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Plus-size Wedding Dresses North East – March 2018

Plus-size Wedding Dresses North East

With new designer collections starting to arrive in store, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the amazing Plus-size Wedding Dresses now available here in the North East.

Plus-Size Wedding Dresses – Bonny BridalPlus-size Wedding Dresses

Bonny Bridal was founded over 30 years ago on family values and to this day continues to focus on the needs of brides the world over. Their stunning gowns are hand-crafted, with hand-sewn beads, luxurious fabrics and designs to suit brides of all shapes and sizes. Their designs focus on three elements – style, romance and tradition.

Unforgettable by Bonny Bridal, Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

When Bonny Bridal opened in 1983, they mission was to make wedding dreams accessible to every bride, regardless of size or shape, which led to the the creation of the amazing Unforgettable Collection.  This award winning collection offers gowns with carefully placed beading, innovative draping, and hidden support to emphasise the curves our brides want to show off.

The Spring 2018 Collection

Plus-size Wedding Dresses

Style 1800 – Beaded Alencon lace covers the bodice of this natural waist gown. Scalloped lace appliqués encircle the V neckline and back as well as the cap sleeves. The full A-line skirt is topped by a rushed chiffon band. Clear rhinestone buttons and floral beading extends down the train.

Plus-size Wedding Dresses

Style 1809 – This mock off the shoulder gown features a gentle angled flutter sleeve trimmed in lace. The modern trumpet skirt is covered with sequined scrolling Alencon lace appliqués. The sheer back is finished with beautiful button details.

Style 1813 – This uptown Grecian gown features an organically jewelled design that falls into the sheer plunging neckline. Slimming pleats extend from the jewelled centre medallion into the fully gathered skirt.  The back is finished with button detail.

Plus-size Wedding Dresses These are just a few of the beautiful Bonny Bridal designs that have recently adorned our rails at Just The Way You Are in Whitley Bay. 

We are so excited for the coming season, as brides are already loving these styles and #sayingyestothedress, here at the only bridal boutique in the North East that is dedicated to brides with curves.

To see more of the amazing new gowns available to try on in store, please take a look at our collections.

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Bridesmaid Dresses in the North East

Bridesmaid Dresses in the North East

As we begin 2018 and more and more brides are in search of gowns for their big day, it’s time to focus on what’s available in terms of bridesmaid dresses in the North East.

Here at Just The Way You Are in Whitley Bay, we have a huge range of Dessy Bridesmaid dresses.   Our samples are available to try on in sizes 0 – 32.  All of your maids, regardless of size and shape can be part of your experience.  You will find gorgeous gowns that flatter all of your maids. 

 Bridesmaid dresses in the North EastDessy bridesmaid dresses come in a huge range of colours and fabrics.

Bridesmaid dresses in the North East

Whether you’re looking for something simple and elegant in a light chiffon, or something dazzlingly sequinned, we have something for you. 

Dessy was established in 1939 as A & M Rosenthal, specialising in veils and headpieces. It wasn’t until the 1950s that they added their first collection of bridesmaid dresses.  As you can see from their collections today, they have gone from strength to strength.


Dessy Designers – Bridesmaid dresses in the North East

Some of our favourite designers within The Dessy Group are:

Alfred Sung

‘A Canadian fashion designer, producing apparel and perfume for men and women. He is a minimalist who emanated qualities of simplicity, ease, sophistication and classicism. He studied design in Paris and New York before moving to Canada in 1972.’

Lela Rose

‘Following the success of the Lela Rose wedding collection, and the much talked about dress designs Lela Rose created for Jenna Bush’s “house party”, it seemed only natural that the Lela Rose Bridesmaid collection would follow. Rose partnered with The Dessy Group for an exclusive bridesmaid line, with gowns and cocktail dresses in an extensive palette. Combining elements from her signature collection such as layered crinkle chiffon and pleated cotton faille, the Lela Rose Bridesmaid dresses focus on designer quality fabrication and detailing while remaining accessible.’

Jenny Yoo

‘Internationally recognized designer, Jenny Yoo, has partnered with The Dessy Group to design a collection of bridesmaid dresses inspired by current fashion trends and the voice of the modern bride. She is known for her understated yet sophisticated aesthetic, and feminine and refined looks. The JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Collection is perfect for the bride and bridesmaid who are looking for a dress that she can wear not only on the wedding day, but again and again for any special occasion.’

And new to The Dessy Group this season, is the amazing Jenny Packham

‘One of the UK’s most successful and independent fashion brands with global recognition, Jenny Packham has become the design house of choice when it comes to social dressing. Red carpets the world over are graced with Packham’s designs worn by the most iconic, talented and influential women of our generation including: Taylor Swift, Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Dita von Teese, Kate Hudson and Oscar winner Adele Adkins. “I am delighted to be launching our Jenny Packham Bridesmaids collection, exclusive to the Dessy Group. Designing bridalwear is one of my greatest pleasures and to extend the signature Jenny Packham style and design aesthetic to create a beautiful, elegant bridesmaids collection inspired by the English country garden, is extremely exciting.” – Jenny Packham’

To view just some of the amazing bridesmaid dresses available at Just The Way You Are, please view our collections.



Plus-size Wedding Dresses Whitley Bay January 2018

Plus-size Wedding Dresses Whitley Bay January 2018

The choice of plus-size wedding dresses Whitley Bay is so much more extensive than it has ever been.  We are so pleased that so many excellent designers are now giving our brides fantastic options.

Here at Just The Way You Are, I have had an amazing January with brides looking for perfect plus-size wedding dresses in Whitley Bay.

I thought I was going to have a quiet start to 2018, but oh no, that has not been the case.  Not that I’m complaining!

Over 40 brides-to-be have been through the door to have a look at my fantastic range of plus-size wedding dresses here in my Whitley Bay boutique.

Designers – Plus Size Wedding Dresses Whitley Bay

Plus-size wedding dresses Whitley Bay, CallistaThe most popular designers in my plus-size range are Callista and Bonny Bridal. Callista are known for their high fashion, stunningly beautiful and super comfortable styles.  Bonny Bridal are renowned for their superior quality and elegant and luxurious fabrics.

It’s hard to pick a favourite, but if I must, it would be the elegant and classic London by Callista with it’s stunning lace on English tulle and beautiful sparkly crystal waistband.

Bonny Bridal were the first Plus-size wedding dress range to hit the US market over 30 years ago. They offer on-trend shapes with all of the added support needed to enhance brides’ curves in all the right places. To see their amazing designs, please take a look at our collection.

Our collection of plus-size wedding dresses Whitley Bay

Just The Way You Are in Whitley Bay currently has over 50 dresses from size 14 – 32. Perfect for brides with curves. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic ball gown with lots of bling or a sophisticated slim-line gown which hugs you in all the right places; we have a fantastic selection for you to choose from.

Plus-size wedding dresses Whitley Bay January 2018