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When it comes to plus-size, the high street is still winning over online

Kirsten Dowty

Wedding Pearls

01905 622233


When it comes to plus-size, the high street is still winning over online

Mother-of-the-bride clothing boutique sees plus-size visitors travelling 300+ miles for its service


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Plus-size wedding expert, Kirsten Dowty of Wedding Pearls, says more plus size ladies are visiting her bricks and mortar shop rather than buying online due to extensive selection they can actually try on in their size.

In 2018, their top selling sizes were size 22 and size 28 and ladies travel from as far as Scotland to purchase an outfit due to the friendly, customer service the boutique provides.

Wedding Pearls, a plus size mother of the bride boutique specialising in sizes 20-28+ based in Worcestershire also offer a custom-made service for special occasion dresses and trouser suits up to a UK size 40.

Recently there have been reports that online sales are threatening the high street. However when it comes to plus-size it seems women value the chance to try things on.

"High street stores that do carry a plus size range usually hide their limited selection in the back of the shop but at Wedding Pearls, we have a whole side of the shop dedicated just to plus size occasion-wear." Says Kirsten Dowty, who owns the shop and is plus-size herself.

One of her customers said "My mum needed a mother-of-the-bride outfit at short notice. We couldn't risk ordering online in case it didn't fit but these days there are few places you can visit with a good selection of large sizes. We travelled 40 miles and it was well worth it - so refreshing to see a whole range of plus sizes here. Kirsten was fantastic at suggesting outfits and accessories and my mum left with a beautiful outfit, fascinator and bag. She really put my mum at ease and made what could have been a stressful visit a breeze."

Kirsten takes great pride in helping plus size ladies find the perfect outfit for their son or daughter's wedding without the stress or the snootiness of other boutiques.

She knows you don't want to look frumpy and perhaps want to cover your arms or your tummy and she can help you select the perfect outfit which will wow your guests.



Founded in 2012 by ex-accountant Kirsten Dowty, the boutique has grown from a small farm building featuring 25 outfits and 12 hats to a business unit on a busy dual carriageway with at least 400 designer outfits up to size 28+ along with all the matching hats, bags and shoes. They provide exemplary customer service that puts you first not the sale. Friendly and helpful they will go the extra mile to find you that special outfit for your son or daughter's wedding.




For further information contact:

Kirsten Dowty,

Wedding Pearls

Unit 3, Woodfield Business Units, Kidderminster Road, Ombersley, Worcestershire WR9 0JH

Tel: 01905 622233


Notes to editors:

Wedding Pearls was founded in 2012 by the owner Kirsten Dowty, after she was made redundant from her corporate accountancy job.

Always having a passion for fashion, she started the business with a view to providing affordable wedding outfits to mother of the brides and grooms. Being plus size herself she wanted to provide stunning outfits that made a lady look and feel a million dollars- not just to settle for something that fitted.

The company philosophy is simple - "Something that is just OK is not good enough!" Their aim is to find you the perfect wedding outfit, no matter your shape or size.

Wedding Pearls have just been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Wedding Awards 2019 in the Best Bridal Party Attire category.


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