Our Story


I started Nerecina to solve a problem for the plus size community, an ignored consumer within fashion today. My goal is to create bridal and formalwear couture that is luxurious, customizable, and ethically made.

I'm Jenine and I am the founder and designer of Nerecina. After just three years as a celebrity tailor, I realized that the couture fashion industry is exclusive to women who are a size 4 and under. As a plus-sized woman, this does not sit well with me. I rarely see a curvy woman wearing luxury and couture fashions— even plus size A-list celebrities have a hard time getting designers to dress them! Beauty is not a one-size-fits-all. I believe that any woman, regardless of her size, should have access to luxury and couture— it's for us, too.

I want to use my platform and creativity as a designer to make an impact in the fashion industry. I started Nerecina so that plus-size women can finally experience what it feels like to wear a stunning piece of clothing that's exclusively created for her shape and size.

My vision is to see curvy women wearing luxury and couture fashion on their most memorable days: weddings, award shows and runways.

How We Make Each Couture Gown

Here is the process of making each couture gown, from concept to creation. From designing, patternmaking, cutting, sewing, sampling, and fitting, your gown is handmade from start to finish in Los Angeles. Each gown is made-to-order. The secret to our beautiful pieces is ethical production in the USA and high quality fabrics.