Advice on gowns & shopping

Plus size or super sexy and curvy? The fashion industry, at last, is starting to wake up to the needs of the larger lady and I have personally seen a big shift in the last few years with regards to plus size evening wear.  Glamours red carpet gowns shouldn't just be for the super skinny!

As one of the Abbelle founders and one who wears a size 20 gown (3XL), I know from personal 1st hand experience what it is like trying to find a plus-size gown for a special event. I’ve been to that hire shop and been pointed in the direction of the boring black gowns and I’ve visited many a High Street store to find dozens of size 8 and10 gowns but rarely very few size 14 plus evening dresses and hardly ever a size 20 sparkly floor length evening dress.  The lack of choice and expertise on the High Street has on many an occasion left me upset and angry, so when the Abbelle Team selected the brands Angel Forever, Manon, Jora, Gino Cerrito, Envious Couture and Goya London for our boutique we did it with ladies of all shapes and sizes in mind.   

At Abbelle we sell fabulous plus size gowns in different shapes, styles and colours to fit ladies of all sizes. Abbelle stocks gowns up to a size 22 and we can order gowns up to a size 28 and beyond.  At Abbelle we love dressing curvy ladies,  we help ladies select figure-flattering gowns that enhance their figure. Whether you're looking for a prom gown or a gown to renew your wedding vows in, or maybe a party dress to dance the night away in.  We have a fantastic selection of plus-size gowns for curvy ladies.  From sexy halter necks to empire waists, flattering 3/4 sleeves or super sexy figure-hugging gowns. At Abbelle we can help you find the perfect gown to suit you. 

‘So glad I found your shop today. Managed to find a beautiful dress 'off the peg' which was a welcome change as I'm a 'curvy' lady!’ 

Cheryl Hall 11.3.17 

The Abbelle team will not only help you select a fabulous gown for your event but give you advice about underwear and the secrets to smoothing out those lumps and bumps.  We have 2 huge changing rooms in our luxury private lounge. We won’t rush you or make you feel obliged into buying a gown. We want to be part of your special event and what better way for us to that than to provide you with a wonderful shopping experience, unrivalled customer service, 1:1 appointments and an abundance of knowledge, expertise and advice to help you make the right decision.

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