Mark your calendars and set your DVRs as the plus size community has a new show to tune into, and this time it is addressing one of the most challenging situations- being a plus size bride to be. Finding the dress is all but rare, to experience the FULL experience as the straight size bride and while there are more places and boutiques that are now catering, it is still a feat and a half to tackle and find that perfect dress. So when I heard that TLC was green lighting a new show, Curvy Brides, I was excited, curious, and hyped!
Launching on August 1 at 10:00pm EST, CURVY BRIDES will highlight the Maryland based boutique, Curvaceous Couture Bridal and the Harris sisters, showing all of us “how the ideal gown can come in all shapes and sizes.” While not a full-fledged series, but a special, I think if the numbers prove right, they can make this happen…
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From the TLC blog:
“Curvy Brides” showcases the plus-size bridal salon Curvaceous Couture, located in Maryland. Owned and operated by sisters Yukia and Yuneisia, “Curvy Brides” demonstrates that there’s a dream dress out there for every woman, no matter her size.
Yukia herself struggled to find a designer wedding gown to suit her curves, and that struggle inspired her to help other women get outfitted for their special day. The sisters started out running a business in their father’s basement, and now they’re running a boutique with gowns for plus-size women with every taste and style.
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What makes Curvaceous Couture Special?
Well, let’s talk about their collection! Remember when Reem Acra did plus? Curvaceous Couture were the exclusive plus size bridal boutique to carry the plus line!
They currently carry Curvaceous Couture Private Collection, Ian Stuart, Allure Bridal, Allure Couture, Pronovias, Manuel Mota, Madison James, Rosa Clara, Kittychen Couture, Fiore Couture, Alyce Designs, and Terani Couture.
The ladies behind Curvaceous Couture also customize one of a kind gowns, all in their spacious 5,000 square feet location boasting modern luxury, spacious dressing rooms and a full service staff. After all, it is about service right?
Make sure you check out Curvaceous Couture Bridal, follow them on Twitter, like Curvaceous Couture Bridal on Facebook, and if you are on Instagram, hit them up here!
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What we can expect on the first episode of Curvy Brides:
Of course I have a video for you too!
“After starting in their father’s basement, the Harris sisters put no limits on what they can offer their brides, from sequins and satin to organza and lace. CURVY BRIDES kicks off with a 30-minute special featuring a fuchsia gown, a mermaid-inspired style, and a bride’s final fitting which produces very unexpected results.”
Images from Curvaceous Couture FB page
I am so happy for this family, for the presence of plus size fashion and bridal, and that we have a new show on TV! I am excited and will be tuned in… will you?
This show is awesome and just what we plus sized pretties needed!! I pray TLC will make this a series because we definitly need it! You two sisters Rock!!!
It’s about time! 🙂 I am excited
I just love love love your show I watched on TLC.. he gowns are awesome.. was talking to my fiancé and told him I need to travel to Md.. and check your gowns out asap
I really enjoyed watching the show, and will again, when it returns. (Sending out positive vibes here….. )
I’m an older Mother-of-the-Groom to be. My son’s wedding is in April 2016, and searching for a gown in a Plus Size over Size 26, has been quite a shock. Because of almost a total lack of availability both in retail and online, anything size 30,32 or 34, is practically non-existant, and I’m being told, I would have to custom ordered it, and have it custom altered, at an estimated cost of well over $700.00. I feel like a captive audience, with almost no choice of size, color, style, and to add insult to injury, it’s going to cost so much more money than I expected.
If you could give me the names of any mfgs., retailers, or online places. you are aware of, that might already have these sizes in stock, and would be willing to help me, as I am a retiree, I would be most appreciative. I hope you can reply asap. Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
Sincerely, Sherry Goldhaber.