I’ll be going to Milwaukee on Saturday to sample the gowns of the Wisconsinites. Why Milwaukee? Because it’s easier to get to than Chicago, and while there last weekend, I found a bridal guide that listed like three different stores that specifically mention having plus-size/full-figure samples in their ads and had models that did not look…well, like models. This is contrasted with the stores that will mark that they have full-figure samples in a chart but their ads show some size 2 chick in a couture gown and mention none of the code words for “we can deal with fat gals.”
For those who are curious, sample code phrases include:
* “No matter your size or shape, we have the perfect gown for you!”
* All women welcome
* We cater to real women with real bodies
All of that roughly translates to “you fat, we happy.” 😉
Oh, and I also made an appointment with a David’s that is a block away from one of the stores I’m going to…because I’m obsessed. 🙂 And because I got an e-mail that they have new styles in the stores, but those styles won’t be on the web for another week.