About The Steel Magnolia
The Steel Magnolia opened it’s doors in November 2015 in the heart of historic downtown Somerset. The historic building at 114 N Main St was built in 1886, and still boasts it’s original pressed tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Newly updated with timeless sophistication, from the ornate ceilings to the soft lighting chandeliers… the atmosphere offered makes for an unforgettable bridal experience.
Owner, Lacy Dixon, opened The Steel Magnolia with hopes of catering to each customer on a personal level. She states, “We handle our brides one at a time here. Each woman is given her time, with her family, in a private and comfortable setting. This makes the experience more memorable for the bride. There is no awkward sitting with strangers… just you and your loved ones. Each customer gets undivided attention and we can listen to her and her concerns. This is why we do private appointments. We do take walk-ins if we have an open slot, of course. But with the growing popularity of our shopping experience, availability is sometimes limited”.
In January 2018, we opened our second floor that focuses on the plus size bride. We created a beautiful and comfortable space that our plus size gals can shop in with confidence. Starting at a size 20 and ranging to a 30, our second floor has over 50 gowns for a bride to choose from! Our plus size brides find it a relief to have a private and intimate setting, with such a large selection of gowns just for them! With the opening of the second story, we are now operating on just under 4,000 square feet and have 150 gowns in store!