3 Tips to Staying Body Positive Throughout your Wedding Planning
February 1, 2017
Finding the perfect dress can be daunting, especially if you can’t shimmy your way into the teeny sample size. Thankfully, designer Anne Barge recently launched Curve Couture trunk shows, featuring gowns in US sample sizes 16-20 so that every bride, no matter her size, can try on the dress of her dreams in store. And those happy vibes don't end once you've found the gown. Keep these tips from body-positive style expert and bride-to-be Alex Michael May in mind, and you’ll look and feel your very best from the time you say “yes” to the dress until the time you say “I do” to the love of your life!

"Our Curve Couture campaign is a celebration of more than 18 years of designing spectacular gowns for women in every size and shape. As a designer, it is my responsibility to make each bride feel beautiful, comfortable, and special. For the bride, that process really starts in the fitting room." — Anne Barge


Alex Michael May's Tips to Radiate Confidence


On your wedding day (and every day!) it's true that the more beautiful you feel, the more beautiful you'll look. It's important to focus on FEELING gorgeous, so you glow from the inside out. We all have beauty rituals and looks that make us feel our best, and these should be honored on your big day! Your radiant smile and sparkling eyes will show through in the photographs for years to come. There's a reason they coined the phrase "blushing bride!"


We all have certain parts of our bodies we love to flaunt over others, whether you have gorgeous long legs, or a beautiful décolletage, choose a dress design that plays up that features and draws attentions to your assets. Show off that small waist, hourglass figure or toned back and feel confident and flawless on your wedding day.


On your wedding day, you may be a bride, but you're still you. Make sure the look you choose for the occasion reflects who you are as an individual. From wearing gloves, to a custom veil or headpiece or unexpected shoe choice, there are countless opportunities to let your personality shine through when you say "I do."


Upcoming Curve Couture Trunk Shows

  • January 20th-28th, 2017, Buckhead Bridals by Guffey's, Atlanta, GA

  • January 27th-29th, 2017, Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC

  • February 3rd-12th, 2017, White Dress by the Shore, Clinton, CT

  • February 17th-26th, 2017, Posh Bridal Nashville, Nashville, TN

  • March 3rd-12th, 2017, Maggie Louise, Memphis, TN

  • March 17th-March 26th, 2017, Posh MN, Wayzata, MN

  • March 31st-April 2nd, 2017, Kinsley James, Walnut Creek, CA

  • April 7th-16th, 2017, The White Room, Birmingham, AL

  • April 21st-April 20th, 2017, Gigi of Mequon, Mequon, WI

  • June 2nd-11th, 2017, Bleu Belle Bridal, Savannah, GA



Want to win your very own Anne Barge wedding dress? Um, duh! Click here for your chance to win the gorgeous Ryland gown (pictured below)!
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