Hi there and welcome to Tempted's new website and our mini online store! I say "mini online store" because at the moment we just have a small selection available online but you'll find the full selection in any of our 3 stores. If you're looking for something in particular then give us a call or drop me a mail and we'll do our very best to help you.
I hope you enjoy browsing our website and find pieces that you love, we really do hope that you are tempted......
I'm Rosemary and I'm a curvy girl, I always have been. I've been everything from a size 16 to a size 24 and everything in between. I've always loved clothes and fashion but for years I really struggled and found it almost impoossible to find things that I really wanted to wear. Everything was either much too old for me, made me look like I was going to a wedding (as in I was Mother of the Bride!) or was just tent like and shapeless. But I wanted to be able to wear what I knew would suit me, pieces that were young, flattering and fashionable - just like me!! But choices were very thin on the ground.
So the idea for Tempted was born... that was March 2003, today there are 3 Tempted stores, Raheny in Dublin 5, on the Quays in Wexford town and in Carlow Shopping Centre. Its been a rollercoaster few years but as we've grown and developed my resolve has always been the same, I want to offer a haven for curvy women, a place where they can shop and fall in love with clothes (sometimes we even find that our customers fall in love with themsleves again because they feel so good). A huge part of who we are is shown in our clothes so yes you do deserve to look and feel gorgeous regardless of whether you're a size 16 or a size 22 or a size 28.
If you want help and advice we're right there for you, if you want to browse in peace then thats ok too, we carry a huge number of labels that cater for lots of different tastes. Some of our labels are exclusive to us in Ireland but rest assured exclusive doesn't mean outrageously expensive. We get deliveries all the time so its worth popping back regularly to check us out. I really hope you like what you see either here on our website or instore and I hope that when you wear our clothes you feel fabulous and gorgeous, as every curvy girl deserves to feel,
Have a little look at an article in the Sunday Independent about my thoughts on Curvy Fashion and some more background on Tempted, Massive thanks to Constance Harris, Fashion Editor for the opportunity, Joanna Kiernan for such a lovely article and Gerry Mooney for making me look like a model for the day!
Or check out our You Tube video which we made in our Carlow store in conjunction with Carlow County Enterprise Board (yes that's me!)