The day a bride skips along to a sparkly boutique for her dress fitting, with her nearest and dearest in tow, is exciting. Some women have dreamed of this since they were fourteen. Years of flicking through magazines in waiting rooms and pinning images on Pinterest has led to this moment.
Whether you’ve experienced yourself, fantasied about it after spending hours trawling our site for dresses, or watched it over and over again in an Anne Hathaway rom-com, we’re all familiar with this scene.
What we have described is idyllic, but only if you’re a size twelve or below.
Former Real House Wives of Toronto star, Roxy Earle revealed to the Huff Post Canada about her humiliating experience. Earle was turned away from her dress fitting because they did not have dresses that would fit her body type. She was a size 14 at the time.
It’s 2018, people?!?
This is a sad reality for many plus-size brides, but it doesn’t have to be. We believe every bride should be able to wear her dream dresses no matter her size. While some designers didn’t get the memo that ‘barbie doll’ isn’t the only body shape of modern women, plenty did.
We have created a comprehensive list of designers who create dresses that cater for the curvier girl. These are dresses available in a size 14 or above.
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Anna Campbell stocks dresses in sizes XXS to XXL.
Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace stocks dresses in sizes XXS – XL.
Luv Bridal stocks dresses in sizes 2 to 28.
Georgia Young Couture
Georgia Young Couture stocks dresses in sizes 6 to 16.
Bo & Luca
Bo & Luca stock dresses in sizes 6 to 16.
CAIA is a beautifully embellished creation featuring a clustered white, ivory and crystal beaded v neck bodice and a sleek crepe fit and flare skirt. CAIA was designed from feedback from or brides always wanting a low back, deep v neck topper with a simple fitted skirt so we have our lovely brides to thank for this one. 🖤 #delilafox #delilafoxbride #beautifulbride #weddingday #fitandflare #modernartisan #sydneybridal #brisbanebridal #labridal #modernbohemian
Delia Fox stocks dresses in sizes XXS to XXL
Made With Love Bridal
Made With Love Bridal stock dresses in sizes 6 to 16, and accommodates for bra sizes A to D.
Rachel Gilbert stocks dresses in sizes 6 to 18.
Leah Da Gloria
Leah De Gloria stocks dresses in size 6 to 16.
Written by Sarah Mourtos
Feature image via Elle