Shopping for plus-size clothing in Toronto that is stylish, on trend and locally sourced can be challenging if you don’t know where to go. Even boutiques that make an effort to offer sizes over 14 often only carry limited stock and may not have a wide selection. Gussied Up on Bathurst has been offering fabulous plus-size styles and personalized, knowledgeable service for over a decade. I was looking up cocktail dresses by Canadian designer Joseph Ribkoff when I fell down the fashion rabbit hole on their site, and made my way to this adorable heart sweater on Instagram.
That’s owner Victoria McGroarty, who opened her store in 2011 after becoming tired of struggling to find plus-sized clothing she actually wanted to wear. The Gussied Up boutique is bursting with quality fashion and styles by Canadian designers lovingly curated by McGroarty. Her stunning selection of party dresses fit and flatter women’s bodies that are more voluptuous than what you typically see coming down the couture runways.
You can shop online as well at Gussied Up, which also offers an excellent selection of everyday basics, jumpsuits, and gorgeous bathing suits- all for sizes 14 and up. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 1090 Bathurst Street, Toronto.