Many years ago, I worked in a bridal shop, and our brides
over a size 18 had to settle for dresses from manufacturers
that carried “women’s lines” because that was all that was
available for them. These were made to fit fuller figures,
but did not pay much attention to style or fabric quality.
They were not advertised in bridal magazines, and were
manufactured to do little more than allow a plus size girl
to purchase a bridal gown that would fit her size. It was
bittersweet to sell a bride one of these gowns.I was
pleasantly surprised to find out that, since that time,
major designers have begun to increase the sizes available
in their couture lines. These gowns ARE the ones brides
see in magazines like The Knot and Brides.How exciting
to know that curvy brides could now have a wonderful
bridal experience like their less-curvaceous counterparts!