Why Shop At A Specialty Store VS A Department Store?

Many of our customers will ask this question. If you are a plus size lady over a size 26 there is limited selection in the department store. For our customers, sizes 18-26 we help them look and feel special, carry a select group of styles, colors, whereas the mother of the bride or groom you would want to feel more special than anything offered in a department store. If you shop in a department store, any guest could come to the wedding wearing something you may have purchased. I do not know of any mother of the bride or groom who would want a guest wearing her gown! Custom Alterations are also done on premises in our specialty store, to help you look and feel your best! We also suggest the proper accessories and undergarments to flatter your figure. 

Years of experience are available to you in a specialty store, where a department store may be lacking sale staff and plus size expertise. The overall shopping experience is much more personalized in a specialty boutique like Queen Of Hearts.

Ruching, ruching, ruching. Here’s the scoop on ruching!

Although ruching may seem like the perfect solution to a figure flaw, it may not be perfect for “every” plus size body type. Depending on where the ruching is, and how it draws the eye away from the figure flaw, can be a positive thing. Where the ruching is situated and draws the eye to the side, and sits lower on the body, can be affected. If the ruching and gathering is too high under the bust, it can have a negative effect. So be careful when choosing ruching as a plus size gal!

If I Order A Plus Size Gown And Then Lose Weight…What Happens?

This is a question that I get asked every day. My answer is; go ahead and lose the weight! We can always take a plus size dress in, but cannot let it out. Manufacturer’s do not give us much inseam allowance to let gowns out. It is always better to order the size by your measurements at the time of order placement and take the item in if you should lose the weight. Keep in mind the timeline for ordering. Most manufacturer’s on a special order require 6-8 weeks, so even if it’s only 5 pounds, it is going to make the gown look better when it comes in.

Plus Size Fall & Spring Collections Arriving!

NY’s premier Plus Size Boutique sees the seasons are changing, and we have the formal wear you need for all of your upcoming special events! Queen of Hearts is getting ready for our 2020 weddings (how crazy does that sound right?!) Here are a few tips to keep in mind for our beautiful curvy ladies for the upcoming season!

Navy is still the go to color. Black over nude is still a popular choice as well. Ponchos are the newest style that our plus size women can’t seem to get enough of. They have replaced the jacket look, giving you a young and fresh style.

New arrivals are coming in weekly. We are now preparing for January and February Weddings! Don’t wait until the last minute, make sure to leave time for alterations etc. As always, being an exclusively plus size boutique carrying the largest selection of plus size formal wear, we strongly suggest making an appointment for private fittings so that we can give you the best customer service experience possible!

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Find out 2019’s Hottest Color Trends For Mother’s of The Bride and Groom

Wedding season is upon us and you may be wondering what colors are trending in Mother of The Bride/Groom fashion

Navy, Navy and Navy is the color of choice this year! It is dark enough without being black. The color itself is very slimming and naturally exudes confidence. Princess seams styles as a silhouette works best on bottom heavy ladies. Fit and flare styles work best on a lady with a fuller bosom and shapely bottom.

Navy is also extremely versatile when it comes to matching with the rest of the bridal party. You can add pops of color with your accessories, although silver and pewter tend to work best.