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Your Curvy God Mothers - Plus Size Bridal Experts

Updated: May 23, 2022

Welcome all of our Curvy princesses to the first blog post for the Curvy God Mothers tips. If you aren't following us already on social media you should run and do that now, no seriously go do that...we'll wait... HA. Seriously though, The Curvy God Mothers are here to talk all things curvy bridal. We are here to help you navigate through the crazy bridal shopping process with ease and to guide you to making better decisions based on better information. Not outdated info of yesteryear. Be sure to follow us on Social Media to keep up with our Videos also you can comment with questions below. so without further ado lets get to it....

Here are our 3 Myths that Curvy brides need to know

1. You must wear a sleeve to cover up

This is a Style choice or a preference. It could be a comfort thing, it could be because you arms are cold, but it should never be because someone said you MUST wear sleeves to cover your arms. Who makes up these "Rules?" I would LOVE to know. I wore sleeves on my wedding day, I had them on my 1st gown - Sottero & Midgley, Allen Lynette. My second gown the Maggie Sottero, Matilda, did not have sleeves. I chose my gown because I loved it, it made me feel beautiful and honestly if it didn't have sleeves I would have worn it anyway. If you feel more comfortable then by all means go ahead, you do you girl! We are not by any stretch saying you shouldnt wear sleeves, there are some absolutely beautiful gowns with sleeves out there and we got your back 100% at Ivory & Main if you choose to wear them. What we are saying is that in no way shape or form should someone say to you that you should cover up your arms to hide something. Let me explain...We have had women come into the shop for gowns, they come in with an idea of what they want, lets use for arguments sake an off the shoulder gown...They try a few on and some may may love it and some realize this is making me look to broad in the shoulders and go with a different style. sometimes putting more fabric on places that you want to hide, doesn't hide them, it in fact brings more attention to them.

2. You MUST wear an Empire waist

WRONG! This could not be more WRONG, WRONG WRONG... Did I mention this is SOOOOO WRONG.....Some people are into empire waists because they think that it will hide your tummy, but not every woman holds her weight in her stomach. An empire waist brings your eye into the smallest part of the body, under the bust line, But what if you are wider in your mid section or don't have a defined waist, they need a different silhouette to flatter their body type. It not unusual for shops to push Plus or Curvy women into empire gowns, or A-lines, because they think that is what suits them best. There are so many styles to choose from. Mermaid, trumpets, Ball gowns, fit and Flares...The possibilities are endless, open yourself up to trying some of these styles on, i promise you'll find one that works best for your body type.

3. You can't wear a designer gown

When I opened Ivory & Main I wanted brides to have the options they saw in the magazines, names like Essense of Australia and Maggie Sottero, but in plus sizes. I wanted plus size women to be able to try on designer gowns without the anxiety of trying to squeeze into them, or worse yet not being able to trying anything on at all and having to guess what it will look like. At I&M we don't have a line that is only for plus women, we welcome all women into our shop, but we do have all of our samples in larger sizes so we can clip everyone in. Our shop caters to Curvy brides, which means midsize and Plus women. We have women from 12-32 come in to the shop who are all curvy and beautiful.

Stayed tuned for more tips from the Curvy God Mothers ....

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