Women classed as being plus-sized should celebrate who they are and not feel under pressure to conform, says the founder of a bridal store specialising in plus-size dresses.
Jane Burbeary set up Celebrating Curves after struggling to find the right wedding dress for herself when she was getting married a few years ago.
She told The Yorkshire Post: “Being a plus-sized woman trying to find a wedding dress is quite difficult.
“Lots of traditional shops will just stock samples in sizes eight and 10 so when I was looking at a size 22 it was quite difficult and the choice was really minimal.”
In the end she settled for a dress that she wouldn’t have had has she been a size eight. This led her to launching Celebrating Curves in April 2016.
The business has its own collection of dresses that are specifically designed for plus-sized women.
Brides-to-be come to the store in Sheffield on an appointment only basis. Ms Burbeary says this works well as many women feel nervous when buying a wedding dress.
Many plus-size brides who come to Celebrating Curves have had a bad experience shopping elsewhere, Ms Burbeary added. Read the full article here on The Yorkshire post here.
We have been nominated for The North of England Wedding Awards … Again!
After the brilliant success of winning the award in 2016 for outstanding customer service we are hoping to win again this year.
Last year we were nominated in the ‘New Business’ category. We didn’t win in the category, but won the overall ‘Judges Choice’ award based on the comments that our lovely brides had put in. This yea we are nominated in the ‘Bridalwear’ category, so we are up against some very well established "big players" within the industry. Although we are the underdog, your votes and comments are really important to us, and as we proved last year really do matter!
The North of England wedding Awards are in association with The Wedding Guide UK are Yorkshire and North East England’s most prestigious awards for client service excellence. These Awards recognise those businesses which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspiring their customers to want to actively and positively promote them.
We are calling all of our beautiful brides to help us out and vote for us in the awards! Voting for The North of England Wedding Awards closes on 30th July.
So, if you think our customer service was outstanding please vote, vote, vote!
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Celebrating Curves Bridal
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