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Vera Wang reflects on 30 years in the bridal business and why freedom and individuality are most important when choosing the right dress.
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The storied fashion designer is having a one-day-only sample sale on Nov. 11 at her headquarters in New York City. Wedding dresses will be discounted at 50 to 70 percent off and will be available in a variety of sizes.
The modern Chinese bride is starting to incorporate diamond jewelry into engagements, the companies said.
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Twin sister Jenna Bush Hager served as matron of honor at the small, family-only ceremony in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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For the fashion industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony on Monday night, model Ashley Graham chose a flesh-toned Vera Wang dress from the designer’s 2019 Bridal collection.Graham looked stunning in the svelte, form-fitting silk mermaid gown featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline, bandeau bodice, and sheer midfriff. She accessorized with matching heels by Stuart Weitzman and clutch. Graham topped off the look with a bold red lip and styled her hair in loose waves.Graham is actually not the first celebrity to wear a wedding dress outside the context of an actual wedding. Last week, model Gigi Hadid wore a white silk wedding gown by Vivienne Westwood.Like Graham and Hadid’s simple dresses, a lot of modern day brides are opting for less traditional, fluffy, voluminous dresses made of tulle and lace, and instead going for minimal, understated gowns. Take, for example, Meghan Markle, whose recent royal wedding dress by Givenchy was a far departure from past traditional gowns, featuring a simple boat neck and a long veil — no frills in sight.Nμde colored dresses like Graham’s have become a popular choice, as well as other shades like blush and baby blue. But as Graham and Hadid have clearly displayed, you can still look incredible wearing a wedding dress, even when it’s not your actual wedding day.Ahead, shop 10 minimalist wedding dresses inspired by Graham that you can wear to your next fancy event — no ‘I do’ required.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Meghan Markle is getting treated by the royal family in a way that Kate Middleton never was • Can the ‘exploitive’ Miss America really change? Here’s what experts think • Shop 26 summer bags inspired by Pippa Middleton, Gabrielle Union, and more Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The Olympian Nathan Chen opted for a familiar name, Vera Wang, for his big moment on the world stage.
Vera Wang Reflects On Designing Figure Skating Costumes For Over 20 Years
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Kohl's partnership, Vera Wang launched a special capsule collection with a mix of apparel, shoes, handbags, and jewelry all affordably priced under $100.
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Vera Wang has been America’s iconic bridal designer for decades, and at 68, she is still at the top of her game. For her Fall 2018 collection, Wang dictates a new style of wedding dresses inspired by 18th-century French dressing.The new collection features dresses with panniers, or side hoops, that help extend the width of the dress’s skirt — a popular trend seen throughout the 1600s and 1700s — though Wang’s version is not as dramatic as those worn back then.Both Chantilly and macramé lace were incorporated throughout the collection — on the bodices, sleeves, and skirts — embracing a slight bohemian style of bridal dressing. Dresses either fell loosely over the body like a slip dress or ballooned outward like a gown that Marie Antoinette might have worn in her day. In further playing off of the French style of dress, Wang exposed what would have remained hidden by French women underneath their garments. She designed silk corsets and peplum garters that are to be worn on the outside of the wedding dresses.The collection’s look book was shot entirely in black-and-white by famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. The hair on the models was left long, stringy, and undone-looking. Very little makeup was visible other than smoldering eyeliner and shadow.Click through the gallery above to see Vera Wang’s new collection and then shop similar dresses at a fraction of the cost. And if you’re looking for your own pannier to transform your own dress, we suggest checking out Etsy.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • 23 dreamy dresses from Bridal Week to inspire your own wedding • Celebrity couples who nailed their Halloween costumes • Emily Ratajkowski shares revealing photo from MoroccoFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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If you’re planning to get married next year or simply want to indulge yourself in a sea of beautiful gowns, look no further. Yahoo Lifestyle rounded up all of the most gorgeous gowns from the Fall 2018 Bridal collections.As you might predict, white is still very much in, as well as lots of lace, floral appliqués, beads, and crystal embellishments. Though, if you are a minimalist, simple understated gowns and a few jumpsuits were also spotted on the runways. And if you are the daring type, there were a few risqué sheer dresses, too.But overall, the most dreamy dresses came from the queen of bridal herself — Vera Wang. Wang’s series of French-inspired ball gowns will make you feel as though you were plucked straight out of French aristocracy. Click through the gallery above to see the season’s best wedding dresses.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • From plastic PVC boots to platform Crocs, all the wildest shoes from Fashion Week • From travel tags to fanny packs, the most memorable accessories from Fashion Week • All of the most jaw-dropping dresses from Paris, Milan, London and New York Fashion Week Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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Calling all newly minted fiancées, soon-to-be brides, and just sheer wedding eye-candy fans — the Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2018 collections are finally here.Stylistically, the collections were a blend between old and new. Traditional materials such as lace, tulle, and silk were reworked into new, modern silhouettes and forms. One example is the trendy off-the-shoulder top look reworked as a wedding dress. At Lela Rose, a model wore a long, crisp white gown featuring an off-the-shoulder panel made of tiny, perfect, delicate white pearls.White gowns were still the majority, but black wedding dresses seem to be back. These Old Hollywood-style gowns were part of the Reem Acra show and are options from Reformation‘s newly launched bridal collection.Other seasoned bridal designers, such as Vera Wang, took different approaches this season. Wang, for example, ditched drama and volume to showcase dresses with soft, delicate pleats and elongated sleeves — a style seen most prominently on the high-fashion catwalk.Pantsuits are now officially part of bridal wear. Actress Evan Rachel Wood broke the ice for pantsuits on the red carpet when she wore one to the Golden Globes this year. Now, Oscar de la Renta has introduced its own modern take on the “female tux,” which includes an exciting, silver-sequined corset.What are you waiting for? Click ahead to take a look at all of the best looks from Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2018.Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:•Fans are Freaking Out Over ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ Host Randy Fenoli’s Bridal Collection •Grandma as Bridesmaid is the Latest Wedding Trend •Daughter Finds Missing Wedding Dress From 1948 at Antique ShopFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.
Vera Wang discuss her Princess of Hearts fragrance, bridal beauty philosophy, and wedding dos and don'ts for your big day.
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Pitch Perfect costars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin tied the knot this weekend at their picture-perfect wedding on the California coast. Camp wore an ethereal Reem Acra gown for the ceremony, but — in a celebrity bridal trend we’re starting to see everywhere — the actress switched things up for her reception, slipping into a second dress: an above-the-knee white number with a feather skirt and lace bodice. Instead of heels, she opted to sport a pair of gold, high-top Chuck Taylors to dance the night away. The fun, flirty dress was designed by Hayley Paige.
Yes, wedding gowns. As in plural.
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Bridal designers are divided into two distinct camps for spring: traditional and alluring. The mix of classic ball gowns, A-line skirts, and modest necklines was juxtaposed with revealing styles — think: plunging V necklines, skirts with thigh-high slits, and bare backs.“I think everybody has finally caught on that the bride wants to show her body but also the fact that she doesn’t want to show all of it,” observes Mara Urshel, owner of bridal mecca Kleinfeld. “There were a lot of long sleeves and low backs. It’s sexy but very sophisticated.”While the sexy-bride trend continues, designers are striking a balance by both concealing and revealing. “Sexiness can be acceptable in bridal when proportionally paired with the right amount of modesty,” explains Mark Ingram, owner of the Mark Ingram Atelier in Manhattan. “For example, long-sleeve sheaths are paired with fully open, low-dipped backs, or traditional ball gowns are open in the front to reveal a full leg.”In addition to sexy, and in some cases shocking (see Galia Lahav and Berta), looks, more modest options included garden-inspired designs, which were shown at both designer and mass-market price points. Three-dimensional flowers in ivory, white, and other pastel hues gave the season a springlike feeling, especially at Ines Di Santo’s runway show, where models donned paper blooms for the finale, and at Romona Keveza’s Paris-inspired couture collection. Monique Lhuillier, who showed spring 2017 in the garden at Ladurée Soho, told Yahoo that the aesthetic she had in mind was effortlessness. “I wanted this nymphlike creature running in a garden, but the real message was that it doesn’t need to be over-the-top to be special,” she says.Brides who want to stick with a classic look but show their contemporary sense of style can pick a wedding dress in a color or pattern or with hints of the palest hues. “It used to be just all blush,” Urshel says, “but now more brides are looking for color or a print.”The boldest looks, as far as color goes, came from Naeem Khan, who recently dressed Kate Middleton for her visit to the Taj Mahal with Prince William. Using bright blues, pinks, and purples, Khan featured ornate embroidery on ball gowns and colorful floral patterns on both sheath and A-line gowns. Transparent looks, which allow brides to be revealing without feeling naked, are accomplished with sheer fabrics in nude shades on bodices, sleeves, and backs. The idea of tattooing the body through embroidery on these see-through fabrics adds texture and detail to each dress.“A lot of people are talking at the moment about dresses that are very sheer,” says Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman. “At Marchesa, we love to play with transparency, and we love to play with illusion — but still, I think we always have a slightly romantic edge to it.”Click through the gallery to see all the trends of the spring 2017 collection. The gowns will be available in early fall at salons nationwide.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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“This collection, as well as the film, is about the lure of Spain—the passion, sensuality and beauty of Spanish culture,” designer Vera Wang says of her new Fall 2016 bridal collection and the short film, Hotel Madrid, that accompanies it. I wanted to capture the movement, poetry, and seduction of Latin dance.” The dresses—a mix of ball gowns and sheaths—were designed along with Wang’s Spring 2016 gowns earlier this year, which explains the Spanish motifs woven throughout both seasons.