Welcome to Edith & Winston Bridalwear
Who are we?
We are Cheshire’s Plus Size specialist bridal boutique, located in Knutsford. A modern bridal boutique, we have a beautiful collection of designer gowns that are perfect for brides sized 16 to 32. Here at Edith & Winston Bridalwear we have carefully chosen a range of designers whose gowns are modern and flattering, not ‘old-fashioned and frumpy’ — two words which are to often associated with bridalwear for the fuller figure.
We opened our doors in November 2014 and we have had a wonderful three years meeting so many amazing brides, their families & friends. We are a bridal boutique run by a very close family who believe that wedding dress shopping should be one of the most special days a bride-to-be can have. Knowing that a brides first worry tends to be the sample sizes that a shops holds, we have a range of samples in sizes 16 – 30 available for brides to try on in-store.
Wedding dress shopping can be a scary experience for a bride who is a size 16+, but it shouldn’t be! Our designers are the same as so many other beautiful boutiques, only we carry samples that you can try on in confidence – knowing that they won’t ever be held in front of you.
Brides that visit E&W not only get to try on samples in a relaxed and friendly environment, but appointments are always one-to-one, which means that only the bride and those she chooses to accompany her will share in this special moment. Appointments are a minimum of 90 minutes, offering every bride our undivided attention. We are only by appointment now, so please call before you try to visit to avoid any disappointment when we are closed.
Every bride is welcome to call or email before her appointment and speak to Janet or Becca. Tell us about what might be worrying you, or making you nervous about your upcoming appointment. We know how important it is to feel confident and comfortable that you will be well looked after and that its going to be a fun experience.
Why should you say yes to the Plus Size boutique?
“When you find ‘The One’ it’s the best feeling in the world” said David Emanuel on a recent episode of Say Yes To The Dress UK.
Finding the perfect wedding dress is an important part of any bride’s wedding experience. But finding the perfect boutique is just as important. This is especially important if you fall into the category of being a Plus Size Bride, often will need to do a bit of research and occasionally have to travel a little to find the perfect boutique.
Becca understands what you are going through, the nerves and anticipation. She has felt it too! Many specialist boutiques are run by women who have been in your shoes — when shopping for their own wedding dress. We have also worked with many brides who have come before you, feeling the same way. You aren’t the first and you most certainly won’t be the last bride to arrive feeling scared about wedding dress shopping.Our wedding dresses can be adapted to suit you and your needs. If you want to show off your amazing shoulders, there is a dress for you in our boutique! If you want to cover up with cap sleeves, we can add it! If the dress can’t have the adaptations you need, the boutique will tell you and help find you a dress that can suit your requirements.
Please note that we are a small independent boutique and we can’t have more than 4 guests and the bride in the boutique at any time.
Becca’s passion is for the bride and the journey that she takes when searching for her wedding dress. Apart from meeting so many lovely brides and chatting (Becca is a bit of a talker!) She loves working on photo shoots and has developed an interest into the world of bridal blogging.
Becca hopes to change the wedding industry and its ideas of size. She is working hard to bring plus size brides as much wedding inspiration as she possibly can!
Callum is Edith & Winston’s Saturday boy and wedding fair specialists; he has shown himself to be an integral part of the E&W team. His favourite part is when the bride says that she has found the one! An Australian living in England, he is often the first face a bride will see at a wedding fair. When he’s not at Edith & Winston he’s at his own job working hard as the Box Office Manager at a theatre.
Janet enjoys working with the brides and her favourite part is helping brides to accessorise their wedding dress with our large range of tiaras, hair accessories and veils. Janet is also handy with a paint brush and she has just recently painted the shop front and the boutique’s beautiful wallpapering is all down to her!
At this current time we do not sell bridesmaid dresses.
We look forward to meeting you.
Love Becca and Janet x