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Lost more weight than expected

Lost more weight than expected

Hi Brides to Be.

This plus-sized bride lost more weight than what she expected to, meaning her ordered dress was two sizes too big!
Alterations were even more extreme because I had to alter it to fit both her large bust and tiny waist.
I also created a bodice piece using boned crepe fabric. This allowed her to wear a bra and provided extra support. Shortening the sleeves to the level of the waist band also worked to better balance the figure.
She looks lovely and the photos show just how flattering a deep-v looks on her!

Lillian West 6422

Connie xo

 

Plus size 22 and looks like a model in this photograph

Plus size 22 and looks like a model in this photograph

I received a thank you message from Wendy last week.

I had to show you all how fantastic she looked in her dress - she’s a plus size 22 and looks like a model in this photograph. Absolutely STUNNING!
It just goes to show that any size and any shape can look stunning if you choose the right style dress.
Congratulations, Wendy. You looked amazing on your wedding day!
Connie xo
 

Plus sized bride feeling confident in her Gown

Plus sized bride feeling confident in her Gown

This photo is of a bride at her last fitting, right before she got to take the dress home. I managed to capture an action shot, and I LOVE how this photo depicts just how happy and confident the bride feels in her dress! As a plus sized bride, she was nervous about the processes of buying a wedding dress, however I always ensure my brides are in dresses that flatter their shapes and make the most of their assets - there is no reason for any sized bride not to walk down the aisle with confidence! Even her sister-in-law was saying that everyone is going to go WOW!!

I feel so much fulfilment when I see how happy my brides can be, and how excited they are for their Big Day.

 

Connie xo

 

different sized brides

different sized brides

Hello Brides to be,I really love showing you all the different sized brides I get through my boutique. This beautiful bride is wearing a size 22 Sincerity Bridal gown 3858. It has a V neckline (flattering on larger busts), a covered tulle illusion back detail and is fitted to the lower hips - which is perfect for showing off her shapely figure. The light tulle godets in the skirt soften the drape of the dress and work together with the belt to define the narrow waist and soften the overall look of the dress.

It is always wonderful to see how well a dress can flatter a size 22 bride.

 

Connie xo

 

nervous as she was plus sized

nervous as she was plus sized

This bride had her first appointment with me months ago - excited to be searching for her wedding dress, but also very nervous as she was plus sized and had a particular dress in mind…a straight lace shift with lace covering her shoulders. 

general misconception that plus sized brides shouldn’t wear certain styles

general misconception that plus sized brides shouldn’t wear certain styles

Hello, Soon-to-be-Brides! There’s a general misconception that plus sized brides shouldn’t wear certain styles of dresses; however, many brides dream of a full lace dress, and there is no reason why we can’t work together to find a style that flatters your body shape. This gorgeous lace dress is constructed with a heavy ivory lace over a darker almond tulle, but unlike many full lace dresses, the detail of the lace is placed vertically, which lengthens the body and narrows the torso.  

show off a gorgeous womanly figure

show off a gorgeous womanly figure

This is the Sincerity Bridal Dress in a size 18. There is no reason why a plus sized bride can’t look as beautiful as a size 8. In fact, I believe that wedding dresses are perfect examples of how the right tailoring can really show off a gorgeous womanly figure! This bride has a tiny waist, and I knew that running the dress in at that area would show off her beautiful shape better than any other styling detail. The dress has lifted the bust up and the bride’s hourglass figure is highlighted. I’ve included a photograph of the bride in her regular clothes to show what a difference the right tailoring can make. WOW, right?!

I do love it when a bride is wearing the dress, rather than the dress wearing the bride. Dressmaking is just as much about styling a figure as it is about fashions and trends, and together we can achieve great results!
Connie xo
 

Plus Size Collection on my website

Plus Size Collection on my website

Hi Brides To Be, I know it's hard to envisage a dress if the model's body is a different shape or size to your own. I get a lot of positive feedback from my brides telling me they love how the Plus Size Collection on my website and how the photos I have are shown on a plus size, not a size 8, model. They tell me that if they see that it looks great on the photo that it would look great on them.

Short of me explaining how the dress would fall and what it would look like, I try and do a photo shoot for this reason every time I receive new stock. I hope you find something you like.
Connie xo 

Lace dress for Plus size

Lace dress for Plus size

I have been looking for a lace dress that would compliment a plus size bride. When I saw this dress at the bridal showings I knew it would work on a plus size bride. 

I chose it in the Ivory Lace and Moscato Tulle . The detail of the lace edging on the hip line  is so slimming and the structure is amazing!! . In the photo I put over a Justin Alexander jacket which is a perfect match together, it looks like one dress. The beauty about this is that you can take off the jacket and wear it strapless at the reception . 


Connie xo 

flatter your body shape

flatter your body shape

Hi all,

As women we know how critical of ourselves we can be when it comes to any outfits, let alone our wedding dress. We all want that dress that is going to make us feel the most beautiful we have ever felt.

Imagine feeling as if you would never find a gown that would flatter your body shape. My bride in these photos came to me believing just that. Feeling so disheartened and worried that there wasn't much time up her sleeve to order her gown, I got her to try on the Sincerity Bridal dress, knowing she wanted sleeves and that it could be done with this gown.


Take a look a the before and after photos. 

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