Coronavirus may cause wedding dress shortage


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(CNN) - With wedding season right around the corner, brides-to-be could be in for a panic.

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, there could be a shortage of wedding dresses.

The American Bridal and Prom Industry Association said 80 percent of the world’s western-style gowns are produced in China, and many factories there had to temporarily shut down because of the virus.

Not only could there be a shortage, but the unexpected production delay could slow down the process for customized dresses, leaving some sellers unable to deliver customers’ orders on time.

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