17 Wedding Dress Brands Every Curvy Bride Needs to Know in 2020
If you have a curvy frame, then you're already keenly aware that the fashion industry has historically been slow to offer inclusive, stylish options for your wardrobe. Sure, improvements are slowly being put into place, but in general, there's still a lot of work to be done. Specifically, the curvy bridal apparel market is sparse. It's not only lacking in extended sizing, but it also tends to represent solely thin women in its marketing and advertising campaigns — which is a big mistake.
According to the 2017 International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, the average size of American women is between 16 and 18, and with numerous fashion brands only going up to a 12, it leaves little room for curvier women to feel included in the tradition of finding their wedding dress.
Thankfully, there are certain bridal brands cropping up that have acknowledged this misstep and are working toward offering extended-size bridalwear that's stylish and feels just as elevated as the labels that have traditionally been available to only thin women. If you happen to be searching for a wedding dress (congrats!) and you want to shop from a designer that caters to a wider range of body types, then continue ahead for our roundup of the best bridal brands that offer extended sizing.