1375 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence, RI | Directions 0290441.867374 -71.439065
Far more than I could hope for!!! – Thanks to a bridal website and some other customers, I found the place where I hope to buy my wedding gown. I never would have found this on my own, but it's the best kept secret on the East Coast!!
The reality for a plus size bride is that this can be a horribly harrowing experience. Stressful at the very least, but horrifying is more likely. I wanted to have the same experience that 'normal' sized women have---to try on as many gowns as it takes to find MY wedding gown. As my ample sized sisters can attest, it just doesn't happen at most stores. And then I found Botticelli. I really can't say enough for this boutique! I anticipated good things simply from the few e-mail exchanges I had with Jan prior to my appointment. She asked questions to get to know more about me and my wedding. I felt at ease with her but still apprehensive. I was a little nervous when I arrived and saw the neighborhood/store front. It's very unassuming. The store had a handful of rounders in the front of some clothes---most not my taste, but some cute spring/summer cotton dresses that were right up my alley. I didn't see any gowns.....which must be why it's "appointment only" for bridal.
I talked with Jan for a few minutes. She explained that I didn't need a bra in her dresses. (ARE you kidding me?! Seriously...as a D or DD, I never imagined it possible until I actually tried the dresses on! Built in foundations. Who'd have thought?!) I went back into the changing room and she did everything for me!! (Completely different from my DB experience...) She put me in the gowns, strapped them on, clamped them to make them look right and helped me to the front where my mom waited patiently. The only complaint I have is that there were so many gowns in my size to try on a and choose from that I was really overwhelmed. At another bridal store it was easy. I had 3 or 4 that 'fit" and only considered 3 of them....I figured they'd be fine if I had to choose one, but they didn't really make me happy.
I think I likely tried on 15 or 20 gowns at Botticelli, though it really felt like 30! There were so many styles to choose from---strapless, with straps, lace, satin, taffeta, etc. I couldn't believe it! If you haven't found your gown yet, you absolutely must try Botticelli.
I think I most appreciated Jan's willingness to overlook my 'demands' and put me into gowns that worked for my body type. She listened carefully to me and showed me styles that would work for my waterfront Florida wedding. (FYI:There's a sample sale next Friday, too!) I didn't find MY gown yet, but I will definitely buying it from Jan. The gowns have these straps inside---no bra or foundation necessary. Their quality is unmatched. The material was beautiful and high quality. I've never felt so comfortable trying on clothes of any type before. I've never felt so beautiful. Hope you ladies will try it out!! Don't let the RI address fool you---it took me less than 40 minutes to get there from Boston!!
Unique and friendly – No plus size cookie cutter clothes here. Their clothes are creative, with high quality fabrics and stunning colors. I almost settled for a boring loose chiffon mother of the bride dress last year from a wedding store. Instead at Botticellis Jan fixed me up with a proper bra and a wonderful fitted jacket dress in just the color I wanted. I came back yesterday for an outfit to a wedding and party and found a spectacularly pieced silk blouse/jacket over a washable silk dress. The owner Jan' is very helpful and friendly
Wonderful customer service – I just picked up my Mother of the Bride gown today and am so very pleased. Jan is very helpful in finding the proper undergarments that fit well and compliment the clothes. I love this shop and highly reccomend it to plus size ladies who want to look and feel beautiful. Many thanks.
Makes you feel specil at any size! – You can REALLY have it all at Botticelli. I was able to spare myself the dred of going to a Bridal Chain or snobby small Bridal Shop while looking for a wedding dress. Jan and Bonnie helped me so much and they really empathize with the customers. I got the most gorgeous Bridal Dress and the price was extremely reasonable. I also got a beautiful jacket that I wore for my rehersal dinner that I got so many compliments on, I would highly recommend this to anyone.
If I could give ten stars, I would! Super place to shop. – Jan and Bonnie are delightful, helpful and pleasant. Clothes are fantastic and my daughter bought the wedding gown of her dreams and was actually able to try on the gown in her size, not like other stores where you have to hold up a size two gown and imagine yourself in it.. Jan actually has YOUR size in stock!
Great place to shop, every time you shop. If I could give them ten stars, it would be my pleasure.
In a world where customer service is nonexistant, this place is a gem of customer service and pleasant experiences.
Great Service and More! – I just have to say I am someone who doesn't shop for clothes often...mostly because I really don't know what will look good,can the item be tailored to fit better...I'm not good at this! I finally found my answer to looking and feeling great in clothes! Bottecelli! I was waited on hand and foot...and not alot of pressure to buy...The prices are the high side of moderate but the clothes you walk away with are well made ,comfortable and look and feel great. I'll be back and recommend this shop to all.
Great service justifies prices! – Botticelli's is what I would call an old-fashioned dress shop for plus sizes. Great customer service - Bonnie helped me with choices for a formal party and gave me options to try on that I never would have considered on my own. She also mentioned that the owner looks for specific styles and items for regular customers (with no obligation to buy). Prices were moderate to expensive, but the quality seemed very good and I checked out some of the sales, and they seemed pretty good (40%). The shop could be a little bigger, it felt very cramped moving around. They also do full wedding fittings for the entire bridal party. Overall a very positive experience.
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