"You want pasta, you go to Little Italy. You want wedding, you go Wang." - Anthony Marintino, Sex and the City
Vera Wang recently unveiled her new bridal collection for Spring 2010, with some welcome news for Wang loving recessionista brides. According to Kimberly Castro of the Luxe Life blog on US News & World Report, "Wang, who calls the gowns "demi-couture," has lowered her median price point 30 to 40 percent, from $5,500 to $3,800, according to the Fashion Wire Daily. She's worked to get the prices down, but says she hasn't sacrificed the quality. "There are 10 gowns at the $3,800 level," said Wang. "
"The gowns may be more affordable, but they're not exactly what you would call traditional. According to the FWD, "Wang's wedding gowns mixed and matched fabrics like silk with asymmetrically draped tulle, added mismatched bows tied in all different directions and tacked together sweeping mille-feuille layers, turning the back of one ball gown into a walking cross-section of the Grand Canyon." To those who might not touch something like this with a ten-foot pole, Wang points out that these gowns are for very specific locations, like a garden wedding. "Especially with the recession, I wanted the dresses to stand for more," said Wang." Garden wedding dresses! I love it. I think these are very dreamy, floaty, less structured and more romantic than some of her previous seasons' offerings. Perfect for a garden wedding...
Here's a few of my favorites from Vera Wang's Spring 2010 collection:A green wedding dress for a garden wedding! Somehow it just works.
I love the rhinestones on the top of this - for a bride who wants the bling while still looking romantic and not disco.
This one reminds me a little of Carrie Bradshaw's Vivinne Westwood wedding dress, only less champagne and satiny and with more bows.
And for the un-bride who can't imagine wearing white...The black wedding dress! Vera makes it look bridal somehow. And you'd be in good company - Sarah Jessica Parker was married in a black dress.
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