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New Collection by Ashley Graham x Pronovias is Representing for the Curvaceous Woman

Image by Pronovias.

Despite research showing the average woman wearing at least a Size 12 in clothing, most fashion designers and brands neglect to incorporate inclusive sizing, instead acting as gate keeper denying “plus size” women access to stylish trends and garments.

This reality extends to the bridal sector as the bridal fashion industry is arguably one of the most ill-diversified genres in the fashion space. Consistently ridiculed for its lack of representation in size and race. As most designers refuse to offer gowns past size 14, leaving the majority of Women to struggle with not only finding dresses that

With this size continuing to be a societal issue, model and body activist Ashley Graham has been recognized for using her platform and career success to advocate for body positivity, bringing attention to deliberate size exclusivity in mainstream fashion. However recently, she has stepped into another realm of impact with her collaboration with renowned bridal brand Pronovias. curating an exclusive collection of 12 wedding day looks.

The collection, expands from sizes from a 0 to 32 and reflects an array of aesthetics. With a few gowns made of lace, leaning towards a romantic feel. And some having asymmetric necklines an clean lines for a more modern approach. This is important to note as many so called size inclusive collections usually lack style and attention to design and detail.

Whether you’re curvy or petite, this collection of bridal gown options is one to consider. We hope this collaboration will inspire more bridal brands and designers to make steps in the same direction for proper inclusion and representation for all. 

Check out some of our favorite designs from the collection below!

The “Paria” Gown

Neckline: Deep V

Silhouette: Fit and Flare

Fabric: Crepe

Style Type: Modern

What We Love: 

  • Sparkle detail on illusion neckline

The “Danakil” Gown

Neckline: Deep V 

Silhouette: Fit and Flare

Fabric: Taffeta

Style Type: Bohemian

What We Love: 

  • Flowing wide sleeves

The “Day” Gown

Neckline: Strapless

Silhouette: Mermaid

Fabric: Mikado

Style Type: Modern

What We Love: 

  • Asymmetrical neckline

The “Parrish” Gown

Neckline: Sweetheart 

Silhouette: A-line

Fabric: Tulle

Style Type: Classic 

What We Love: 

  • Beaded embellished bodice

The “Panjin” Gown

Neckline: Bateau 

Silhouette: Mermaid

Fabric: Lace

Style Type: Classic 

What We Love: 

  • Puff sleeve detail

The “Andrew” Gown

Neckline: Deep V

Silhouette: Fit and Flare

Fabric: Lace

Style Type: Romantic

What We Love: 

  • Geometric lace of pattern

Images by Pronovias.

Written by contributing fashion writer, Kennedi LéShea.

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