When I first got engaged one of the first things I was worried about was finding THE DRESS. You always have what you want in mind, but it’s hard to actually find what you want in real time. Pinterest was discouraging because none of the dresses that I loved have real links, and it didn’t help that I also needed curvy sizes. So I went on the hunt …
Coincidentally I didn’t have to search too far or wide … little did I know there was a bridal shop that catered to curvy brides right under my nose in my own Atlanta neighborhood. After popping up for a nice visit, I learned so much about Mesita and the Ivory Bridal brand that I couldn’t resist pursuing getting my dress from there.
- Ivory Bridal is young-black-woman owned! Seriously, when I popped up at Ivory Bridal I was expecting to see a sweet little retired elderly woman that was “not black” (sorry, this is true!) To my surprise I was greeted by a fabulous 30-something boss-wife-mom wearing a fun skater skirt, denim shirt, block heels, top knot, oversized sunnies and a fabulous red lip! Trust me, I felt right at home.
- They’ve gone completely curvy! Yes plus girls, this means Ivory Bridal only caters to plus brides making the experience 10-times better because everything is hand-picked with your curves in mind. It was such a great feeling knowing that when I went to try on dresses they would actually fit and not be too tight on my curves.
- The quality speaks for itself. Before I tried on dresses I previewed some of the material and options. Nothing was skimp, but everything was great quality and you could tell that dress shopping was a true investment. Mesita takes pride in having the best quality. She’s even gone as far as creating her own separates collection so that brides can have versatility on their wedding day.
- Ivory Bridal is a one stop shop! While Mesita and the Ivory Bridal crew only caters to curvy brides, they still have a huge variety of dresses for the entire bridal party including straight and curvy bridesmaids dresses, wedding guest dresses and flower girl dresses!
So fellow curvy brides, or curvy girls looking for formal wear be sure to checkout Ivory Bridal at www.shopivorybridal.com and follow their Instagram @IvoryBridal … trust me you’ll thank me later! I’ll be sharing more on Ivory Bridal, Mesita, and Plus Size Bridal talk on the blog … so stay tuned!