Bridal Market Recap: Vera Wang

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 15, 2011

Ever the fashion innovator, Vera Wang’s Spring 2012 collection is one of the most fashion-forward of the season.  Her deconstructed designs mixed with romantic gowns are always popular with editors and brides.

We saw a lot of celebrity brides wearing Vera Wang wedding gowns last year — Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys, Hilary Duff and Lala Vasquez – to name a few.  I’m sure some of the celebs saying “I do” in 2011 will be wearing wedding gowns from this collection.

Here are some of my favorite wedding dresses from the runway:

1 – This wedding dress mixes Guipure lace with stiff horsehair.  The lace bodice has a high neck and capped sleeve while the voluminous skirt is made from swirling honey comb tulle and horsehair.

2 – The tulle ball gown has a white on white rose pattern overlay adding to the romantic look and feel of this wedding dress.  The skirt is paired with a modern trapunto-stitched gazaar corset and a purple-colored ribbon is tied around the waist.  I’m a sucker for almost any dress with a purple detail.

3 – The sunburst pleating on the bodice made this wedding dress one of the most talked about wedding gowns at market.  The detailed bodice is paired with a tiered tulle confection skirt, and a grosgrain multi-bow sash at the waist.

4 – The accordion pleating on this dress is incredible.  From the horizontal pleating on the bodice to the three-dimensional neckline detail to the pleated skirt, this dress is really just an incredible work of art.

5 – This strapless mermaid gown has floating multi-layered lace applique with a sunburst petal pleated train.  I think it’s a stunning lace gown in a figure flattering silhouette.

PS – Did you notice the oversized bow headpiece on some of the models.  They are made from horsehair and a handful of designers used horsehair in their collections.

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Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2011 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.