Vera Wang Wedding Dresses
Searching for the perfect wedding gown? Then chances are you have heard of Vera Wang. Lauded as the designer that incorporated chic style into the bridal gown industry, Vera Wang formed her own company after becoming disillusioned with the lack of fashionable wedding gowns on the market. Her trademark style incorporates couture fashion detailing, luxurious fabrics, and sophisticated and elegant designs that are truly sensational.
Celebrities love her modern and artistic approach to design. Famous clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Maria Carey, Jessica Simpson, Sharon Stone, and Uma Thurman chose to walk down the aisle in one of her custom creations. Vera Wang is adept at creating sophisticated and timeless wedding gowns that make brides feel both beautiful and sexy on their wedding day. Her details always add interest to the design of the gown without boldly taking away from the overall effect.
Non celebrity brides adore her artistic creations as well. Most middle class brides can easily afford their own Vera Wang dream gown since the average cost of a her dresses range from $5,000 to $10,000. Even if her gowns are not affordable to the masses, her trademark style serves as the benchmark and inspiration for finding the perfect wedding gown. With her most recent bridal line, Vera Wang continues to set the trends for elegant and sophisticated style.
Her Luxe Collection, the more expensive of the two, offers incredible style and detail. Couture detailing and luxurious fabrics are trademarks of Vera Wang styling and this collection does not disappoint! Striking mermaid and figure flattering A-line silhouettes are the mainstays of the collection. For brides with a very slender figure, the mermaid silhouette (slim through the bodice, hips, and thighs with a dramatic outward flair above the knee) will offer a dramatic and spectacular option. Beautiful detailing abounds with pleated and draped tulle, tiered ruffled skirts, and ruffled floral ornaments. Contrasting sashes in black, tan, or sage green accent the waistline and provide visual contrast to the pale white and ivory gowns.
The Vera Wang Collection is her second line, and it offers a wider range of gown styles and detailing. Though most silhouettes showcased are the empire or mermaid style, there are additional silhouettes including draped Grecian-style sheaths and shorter cocktail length dresses. Ball gowns are also included in the line, but are fewer in number compared to the other silhouette types. Contrasting embroidery, draped tulle, and beading are common details.
For brides unable to spend over $5000 on their wedding gown, incorporating elements of Vera Wang’s style into their apparel is a great option. If you love Vera Wang’s style but cannot afford her price tag, keep these tips in mind to select a similar look:
- Keep the silhouettes simple. Vera Wang style is classic, elegant, and sophisticated. Consider A-line or empire waist silhouettes that are timeless, beautiful, and figure-flattering.
- Limit detailing to one or two focal points. The gowns Vera Wang designs are sophisticated with just one or two dramatic elements. To draw inspiration from her Luxe Collection, chose an appliqued flower, ruffle detail, or dramatic contrasting sash. Keep the overall look polished and sophisticated by eliminating too many distracting details.
- Be wary of shiny fabrics. Expensive fabrics have either a beautiful sheen (natural silk) or a striking matte finish. Inexpensive fabrics (especially satins and synthetic silk-type fabrics) have a very shiny finish that cheapens the overall effect of the dress. Search for a fabric that has a light sheen or very little sheen.
- Find your own tailor. I have yet to know a bride or bridesmaid pleased with alterations from mass merchant bridal shops. Find an independent tailor with great recommendations. Small details can make all the difference in the fit. Ever wonder why celebrity brides look so fantastic? Because their tailors make the dress suit their figure and silhouette to their best advantage. You can achieve the same look through exceptional tailoring.