Industry Professionals Who Support My Quest For Change
"Loving your action, attitude and activism. You are a body positive warrior changing your industry dress by dress, bride by bride"
- Caryn Franklin MBE
professor of diversity
"I think what you're doing for the industry especially the bridal industry is breaking boundaries and making sure that every bride feels incredible on her special day, the fact we don't stock bigger sizes in most shops is appalling, in 2019 we need to stop thinking about one size and one beauty ideal, it doesn't exist" - Felicity Hayward -Model and fashion industry game changer
"You are my soul sister across the pond. I love what we are both doing."
Shanelle Armstrong Fowler
Founder of Haute & co
Curvy bridal expert
"Everyone deserves to feel great in the skin they live in, and even more so when it comes to a Brides’ big day! When it comes to selecting a Bridal gown, why should all the samples be in impossibly limited sizes? The fashion industry is quickly realizing that inclusivity and diversity is not a passing trend and there are many key players that are spearheading the inclusivity movement. One of which is Marissa of Beautiful Brides Liverpool who has been an active champion for greater diversity and inclusive customer experience within the Bridal Industry. Marisa is changing the conversation as to how manufacturers and designers should deal with a variety of body types outside the runway model standard.
As a person who has ample experience in the Bridal Fashion industry, I can say this is not an easy feat. Marisas’ commitment to her clients and brides is a beacon in this ever changing field and I’m very honored to witness her drive towards delivering a phenomenal product and experience, regardless of body shape or size. I know Marisa will garner much more success for years to come and her established business, Beautiful Brides, is testament to that." - Manuel Tiscareno couture bridal designer
"Yaaaassss SLAY!! Love what you're about and how you're making a difference to people's lives"
- Kelly Knox- model and fashion activist
Marissa is such an amazing woman and does so much for the plus size community. Whether it be helping women find their dream dress in her gorgeous shop, giving someone that little boost of much needed confidence to make them feel like a princess or speaking out about the flaws within the industry, she is always fighting for plus size women to have a better life. I cannot thank her enough for what she does for us. Jess Millichamp curvy influencer and blogger