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Happiness Comes in All Sizes

May 18, 2010 / 0 Comments

Couturier Belva Bodey recently displayed a size 24 gown in her Black Diamond Bridal shop window in downtown Port Angeles in Washington state in the U.S.

It’s not just the chapel-length train, gorgeous peau de soie fabric or Swarovski crystals that have attracted attention…the fact that the dress is plus size has pleased many passers by.

Bodey feels that larger-size gowns deserve as much ooh-ing and ahh-ing as the standard sample sizes. So she borrowed this gown– which she herself designed– from its former bride in order to display diversity.

“Everybody’s beautiful, especially brides,” Bodey told reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz from The Peninsula Daily News. “They’re starting a new life; I think that is very beautiful.”

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