Brides Daily

Plus-size pointers

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Perry Hagopian/BRIDES

When we were editing the "Figure Flattery" feature in our September/October issue, which showcases beautiful gowns that look great on plus-size women, our fashion director mentioned she's seeing an improvement in the shopping experience for larger brides. It used to be that the largest sample in bridal salons would be a size 12, and anyone bigger would basically have to hold the dress in front of her body and imagine how it would look. Not too rewarding! Nowadays, she says, wedding gown manufacturers are creating sample gowns in sizes 14 and larger, so you can actually get a good sense of how you'd look headed down the aisle. It's still best to call ahead and see if a salon carries plus-size samples—but talk about a big deal! —Sally, BRIDES Magazine

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