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Botticelli, Generous Clothing for the Curvaceous Woman

North Providence , RI
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1375 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904 US (map)

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People often ask how I came up with the concept of a Plus Size store that caters to the mind, body & spirit of the curvaceous woman. To be honest,... Read more
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People often ask how I came up with the concept of a Plus Size store that caters to the mind, body & spirit of the curvaceous woman. To be honest, I have been extremely tall and overweight my entire life. When I was 13 years old I weighted 250lbs & I was 5’10” tall. There wasn’t a lot offered in the early 80’s for plus size women. Pickins’ were slim to say the least. I can recall going to a father-daughter dance in a dress my mom had worn to a wedding the year prior. At the age of 15 I started working in local boutiques and that is when I fell in LOVE with retail. I went on to Fashion School & worked in the fashion industry in NYC. You would think it would be easier to find plus size fashions in NYC but in truth the philosophy industry wide was (and still is) that you can “look but you can’t have” the styles skinny girls have. I spent DECADES drooling over fashions that I could never have because no one made them for me no matter how much I was willing to spend.



My AH-HA moment came in 2002. Sadly, we had a death in my family and I had NOTHING TO WEAR to the wake & funeral. A nightmare many of you have shared, I know. Though it was a LOT of money for me in those days, I had budgeted $300 for some new clothes. I spent the next 2 days in a frantic search for something that was of good quality and had some style to it. I drove from Boston to Hartford and my efforts were fruitless. After the funeral, many of the women in my family sat around & swapped war stories of trying to find clothes for the funeral and we all had the same tale to tell. That was the day that I said, “I’ll do it myself.” So, in 2003 and at the age of 29 I opened Botticelli.



The last 10 years have been an amazing experience for me. Though this venture started out as a profession it has really morphed into a vocation for me. It is impossible to not get emotionally involved when a bride grabs & hugs you for dear life because she thought it impossible for a dress to fit or that she could look beautiful in it. I have watched countless women transform from shy & self conscious to bubbly & audacious before my very eyes. The thrill of watching them has become nothing less than an addiction for me. I have been so blessed to be a part of so many women’s BIG moments and I am humbled every day by their faith & trust they have placed in me & my staff. I will never cease to be amazed by the women that Botticelli has brought into my life. The countless referrals & positive reviews make me think I’m on the right path.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and I invite you to visit with us & see for yourself why our customers rave about the Botticelli experience. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Jewelry, Undergarments
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Sorry, we no longer carry bridal gowns. 
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
10-12 weeks.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
New gowns.
How often do you receive new dresses?
CONSTANTLY!
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
YES, that they will NEVER receive elsewhere the quality or service we provide! ;-)
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
We have a list of very talented, highly recommended seamstresses from all over New England that we provide.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Dresses (formal & casual), cocktail dresses, casual clothing, Spanx, bras for larger busted women, jewelry and other accessories. We carry lots of fun flirty dresses for showers & rehearsal dinners too!

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I have been shopping an Botticelli for several years. When I became engaged, Jan was one of the people I immediately thought to share my news with. I knew she would find me a dress that was 100% "me". We made an appointment. I had been looking at dresses online and at a wedding expo. I had an idea of what I liked but was sure that style wouldn't be flattering. I had a blast trying on dresses and have to admit I enjoyed being the center of attention in shop on a busy Saturday afternoon. Jan brought out some great options and I was pleasantly surprised to find that a few styles looked really good! I did not expect shopping for a wedding gown to be an affirming life moment and make me feel really good about the image in the mirror - but it WAS!
Thanks Jan!
I have been shopping an Botticelli for several years. When I became engaged, Jan was one of the people I immediately Read more...
I have been shopping an Botticelli for several years. When I became engaged, Jan was one of the people I immediately thought to share my news with. I knew she would find me a dress that was 100% "me". We made an appointment. I had been looking at dresses online and at a wedding expo. I had an idea of what I liked but was sure that style wouldn't be flattering. I had a blast trying on dresses and have to admit I enjoyed being the center of attention in shop on a busy Saturday afternoon. Jan brought out some great options and I was pleasantly surprised to find that a few styles looked really good! I did not expect shopping for a wedding gown to be an affirming life moment and make me feel really good about the image in the mirror - but it WAS!
Thanks Jan! Read less
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Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing service. My first visit to try on dresses had to get rescheduled several times due to a snowstorm, and Jan worked with me to make sure that I was still able to go in and try on dresses with a friend from out of town. Jan really listens to what you want and what your style is, and she had pre-selected some gowns for me to try on before my first visit. I tried on many beautiful dresses in a bunch of different styles, and I found one that I fell in love with. I went back recently to try on dresses again after going to some other bridal shops, and none of them even came close to the level of service that Jan provided at Botticelli. When you're there, you are the main focus (there is only one bride in the store at a time), and Jan will really work with you and offer suggestions to help you find the perfect dress. I tried on some new dresses, and then I tried on the original dress that I fell in love with and wound up buying it along with a veil. The prices are completely reasonable...my original budget was $1500 and I got both my dress and the veil for a little bit more than that after taxes were factored in. I was nervous about wedding dress shopping and finding the right gown, but Jan took all the worry out and made it so easy (and all the dresses looked amazing on me!). I would recommend this shop to any and all plus-size brides out there who are looking for the perfect dress.
Absolutely amazing service. My first visit to try on dresses had to get rescheduled several times due to a snowstorm, and Read more...
Absolutely amazing service. My first visit to try on dresses had to get rescheduled several times due to a snowstorm, and Jan worked with me to make sure that I was still able to go in and try on dresses with a friend from out of town. Jan really listens to what you want and what your style is, and she had pre-selected some gowns for me to try on before my first visit. I tried on many beautiful dresses in a bunch of different styles, and I found one that I fell in love with. I went back recently to try on dresses again after going to some other bridal shops, and none of them even came close to the level of service that Jan provided at Botticelli. When you're there, you are the main focus (there is only one bride in the store at a time), and Jan will really work with you and offer suggestions to help you find the perfect dress. I tried on some new dresses, and then I tried on the original dress that I fell in love with and wound up buying it along with a veil. The prices are completely reasonable...my original budget was $1500 and I got both my dress and the veil for a little bit more than that after taxes were factored in. I was nervous about wedding dress shopping and finding the right gown, but Jan took all the worry out and made it so easy (and all the dresses looked amazing on me!). I would recommend this shop to any and all plus-size brides out there who are looking for the perfect dress. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Jan is extremely knowledgable about her stock and ahat would look good on different body types. The first wedding dress she picked ended up being the one for me! She truly made the process enjoyable even though i was completely stressed out. Thanks so much for all your help!
Jan is extremely knowledgable about her stock and ahat would look good on different body types. The first wedding dress Read more...
Jan is extremely knowledgable about her stock and ahat would look good on different body types. The first wedding dress she picked ended up being the one for me! She truly made the process enjoyable even though i was completely stressed out. Thanks so much for all your help! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I have been going to Botticelli for 10 years and have always thought Jan was terrific. I went to see Jan for my very first wedding dress shopping experience and honestly, I am SO glad I didn't try to go anywhere else first. Jan knows my style, but still took the time to talk to me about the wedding, the venue, the feel and how I wanted to look on this very special day. I thought I wanted more of an evening gown and Jan asked if I still wanted to try on traditional wedding dresses. I was game for anything!

Jan told me that she woke up super early thinking of our appointment and had some dresses in mind (typical Jan - have to LOVE that about someone you are entrusting your special day to)!

Of course I had an amazing experience and had to make the tough choice between dress #1 and dress #3. Jan gave me a vision and we went with it and I fell in love with the dress I ended up buying.

I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. I hope that all of the rest of my wedding planning goes as smoothly!
I have been going to Botticelli for 10 years and have always thought Jan was terrific. I went to see Jan for my very first Read more...
I have been going to Botticelli for 10 years and have always thought Jan was terrific. I went to see Jan for my very first wedding dress shopping experience and honestly, I am SO glad I didn't try to go anywhere else first. Jan knows my style, but still took the time to talk to me about the wedding, the venue, the feel and how I wanted to look on this very special day. I thought I wanted more of an evening gown and Jan asked if I still wanted to try on traditional wedding dresses. I was game for anything!

Jan told me that she woke up super early thinking of our appointment and had some dresses in mind (typical Jan - have to LOVE that about someone you are entrusting your special day to)!

Of course I had an amazing experience and had to make the tough choice between dress #1 and dress #3. Jan gave me a vision and we went with it and I fell in love with the dress I ended up buying.

I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. I hope that all of the rest of my wedding planning goes as smoothly! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I had been putting off buying my wedding dress for weeks because I am a plus size bride. I had gone to a few places feeling a little sad as my options were very small. I made an appointment and they got me in the next day- The owner Jan, took the time to get to know me, my fiancé and my venue. I have never felt like a beautiful woman- but she made me feel like a beautiful, pretty bride and she let me see that I had several options without any pressure. I was never nervous and felt completely at ease the entire time. I had sleeve/jacket options, veil options and hair accessories all at my finger tips. It was worth the commute to get quality fashion but the best customer service you will ever find!
I had been putting off buying my wedding dress for weeks because I am a plus size bride. I had gone to a few places Read more...
I had been putting off buying my wedding dress for weeks because I am a plus size bride. I had gone to a few places feeling a little sad as my options were very small. I made an appointment and they got me in the next day- The owner Jan, took the time to get to know me, my fiancé and my venue. I have never felt like a beautiful woman- but she made me feel like a beautiful, pretty bride and she let me see that I had several options without any pressure. I was never nervous and felt completely at ease the entire time. I had sleeve/jacket options, veil options and hair accessories all at my finger tips. It was worth the commute to get quality fashion but the best customer service you will ever find! Read less
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kellie
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
If you’re a plus size bride like me I’m sure you’ve watched countless hours of Say Yes to the Dress and every other bridal show there is. How many of you also thought, I am going to be one of those crying in the mirrors because nothing will fit and I’ll have to imagine what it looks like in “my size” after special ordering.. Yup.. I was one of those brides. I put off looking for my dress I think because of this, but it was time. My future SIL recommended a “boutique” type of store in RI to get my wedding gown and I thought seriously? She assured me they had designer gowns for every type of wedding and budget and to trust her, so I did. My very first store, and my last. Jan was professional yet warm and put me at ease before I even put on the first dress. I brought in pictures of the types of dresses I liked, told her what kind of wedding I was having and we got started. Yes, I did in fact buy the first dress I put on, but only after trying several more AND LOVING EVERY MOMENT OF IT. She brought out styles that I just knew would look horrible on me and they actually looked great. She can read a body type and put you in the most flattering styles. Trust her. I would and in fact have recommended her store to everyone that has asked “did you get your dress yet?”. I can’t wait to go pick it up and show it to my bridal party.
If you’re a plus size bride like me I’m sure you’ve watched countless hours of Say Yes to the Dress and every other bridal Read more...
If you’re a plus size bride like me I’m sure you’ve watched countless hours of Say Yes to the Dress and every other bridal show there is. How many of you also thought, I am going to be one of those crying in the mirrors because nothing will fit and I’ll have to imagine what it looks like in “my size” after special ordering.. Yup.. I was one of those brides. I put off looking for my dress I think because of this, but it was time. My future SIL recommended a “boutique” type of store in RI to get my wedding gown and I thought seriously? She assured me they had designer gowns for every type of wedding and budget and to trust her, so I did. My very first store, and my last. Jan was professional yet warm and put me at ease before I even put on the first dress. I brought in pictures of the types of dresses I liked, told her what kind of wedding I was having and we got started. Yes, I did in fact buy the first dress I put on, but only after trying several more AND LOVING EVERY MOMENT OF IT. She brought out styles that I just knew would look horrible on me and they actually looked great. She can read a body type and put you in the most flattering styles. Trust her. I would and in fact have recommended her store to everyone that has asked “did you get your dress yet?”. I can’t wait to go pick it up and show it to my bridal party. Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I had always wanted to visit Jan's shop, so on a trip to RI, we stopped in. I was welcomed very warmly and purchased a few items. I will be going back as my daughter is getting married and cannot find a mother of the bride dress. Her shop is wonderful and she has a very high quality stock.
I had always wanted to visit Jan's shop, so on a trip to RI, we stopped in. I was welcomed very warmly and purchased a few Read more...
I had always wanted to visit Jan's shop, so on a trip to RI, we stopped in. I was welcomed very warmly and purchased a few items. I will be going back as my daughter is getting married and cannot find a mother of the bride dress. Her shop is wonderful and she has a very high quality stock. Read less
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Bri
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
This is the place to go for the plus size bride. The owner Jan gives you all her personal attention during your consultation. Being able to try on sample dresses that actually fit is a luxury rarely found in a standard bridal shop. Jan truly understands how to flatter different body types and won't just try to cover you all up. I felt like an Amazon queen on my wedding day in a dress that was made for my body and a gorgeous veil that brought the romantic touch I was looking for. They do not do alterations, but she can suggest someone in your area. This place is a one of a kind experience for curvy ladies!
This is the place to go for the plus size bride. The owner Jan gives you all her personal attention during your Read more...
This is the place to go for the plus size bride. The owner Jan gives you all her personal attention during your consultation. Being able to try on sample dresses that actually fit is a luxury rarely found in a standard bridal shop. Jan truly understands how to flatter different body types and won't just try to cover you all up. I felt like an Amazon queen on my wedding day in a dress that was made for my body and a gorgeous veil that brought the romantic touch I was looking for. They do not do alterations, but she can suggest someone in your area. This place is a one of a kind experience for curvy ladies! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I was 1 month out from my wedding and in typical bride style had delusionally kept thinking, "I'll lose weight" before settling on a dress. Panicked at the realization that I was likely going to have to wear a sheet for my big day I wrote Janet. She responded immediately and the next morning I was leaving her shop with the perfect dress. A few alterations later and I looked exactly like I had imagined I would on my wedding day.
I was 1 month out from my wedding and in typical bride style had delusionally kept thinking, "I'll lose weight" before Read more...
I was 1 month out from my wedding and in typical bride style had delusionally kept thinking, "I'll lose weight" before settling on a dress. Panicked at the realization that I was likely going to have to wear a sheet for my big day I wrote Janet. She responded immediately and the next morning I was leaving her shop with the perfect dress. A few alterations later and I looked exactly like I had imagined I would on my wedding day. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough about Jan and everyone at Botticelli. I was very worried about trying on wedding dresses, but Jan made it such a fun and comfortable experience. I went back a few times and finally find the perfect dress. She is amazing and I hope that every plus size bride goes to see her. You will never regret it. Just fantastic!!
I really can't say enough about Jan and everyone at Botticelli. I was very worried about trying on wedding dresses, but Read more...
I really can't say enough about Jan and everyone at Botticelli. I was very worried about trying on wedding dresses, but Jan made it such a fun and comfortable experience. I went back a few times and finally find the perfect dress. She is amazing and I hope that every plus size bride goes to see her. You will never regret it. Just fantastic!! Read less
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