Let’s get real: In a $5 billion bridal wear industry, the plus-size market hasn’t exactly been a fairy tale. If you turn back the clock and ask any full-figured bride about what it was like looking for a plus-size wedding dress, you’ll likely hear a traumatizing tale that’ll remind you of that shopping scene that made you cry in Pretty Woman. But here’s the good news: Times are changing. Bridal designers are finally getting hip to the fact that the average American woman wears a size 14. Reem Acra offers plus-size now. So does Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham, Alfred Angelo, Watters and Mori Lee. And the same goes for multibrand retailers. New York’s infamous bridal boutique Kleinfeld, for instance, has quadrupled its plus-size selection. And it’s not the only one. David’s Bridal is a major player in the game along with ModCloth, Sonsi and House of Brides. See, happy endings really do exist.
To shop 30 gorgeous plus-size wedding dresses to tie the knot in, click on the gallery above.