Wearing something akin to a sack will not make you look "better". While you want to avoid dresses that are too tight (this applies to anyone of any size), dresses that show off your curves actually make you look slimmer and sexier.
Don't have a date? Don't fret! Going solo as a bridesmaid has tons of benefits -- many of which might make your fellow attendants with dates a little jealous! From paying less to partying more, there are plenty of reasons to embrace going without a date to your friend's or sibling's wedding.
Repurposing the fabric from your bridesmaid dress is so much more eco-chic than giving it away or selling it on eBay! A typical bridesmaid dress can be used to create a baby blanket, a throw blanket, pillows, a sachet bag or picture frames.
"I know that this is unusual and everyone else I've asked has told me the answer is absolutely NOT, but I figured I would ask you: Is it OK to retract my earlier YES? Is it ok to say no to being a bridesmaid?"