Christian Siriano famously came to Leslie Jones鈥檚 rescue when others were refusing to dress her for her Ghostbusters premiere in 2016. Then, for his NYFW Fall 2017 show, he cast 10 plus-size models. Now, he鈥檚 extending his message of inclusivity with his new 2018 bridal collection, which will range from size two all the way up to 26.

鈥淚 think it was just pretty easy, a no-brainer for us,鈥 the designer told Mic of the variety of sizes in his second collection. 鈥淚t just made sense. I think it鈥檚 important that all the dresses, everything we鈥檙e offering, can come in any size. That鈥檚 an important thing.鈥

While it may be a no-brainer for Siriano, it hasn鈥檛 typically been so for the industry in general, a fact the former Project Runway contestant attributes to pressures surrounding brides to shed pounds for their big day. 鈥淔or every bride, it鈥檚 almost like this notion that they need to lose weight,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a misconception, that looking your best means that you鈥檙e thin. That鈥檚 why so many brands think that a bride doesn鈥檛 want to see a plus-size woman advertising dresses for them, which is false.鈥

Considering the fact that the average American woman is now reportedly a size 16, we鈥檙e inclined to agree. Siriano says it鈥檚 not a problem of positive response, but exposure in general. 鈥淚 think it鈥檚 just relevant in the world to include women who aren鈥檛 a size two, and it takes designers and editors both to get those images out there,鈥 he said.

The fashion guru makes that task seem easy with his range of breathtaking gowns priced from $3,500 to $17,000. Despite his insistence that the collection is based less on trends and more on customer鈥檚 wants, styles include of-the-moment lace, off-the-shoulder styles (like the one Samira Wiley recently wore down the aisle) with hoop skirts and insane layers of tulle, which he says was made with 鈥渓ots of love.鈥

鈥淭hese girls take time,鈥 he told Vogue. We鈥檒l say! Check out the full collection here.

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