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The Kathryn Bass Trunk Show is on the way! And to say we’re excited is an understatement. The trunk show collection will be here January 22-31, and space is limited, so be sure to book your appointment now! Curious what makes these gowns so incredibly dreamy and why we love them here at Refined? This collection […]

Kathryn Bass Trunk Show

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It’s the end of the year (peace out, 2020!), which means it’s time for our annual round up of plus size New Year’s Eve dresses! As a matter of fact, this is one of our favorite posts of the year, full of color, sparkles, and glamour. It’s always hard to narrow it down to only […]

Plus Size New Year’s Eve Dresses

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We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our Refined Concierge Service in home bridal experience. The realities of Covid saw many opportunities for at-home try ons and virtual appointments with bridal stores, and we loved that brides during that time were able to have an alternative. Although we considered launching during that time, […]

In Home Bridal Experience

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Refined Gals!       In the midst of a year no one saw coming, we find ourselves still grateful for so much. Our new store, our beautiful brides, our designers and bridal industry friends old and new, the promise of a beautiful 2021. The year hasn’t looked exactly like any […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Love Lives Here Trunk Show August 7 – 16, 2020 Modern and Confident. Graceful and Strong. Simple, but Significant. LOVE LIVES HERE. Clean, classic, and gorgeous, the 20/20 Collection is coming to Refined. An effortless fusion of luxe fabrics, shape accentuating silhouettes, and heritage craftsmanship, brides with dates in 2021 and 2022 are not going […]

Love Lives Here Trunk Show

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We touched a little bit on The Knot’s Fashion Study for Size Inclusivity when we talked about why size inclusivity matters, but when it comes specifically to bridal stores, we have some additional numbers to share. These are things that are going to directly impact the experience brides have with us and provide so much […]

How to Create a Great In-Store Experience for Plus Size Brides

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We’ve shared all about finding your confidence and tips for shopping for your dress, but how do you prepare for your appointment? Don’t worry, girl – you know we’ve got you! Let’s chat about how to prepare for your wedding dress shopping appointment. Even if you haven’t grown up dreaming of your “fairytale wedding,” you […]

How to Prepare for Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

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We’ve talked about how the wedding industry can be more size inclusive. Now, let’s talk about why size inclusivity matters in bridal fashion. Because it matters, y’all. SO much. The Knot realized how important this is and did a Fashion Study for Size Inclusivity in 2019. This study provided so much information into the thoughts […]

Why Size Inclusivity Matters in Bridal Fashion

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Shopping for a wedding dress can be stressful for any bride, but as a plus size bride, it comes with it’s own set of worries and anxieties. Today, we’re sharing 7 tips for choosing your wedding dress as a plus size bride. Keep these in mind as you begin your shopping journey for the memorable […]

7 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Dress As A Plus Size Bride

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Size inclusivity is a hot topic, but when it comes to the wedding industry, it doesn’t just apply to bridal boutiques. This is SO important, and we’re sharing 5 ways the wedding industry can be more size inclusive. One of the things we hear most from our brides is that it’s so difficult for them […]

5 Ways the Wedding Industry Can Be More Size Inclusive







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