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Re: Ashley Graham Launches Size Inclusive Wedding Dress Collection

I'm actually kind of shocked at how pretty these dresses are.  I never care for what I see her in.  

 

I've also never cared for her swimsuits either.   

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Pretty dresses, but I don't think this concept is exactly new.

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@faeriemoon wrote:

Pretty dresses, but I don't think this concept is exactly new.


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Thank you! I posted to say just that! Why are we acting like big girls coudn't buy wedding dresses before Ashley came along?!

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The number of plus size gowns are few and far between.  The choices are are very limited and I'm not sure any gowns go up to a size 34 without being custom made.

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@LipstickDiva wrote:

The number of plus size gowns are few and far between.  The choices are are very limited and I'm not sure any gowns go up to a size 34 without being custom made.


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I'll concede that a 4 or 5x will have difficulty finding choices but then so will the very tiny/thin woman. Just ask some of the ladies around here...

I watch Say Yes to the Dress occasionally and see plenty of plus sized gals trying on dresses.

there's nothing remotely wrong with Ashley's designs but to play it off as a niche previously unfulfilled (like Laurie Felt's shirts that go with jeans) is a bit of a stretch...

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@Andreatoo wrote:

@LipstickDiva wrote:

The number of plus size gowns are few and far between.  The choices are are very limited and I'm not sure any gowns go up to a size 34 without being custom made.


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I'll concede that a 4 or 5x will have difficulty finding choices but then so will the very tiny/thin woman. Just ask some of the ladies around here...

I watch Say Yes to the Dress occasionally and see plenty of plus sized gals trying on dresses.

there's nothing remotely wrong with Ashley's designs but to play it off as a niche previously unfulfilled (like Laurie Felt's shirts that go with jeans) is a bit of a stretch...


@Andreatoomaybe the store has more but if you go to Kleinfelds on-line, they have whopping 172 plus size dresses to choose from.  I would bet my last dollar there are far more average size dresses to choose from than are available for a plus-size woman.  The dresses start at a 2, some even a 0 so there aren't many thin women having an issue.  Bridal gowns typically run on the smaller side. There is an upcharge for a plus-size gown.  

 

I always feel bad for the plus-size women on SYTTD because of the very limited choice. Most dresses in Kleinfeld are a 10/12 so even if the dress comes in a plus-size, they can't try it on.  

 

I don't think what she's doing is groundbreaking but I think there need to be many more plus size options in bridal gowns.  I remember fairly recently watching a program and a plus size younger actress was talking about the issues she had getting a gown for an awards show.  She said her choices were very, very slim and many designers weren't interested in dressing her at her size.     

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@LipstickDiva 

I remember the woman you are talking about and I think it was a singer. Her issue wasn't that she couldn't get a dress designed for her it was that she couldn't get a free dress for the event! The dresses lent for those occasions are the samples and yes they were not in her size

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Gorgeous!!!!!

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@CARMIE wrote:

Her collection is beautiful.  How nice that every woman can look her best on her wedding day.  The prices seem pretty fair too.

 

A win-win for all.


I agree dresses are beautiful.  So glad they include larger sizesSmiley Happy

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I'll concede that a 4 or 5x will have difficulty finding choices but then so will the very tiny/thin woman. Just ask some of the ladies around here...

I watch Say Yes to the Dress occasionally and see plenty of plus sized gals trying on dresses.

there's nothing remotely wrong with Ashley's designs but to play it off as a niche previously unfulfilled (like Laurie Felt's shirts that go with jeans) is a bit of a stretch...


It's not as hard for a 2 to find a dress as a 3x and above. You can also take in a 4 or 6 to suit a 2. I think her line does fulfill a niche for the higher end of plus sizes.

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