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CurvyGirls Bridal

Fairfax , VA

LOCATION

3903-M Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033 US

PHONE

855-287-8911

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ABOUT US

At CurvyGirls Bridal, size doesn’t matter. Our couture gowns are selected from designer collections to fit and flatter your curves. From traditional to ultra trendy, demure or sexy, with... Read more
At CurvyGirls Bridal, size doesn’t matter. Our couture gowns are selected from designer collections to fit and flatter your curves. From traditional to ultra trendy, demure or sexy, with hundreds of samples in our 5200 sq ft showroom, we’ve got it! We specialize in Curvy Couture, sizes 12 to 32, but our less curvaceous brides can expect the same exceptional service that makes CurvyGirls stand out from the rest. No matter what your size one thing is for sure… you’re going to look FABULOUS! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2015
3.3/5.0
I found a dress that fit my body like a glove! It fits do well that the owner of the store came out to see me in it! She said it was made for me. All around I had a great experience, but I was disappointed that the would not give me a dress bag for my wedding dress. It made me feel like spending $ 1,200 was too cheap for a dress bag!!
I found a dress that fit my body like a glove! It fits do well that the owner of the store came out to see me in it! She Read more...
I found a dress that fit my body like a glove! It fits do well that the owner of the store came out to see me in it! She said it was made for me. All around I had a great experience, but I was disappointed that the would not give me a dress bag for my wedding dress. It made me feel like spending $ 1,200 was too cheap for a dress bag!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter found her dream dress here and it was great price - 50% off! What a deal!
My daughter found her dream dress here and it was great price - 50% off! What a deal!
My daughter found her dream dress here and it was great price - 50% off! What a deal! Read less
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kaitstr
Wedding:
6/30/2014
4.7/5.0
I bought my wedding dress at CurvyGirls Bridal this weekend and I cannot say enough good things about this place. I am from the Philadelphia area, and had been to one bridal salon previously where I was able to try on the three ugly plus size samples they had in stock (apparently in the bridal world plus size = shapeless and generic). I decided to avoid these types of shops in the future, and scheduled an appointment at CGB. Luckily I have a sister who lives in the DC area, so it was easy to schedule a visit and do some dress shopping. Immediately upon entering this place I had really good feeling. The salon is very open and spacious, with a lovely dressing area with a large round ottoman surrounded by fitting rooms. There were also racks and racks of stunning designer dresses in sizes I could actually try on (I'm a dress size 18). Hooray! I ended up falling in love with the third dress I tried on- a lovely, elegant Ellis Bridals dress. I canceled my other appointment for the day and instead toasted to my dress shopping success with a glass of champagne. Taylor was very friendly and helpful, and made me feel great about my appearance. We also met Ruth, the owner, who was equally nice. Overall, a wonderful shopping experience.
I bought my wedding dress at CurvyGirls Bridal this weekend and I cannot say enough good things about this place. I am Read more...
I bought my wedding dress at CurvyGirls Bridal this weekend and I cannot say enough good things about this place. I am from the Philadelphia area, and had been to one bridal salon previously where I was able to try on the three ugly plus size samples they had in stock (apparently in the bridal world plus size = shapeless and generic). I decided to avoid these types of shops in the future, and scheduled an appointment at CGB. Luckily I have a sister who lives in the DC area, so it was easy to schedule a visit and do some dress shopping. Immediately upon entering this place I had really good feeling. The salon is very open and spacious, with a lovely dressing area with a large round ottoman surrounded by fitting rooms. There were also racks and racks of stunning designer dresses in sizes I could actually try on (I'm a dress size 18). Hooray! I ended up falling in love with the third dress I tried on- a lovely, elegant Ellis Bridals dress. I canceled my other appointment for the day and instead toasted to my dress shopping success with a glass of champagne. Taylor was very friendly and helpful, and made me feel great about my appearance. We also met Ruth, the owner, who was equally nice. Overall, a wonderful shopping experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just got back from trying on dresses here, and I can't say enough good things about the experience. It's so amazing to find a bridal boutique with a large selection that believes brides aren't all size 6. My consultant, Taylor was so helpful and knowledgeable, and she picked the perfect dresses for me, now I just have to decide between the two! Not only did Taylor go out of her way to make me feel special, but the store's owner and manager both came out to help me try dresses on. They were up front and honest about the prices of the dresses, and let me decide to go ahead and try on dresses that were outside of my price range. Plus there was no pressure to buy. They even encouraged me to take pictures in the dress along the black wall up front so I would be able to make the most informed decision possible. I would recommend this place to everyone who's looking to find their perfect wedding dress. Thank you so much ladies!!!!!
I just got back from trying on dresses here, and I can't say enough good things about the experience. It's so amazing to Read more...
I just got back from trying on dresses here, and I can't say enough good things about the experience. It's so amazing to find a bridal boutique with a large selection that believes brides aren't all size 6. My consultant, Taylor was so helpful and knowledgeable, and she picked the perfect dresses for me, now I just have to decide between the two! Not only did Taylor go out of her way to make me feel special, but the store's owner and manager both came out to help me try dresses on. They were up front and honest about the prices of the dresses, and let me decide to go ahead and try on dresses that were outside of my price range. Plus there was no pressure to buy. They even encouraged me to take pictures in the dress along the black wall up front so I would be able to make the most informed decision possible. I would recommend this place to everyone who's looking to find their perfect wedding dress. Thank you so much ladies!!!!! Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.2/5.0
Curvy Girls was wonderful to work with. The dress is gorgeous and the boutique experience was all that a bride could expect. Personal attention and friendly staff and owners. It's a shame that they went out of business though. Served a much needed niche.
Curvy Girls was wonderful to work with. The dress is gorgeous and the boutique experience was all that a bride could Read more...
Curvy Girls was wonderful to work with. The dress is gorgeous and the boutique experience was all that a bride could expect. Personal attention and friendly staff and owners. It's a shame that they went out of business though. Served a much needed niche. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.2/5.0
Well, I am trying to think where to begin this review. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

Let me start off by saying the store is beautiful, love the selection, and the buying experience is like something off Say Yes to The Dress. The day I went into the store I purchased a gown and veil. I was thrilled to death that I found a store that catered to larger ladies. I couldn't have been happier and would have written a rave review.
On the day my dress was supposed to arrive, I was the one that had to call the store and check on it. When someone answered I was told the manufacturer was running on a 3 week delay. Three weeks passed, no dress. Nothing was being followed up until when I would call the store. Every week the story about my dress changed. And from there it went from bad to worse. 10 days before my wedding the dress still was not in and I was told (by the owner) that I, as a customer, needed to call the manufacturer myself and find out what was going on with my dress because she (the owner) was tired of having to answer to brides that didn't have their dress. This is completely unacceptable. A store like this should never have a customer calling a dress designer because they are tired of dealing with these situations. When I said something to her, she got very mad and was literally yelling at me. I asked about any possibilities of discounts or alterations and she made very clear to me (continued yelling) she is responsible for nothing and as a store she was willing to do nothing, everything is my responsibility.

This has been the most unprofessional and unacceptable shopping experience of my life.

Finally 8 days before my wedding, I walked out of the store with my dress and have had to now pay an alterations shop extra money for rush alterations. So in the end I will have my dress 2 DAYS before my wedding.

The only advice I have is to DO NOT GO HERE, you will regret it once your dress is purchased. Through this whole time of
Well, I am trying to think where to begin this review. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

Let me start off Read more...
Well, I am trying to think where to begin this review. If I could give it zero stars, I would.

Let me start off by saying the store is beautiful, love the selection, and the buying experience is like something off Say Yes to The Dress. The day I went into the store I purchased a gown and veil. I was thrilled to death that I found a store that catered to larger ladies. I couldn't have been happier and would have written a rave review.
On the day my dress was supposed to arrive, I was the one that had to call the store and check on it. When someone answered I was told the manufacturer was running on a 3 week delay. Three weeks passed, no dress. Nothing was being followed up until when I would call the store. Every week the story about my dress changed. And from there it went from bad to worse. 10 days before my wedding the dress still was not in and I was told (by the owner) that I, as a customer, needed to call the manufacturer myself and find out what was going on with my dress because she (the owner) was tired of having to answer to brides that didn't have their dress. This is completely unacceptable. A store like this should never have a customer calling a dress designer because they are tired of dealing with these situations. When I said something to her, she got very mad and was literally yelling at me. I asked about any possibilities of discounts or alterations and she made very clear to me (continued yelling) she is responsible for nothing and as a store she was willing to do nothing, everything is my responsibility.

This has been the most unprofessional and unacceptable shopping experience of my life.

Finally 8 days before my wedding, I walked out of the store with my dress and have had to now pay an alterations shop extra money for rush alterations. So in the end I will have my dress 2 DAYS before my wedding.

The only advice I have is to DO NOT GO HERE, you will regret it once your dress is purchased. Through this whole time of Read less
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CurvyGirls Bridal responded with the following comments:

We are sorry that you had to have the added stress of your dress coming in later than we were originally told by the manufacturer but be assured that we worked tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your dress would get here in time for your wedding. Unfortunately, we can only relay what we are being told by the manufacturer, so when you state that our story kept changing, please understand that we weren’t just making up things as we went along, we were simply telling you what we were being told. You also said that I yelled at you. Quite seriously, it is not in my nature to yell at brides. In fact, I would probably cry before I would yell. When we were told your dress would not ship until 7/31/13, I worked my way up to the President of the company and threatened to drop the line if this issue was not resolved. He personally gave his word that he would not let us or our bride down and would track the progress of your dress to ensure it was received in time for your wedding. He even gave me his personal cell phone #. I called to tell you this. We kept you informed of every new development in its progress and upon learning of the last delay, I had a Director from the company call you to explain the reason for the delays and when the gown would be received by them and overnighted to us. I felt that if you heard it directly from the company you would know we had been telling you the truth. She called me later to tell me that she told you that had it not been for the tenacious follow-up of CurvyGirls on the status of your dress, they would have not found out that there was an issue at their factory. We were able to negotiate a monetary settlement on your behalf with the company because of the extreme circumstance of you case and CurvyGirls matched that amount given by the manufacturer even though the contract that you sign states “CurvyGirls Bridal does not control the date of shipment from the manufacturer and cannot be held responsible for any production or shipping delays.” You came in and tried your gown on yesterday and it fit you beautifully. It only needs a little adjustment in the bust. I stood with you and we smiled and laughed together. You left here smiling and relieved and happy. That is all I can ever hope for with every one of my brides.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
Taylor was wonderful from start to finish. She helped me pick my dress and was super helpful in communicating with me since our wedding was in VA but I live in CO. She did offer to do a few extra things that never happened (such as sending me a swatch of the belt so that I could find matching things when I needed to) but not having those things did not hinder my experience.

The seamstress was a headache who ended up being a huge help. Valerie certainly operates on her own schedule and often forgets or does not track conversations/meetings/appointments that she has made. When the store closed in October, though, she was extremely helpful in allowing me to come to her home and finish alterations on the dress. However, this should not have been necessary because I was fitted for my alterations in June (just a hem, sewing a belt in, and adding a strap) and the dress was still in pieces in October. There was no reason why the dress wasn't already sewn and just needed a body in it in October to confirm everything.

This location closed in October 2013. I certainly hope to see another business open in the near future to cater to women who don't fit the sample size 6.
Taylor was wonderful from start to finish. She helped me pick my dress and was super helpful in communicating with me Read more...
Taylor was wonderful from start to finish. She helped me pick my dress and was super helpful in communicating with me since our wedding was in VA but I live in CO. She did offer to do a few extra things that never happened (such as sending me a swatch of the belt so that I could find matching things when I needed to) but not having those things did not hinder my experience.

The seamstress was a headache who ended up being a huge help. Valerie certainly operates on her own schedule and often forgets or does not track conversations/meetings/appointments that she has made. When the store closed in October, though, she was extremely helpful in allowing me to come to her home and finish alterations on the dress. However, this should not have been necessary because I was fitted for my alterations in June (just a hem, sewing a belt in, and adding a strap) and the dress was still in pieces in October. There was no reason why the dress wasn't already sewn and just needed a body in it in October to confirm everything.

This location closed in October 2013. I certainly hope to see another business open in the near future to cater to women who don't fit the sample size 6. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
0.0/5.0
When I first went to Curvy Girls Bridal to try on wedding dresses it was a great experience and I had a great associate. I went back a second time to try on the dress I ended up buying and that went well. The problems started as soon as I bought the wedding dress. I was told my dress would take 6 month to arrive in the store and they will be calling me with updates. Well 6 months later I had not heard anything, So I called myself and asked when my dress would be arriving. I was told the vendor is behind and my dress would take another few weeks to arrive. My dress finally arrived and then I was referred to alterations. The alterations was one person who works when she wants and makes her own schedule, so my appointment had to be on her schedule. I had my first appointment and all the alterations lady looked at was the length of the dress. So she said she would make it length appropriate and do the bussell for the dress. The second appointment I went one month later and nothing had been done to my dress. I had to point out some of the beading needed to be sewed back on and some of the ruffles were not laying properly. So the third time I went in the dress was hemmed but the hemming was not done well and it looked like a rough bottom I was told that is how it is supposed to look. Also the beading had not been fixed and the ruffles had not been fixed. i said i wanted that stuff done but it never got done. My dress had to be shipped because my wedding was in another state. My dress arrived smashed up in a small box and wrinkled to no end. I had to take ti to another bridal boutique to get it professionally steamed, which was costly on top of everything else I had already paid. The dress also came with black marks on the bottom and threads hanging off the dress. There was nothing I could do at this point because my wedding was that weekend. During my wedding the bussell of the dress came out within one hour of wearing the dress. I would not recommend this boutique.
When I first went to Curvy Girls Bridal to try on wedding dresses it was a great experience and I had a great associate. I Read more...
When I first went to Curvy Girls Bridal to try on wedding dresses it was a great experience and I had a great associate. I went back a second time to try on the dress I ended up buying and that went well. The problems started as soon as I bought the wedding dress. I was told my dress would take 6 month to arrive in the store and they will be calling me with updates. Well 6 months later I had not heard anything, So I called myself and asked when my dress would be arriving. I was told the vendor is behind and my dress would take another few weeks to arrive. My dress finally arrived and then I was referred to alterations. The alterations was one person who works when she wants and makes her own schedule, so my appointment had to be on her schedule. I had my first appointment and all the alterations lady looked at was the length of the dress. So she said she would make it length appropriate and do the bussell for the dress. The second appointment I went one month later and nothing had been done to my dress. I had to point out some of the beading needed to be sewed back on and some of the ruffles were not laying properly. So the third time I went in the dress was hemmed but the hemming was not done well and it looked like a rough bottom I was told that is how it is supposed to look. Also the beading had not been fixed and the ruffles had not been fixed. i said i wanted that stuff done but it never got done. My dress had to be shipped because my wedding was in another state. My dress arrived smashed up in a small box and wrinkled to no end. I had to take ti to another bridal boutique to get it professionally steamed, which was costly on top of everything else I had already paid. The dress also came with black marks on the bottom and threads hanging off the dress. There was nothing I could do at this point because my wedding was that weekend. During my wedding the bussell of the dress came out within one hour of wearing the dress. I would not recommend this boutique. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.1/5.0
The shop has a lot of styles to chose from and within different budgets for all sizes! I worked with Taylor to find my dress and she was knowledgeable, personable, friendly, and honest. She gave me really good feedback about dresses and definitely gave me a lot of one on one attention. I returned to the shop the next day to buy the dress I liked and she had thought more overnight about our session and was able to find additional dresses that might work for me- one of which I feel in love with and purchased. The people who answer the phone are always polite and helpful and gives accurate information. The entire process was easy, friendly, and accommodating!
The shop has a lot of styles to chose from and within different budgets for all sizes! I worked with Taylor to find my Read more...
The shop has a lot of styles to chose from and within different budgets for all sizes! I worked with Taylor to find my dress and she was knowledgeable, personable, friendly, and honest. She gave me really good feedback about dresses and definitely gave me a lot of one on one attention. I returned to the shop the next day to buy the dress I liked and she had thought more overnight about our session and was able to find additional dresses that might work for me- one of which I feel in love with and purchased. The people who answer the phone are always polite and helpful and gives accurate information. The entire process was easy, friendly, and accommodating! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.2/5.0
The dress buy process was wonderful and they have a large selection of dresses. After you buy the dress they don't give two sh*ts about service. The alterations process was horrible. I went for multiple appointments and never once was I seen on time ( one time I had to wait for 40 minutes).
The dress buy process was wonderful and they have a large selection of dresses. After you buy the dress they don't give Read more...
The dress buy process was wonderful and they have a large selection of dresses. After you buy the dress they don't give two sh*ts about service. The alterations process was horrible. I went for multiple appointments and never once was I seen on time ( one time I had to wait for 40 minutes). Read less
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