This past Friday, I was cordially invited to take a tour of a local bridal boutique called “CurvyGirls Bridal” in Fairfax, Virginia. Through the buzz in the wedding industry I had heard lots of positive chatter about this special boutique so I decided to accept their invitation to see what the noise was all about.
Upon my arrival I was so graciously greeted by Alexandra Boos, Marketing & Spokeswoman for CurvyGirls. Alexandra is the life and voice of Curvy Girls with her sophisticated charm and personality. The two of us immediately created a bond because we were both curvy girls with high fashion taste (as we observed each other in our attire, LOL!). As I was immersed by Alexandra’s hospitality, I was also blown by the decor and setting of the boutique – it is what mega mogul and super model Kimora Lee Simmons would say, “fabulosity”. There was glamour, sophistication, and elegance that encompassed every inch of this 5200 square foot retail glam machine. I ultimately thought that I was at Kleinfeld in New York City. I later had to applaud the owner, Ruth Sutton, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, of CurvyGirls Bridal for providing and environment with such grace and elegance for the REAL WOMAN to come and purchase “the dress of her dreams” that starts a new chapter in her life.
Just a little background on CurvyGirls Bridal; this Fairfax-based bridal salon opened its doors approximately one year ago and is the largest couture bridal salon in the country catering to the curvy girl bridal customer (catering to size 12 to 32W) and also having sizes for the “skinny girl.” CurvyGirls Bridal is addressing a remarkably underserved marketplace; 60% of women of the bridal age in the U.S. are over size 16 in wedding gowns yet most salons around the country have very few samples to try on, if any, in the larger size range. Ruth Sutton is starting a curvy revolution by providing an oasis of couture evening gowns to the thirsty curvy fashionista for any special occasion. The boutique offers a one-stop shopping experience offering tuxedo rental, bridemaid’s dresses, mothers’ and flower girls’ dresses, evening gowns, handbags, shoes, and a custom-designed line of wedding jewelry.
Ladies, there is no need to be ashamed of your vivacious figure – you are not a plus size – you are curvacious and beautiful! Allow Ruth and her highly experienced sales team help you to say “Yes to the Dress!”. Watch out Kleinfelds…here comes CurvyGirls Bridal of Fairfax, Virginia!
I highly endorse CurvyGirls Bridal.