Rita’s Annual Birthday Ball Prom Dress

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Rita came in to our Phoenix bridal store three years ago to find a dress for her parent’s 25th wedding anniversary.   She found a long pink chiffon bridesmaid dress that was perfect for the look she was going for.  She had such an amazing experience that she came in the following year for a dress for her birthday.  We helped her find a glitzy pink tulle ballgown  with a fully beaded bodicefrom our prom and social occasion collection.  She felt so amazing that a tradition was born–her annual birthday ball prom dress!  As she wrote to us,

“Thanks to this amazing store I created a new tradition, an annual ball for my birthday! 🙂 I’ve purchased every one of my ball gowns here at the Phoenix (now Tempe) locations. I absolutely LOVE this store. 

Anne helped me find my first dress 3 years ago. I came in with the expectation that I would leave empty handed because nothing fit. Turned out to be the opposite! Everything I tried on fit perfect! I had options for once! 

Every stylist I’ve worked with (which I think I’ve worked with all of them) has made me feel incredible! The very first dress I try on is always the one I leave home with! These stylists are talented and amazing! They make me feel so welcome and special. 

Thank you Strut Bridal!! You can be sure that I will be back for every special occasion that comes my way!”

I truly am grateful for you guys! In previous experience, a store owner from a bridal shop told me “oh no, you have to leave. I don’t have anything your size. You’ll ruin my dresses.” Needless to say, I felt horrible! You gals on the other hand, have made me feel beautiful and special each time I go in. Thank you so much!!

Your forever customer 😉

Check out how amazing she looks!



plus size prom dress with sleeves


She added a silver bolero that her mom made and used the wrap that came with the dress as a way to make the bodice more modest. We love the silver and pink ombre bodice–it’s still a hot trend for social occasion and prom dresses!

Her party was held at West Phoenix Apostolic Church in September.  As you can see, Rita loves pink and sparkle!  Her photos were done by Amanda Saccuci from Rule of Faith Photography.

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We LOVE this tradition!  Now this is a woman who knows how to Strut!  And how to have fun!

If you’re feeling inspired and want to start your own birthday tradition, give us a call!  If we have time, we can order a social occasion dress in any size, length or color.  Or, we can sell you a prom dress that is sparkly and fabulous!  We love making women feel fabulous and we can find the perfect dress whatever your shape!

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