We've already crowned designer Christian Siriano the king of plus-size. His inclusive styles and willingness to be an outspoken voice for the plus-size community is practically unmatched by fellow designers.
His recently released 2018 bridal collection, however, may have just cemented his status forever.
In a recent interview with Mic, Siriano dished the details on creating his bridal collection which includes 12 designs that go up to a size 26.
"I think it was just pretty easy, a no-brainer for us," Siriano said in his recent interview. "It just made sense. I think it's important that all the dresses, everything we're offering, can come in any size. That's an important thing."
But according to Siriano, this is a flat out:
"I like to tell people that the process is different," Siriano said. "There's different challenges, but it's not necessarily more difficult. The dresses in our collection, everything's the same. We just work on where the darts go, what the fabric is. I think about that a lot more in the beginning of the process, thinking of what kind of fabrics could work on anyone."
He also noted that particuarly in the bridal industry, brands feed into the idea that every bride is on a weight-loss journey before her big day.
"It's a misconception, that looking your best means that you're thin. That's why so many brands think that a bride doesn't want to see a plus-size woman advertising dresses for them, which is false."
But Siriano thinks that the times really are changing.
(Pictured above: custom Siriano bridal)
"We can't have every size in every style in the world, but it's the awareness, seeing women who are a little more similar, that I think is helping," Siriano said. "I think it's just relevant in the world to include women who aren't a size 2, and it takes designers and editors both to get those images out there. It takes a full group of people who understand the problems to really make change."
Hopefully everyone else will catch on soon enough, too.