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Plus Size Model Reflects On Disheartening Experience Shopping For Wedding Dress: “It Made My Heart Sink”

Date June 20, 2019 15:26

A body-positive model Hunter McGrady finally married her “the one.” The plus-size goddess wedded Brian Keys in a gorgeous ceremony in California last weekend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The most emotional moment of the ceremony was obviously the vows reading. McGrady made everyone cry when she recited vows not only to her beau but also to his 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Even though the wedding was the happiest day of Hunter’s life, she admitted that preparing for it was not as much fun.

Wedding dress struggles

Every bride feels pressured to look perfect on her wedding day. Swimsuit model Hunter McGrady had been in those shoes before as well. Recently, she shared the awful experience she faced when shopping for a wedding dress.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She said:

One of the first questions salespeople asked me was whether I was planning on staying this size for the wedding. It made my heart sink. I walked in feeling confident and dreaming of a dress that was romantic and whimsical, and suddenly all I could think was, 'Wait a second. Should I lose weight?'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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McGrady is proud of her body and loves all of her curves so she had no desire to lose weight for her wedding. She said:

We need to start educating the people who work in retail about how to speak to customers, because if they want to help, they need to do it the correct way. Not every woman is ashamed of her body. We need to stop pushing that narrative.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But some women want to lose weight for their wedding dress

28-year-old Danielle French would disagree with McGrady. She was a size 18 and wanted to try on a pretty dress without hating her body.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It took her a year to reach her dream weight and drop to size 6. On her wedding day, she felt like the most beautiful bride in the world.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Do you think brides should lose weight for their wedding?