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I absolutely love finding new plus size bridal designers and especially ones that have amazing designs that compliment plus size brides. Studio Levana has STUNNING plus size bridal gowns that would make any plus size bride look fabulous. And I’m so pleased to share their newest collection and I had to pleasure of interviewing the owner and creative mind behind the whole brand, Evgenia. So sit back and enjoy the collection as well as get to know brains behind the brand, Studio Levana.
I know right!! I told you…AMAZING! I just can’t get over how well the dresses fit the curvy bride. It’s like Evgenia created them just for a curvy body. I also love how she offers versatile skirts and covers that can be added to any of the dresses to give them a completely different look. So you can go from the ceremony to the reception with a totally different style of dress. It’s fabulous! And of course all gowns go up to size 32.
Lets see what Evgenia has to say about the collection.
PPB: What inspired you to design wedding gowns for curvy women?
Evgenia of SL: I work closely with our brides at our flagship store in Tel Aviv and I see a lot of beautiful women who can’t see themselves getting married because they are plus size and don’t find the dress that really flatters their curves. That’s very sad to see. I put in our curvy line all my passion and belief that every woman is beautiful regardless of her size tag. She shouldn’t hide but accentuate her curves in a feminine and gentle way.
PPB: How do you find your inspiration?
Evgenia of SL: Fabrics inspire me the most, I also find my inspiration in brides, their desires and concerns
PPB: How do you go about designing a wedding gown for a plus size bride?
Evgenia of SL: I have vast experience working closely every day with curvy brides of all shapes, body types and sizes. I know their concerns and feel their needs. It’s easy for me to see the dress and tell: “here, this area will draw unwanted attention, let’s cover it” or “if we make the skirt just a tiny bit more fitted it will reduce a visual look by two sizes”. We use our patented interior corset that makes the shape smooth and feminine, holds the body and gives it a perfect “magazine” look as a solution for many fashion forward styles that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible to wear.
PPB: What is your inspiration for the new collection?
Evgenia of SL: The desire to give a solution to all curvy women that look at today’s sheer sexy and highly seductive bridal fashion, loving the style but not being able to find something similar in plus size collections that are usually more traditional.
PPB: What advice would you give to a plus size bride to be?
Evgenia of SL: Don’t hide, you are stunning as you are, celebrate your curves!
PPB: What are some of the emerging wedding gown trends that compliment curvy brides?
Evgenia of SL: Definitely mermaid and sheath bridal gowns, plunging necklines, off the shoulder looks that cover the upper arm area.
PPB: How do brides go about finding one of your dresses?
Evgenia of SL: You can reach us through our website contact form and we will find the nearest retailer in your country.
PPB: How do bridal salons get your wedding dresses in their stores?
Find the dresses in the USA here.
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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.