CurvyGirls Bridal, a Virginia retailer, proudly announces the opening of its first bridal salon, in the newly-occupied Pender Village Center in Fairfax, Virginia. At over 5,200 square feet, the beautiful facility is the largest bridal salon in the United States primarily dedicated to offering couture bridal fashion to brides of “plus size”.
With fewer than a dozen such salons in the country available, CurvyGirls Bridal addresses a remarkably under-served marketplace. Ell over 60% of women of bridal age in the U.S. are over size 16 in wedding gowns, and CurvyGirls Bridal’s large number of in-store samples are all between sizes 12 and 32.That is CurvyGirls Bridal’s primary focus, but many brides as small as size 2 have come to the new salon in its first few weeks on the recommendation of friends, and found their dresses.
CurvyGirls Bridal offers an extensive array of wedding gowns from designers and companies such as Pronoias (La Sosa), Allure Bridal, Sophia Tolle (Mon Cheri and Manuel Moat).In addition, the salon features tuxedo rental, bridesmaids’ dresses, mothers’ and flower girls’ dresses, a custom-designed line of wedding jewelry, and special occasion formals, including prom and quince-era dresses. An in-house seamstress is also on staff full-time at CurvyGirls Bridal.
The salon, designed by Architecture, Inc. of Reston, Virginia, features four large dressing rooms for brides, along with a bridesmaid’s room and three dressing rooms for grooms and groomsmen. In addition, a unique “man cave” with flat-screen TV and comfortable bench seating allows the gentlemen to occupy themselves if they desire, while the ladies of the party are selecting their gowns. An attended room for children, also with TV, is also a helpful feature of the salon.
CurvyGirls Bridal is a family-owned business with a strong focus on customer service. The concept of the salon was developed by Ruth Sutton, an experienced bridal saleswoman, and built by Ruth and her husband Bob. CurvyGirls Bridal welcomes all brides to its new home and flagship salon.
ABOUT CURVYGIRLS BRIDAL– CurvyGirls Bridal, Inc., is a privately-held corporation, and is the owner/operator of retail bridal salons dedicated to providing the couture experience to brides of all sizes, with a principal focus on brides and attendants from sizes 12 to 32.Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, CurvyGirls Bridal’s salons offer a complete selection of attire and accessories for the wedding, along with men’s formal wear for rental and sale, and dresses for other formal occasions.