Our Plus Size Collection Is Here!

AAAHHHHH!!! We have some pretty AMAZING NEWS you all!!!!  We have been talking about it for a while now but we want to finally shout out to everyone!  We now have PLUS SIZE bridal gowns!!!!!  Woot woot!  And not just a handful, we have OVER 35 GOWNS ranging from size 18 to 28.  This has been 2 years in the making, and we are so thrilled to be able to finally offer this.  If you have already been dress shopping, then you know that bridal sizing is CRAY-ZEEE and everyone can agree with that!  It's normal to order your wedding gown a size or two larger than you wear in street clothes... so even if you are not plus size in street clothes, in bridal gowns you might be.  After hearing tons of stories from some of our ladies about how difficult and embarrassing it was to shop for wedding dresses they knew they couldn't try on, and our hearts broke. A girl just wants to try on a dress that zips up on them {or even better is too big on them}. That's not that much to ask for, right?!  So that has been our mission for the last 2 years, building up our Extended Size inventory to give YOU the love and care and SELECTION you deserve.  So, if you have been dreaming of having the experience of a small boutique, with southern charm, undivided attention, and a variety of gown options that aren't tucked away in the back of the store, and gowns that you can actually put on, and zip up.... your dreams have come true!  We are HERE, and we HAVE what you have been waiting for!!!!!

October Plus Size Event:

To celebrate the special attention and care we have put into curating this collection, we decided to offer 10% off any Plus Size gown {size 18-20} during the whole month of October!!!! PLUS, the first 10 brides to say YES to their Plus Size Dress {in October} will also receive a $100 Accessory Gift Certificate to use at any time!  Yep, you heard that right.  We want to celebrate you!!!!

We would love for you to spread the word so we can grow this collection even more!  

xoxo,  The Couture Closet Gals

Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Callista Plus Size Bridal Gown

Bridal Market {Chicago}

Well, Pumpkin Spice Latte's have hit the local Starbucks and there is already a nip in the air {CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!???}.  That means that Bridal Market is just around the corner!!!!!  This is seriously one of our favorite times of the year, not just because Tera and I get to have some adult time for a couple days {#MomLife} but also because we get to hand pick every dress that will be here for our 2018 Brides-to-be!  We have been getting sneak peeks from almost every designer and we are LOVING the vibe this season.  Here are a few that we are just about drooling over.  What do you think?

P.S. Stay tuned with us via Instagram, on September 24th and 25th to see live moments at Market and "Be the Buyer" polls!  Help us pick some dresses for our Collections!

Lillian West Spring 2018 - Boho Beauties 

Lillian West Spring 2018 - Boho Beauties 

House of JLM, Blush by Hayley Paige & Ti Adora Spring 2018 - Lace Tease 

House of JLM, Blush by Hayley Paige & Ti Adora Spring 2018 - Lace Tease 

Jasmine Collection Spring 2018 - Classic Beauty

Jasmine Collection Spring 2018 - Classic Beauty

Lis Simon Spring 2018 - Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

Lis Simon Spring 2018 - Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

Ashley & Justin Spring 2018 - Trains for Days

Ashley & Justin Spring 2018 - Trains for Days


The Couture Closet Gals!

#TBT to a styled shoot

This little shoot was one of our #Goals a year or so ago.  We pick a few of our favorite gowns and had a simple styled shoot.  A very simple Styled Shoot.  Where is was just understated beauty and elegance.  So we talked to some of our gal pals Whitney Neal, Jaclyn Journey, and Carly Randall and the outcome was perfection....  

We provided the gowns we wanted.  Whitney got to use the amazing wallpaper she had been eyeing for some time and use her talent to capture some beautiful photographs.  Jaclyn got to venture out beyond the normal request and designed the most stunning hair bouquet, while Carly did her thing and gave this model a look with no fuss and highlighted her natural beauty.  Creating something, with each of us doing our part, and seeing the end product was amazing.  In a short few weeks, we will be showcasing another styled shoot we got to be a bit more vocal in and we had a blast. #Goals = Check. 

Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Photography Hayley Paige
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal hair
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal wallpaper
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Sara Gabriel
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal bouquet
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Black
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Lis Simon
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Green
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Back
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Ti Adora hat
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal moody
Couture Closet Bridal Boutique Whitney Neal Jaclyn Journey

Love Your Self the Way You Are

If you watch anything this week, PLEASE watch this!  Ladies, why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to fit in that tiny size? Why do we crash diet before our weddings and then think we didn't lose enough? These ladies are telling you: Be HAPPY with who you are!!!  You are beautiful!!!  Your happiness is more important than your dress size!!!  

And Curvy ladies, we have dresses for you! We have a great collection of gowns that we curated with only you in mind.  You will zip up in a lot of gowns at our shop; mermaid gowns, ballgowns, sheath gowns, we have them in your size {our Curvy Collection range in sizes 16 - 30}!  Don't dread dress shopping at our shop, we are here to find you the gown that you will fit in and most importantly feel beautiful, and confident and sexy in.  

Cosmopolitan thank you so much for posting this video.  You have no idea how many brides this will empower!

Didn't you just love that?


Couture Closet Gals

little floral inspiration

You all!  We joined a team of incredible vendors for a styled shoot recently, and OMG!  These styled shoots are so valuable to YOU because it's a chance for the vendors to show off their fresh ideas, oozing artistic talent, and give you some ultra-inspiration.   So pin away at these pictures highlighting the ever so talented floral designer, Jamie, with State & Arrow Design Co. {Love the bridesmaid hoop bouquet idea}.  These images were captured by Love Hunters.  Of course you will see our little Ti Adora gown too!

Love Hunters Couture Closet
Love Hunters Ti Adora Couture Closet


Photography & Planning : Love Hunters

Venue: Shaker Village of Pleasant Valley

Day of Coordinators : L&M Detailed Events

Videography: Happy Camper Films

Florals & Head Stylist: State & Arrow

Day of Stylist: Marie Honey Haynes

Paper Goods: Fox & Floral

Embroidered Goods & Silk Ribbons:  Thistle and Thread Design

Cookies: Sugar Mamas Bake Shop

Cake: Sweets by Millie

Hair - Strands - Jennifer Dilley

Make Up: Strands - Katie Burke

Gown - Couture Closet

Gown Designer: Ti Adora style 7650

Models Bride - Kate Chauvin & Blair Smith

our favorite gowns for under $1,500

Our goal at Couture Closet is to get you into a gown you love for a price that fits your budget. While our prices range from $1,300 - $3,500, our sweet spot is between $1,500 and $1,700. Here are a few of our favorites that land BELOW that $1,500 mark!

Lillian West 6454

Lillian West '6454'

This beautiful Lillian West gown combines luxurious layers of flat chiffon and a beautiful re-embroidered lace over a sheer bodice. It is the perfect combination of sophisticated and sexy and you will be amazed at the amount of detail there is in this gown for such an amazing price!

Ti Adora Bridal 7650

Ti Adora '7650'

This romantic English Net gown is by Ti Adora from the JLM Couture design house.  The flowing layers of the softest net over the prettiest lace, and ruched bodice with the most dainty little straps make this a perfect gown for your garden or destination wedding.  

Lis Simon Faye

Lis Simon 'Faye'

This Lis Simon gown is a 100% classic design.  Aline skirt with a ruched bodice and sweetheart neckline the gown is flattering on almost every body type.  The layers upon layers of soft chiffon make it extremely comfy and easy to move in.  For under $1,500 this timeless dress is a STEAL! 

Lillian West 6422

Lillian West '6422'

How can a dress this well constructed and this fashion forward be under $1,500? Well Lillian West loves to give our brides tons of options and top of the line quality for a very affordable price.  This particular gown is one of our favorites and features a flowing chiffon skirt with a plunging neckline and sheer back.  And those sleeves!  

Ti Adora 7561

Ti Adora '7561'

This gown is one of our all time favorites in the shop.  The sleek design and the cotton lace is just an amazing combo.  Add to that a dramatic sweetheart neckline and you pretty much have perfection.  Ti Adora nailed it with this one and added affordability to boot! 

Keep in mind that these are only a few of the gowns in the shop that are under $1,500.  We have a ton more that fit that budget and even more that exceed it just a little!  Plus, we always have a collection of Sample Sale gowns that are under $1,000!