Fifties Glam in a figure hugging cocktail dress from Kiyonna. Kiyonna’s Flaunt Cocktail dress:

.. is one cocktail dress you will never part with. Like this dress:

but need it in a different color–we have just what you need in the color Blush. Whether in black or blush, the ruching around the torso and floating bodice gives you a flattering shape.

One timeless classic reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour that is very popular at BCP is our Kiyonna Lace Dress:

This dress is cut to flatter with fabric that is romantic and shows off your features in a positive way.
The Kiyonna Lace Dress was one of the season’s hits at the Gilda’s Club Surviving In Style Fashion Show here in Rochester, NY, which we were proud to be a part of!

As you can see with a little help from our friends at S.W.A.K Designs, The little black dresses this season are excellent examples of easy-to-wear styles in feminine fabrics that allow you to show off your personality for any special event.

Apr 13
Anna Paul
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YASB (You are so Beautiful) is a 3 year old company. We are known for our engineered scarf prints that are designed into tops, dresses & skirts. We are excited to have the well known designer Anna Paul on our team. Her contemporary designs with embellishments & embroidery are for the better, upscale markets in America & Japan.

For Anna Paul, Hollywood glamour is in her blood. Growing up in Beverly Hills, surrounded by some of the most dazzling women in the world, she always knew she wanted to be a designer. Anna grew up loving fashion and spent her teenage years working in local boutiques after school, selling, dressing mannequins and windows, and whatever she could do to learn the ropes. She then shopped vintage stores in her spare time educating herself. Anna has over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry.

Anna credits some of her success to her first job out of school. “I lucked out and got the most fabulous assistant designer position with a fashion designer who created one of a kind masterpieces for celebrities and socialites. I learned so much – the entire process – pattern making, draping, threads, trims. I was truly ‘an apprentice’. she took me to Dallas market – I learned what a school can’t teach – live learning – I loved it!!”

“Fabrics, trims, art…these are the things that inspire me. I love to bring together exotic elements from all over the world – beading, embroidery and fabrics to create feminine, flattering pieces that will make women feel more beautiful.”

Anna believes that curves are beautiful! “all women, no matter what height or size should feel beautiful, sexy and feminine!”

Apr 13
Comfy USA
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Seasonless, timeless separates from Comfy USA feature trend-appropriate styles at affordable prices. Comfy USA is tailor-made for the plus size fashion conscious woman who wants to strike the balance between casual and career dressing and effortlessly take a look from daytime to nighttime. Designed and manufactured in the USA using natural materials, Comfy USA is reknown for an unmatched sophistication featuring wearable fabrics and flattering silhouettes in gorgeous colors. You’ll want to mix and match Comfy USA pieces into your all-seasons wardrobe for both work and play.