If there is a name that comes to mind when we talk of Australian wedding gown designers, it’s Karen Willis Holmes. And today, we’re diving into the “Curve” capsule collection, titled “Heaven Is a Place” by Karen Willis Holmes herself. A collection, of seven beautiful gowns in sizes 14-22.
But let’s be real here, up until recently, and in fact, even now, it can be a struggle if you’re over a size 16 to find a wedding gown that ticks all the boxes of your dreams. Luckily, Australian designers have turned their hands to the task, with an abundance of “Curve” collections hitting the market, and while I think there is still a long way to go for size inclusivity, these small steps? They need to be celebrated.
Each gown, in “Curve”, stays true to Karen Willis Holme’s modern style. They’re not gowns that will hide you under layers upon layers of fabric, instead, they’re designed to celebrate your shape, to hug your curves and honour them. And they’re comfortable too. Stretch laces, silk georgette. beautiful lattice lace all cut for comfort and cut to allow you to don your own comfortable underwear for support. You can even customise the details – remove or add sleeves, change the lining colour, add or remove ruching, make it yours. It’s all designed, in the brand’s words “to ensure that every woman walks down the aisle feeling confident, beautiful and radiant.”
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