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Watch Vera Share Why She Designs Colorful Wedding Dresses + Why the Fabric of Your Bridal Gown Makes a Difference

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[ March 12, 2013 ]
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My Advice

Vera WangDo you wish to keep your wedding look sensual or casual, but still celebratory? My suggestion is to choose a gown with soft construction, which means the fabric you select is critical.

For understated yet elegant, I recommend silk crepe and crepe blends; these fabrics are versatile in terms of draping, embellishing or tailoring and perfect for featuring elaborate accessories, special jewelry or extravagant flowers.

For daring and provocative, I recommend silk charmeuse; one of the most glamorous and luxurious fabrics, it was a favorite of Hollywood sirens such as Jean Harlow. However, silk charmeuse as well as jersey and chiffon are body-conscious and therefore not suitable for every bride. For a more forgiving yet still softly constructed fabric, choose a gown made of georgette.

In all fabrics, a narrow cut always strikes a nice balance between moods. -XO, Vera

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Colorful Wedding Gowns

Vera Wang Colorful Wedding Dresses

Since Vera Wang first began designing wedding dresses in the 1990s, she included color in her gowns. Brides have been able to select a wedding gown in a color -- black, pale pink, maroon, pistachio -- or choose from a rainbow of shades to add an accent to an ivory dress. In this video Vera explains why she began designing wedding dresses in colors instead of sticking with traditional ivory and white, and includes images of many of the colorful dresses she has designed over the past 20+ years.

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In Stores Now

Warm weather is just around the corner so it's time to start shopping for spring and summer! Vera's Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection features tops, pants, skirts and dresses in a wide range of colors, from crisp white to emerald green and rich purple.  And while you're in the dressing room, don't forget to slip on a few pairs of Vera Wang shoes and sunglasses to accessorize your summer looks. Use the Store Locator tool on to find a Vera Wang retailer near you, and click here to take a look inside the Vera Wang Mercer store to see what's just arrived!

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