Just The Way You Are Limited

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Our bridal boutique in Whitley Bay, caters specifically for brides with curves, with samples from size 14 - 28. Our Bridesmaids & More suite caters for maids of all sizes with samples in sizes 6 - 28.
Details
Products and Services
Accessories
Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses
Flower Girl Dresses
Last-minute Orders
Tiaras
Veils
Wedding Dresses
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £50
Reviews
(28)
Most perfect person you could wish for
Testimonial
Jan 2017
A happy couple
Sophie is the most perfect person you could wish for when looking for your dress. Being a plus size bride and having a few awful convers... 

I cannot recommend this shop enough.
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Aug 2016
A happy couple
I cannot recommend this shop enough. I was slightly dreading wedding dress shopping, being both tall and plus size, and I knew it would ... 

Thank you for your patience and help
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
Had a fantastic appointment to choose bridesmaid dresses. Managed to get 3 different dresses in 3 different colours and styles but get t... 

I couldn't have wished for anything better.
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Jul 2016
A happy couple
Before yesterday I had never tried any dresses on and was very nervous, but from the minute I walked through the door Sophie made me fee... 

Cannot recommend highly enough.
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
Today we went to just the way you are (me and my best friend also engaged) we were made to feeling welcome straight away and felt perfec... 

There were no false pretence with Sophie
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Jul 2016
A happy couple
Being a bigger girl I was always apprehensive of the idea of trying to find a dress and actually enjoy the experience. Anyone who isnt b... 

This dress shop is amazing!
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Oct 2016
A happy couple
This dress shop is amazing! As a 'plus size' bride I was putting off going shopping after an awful experience with my friend when she wa... 

So blessed to have found this place!
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
Can't recommend Sophie and her lovely bridal boutique enough! Such a lovely experience with the most helpful and genuine owner. So bless... 

I was made to feel fantastic!
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
I had my appointment with Sophie this morning and after a string of bad experiences I can safely say I was made to feel fantastic! She w... 

There are not many places that go above and beyond
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
I cannot thank the lovely shop owner of this place enough, there are not many places that go above and beyond with no pressure still on ... 

Thank you so much Sophie, you are brilliant!
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
I cannot recommend this bridal boutique enough! Sophie is so lovely and friendly and makes you feel as though you are already friends. I... 

I can't wait to wear my dress in October! X
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
Great experience. Had tried a cheaper shop but you pay for what you get and all the dresses are top quality. Had a great day it was also... 

Fabulous shop.
Testimonial
Jan 2017
A happy couple
Fabulous shop, so so helpful a massive credit and fantastic new business for Whitley Bay xxx

Amazing experience.
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Oct 2016
A happy couple
Amazing experience. My friends and family loved it to. Will be back in March x

Absolutely amazing morning
Testimonial
Apr 2016
A happy couple
Had an absolutely amazing morning trying on wedding dresses. The lady who owns the shop made us feel so welcome, felt totally comfortabl... 

100% recommend
Testimonial
Feb 2016
A couple's parents
My daughter had an appointment to try prom dresses this morning what a fab time we had , the lady who owns the store was amazing and mad... 

It's a very special place xx
Testimonial
Oct 2015
A happy couple
What a beautiful person and place! Sophie is a true star and will do anything to help us curvier ladies realise our true potential as br... 

Use her or lose her!
Testimonial
Sep 2015
A couple's parents
What a lovely young lady and what a beautiful shop. She made the whole experience painless and nothing is a bother. Good luck with your ... 

She made me feel fab!
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Mar 2016
A happy couple
What am amazing experience, I felt pampered and fussed and really welcomed. Loads of dresses for ladies who are bigger than a 14 in a fa... 

I was made to feel very relaxed.
Testimonial
May 2015
A couple's parents
t was so great to be able to try on all of the dresses if you wanted to. There are so many places where there are only a couple of plus ... 

Absolutely lovely lady and so helpful.
Testimonial
Oct 2015
A happy couple
Absolutely lovely lady and so helpful. Very professional and I would 100% recommend this shop to everyone size 16 or above. You made me ... 

She picked out 'the dress'!
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Mar 2015
A happy couple
Amazing lady! Tried on a few dresses that she had ordered in for me and i was dissapointed to find i liked neither of them... however af... 

Found my perfect dress today.
Testimonial
Feb 2016
A happy couple
Found my perfect dress today,Sophie is so lovely and makes you feel very comfortable ,has lots of time for you ,would highly recommend t... 

Beautiful shop with a stunning selection.
Testimonial
Mar 2015
A happy couple
Beautiful shop with a stunning selection of plus size dresses. I've ordered my dress and am looking forward to popping in for a fitting ... 

You are made to feel special
Testimonial
Oct 2015
A happy couple
Very professional, you are made to feel special from the minute you enter the shop

Absolutely amazing shop and owner.
Testimonial
Feb 2015
A happy couple
Absolutely amazing shop and owner i was made to feel comfortable from the minute i walked in the door i didnt feel plus size i just felt... 

Sophie couldn't have done more.
Testimonial
Nov 2015
A happy couple
Such a lovely lady, so helpful and patient . Found the perfect dress from here and Sophie couldn't have done more . Thank you so much x

You pulled the "PERFECT" dress!
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Aug 2015
A happy couple
Cannot thank you enough! You listened to what I wanted and gave me the opportunity to explore different styles. After trying on a few dr... 

Full Description
  • Our stunning bridal collections by designers such as Callista, Bonny and Venus offer unrivalled support and comfort for curvy brides. Our samples come in sizes 14 - 28, but we can order smaller sizes and to 32+. We offer private appointments and encourage our brides to try on a variety of styles to ensure they find the perfect gown for their shape and personality. We are not a hard sell boutique. We offer relaxed appointments and want our brides to feel at ease. We will never force you to try on gowns you don't like on the peg! Our Bridesmaids & More suite offers the most amazing bridesmaid gowns by Dessy and Linzi Jay, with samples from size 6 - 28. We can again order to size 32 in these designs. We aim to cater for all of your maids in one place, regardless of size or shape. With over 100 colour options available, we are able to match 'most' colour schemes. Our range of junior bridesmaids by Dessy is available for teens, who are a bit too grown up for flower girl, but who you'd rather not expose too much of their skin. It's an excellent mid-point, so they don't feel babyish and they can wear the same colour as your adult maids if you wish. Our beautiful little flower girl gowns are enough to melt the hardest of hearts, with accessories like headbands and baskets, who could resist this cuteness? We hope you love our boutique as much as we love helping our customers find their perfect gown. For appointments, either call us on 0191 261 0778 or you can book via our website. Hope to see you all very soon.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Sophie
    Welcome to Just The Way You Are. My business was born because I was treated terribly in a boutique many years ago and I was determined that I would take that experience and turn it into something positive. Our boutique is dedicated to girls with curves, but we do not exclude anyone based on size or shape. We love what we do and our goal is to help you and your maids find the most perfect gowns for your special day, in an environment where you feel completely at ease. I hope you stop by soon. x
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2015
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    3
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Photos
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 155 - 157 Park View, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear, NE26 3RF, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Whitley Bay
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A19
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Monkseaton
    • Nearest Airport
    • Newcastle
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FAQ
(10)
What is your most memorable wedding?
We don't normally attend the weddings of our brides, but when we receive photos from their day, where they look so happy, we feel proud to have helped our bride find the perfect gown.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Curvy, Stunning, Fashionable, Designer, Inclusive
What about your business are you most proud of?
Staying true to why we set up the business - focusing on curvy brides and not faltering even though many told us we should cater for all sizes in bridal. Yes we can order smaller sizes, but we want our curvier girls to have the pick of the bunch when it comes to trying on all of our styles.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't feel like you have to have everything on display at wedding shows. It's your day, so don't be told what your guests expect. Stay within a budget you are comfortable with as it can soon snowball.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Anything rustic or a bit different. Venues like barns with exposed beams and soft lighting are a favourite.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Generally the Groom is not invited, but on occasion he makes an appearance. Normally our brides come to the boutique either for a pre-arranged appointment or just pop in for a look. Either way, they are told to look around and get a feel for what we have. We always offer refreshments and if they would like to try anything on, they are given plenty of time to do so. We encourage our brides to try on lots of different styles before making up her mind, but we will never be pushy. If our bride decides she loves one of our gowns and wants to go ahead, a deposit needs to be paid before we place the order. Her own gown arrives between 4 and 6 months later and she returns to the boutique for her first fitting. The final balance is paid and she is then referred to our amazing seamstress for any alterations required.
What do you love most about your job?
A bride comes in who never wears dresses and is self-conscious because of her size, often so nervous you can see her physically shaking, but by chatting with her and telling her all about the reason for our business, you gradually see her relax. We take our time and start with a few gowns so she doesn't feel overwhelmed. The best part of our job is when you see that very same bride hold herself differently in a gown that flatters her shape and makes her feel prettier than she ever believed possible. It's priceless!
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
Too many to mention really, which makes choosing stock a pain each season, but for our curvy brides, the dropped waist works well and also the sweetheart neckline.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
Lots of our brides have blue shoes. We don't find garters are that popular these days, which often have a little blue on them. We've noticed some brides are going for blues in their bouquets. As I've not been married myself, I can't really say what's best as each bride is different.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
London by Callista - it's stunning with a matching lace three-quarter sleeve jacket, pearl belt and stunning appliques. Finished perfectly with a satin edge finger-tip veil and Zaramama tiara by Halo & Co. Absolutely gorgeous!
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 10%