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

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