About a year ago, my best friend called to tell me she was engaged. My initial reaction was, of course, sheer excitement. But after a few moments, a second feeling kicked in: utter panic. How on earth would I fit into the dainty bridesmaid dress she was sure to pick out?
"Courtesy of Nicolette Mason"
Fact is, the bridal market can be a nightmare for full-figured fashionistas—the selection is frustratingly limited and the quality equally uninspiring. Lucky for me, the bride let us choose our own dresses—the latest bridal trend has moved away from matchy-matchy wedding parties, thankfully. So I opted for a stunning charcoal Grecian gown by Tadashi Shoji that made me look like a flame-haired goddess.