Over the Moon to Be Engaged, But Not Excited to Dress Shop
If you are thinking there couldn't possibly be a shortage of wedding gown styles and designs, well, think again.
Women come in all shapes and sizes. As a bride-to-be, it's got to be pretty frustrating to be wedding gown shopping and not be able to purchase the dress you love because it doesn't come in your size. If this has happened or is happening to you, you're not alone.
She doesn't like to be labeled as a "plus-size model," so I won't call her that. But supermodel Ashley Graham recently told her story of how she felt very limited while desperately seeking the gown of her dreams for her very own wedding nine years ago.
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It has been 9 years since Justin and I got married and I wouldn’t change anything about that day. EXCEPT…a lot of us know the feeling of compromising style for sizing, something you shouldn’t have to do on your wedding day! I found a silhouette that I loved, but I had to accept major details I didn’t want because there was nothing in that shape that fit me. And it wasn’t even the right size! We ended up adding a panel to a size 10 dress off the rack so it would fit my 16 frame to make it work. Finding a dream dress is something I would have loved to experience! Andddd I want all of you to be able to have! I’m so excited to be partnering with @pronovias to create a bridal line for everyone. The collection runs from size 0-34 and there is something for any type of bride! There are so many different dresses for anyone from the classic bride to the ultra glam bride and options with SLEEVES, which I love. By far my favorite part is that every dress has shapewear and bras built in. I can’t WAIT for you guys to see the collection when it’s out this March! You shouldn’t have to compromise who you are because of what’s on the rack 👏🏼👰🏻
Ashley decided to do something about it by collaborating with Spanish wedding dress design company Pronovias on a size-inclusive line of bridal wear.
Bizjournaks.com notes, "The Ashley Graham x Pronovias collection will include 16 styles in sizes 0 to 34, including a dress with lace sleeves, an off-the-shoulder style and a tuxedo, per Women’s Wear Daily."
Even though it's been 20 years since I was in the wedding planning mode myself, I love looking at gowns. I'm a huge fan of fashion so I trolled around to look at some of Ashley's creations and they are absolutely gorgeous.
You can find the perfect everything for your wedding by coming to the Fun 107 Wedding Show on January 26 at White's of Westport. Pre-register here to attend.