Of the 2.4 million weddings in 2011 approximately 36% brides were considered curvy (sizes 12, 14 16 and up). The number is expected to increase in the next three years to about 39% While the fashion industry has made some strides towards producing fashion forward clothing above a size 10, the bridal industry has been slow to follow
In December of 2012 Down That Aisle! The Definitive Guide For Curvy Brides (WindRiver Publishing) was released. Sheri Collins, and Chamein Canton have launched The Curvy Concierge Studio/Personal Shopping Service where curvy brides will have personal style consultation as well as the red carpet treatment as they choose the dress for the most defining fashion piece of her life, her wedding
Chamein and Sheri fight bridal fears and anxieties with saying yes to the dress including:
•Confidence to say YES to her body, love her curves and embrace the partner who loves them.
•Shifts her mindset from “flaws to fashion” and let the romance inspire her wedding style.
•Get inspiration from celebrity style and translate the runway to her wedding day.
Curvy Concierge Philosophy
Weddings don’t begin at the altar, it starts when a boy meets a curvy girl and their storybook romance begins.”-Chamein Canton, Wedding & Romance Author “
“There are so many different brands of style. The hardest part is helping my clients embrace it. Women with curves sometimes focus on their flaws more than the fashion.”-Sheri Collins, The Curvy Stylist
About Chamein Canton
You don’t have to be the perfect size to find romance or the perfect wedding gown.”
• Romantic Times Award-winning author of 8 romance novels including three with wedding themes, You’re Getting Married?(Writers Club Press, 2000), Bliss, Inc,. I Take This Woman(Genesis Press, 2008, 2010).
•After 10 years of wedding planning, Canton wrote Down That Aisle in Style the first wedding guide for full-figured women (WindriverPublishing 2006).
•Appeared on Entertainment Tonight/The Insider (CBS), Get Married (Lifetime), Today in New York (NBC) and Eyewitness News Sunday (ABC-NY).•Published articles in Wedding Dresses Magazine, Brides Magazine, and Daily Venus Diva.
•An inspiring survivor of uterine cancer and living with MS, Canton continues to press her message of self esteem and acceptance
About Sheri Collins
“If you look better, you’ll feel better and take better care of yourself, then my hope is you’ll feel you can go confidently into the direction of your dreams and live the life you always imagined right now.”
•Marketing executive (MBA) turned curvy celebrity stylist, personal brand architect, fashion blogger.
•Works with Gossip Girl’s Zuzanna Szadkowski and Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank.
•Styled plus size women from around the world and hosted style workshop at Nordstrom Rack, White Plains and Ashley Stewart
•Seen in eHow.com, Newsday, iVillage.com, Daily Venus Diva (editorials) and ABC/NBC News NY.
•Event stylist and wedding day coordinator for 7 years bringing creative ideas and personal touches to life’s special events.