Katharine Polk Bridal has released a new line of bridal gowns that have inclusivity of all body types in mind. This trend has been spreading in recent years as many designers have made strides with the same goal. Polk’s new bridal collection offers sizes from 00 to 30 and her inspiration came from the real brides she had made custom gowns for over the years.
The Importance of Body Type Inclusivity
Modern-day women are well-educated, empowered, and confident people that can no longer be swayed by what magazines presented as “the standard of beauty”. That is why so many designers today, including the talented Katharine Polk, recognize this and create stunning fashion pieces that include all body types and sizes. Not only that, but the price ranges for her stunning creations range from three to four digits, which means that everyone should be able to find something that both speaks to them stylistically and fits within their budget. Brides can purchase pieces directly from Polk’s shoppable website.
Standout Features of Katharine Polk’s Bridal Collection
Run by an all-female staff, Katharine Polk Bridal has a team that’s committed to making something for everybody and new releases are expected on their website monthly. Every piece was inspired and guided by Polk’s Instagram followers who voted on the looks they preferred and her work with clients. The styles feature simplistic and sleek lines as well as ruffled sleeves, capes, tulle skirts, tasteful back cut-outs, decorative chains, and even pockets! Additionally, Polk’s online shop includes accessories, lingerie, bachelorette gifts, and much more.
One can’t help but applaud the movement of designing what women truly want based on their opinions and modern tastes. It’s certainly uplifting to see the much-needed shift in fashion that caters to all body shapes in equal measure and recognizes the extent of feminine beauty in all its forms.
A Couple Canceled Their Wedding and Fed People in Need Instead
Many engaged couples had to postpone their wedding plans this year due to the many lockdowns that took place and made these ceremonies and celebrations impossible. Some chose to shorten their guest lists while others canceled them entirely and decided to postpone them. Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis, who are an engaged couple from Chicago, ended up canceling their wedding and doing something different with their catering deposit.
A Canceled Wedding Led to Helping Others
Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis had planned to have a large wedding reception that included family and friends. However, with things getting worse in the world, they realized that their perfect day wouldn’t go on as planned. The couple chose to get married last month at the city hall in a small ceremony that included a photographer.
They had no venue, no guests, and no reception, either. However, they did have the $5,000 deposit that they put down for a caterer. Instead of letting it go to waste, the couple decided to ask the catering company if they could turn the wedding food they chose to have into Thanksgiving dinners for people in need.
A Thanksgiving to Remember
The catering company, Big Delicious Planet, and the newlyweds helped serve 200 meals to locals in need who have serious mental issues and substance use conditions. Emily Bugg stated that canceling a big wedding isn’t actually the worst thing that could happen. She also mentioned that the couple was happy to be married and they’re also happy that they could help people.
Heidi Moorman Coudal is the owner of the catering company the newlyweds used, Big Delicious Planet. She recalled how the couple asked if there was any way that they could do something good with their deposit. She also stated that most people typically asked for their money back. Coudal added that it’s heartwarming how the couple thought to do something for the greater good.