No matter your dress size, you’re sure to find your perfect wedding gown at Lavender Park Bridal! This size inclusive bridal boutique in the Nashville area takes pride in having lines range from 00 to 32. They recognize that sizes of this kind shouldn’t be an option, but an industry standard and its one they’re glad to uphold. Not only do they have a variety of options for every bride, but the experience you’ll have with their team is impeccable. Kayla is here to share more about all of that in more in the interview below.
We absolutely LOVE that Lavender Park Bridal is a size-inclusive bridal boutique in the Nashville area! Tell us more about the thought behind your inclusive sizing options.
Kayla: Bridal sizing is outdated and problematic, many if not most designers tend to size about two sizes smaller (or worse) than street sizing. For example I have seen a size 10 dress being so small it didn’t fit a size 6 mannequin. Unfortunately there are far to many boutiques that only carry at or around the standard sample size which is a 10 in bridal and a six/eight in street size. Not having a decent selection of dresses over a size 14 for brides to try on is alienating to the majority of the US population as that 14 is actually a street 10 and the average size of a US woman is actually a street 14. The most popular size we sell at Lavender Park is a size 12 followed closely there after by a size 16.
Tell us more about your size-inclusive dress inventory!
Kayla: We have a range of size inclusive options. We wanted to make sure we had even unique styles ie dresses with stars of them or boho dresses in our store in a size range from 16-30. It is important to us that a bride no matter her size can try on what she envisions for her self on her wedding day.
What designer brands of size inclusive dresses do you carry?
Kayla We carry Julietta which is in the Morilee house that specific for Plus brides as it starts at a size 16; however, with the exceptions of Julietta all of our other lines range from a 00 to a 32. That was a big deciding factor for us on which lines we wanted to carry and if they were size inclusive.
Why is it important for Lavender Park Bridal (and any bridal shop) to be size-inclusive?
Kayla: Size inclusivity shouldn’t be an option, it should be the standard.
Can you tell us more about the experience a plus size bride will have at LPB?
Kayla: A plus size bride will have the same experience as a straight sized bride and that’s how it should be. When a bride comes into Lavender Park they are doted on and asked questions about the wedding, their personal style, their family, all in preparation to get to know our new bestie before heading straight to the racks. After that we let our brides pick out their first few dresses. We want you to wander through the store, touching dresses, and seeing what you you think would be a good fit for you. After we try on those first few your consultant will pull for you. Some of our consultants ARE plus size but for those that aren’t we have had extensive training on how how to style ALL body styles and will ensure that you leave here feeling confident and beautiful.
Every body is beautiful and we love that this team reminds us all of that! If you’re looking for a size inclusive bridal boutique in the Nashville area, be sure to head to Lavender Park Bridal!
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