Brides with Curves

is the result of my own personal experience. 

Hi. I am Kelly Purchase, owner of Brides with Curves® in Poole. I was a size 24 when I got married in 2003.

I had been dreaming of my big day, as most women do, for most of my life – specifically, the perfect wedding dress, “The One”. I was so embarrassed, hurt and disheartened when I visited the bridal shops in my area. It was a terrible experience, especially when I eventually found a dress that would have catered to my shape; they didn’t stock it in my size and used industrial clips, fabric and a dress several sizes too small to try to show me what the end result might look like. Even so, I bought it because I felt I had exhausted all other options.

On my big day, amongst family and friends, the stunning surroundings of Highcliffe Castle and with my new husband by my side, I never once experienced that moment of feeling beautiful.

Fast forward 13 years and two children, and here I am, proudly opening the first plus-size bridal shop on the south coast, focusing exclusively on plus size wedding gowns that celebrate the fuller figure.

At Brides with Curves we stock a great range of dresses from size 18 – 32, with prices to suit all budgets. We fully understand and embrace our curvy clientèle and offer a highly personalised service, individually tailored to meet each bride’s needs, in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

Please get in touch to arrange exclusive use of our shop and services for a full 2 hours, and enjoy the unique experience of discovering “The One” you have always dreamed of.

Because every bride should feel a million dollars on their wedding day, whatever her size.

On my wedding day in 2003

Private 2-hour appointments offered at our shop in Poole town centre

Brides with Curves, Poole, Dorset

Brides with Curves

12 Parkstone Road
Poole, Dorset
BH15 2PG

Brides with Curves

12 Parkstone Road
Poole, Dorset
BH15 2PG

01202 937561

Exclusive 2 hour Appointments

Private daytime or evening, weekday or weekend appointments available

The bridal dress shopping experience of your dreams. By arrangement, please contact Kelly

Celebrate your curves & feel a million dollars