Dimension Inclusive Wedding ceremony Costume Designer – Interview with Hannah Caroline Couture

It’s plus bridal week (eeeee!!!) right here at TCF, and we’re so excited to interview Hannah Nodskov, bridal designer and plus measurement trend goddess behind Hannah Caroline Couture. At present, we’re speaking ALL about her newest measurement inclusive bridal assortment!

We have now adopted (and written about!) Hannah’s rise to success over the previous 5 or so years, and we’re simply SO geeked to be interviewing her about her (actually!) measurement inclusive marriage ceremony costume model, Hannah Caroline Couture.

Maren Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Maren Robe

Dimension Inclusive Wedding ceremony Costume Designer

Based mostly in Nebraska, Hannah has two most important methods of working with plus measurement brides. She releases bridal collections in addition to working with brides 1:1 to design their customized dream plus measurement marriage ceremony costume.

On this in-depth unique interview, we’re going to cowl:

  • Hannah’s inspiration for her plus bridal assortment, Midnight Shimmer
  • Rising developments in plus measurement bridal YOU undoubtedly need to learn about
  • How Hannah designs for ALL our bodies (straight sizes, too)

This submit is a must-read for plus measurement brides excited by designing in their very own customized plus measurement marriage ceremony costume, in addition to babes who like to geek out about all issues bridal!

Aurora Beaded Overlay - Hannah Caroline Couture
Aurora Beaded Overlay

Dimension Inclusive Bridal Assortment: Midnight Shimmer

Hannah’s newest assortment, Midnight Shimmer, incorporates a swath of non-traditional bridal robes that Hannah has turn into identified for.

My most important inspiration comes from material,” defined Hannah. “By way of the method of constructing customized marriage ceremony robes, I get to see so many cool concepts from brides in addition to tons of actually cool materials. Clearly, I can’t use all of these materials I uncover with a shopper, so I’m continually looking out for fascinating supplies and new neckline concepts.”

For the Midnight Shimmer assortment, Hannah wished to remember to convey choices that plus measurement brides historically don’t get. “My focus was actually on bringing on a wide range of silhouettes I don’t see in plus measurement typically,” she shared, “in addition to bringing in fascinating materials and textures I don’t see in bridal.”

Zara Gown with Cascading Glitter Tulle Skirt - Hannah Caroline Couture
Zara Robe with Cascading Glitter Tulle Skirt

And naturally, Hannah is aware of so as to add SPARKLE to her plus measurement marriage ceremony robes (therefore the gathering identify).  “I really like including a pop of sparkle by lace, beading or sequins, as a result of at this time’s brides need sparkle of their marriage ceremony!” she exclaimed. “Why not be just a little additional in your marriage ceremony?”

We’re right here for that!

Hannah additionally wished to push the concept of what we consider once we say “non-traditional bride.” Whereas Hannah likes to create black plus measurement marriage ceremony clothes, she shared that “This complete assortment was geared in direction of non-traditional brides, however not simply black marriage ceremony clothes.”

Provides Hannah, “Some brides need one thing just a bit bit totally different.  I’ve one robe in a rose sample with flocked velvet, and I haven’t seen that rose sample in velvet. It’s nonetheless a white costume and has a distinct texture to it.” Hannah actually expands on the concept of what a “non-traditional” bride is, giving her purchasers the possibility to discover and share their creativity.

Hannah Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Hannah Robe

Plus Dimension Wedding ceremony.. Romper?!

Pushing on the envelope, Hannah additionally designed a two-in-one plus measurement marriage ceremony costume for Midnight Shimmer. “I even have a romper on this assortment,” she says with a mischievous smile, “that comes with a removable overskirt, a two-in-one plus measurement marriage ceremony robe has been actually fashionable. This plus measurement marriage ceremony look has a romper beneath the skirt — which is detachable! I wished my brides to have the ability to have a second ‘Wow!’ reveal second with a built-in reception costume.”

Two-in-one plus measurement marriage ceremony robes are undoubtedly a pattern in 2023 (I really like seeing brides reveal their costume on numerous TikToks), and this simply appears so enjoyable!

Rayna Romper with Sequin Overskirt - Hannah Caroline Couture
Rayna Romper with Sequin Overskirt

Detachable Sleeves FTW

All the time one to outdo even herself, Hannah has additionally included removable sleeves in her bridal assortment. “I actually had enjoyable with sleeve design in Midnight Shimmer,” she says, “a number of the robes have sleeves, starting from a puffy cap sleeve to a billowy bishop sleeve.  Some are removable sleeves, to make it simpler to bounce! Brides can simply take away the sleeves — and even swap them out. I additionally did a two-in-one sleeve, so a bride can have a lace phantasm sleeve and rip these infants off within the reception!”

(Author’s be aware: At this level within the interview, it grew to become clear to me that Hannah is aware of design for brides who’re able to be the lifetime of the celebration!)

Luna Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Luna Robe

Glitter to Catch the Mild — And for Wedding ceremony Images!

Most of the plus measurement marriage ceremony clothes in Midnight Shimmer use, you guessed it, shimmery and glittery material.

Hannah defined this aspect saying, “I believe that even for brides that don’t put on numerous glitz and glam of their day by day life, your marriage ceremony is really whenever you get to be additional.  Proper now, brides desire a little bit of sparkle or one thing excessive with glitter.”

And, not all sparkle must be BLING (though bling could be enjoyable)! “Even in case you’re not a really ‘princess-y’ bride, your marriage ceremony day is the day you get to be excessive!” In Midnight Shimmer, Hannah made positive to incorporate materials and choices for various “glitter ranges” so that each bride can sparkle in the best way that makes her really feel most stunning.

Katie Gown with Glitter Tulle Cascading - Hannah Caroline Couture
Katie Robe with Glitter Tulle Cascading

Plus Dimension Wedding ceremony Clothes to Present-Off Tattoos

One thing that I really like about Hannah Caroline Couture marriage ceremony clothes is that the fashions typically have ink! Hannah likes to have a good time non-traditional brides, and she or he consists of design parts to “showcase” their tattoos!

“As a designer devoted to working with non-traditional brides, it’s a ardour of mine to assist brides showcase their tattoos on a day they’re pressured to not present them. Through the session course of, I ask for pictures of their physique artwork, and we speak about what space they need to spotlight.”

Hannah went onto clarify just a few alternative ways plus measurement brides can showcase their tattoos with their marriage ceremony costume, together with:

Ella tulle Ball Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Ella tulle Ball Robe
  1. Body a again tattoo with an open again design, or use lace overlay and appliques to “body” the tattoo
  2. Use phantasm mesh and lace together to “body” arm tattoos for a bride who desires a marriage costume with sleeves
  3. Use a excessive slit or greater slit to point out off cool leg locations. The bride can pop a leg to point out off cool sneakers and higher leg

Design YOUR Dream Wedding ceremony Costume

Whereas Hannah likes to create her plus measurement bridal collections (we love the pictures of plus measurement fashions sporting her designs on the runway), most Hannah Caroline Couture brides go for customization — or completely designing a singular and customized costume.

Dahlia Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Dahlia Robe

Actually one of the best of each worlds!

Explains Hannah: “The best way that my collections work, I produce a group of robes, but in addition a group of overskirts. That approach, when brides schedule an appointment to return store with me in my showroom in Omaha, we will ‘Construct a Costume’ or do a ‘Franken-Costume” expertise, the place we pull veils, belts, lace tops, skirts, bodices, and we construct their dream costume collectively. It’s actually one of the best model of costume up!”

For brides not within the Midwest, brides can pull from totally different robes to construct their dream costume. “Every thing on my web site is really customizable,” shares Hannah. “A shopper can say, ‘I really like the highest of the Zara robe, however not the skirt. Can we pull the textured tulle skirt and mix them?’ My reply is at all times, ‘Yep, no downside!’”

Barbera Gown with Pleated Satin Skirt - Hannah Caroline Couture
Barbera Robe with Pleated Satin Skirt

Hannah Caroline Couture is a superb possibility for brides who could worry being “an excessive amount of,” wanting one thing very particular. And, for brides who’re uncertain or perhaps want a little bit of cheerleader, Hannah is glad to try this as nicely!

“A lot of my brides come to HCC as a result of they’ll’t discover what they’re in search of in a standard bridal salon. Generally a bride is aware of precisely what she desires — temper board pictures and all! — or we attempt on a bunch of choices. The method is joyful and enjoyable, and I really like my work.”

Gemma Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Gemma Robe

Dedication to Dimension Inclusion in Bridal

Curve Washing could be a downside in plus measurement bridal, as many a plus measurement bride can attest. If we’re even fortunate sufficient to see ANY robes on a plus measurement mannequin.

“Any plus measurement bride who has spent greater than 5 minutes on Pinterest, Google, Instagram, and so on, in search of marriage ceremony costume inspiration has found out that bridal has a really particular look to their fashions. Most, if not all, are a measurement measurement 2 and 6 ft tall — which isn’t consultant of the expertise of most plus measurement brides.”

Hannah Caroline Couture is inclusive of sizes 0 to 36, with the power to go greater based mostly on shopper wants.

Chloe Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Chloe Robe

“I believe one thing that differentiates me from many different bridal designers is that I’ve been plus measurement my whole life. I do know what sort of alterations and changes are wanted based mostly on measurement and form. I’m very cautious to design marriage ceremony robes {that a} bride can actually have a good time in — from wanting gorgeous in pictures and the ceremony to dancing in her costume if she desires to!”

Hannah does 1:1 consults with every of her purchasers, in-person (many consumers within the midwestern United States drive to her) or by way of Zoom, taking their measurements and getting photos — to get an ideal match. She additionally presents an “Alterations Assure” with purchasers, constructing the price of alterations into the costume — serving to to decrease the stress ranges of her brides.

Viola Gown - Hannah Caroline Couture
Viola Robe

Plus Dimension Brides IRL

In case you’d wish to see pictures of plus measurement brides IRL, you’ll be able to head over to the Hannah Caroline Couture Instagram, the place Hannah has shared many many pictures of plus measurement brides.

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A particular thanks to Hannah for sharing her work with us at this time! For extra plus measurement bridal week articles, click on right here!

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