Truly AWESOME Dress Options for Plus-Sized Bridesmaids

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (you are right? Because y'all – I'm funny. I will be the sunshine of your life.) know that I have been engaged in a lengthy and difficult struggle with my weight for the last year. Since last August, I have successfully lost 40 pounds and now have 25 left to met my personal (healthy) goal weight. This has been really rewarding for me (you can read a little bit more about my journey here) and I'm so happy to be able to once again go ahopping and find cute outfits to wear. Because you know what? Being plus-sized and shopping ARE NOT a match made in heaven. In fact, it pretty much sucks.


Me, 40 pounds less. Working on those last 25. Wish me luck!

But Cris, what does this have to do with weddings? Um, everything. Because I'll bet that most of you out there have a wedding party. And I'm ALSO willing to bet that at least one of your bridesmaids is not a size zero. In fact, I'll wager that at least one of your 'maids is a sexy size 12 or more. And that slinky little mermaid gown you picked out for your wedding party to wear? Not. Gonna. Happen. For at least ONE lady in your wedding party. And if you try to force it – she will hate you, hate herself, and hate your entire wedding day. And is that really what you want?

No? Then you're in luck. Because these days, it is totally possible to find cute, affordable, and plus-sized dresses that are completely appropriate for a wedding. And lucky for you, I've rounded up a few for you (and your 'maids):

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*1. Old Navy Striped Halter Maxi Dress in Navy Stripe. *2. J Crew Cyndee Dress in Spiced Wine. *3. ASOS CURVE Jersey Pleat Bust Dress in Pink. *4. J Crew Sophia Dress in Graphite. *5. ASOS CURVE Flared Floral Dress. *6. Nordstrom's Adrianna Papell Sheath Dress in Flaming.

Are you a plus-sized bridesmaid? Did the bride try to help you find the perfect dress for your body? Or are you two still looking? Let's start a conversation in the comments.