The designer to go to for unique looking bridal gowns is Vera Wang. Wang’s wedding gowns can be recognized easily, though it is hard to define her style. Adjectives like romantic, elegant, sensual and fairytale-like come to mind. All of this of course combined with impeccable tailoring which has no doubt taken several seamstresses hours of work, yet the gowns look perfectly effortless. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize Wang’s aesthetic. Who wouldn’t want one of Wang’s glamorous, multidimensional designs with cascading, sumptuous layers of lace and tulle beneath waist cinching bodices? Truly, when laying eyes upon a Vera Wang bridal gown, there’s only one thing you can do: Admire its many layers of wonderfulness and try not to drool. The Classics Bridal Collection offers timeless pieces that look good now and will still look good 20 years from now. Who knows, maybe you can even pass on your wedding gown to your daughter one day. The color palette of the Classics Collection – with lots of white, some nudes and even lavender – is more traditional than what we get to see in Wang’s seasonal collections.
Traditionally wedding gowns are floor gazing dresses, but even in the Classics Collection Wang displays a bit of quirkiness by adding two knee-length dresses. Almost every single dress features a ribbon or sash with bow at the waist. Whether the bow is worn in the back or in the front, it is not placed dead-center but rather a bit to the side. The bow can be in a color complementary to the dress, but Wang often chooses a contrasting black too. Sometimes the bow itself is the main eye catcher due to its sheer volume, other times the bow is more modest and the skirt steals the show. The Classic Bridal Collection offers all the possible styles you can think of, so it’s almost a given you will find something that suits you when trying on dresses at Vera Wang’s. Prices can be quite steep, but then again you only get to feel like a princess for one day so it’s well worth the splurge!