Earlier this year we told you about the casting Haute & Co Bridal Boutique was hosting! Now we can give you the scoop on what’s happening behind the scenes! True body positivity should be showcased and celebrated. Thanks to Time Inc.’s PeopleTV, curvy women will be getting another form of mainstream positive representation! The Perfect Fit is a six-episode series that follows 12 curvy brides-to-be in search of their perfect wedding gown.
Haute&Co Bridal Boutique
From Authentic Entertainment, The Perfect Fit is filmed in Chicago’s luxury Haute & Co.TM Bridal Boutique. If you’re a friend of the brand, then you already know Haute & Co. Bridal Boutique caters specifically to plus size brides holding intimate bridal consultations for brides sizes 14-32, this summer! Haute & Co.’s owner, Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler refers to her all-female consultants as “fairy godmothers” and ensures that her boutique is a safe space full of body positivity and empowerment in a way that promises a free and enriching bridal shopping experience. Bridal shopping can be very stressful and Haute & Co. makes sure to erase as much of that stress as possible.
Proud to announce the premiere of #ThePerfectFit ? —our new body positive bridal series! Follow the journey of 12 curvy brides-to-be in search of their dream wedding dress. Tuesday, January 9th only on #PeopleTV. pic.twitter.com/YqliyXRDWQ
— PeopleTV (@peopletv) December 17, 2017
Style, Snatch, and Slay
“Each day, my staff and I come to work ready to help our brides focus on their own happiness and embrace their unique beauty,” said Armstrong-Fowler, who said her boutique’s motto is “Style, Snatch and Slay”. “Every person deserves to feel and look phenomenal, especially on their wedding day, and we’re excited to share the journeys of our stunning brides with the world.”
The Perfect Fit will explore the brides as they experience body shaming and will showcase diverse relationships, including both monogamous and polyamorous unions.
“This fun, heartwarming series highlights the importance of self-love and self-worth,” said Suzanne Ross, Head of Development, PeopleTV. “Every episode centers around lifting ourselves and each other up, promoting positivity. This simple, yet crucial act is sometimes forgotten.”
“Finding relatable characters with a compelling story that resonates with viewers is a producer’s dream,” said Lauren Lexton, CEO of Authentic Entertainment. “Shannelle and her team bring you into their world and do exactly that–create a body-positive, inspiring experience. Producing this show alongside the team at PeopleTV has been as fun as it’s been rewarding.”
The Perfect Fit premieres on PeopleTV on Tuesday, January 9! Mark your calendars!!
We’re looking forward to following the journey of these beautifully curvy brides! Shout-out to PeopleTV for providing the platform and promoting body positivity, especially on the day when many women feels her most beautiful and glamorous!
So ladies, question… would you be willing to feature your wedding dress journey on a reality tv show? Will you be tuning in? Let us know down in the comments! Talk to you soon!
Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer/director made of sugar and spice and everything rice. She has the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.