Avant garde. Spectacular. Artwork. These were just some of the terms that friends and family used to describe this stunning Vera Wang dress. The dress is gorgeous from every angle, and it exceeded all of my expectations for a dress that was memorable and visually interesting without being overly bedazzled by sparkles and pearls. As an added bonus, this dress comes with great karma because I had so much fun it!
Per Vera Wang... "The peplum sits low, giving an effect that’s almost like a drop-waist to the skirt, so it emphasizes that beautiful statuesque posture in the bride. The structured tiers of the bodice set off her figure in a very classic way, while the asymmetry of the crumb catcher lends an artful edge. Then, the dramatic gorgeousness of Fern arises from the tension with the tissue organza of the skirt, done with an architectural 'ladder' technique, where the shapes are always moving and changing, always in motion. As the bride advances, the layers of the skirt undulate and ripple with light and shadow. For me, the graceful layering of Fern evokes the stem and petals of a flower, but with a very modern vocabulary. The bride who wears Fern has a more sophisticated eye and is looking for something beyond the traditional wedding aesthetic."
The dress was taken in at the bust, waist, and hips to fit a street size of 4. Breast cups were added. The dress is made of extremely delicate silk organza, and the small panels on the skirt are not tacked down when the dress comes from Vera Wang, making them prone to ripping and turning (you will notice this if you try the dress on at a bridal shop). The seamstress tacked the panels down so that they did not move or flip around while the dress walks. This makes a huge difference in maintaining the appearance of the dress throughout a wedding night. Bustle added. dress professionally cleaned.