Explaining that her inspiration was black and nude undergarments, Vera Wang turned bridal market on its head by showing a collection of black and nude wedding gowns, which will be available in ivory too. The incredible craftsmanship speaks for itself, though brides who have trouble seeing through the “witchcraft” theme should stop by their local salon to see the ivory version before saying no way. Here are five looks we loved:
Laddering: First appearing on Vera Wang’s runway last bridal market, this nude satin-faced organza and Italian tulle ballgown features tissue organza laddering. The intricate design technique adds both dimension and texture to the gown.
Nude Lace: While it’s sometimes hard to tell what the ivory version will look like, this nude gown isn’t as difficult to imagine in ivory. Hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliques are layered with nude organza and Italian tulle on this mermaid gown.
Architectural Bodice: This is a two-piece mermaid gown with a trapunto-stitched architectural bodice paired with a tissue organza and tulle skirt. We just love the peel-away design. It’s so different.
Black Lace: Similar to the nude lace design mentioned above, it’s not hard to imagine how stunning this dress will look in ivory. It’s a French tulle ballgown with black hand-pieced Chantilly lace applique and a draped veil overlay. It’s gorgeous.
Silhouettes: These two gowns are both in a similar trumpet/mermaid style silhouette and the lines on them are really done well. The form fitting bodice and dropped waist falling near the knee then explodes into a tulle skirt, which is really incredible.
Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
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