For the Bride Who…
Doesn’t Shy from a Sexy Slip
Vera Wang’s Spring 2015 collection has something for every bride. Whether you’re the type who loves to show off your slender physique or prefers to retain a more classic, voluminous style, Vera Wang has the dress for you. The designs range from silk slips to finely embellished ball gowns and from classic A-lines to fit and flare mermaids. This is what arguably makes her collection so unique—it doesn’t quite put anyone off.
Perhaps the most unifying quality of her collection is its appearance as a set. Looking at them, you almost get a sense that they were designed for the cast of a ballet, each one serving a different purpose, fitting a specific role. And just as Vera Wang has designed these dresses for a multitude of characters and personalities, so too do they fit a variety of brides. They are all delicate, lady-like, and full of class. Yes, even the slip dress, with its slinky fabric and plunging V-neck, is somehow among the most elegant designs this season. It is understated, yet sexy and not too risqué. Each one is different, but, in essence, the same.
The all-white collection is extremely feminine, and it shares a similar feel to that of Amanda Garrett. A Sydney based designer, Garrett has been designing for over 30 years, with much success among celebrities and brides who wish to feel the transformative power of a dress. Garrett describes her recent collection as “poetic glamour,” and we couldn’t agree more. While her dresses are not as ornate as Vera Wang’s, they do present the same minimalist, utterly feminine look. There is something to be said of the draped chiffon, crystal beading, and simply cut silk organza gowns. The dresses are almost undone in appearance—they are so simple, but nothing is missing.
Both designers are perfect for the woman who is looking for a contemporary look. While the dresses are, as a whole, relatively simple and somewhat understated, they are perfect for a clean, elegant wedding. They also leave plenty of room for accessorizing, so maybe that ornate, glittering veil won’t seem as extravagant anymore. Both are sophisticated; they will seduce. Both exude a feeling of glamour lost in time but are simultaneously, unquestionably modern.
Vera Wang available at Vera Wang Flagship stores, see www.verawang.com/# for a store near you
Amanda Garrett available at multiple locations across the United States, see www.amandagarrett.com/Retailers.aspx for local retailers