The Twin Cities’ only plus-size boutique has dropped its bomb on Grand Avenue. Bombshell, owned by Denise Alden, carries dresses, work wear, and special-occasion pieces for women size 14 through 24.
Alden, a former midwife, was tired of shopping online or choosing between two unflattering items in the back corner of straight-size stores, so she carefully pulled style-conscious, plus-size-only brands such as Igigi, Jibri, and Kiyonna to stock her shop.
This selection translates to a better fit. Typical plus-size concerns, such as gaping armholes and teeny-tiny prints, have gone by the wayside. But don’t expect to find basics—or sequined tent dresses. Instead, expect modern, figure-flattering wrap dresses, trousers, and embellished tops. “It’s called Bombshell for a reason,” Alden says.
“Our impulse is to add beauty to and adorn ourselves,” she adds. “And that’s not limited by how big or how small you are.”