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Heading into 2022, no bride should be excluded from access to a wide selection of breathtaking wedding gown options. Every body is beautiful and deserving of an equally beautiful dress to accentuate their favorite features on their big day. In the past, larger dress sizing has been reserved to a pathetically small selection with an up charge for plus size gowns. These four bridal wear boutiques are dedicated to ditching the days of limited sizing and offering more inclusive catalogues, creating a better bridal experience for women of all shapes and backgrounds. 

The Sentamentalist

The Sentamentalist describes their family-owned bridal store as  “inclusive and a little alternative — safe for all bodies that wanna rock a cool frock.” Located in Atlanta’s West Midtown, The Sentamentalist specializes in providing comfortable shopping experiences and exquisite gowns. Dresses are handmade, customizable, and created by sustainable designers. You are sure to feel one of a kind in one of their gowns. Fittings are by appointment only and available for booking online.

Photo by The Sentamentalist 

Curvy Rose

Curvy Rose aims to capture an atmosphere of romance and elegance while providing brides a space to feel heard during the whirlwind of wedding planning. “Here you are empowered to be who you are – to speak your heart and be listened to.” Blooming with acceptance and positivity, Curvy Rose is located in Fayetteville, Georgia. Appointments can be booked on their website.

Photo by Southern Bride Magazine

Anne Barge Bridal Atelier

Established in 1999, Anne Barge Bridal Atelier offers timeless gowns with modern inclusivity. The Atlanta-based bridal store is favored by celebrities and top wedding publications including Amber Riley,Carrie Underwood, and Kellie Pickler. They have a Curve Couture line featuring gorgeous pieces in sizes 16+. Appointments are available for booking online at their website.

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David’s Bridal

David’s Bridal has made large strides in broadening their catalogue to feature more body diversity. With four different Georgia locations, the largest bridal store chain in the country provides convenient access and exceptional service. David’s bridal offers hundreds of beautiful gown designs — you are sure to find something that suits your style and your body type here. They accept walk-ins as well as appointments available for booking online.

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Alterations are for dresses, not body types. Your wedding day is a special moment between you and your partner, and wedding dresses should be designed to encompass that sentiment at any size. We hope these resources help you find the gown of your dreams at the perfect fit!


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