If you are curious how I got into the plus size gown business that is because I'm curvaceous as well. I've always been interested in clothes design how the right cut, pleats, placements of laces etc. can take inches off without having to go through the painful process of dieting. I'm too busy to go though dieting anyways but of course given the chance with the right way would love to go for it and take some inches off so that I be healthier and have more energy for my kids! But for now inches off through wearing the right clothes works just fine for me :)
My favourite pastime is to study and design new gowns that instantly take inches off any plus size ladies without dieting or exercising. Often customers would ask questions out of curiosity because in Singapore more than 90% of the market sells only regular size clothing. Also as majority bridal shops feel that regular size brides look best for their portfolio and also the extra cost it would require to make a plus size gown, it is even more difficult to find wedding gowns for curvaceous ladies in Singapore
So here is a mini FAQ
What got me into the business
As I mentioned, my weight ballooned when I got pregnant with Leann, I tried many places to search for nice dresses but either I get the 'you are too fat' look from salesladies, it hurts when people give me the disapproving looks or pass nasty comments about my body. Even when I was a size UK10 while trying to look for the right wedding gown was difficult. The bridal shop would pass nasty comments like 'you should slim down some more, you arms are too meaty or you should eat before you step in' At that time, which was about 8 yrs ago I paid almost 9k for my wedding package and all I got was nasty comments of how I should slim down. I strongly feel that no woman should be made to feel uncomfortable about her body. I being to study the type of cut, fabric and laces that compliments a curvaceous body. The more I research the more I became interested and decided to get into the plus size wedding gown business. I realised Oh my, here's where I can really make a difference for brides who are looking for gowns that are fashionable and affordable to wear on the most important day of their life. Hence, this gave me a direction to work towards and head forward to. You need not fork out thousands of dollars on a gown which gives brides so much more budget to spend on the other parts of their wedding.
How do you know so much about what looks good on curvaceous ladies?
Being plus size and vain, I have spent a big portion of my time reading up and research on magazines, books to find out on what looks good for different body types. Different types of cut, different fabric and laces DOES make a HUGE difference.
The Little White Wedding Shop has good feedback from customers
We get SMSs saying what great compliments brides receives on their wedding, guests are surprise that curvaceous brides are able to find wedding gowns that look good and affordable at the same time.
Are you able to rent wedding gowns at below $280?
We are not able to, as the renting process of gowns involves, dry cleaning which easily cost above $100, alterations that cost between $50 to $200. As you can see the sums often adds up to above $200. We are committed to rent the best well maintained gowns to our customers therefore not able to rent anything below $280.
Who designs and make these gowns?
Both me and my partner Kiki who is based in Taiwan (which is why you find me in Taipei at times) designs and makes these gowns, Kiki's makes most of these gowns in her home apartment.
**Helping curvaceous ladies to look gorgeous on their big day, one lady at a time**