This Is Why Plus-Size Blogger Nicolette Mason Chose a Sheer Wedding Dress

Now more than ever, wedding gowns aren't exactly what you'd expect. Fashion girls have big, bright ideas about the dress that are causing them to nix white, lacy details for quirky embellishments and fabric in surprising colors. Plus-size blogger and Marie Claire columnist Nicolette Mason is one of them. This weekend, she got married to her partner, Ali Tahan, in a gorgeous neutral-toned design boasting layers of chiffon, sheer sleeves, and plenty of gold floral appliqué that gathered at the center and complemented her bronze beaded headpiece.

The gown in question was created by Christian Siriano, Mason's close friend, who weighed in on the design process. While we're not surprised Siriano was capable of churning out such an elegant number — that made Nicolette look like a fairy princess — it was also totally on trend when you consider how many see-through gowns have been gracing the red carpet.

Of course, Nicolette managed to make her sheer moment a classy one, completing her look with sequin-covered T-strap shoes and a custom Edie Parker clutch. Read on to see her big day from all angles, find out why she opted for a magical dress with transparent details, and don't forget to stop and lust over the shots of her twirling it around in front of the sunset.

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"She just told me she wanted to look really pretty and romantic and gorgeous, and that was it! She said she wanted kind of like a blushy-pink and some type of rose gold appliqué in some way, and then we just kind of came up with things. I did a similar dress in gold and green, so I was like, 'Let's reverse it!'" said designer Christian Siriano of Nicolette's dress.

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"[Nicolette] wanted it to still feel light because it had so much appliqué, so doing the sheer sleeves and the tulle overlay with the short underskirt was nice. It was playful but still beautiful," says Siriano.