Why does it matter what size someone is in order to be a bridesmaid? That's just rude.
I agree. I had two BMs, my best friend and my DD. Best friend grew from a trim and fit size 8 into a 24 over the course of two years, thanks in part to thyroid disease and fertility drugs.
I adore my friend and couldn't care less what size she is and honestly didn't notice her getting larger. I felt SOOO badly when we went shopping for a dress for her for the wedding. She was so humiliated.
I would like to recommend the bridal store in Macy's Lake Grove, NY for anyone who is self-conscious about her size. The sales women there were fabulous to both DD and my friend.