Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection

Posted on October 19, 2011

Wow, is Vera Wang in a bad mood or what? Because this is one depressing set of supposedly bridal looks. We support any attempt to yank the bridal conversation away from virginal whites and princess fantasies, but we’re not sure there’s a market for looking depressed or like a vampire on your Special Day.

Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Vera Wang Fall 2012 Bridal Collection

 

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  • Jessica O’Connell

    Honestly, the color’s a bit weird (I’ve never minded the whites and ivories etc.) but otherwise, I think the dresses are generally gorgeous. It is Vera Wang after all, queen of the wedding dress. The hair is also really dirty and depressing looking but still, pretty dresses!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, just look like (gorgeous) ball gowns to me!  Hair is awful, though.

      • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

        Agreed. No one’s going to have messy hair on their wedding day! Maybe the runway hair is styled this way to showcase the dress in a certain way? I also agree that the colors are a strange choice. I would have liked to see more champagne (and not this awful nude/taupe/beige whatever it is) and blues and greens.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000198536933 Heather May Hughes

          The messy hair is styled to portray the ‘in’ look at the moment, and I know personally I would much prefer my hair to be messy and ‘wild’ than scraped back and perfect. I love these gowns and the looks styled with them. I know for a fact that the majority of grooms look at their brides coming down the isle and don’t really know what to think, half the hair styles and carbon-copy dresses just make the brides look silly with no originality. I love this look.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    Oh, with the Twi-hards getting older, I’m sure there will be a market for looking like a vampire on your special day…

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! Though that taupe whatever color is just plain depressing.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I think it might work on some women of color but it looks dirty and drab on the models.

      • Anonymous

        I’m hoping that’s just bad colour reproduction on my laptop. I can’t imagine that looking dingey and unwashed is really the colour she was going for.

  • Grace Armstrong

    the hair is upsetting me

  • kathleen morgan

    I only see post-it notes on the second one…

    • Anonymous

      Maybe they’re thank you notes? Each guest can just rip theirs off her dress at the party, so the bride doesn’t have to bother mailing them later. She’ll be too busy trying to off herself.

    • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

      I thought of a dress made of tapeworms!

      • Melissa Zade

        I thought it was a paper towel challenge- a twist on the toilet paper dresses!

      • Anonymous

        Exactly my thought! Ew!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

    Did she dropped the dresses in a giant cup of coffee?
    Seriosly, that color looks like coffe stains to me.

  • Anonymous

    The first four look pretty good, considering they just ran through the woods for miles to escape a vampire-worshiping cult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

    Hello Corpse Bride.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I was thinking Miss Havisham.

      • Anonymous

        I was about to post that same thing. Miss Havisham coming off of drugs maybe.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it either white, black, or red? I’d LOVE to see a nice shade of lilac or ivy in wedding dress couture. 

    • Anonymous

      Or some very nice shade of blue

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Times like this I really appreciate being South Asian. I’ll be in something fabulous and gaudy on my wedding day, nothing that looks so jaundiced.

    • Anonymous

      Lilac and all the other pastels have been done. For once, I would like to see a wedding collection in beautiful brights and jewel tones. Happy colors for a happy day!

      • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

        I am so over white wedding dresses. Mine was pink, and hand painted with roses and wings. It’s a nightmare to get good pics with the bride in glaring white, and groom in black. I long for the return to what we used to do: Wear our best dress. Why can’t we go big with color and form to celebrate a joyous day? why does it have to be so hung up on virginal white? The dresses are pretty enough, but I HATE the hair and make-up. The dinginess of the taupe dresses could be fixed with better, clearer, more colorful makeup.

        • Anonymous

          Your last comment about the better cleaner makeup was exactly what I was thinking. And more lively expressions…wouldnt have to be smiling but at least not so glum.

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          My dad’s second wife wore a fire-engine red dress the day she married Daddy.  It matched her personality.  A year later she was buried in the same dress.  Her exact comment:  “This hussy got married in a red dress, this hussy’s gonna be buried in a red dress.”  It’s been 17 years since she passed and a day doesn’t pass that I don’t think of her.

          • Anonymous

            Sounds like she was awesome! My mom got married in a bright yellow mini-dress with a gigantic matching hat. The year was 1969. I look at the pictures and think wow, look how gorgeous she looked.  If BF ever asks me, I think I’ll get married in a deep burgundy dress. It’s really my best color. I think every woman should get married in her favorite color, the one that she looks her best in. Honestly, I wouldn’t be caught dead in all white on any other day of the year, so why would I do that to myself on such a special day?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000198536933 Heather May Hughes

            I couldn’t agree more, and the tradition of a white dress lacks morality nowadays. I’d guess around 90% of brides AREN’T virgins and therefore shouldn’t spend the day pretending to be, and looking like every other bride that year. I hate how everyone seems to go for almost identical dresses. I want to get married in pale green – I have red hair and my complexion looks really nice on green, not to mention the fact that pale green is the medieval colour of true love :) Everyone should get a bit of originality and actually show who they are on their wedding day, not pretend to be who they think they should be :|

        • Anonymous

          The most beautiful wedding I ever attended was my friends’ traditional Hindu wedding. The bride was stunning, with her henna and her braided hair, but her dress! Colorful!! Reds and golds and greens in gorgeous fabrics. I couldn’t believe my eyes. And the guests dressed in equally colorful clothing. I found myself drooling over the amazing colorfully embroidered saris and lehengas that the women wore. As a guest, I was told, “whatever you do, don’t wear black! The more color the better, because it symbolizes joy.” Even though I was wearing a bright blue dress, I felt downright plain next to the other guests with their beautiful clothing.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    These look like failed attempts at being dark and edgy. Mostly just looks dingy.

  • Anonymous

    The dresses are beautiful, but most of them look like they fell into a vat of tea. Or ink.

  • http://flippy-doodle.blogspot.com Flippy Doodle

    Actually, the dresses are fairly decent. I have no idea why the models have been “made up” to look depressed and ratty though.

    • Anonymous

      It’s like Heroin Addict Bridal Collection by Vera Wang.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      I agree with you, Flippy Doodle – the dresses really are decent!  # 8 with the lace overlay and # 11 with the wide straps are my favorites.

      I actually think she has these available in the “traditional” whites and ivories. I’m in the deep south and in the wedding industry, and I know these won’t fly in this color here.  Ms. Vera knows that, too.  This was to get people talking.

    • Anonymous

      I liked many of the dresses too, so I started scrolling through and covering up the models heads to take away that hungover vampire styling.

      • Anonymous

        “hungover vampire styling” !  Nicely done. :-D 

  • Anonymous

    Does she think brides shouldn’t wash their hair?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      Not only not wash their hair, but also don’t comb or brush their hair.  A total rat’s nest.

    • Anonymous

      Have you seen Vera’s hair?
      Oh yes I did.

  • Anonymous

    What IS this shit?  The shapes of several of the gowns are very pretty, but the colors are just… painful.  And that’s coming from someone who loves black.  Every single picture has the model looking like some kind of faded, abused doll from an old photograph.  
    I wholeheartedly support bridal gowns that aren’t white and/or princess-y, but these are awful.

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      Divorce gowns.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1084733830 Kate Andrews

    REALLY?!? Some look like they got dragged across a dirty floor first. Ugly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      Yeah, like on that icky commercial where the people dressed as dirt dream of being picked up by a mop?  I forget which mop…it is just so stupid.

      • Anonymous

        I love those ads…but probably not the look one should strive for on that special day.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like the bride fell off her horse and was dragged through the mud.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    I like the trend towards black wedding dresses I am starting to see, but god that brown is AWFUL. I don’t know what she was thinking. Maybe if she hadn’t done the last day of a heroin bender styling/makeup it would have been better. 

    • Anonymous

      I think black could be great if styled properly. Of course, it’s not a look for every girl, but it could be awesome if the bride were styled to look sleek and cool. Kind of a chic, urban don’t mess with me kind of bride. 

      • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

        I agree. I’d love to see a bride make a statement like that. I’ve always preferred colors other than white for weddings anyway, though some girls can certainly rock the virgin look. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    I want this to catch on. Because I want to be able to wear white dresses without thinking “nah, too bridal.”  If brides start wearing gross taupe colors, I’ll never have to worry about looking bridal again!

  • Megan Patterson

    “…we’re not sure there’s a market for looking depressed or like a vampire on your Special Day.”
    Oh don’t you worry, there definitely is.

  • Anonymous

    Overall, ugh.  Though I LOVE the 8th one (black lace over tan)…I think Vera got lost in the fact that the demographic that would adore these dresses is NOT the demographic that can afford a Vera Wang wedding dress!

    And I have to admit, there’s something nauseating about the one with the Rapunzel attachment.

    I think the “Getting Married at the Meth Lab” styling is what kills it.  I might have a better reaction to most of these if they were styled in a chic, Vera-Wang-bride kind of way.

    • Anonymous

      I gasped at #8.  That is so beautiful.  And I bet she would do it in white if someone willing to pay for it asked.

      • http://twitter.com/OperaSickness Opera Sickness

        I love the 4th dress down.  If it weren’t strapless and I weren’t broke I would consider being one of those crazies who buys the dress years in advance and just waits for the man to come along to complete the look.

    • Laura Valentine

      “I think Vera got lost in the fact that the demographic that would adore these dresses is NOT the demographic that can afford a Vera Wang wedding dress!”    You must not know the same goths I know! Many people of the goth persuasion can afford Vera Wang, but they’re also more likely to have something made by one of the higher-end seamstresses who cater to goths than they are to even look at traditional bridal lines.  Because what really strikes me about these dresses is how firmly bridal the silhouettes are; bleach any of them and it’s the same-old same-old.  I think that’s the real limiting move with these — I just don’t see that many people who are into such overtly bridal shapes going for the color change, or people who would go for the color change going for the overly bridal shapes.  

  • Anonymous

    GORGEOUS!  White Weddings be gone!  

  • Paige Hinson

    The way the models are styled make them look like they got jilted at the alter and have been in seclusion Miss Havisham-style for a couple of months.

  • Anonymous

    I’m far from traditional, but those are horrid – some in design, some in color.  Most of them look dingy/dirty and the 5th from the top looks like some sort of fake ponytail has been attached to it.  A few of the black ones are okay.

  • Erica Niemiec

    I don’t think the dresses would look TOO depressing if the models didn’t look like they just had a one night stand they really regretted. The messy hair and dire looks are really distracting.

    Also, I’m sorry but that second dress reminds me of tapeworms.

    /Michael Kors

  • Anonymous

    Since when are weddings so depressing?

  • margaret meyers

    “Here comes the unhappy bri-ide…”  everyone sing it!

    For increased styling, may I suggest each model have a paring knife in the left hand and a thin crimson ribbon tied around the right wrist?  I think it would complete the look.

    • Anonymous

      You’ve hit on the exact right way to replace the traditional bouquet, which is going to look very odd. Much more creative than a bouquet of half-dead flowers & weeds.

  • Anonymous

    This collection fits all of your Goth Princess/Steampunk wedding dreams

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

    Fifth one down…is that HAIR with the entwining flowers or bows or whatever?  Is this Rapunzel?

    • Anonymous

      i thought exactly the same thing?..WTF is that, a giant plait of hair??….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

        It is like the hair is sneaking out of the bodice.  Chest hair?

        • Anonymous

          better chest hair than the other alternative i suppose….. :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

            O-o-o-o-h, good one!

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    I actually love these.  Doesn’t she always offer everything in white anyway? I like that she’s showing color, too. 

    • Anonymous

      Ivory I can understand, but I only color I see is black and coffee stained. 

      I’m sure they come in white, but I’m initially repelled by the collection.

  • Anonymous

    I guess it’s due to vampires being “on trend” right now (Twilight, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, etc). I dunno. If I did a non-white/ivory dress, I’d prefer it to be a brighter, happier color.

  • Anonymous

    Number 7 is total cooch-explosion. The colors are not helping. 

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      I saw that one and thought it screamed “Welcome to my vagina” which may not be totally inappropriate :-)

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

    Whatever, I freaking LOVE this collection. I would totally get married in the sleeveless v-neck black mermaid gown. And Vera has experimented with color before – she’s already done lilac and celadon dresses, to name a few. I am saving my money now for one of these.

  • Anonymous

    I swear, if Vera Wang weren’t such a venerable bridal designer, I’d be laughing out loud at the prankster anti-wedding trick she’d played with these dresses & the way the models are styled.

    I very much liked the cob-webby effect of #4 and the Rapunzel-locks trim on #5, and the final gown had an interesting “i am the anti-Disney-Princess” vibe. (Yes, I am someone who *liked* Chris March’s hair-trimmed finale gowns. They inspired my first-ever TLo post).

    But I don’t know many brides that are looking for “cob-webby effect” “Rapunzel-locks trim” or “anti-Disney-Princess” so my favorites are confusing as wedding wear.

    #8 is a lovely (& rare, in my opinion) use of lace, though again, what bride do you know is looking for a “half-mourning” wedding gown?

    I

  • Anonymous

    Oh, You have no idea just how many people probably want to embody a vampire on their wedding day. I think the depressing look comes less from the dresses and moreso from the styling of the models (particularly the hair)

  • Anonymous

    The first six – Mrs. Haversham

  • Anonymous

    Oh, you watch, the sheeple with money will be snatching up these horrid looks.  You think she could have run a comb through her model’s hair?? Seems like she lost interest. 

  • Emily Giovanni

    Well, the coloring and styling are way off, but I think that some of these would be gorgeous in a nice ivory.

  • Anonymous

    OMG after reading TLo’s intro it’s just too hilarious looking at the messy limp hair and makeup-free faces and frowns, I can’t concentrate on the dresses yet. 

  • bailey debruynkops

    i love it, especially the tan ones. gorgeous 

  • Anonymous

    Can you imagine the looks on the faces of the senior family members, both sides, if the bride showed up in a black gown? I’d like an aisle seat for that wedding, please.

    • Anonymous

      Right? I suspect that the demographic who has Daddy pay for the designer gown is not going to be the demographic buying the black and black & tan versions of these.

  • Sara__B

    It starts out Miss Havisham and ends up black widow. When I imagine these beautiful gowns with different styling, and I can see them appealing to women who want to break tradition on their wedding days. But mostly, I see them on the red carpet.

  • Alyson Lamble

    As someone who had to wear a taupe bridesmaid dress, let me tell you that taupe flatters NO ONE.  If  any of these designs had been rendered in an actual color, they might have been more interesting.

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    Maybe this is a thinly veiled commentary on Vera’s views on marriage and monogamy (which, for the record, I do not know) in which case, rock the hell on.

    Some of these are stunning but that just escaped from a psych ward look of the models is killing it for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248049144 Michelle Loyet

    That beige color looks like the wrappings on a corpse.

  • Modern Belle

    The trend to wear white dresses is relatively new. It started with Queen Victoria in 1840. Why not bring color back?

    • Anonymous

      Wholeheartedly agree! But these aren’t colors. They’re all neutrals. :

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

    I love them. I’ve been married for a long time and wore green. But if I were young, rich, tall, thin and getting married now, I would love one of them. 

  • Anonymous

    More like divorce dresses (sometimes).

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    Suitable for shotgun weddings, arranged marriages, and goth-themed marital events. I hope each dress comes with a complimentary set of plastic vampire fangs. The last one with the black netting is $39.99 at Walmart with a wig.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Vera doesn’t happen to have a new protege named Jerrell, does she?

    –GothamTomato

    http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2561006

  • Anonymous

    #2 and #4 are gorgeous – they just need better styling. I do agree with the commentariat that most people would say “WTF?” if a bride walked down the aisle in one of  these. I understand white is a relatively new color to the bridal palette, but I think at least the colors should look joyous for an occasion like this – reds, greens, purples, blues and such.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Yeah, whatevs. She puts the dresses on the runway like that to look edgy and then Kim Kardashian/society deb/celeb-of the-month says, ‘can you make that one in white?’ and she does it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Well, I think she was watching the umpteenth episode of Say Yes to the Dress and just SNAPPED. 

    But god help me, I love them.

    • Anonymous

      HA!  Or I suspect that ol’ Vera just got bored with white, ivory, off white, cream, etc., etc., etc.

      • Kat Chappell

        She accidentally spilled stuff on all the fabric, said “fuck it,” and made dresses out of it anyway.

        • Anonymous

          Hereafter known as “The Venti Caffe Latte Incident of 2011″

  • Anonymous

    I think the beige ones would be cool for a fall wedding. 

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a great example of what styling can do for a collection. I think it’s reading ‘sad’ and ‘Corpse Bride’ because of the body-washed-up-on-shore hair and bruised looking eye make up.

  • Anonymous

    Vera Wang: For the bride who knows she’s making a mistake.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, what’s with the dingy color on these? I absolutely support wedding dresses in colors other than the same ole white and ivory that everybody and their mother does, but that color is awful. It really doesn’t say love, joy and hope, does it? The actual dresses aren’t too ugly, but I see nothing in the way of a sleeve anywhere. Nothing short, nothing different from The Uniform.

    And what’s with that tragic styling? Matted hair and zombie makeup? Vera honey, I doubt most brides want to show up on their day looking like they just came off a week-long bender. WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ruth.In.KC Ruth Sawyer

    Um… if fart was a color, it would be that brown.  Dress #4 actually looks like fart clouds billowing under glass.  

    • Anonymous

      I’ve always called it baby poop brown.  It’s about as appetizing a color as the name suggests.  What a dreadful collection of depressing schmattes!  And the makeup and hair just accentuated how non-bridal this alleged bridal collection is.  Yuck.

  • Anonymous

    SAY WHAT?! Bridal, my arse. But some of these would be interesting to see on the Red Carpet.

    Fugliest hair I’ve ever seen.

    Extras from ‘The Walking Dead.’

  • Anonymous

    DETEST the styling. Uncombed hair with a $20K gown? Okay, they’re depressing, ugly gowns, but still…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

    It’s the styling. They look like Ophelia after the mad scene.

  • Anonymous

    Those are some pretty pissed off-looking models. What’s with the hair and makeup?

  • Anonymous

    I think if the hair and makeup wasn’t so ‘corpse found in woods,’ it wouldn’t be so depressing.  Some of them are pretty.  except the one with hair on the skirt.  WTF is that? 

  • Anonymous

    Nina and Michael would not approve of this styling.

    Vera must have hit the wall designing bridal fashions.

    Either that or I expect to read of her filing for divorce soon.

  • Anonymous

    if the idea was to make her models look unwashed and consumptive.. i’d say she succeeded…..

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I love them.  Love.  I want to get married again in one of these.  See, I am white as a sheet and my skin breaks out in hives in sunlight, and it was extremely difficult to find a dress that didn’t completely wash me out.  I ended up with an extremely ill-fitting white dress with black lace overlay.  If that makes me a vampire, then this little bitter kitten is :) 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sephski Jennifer Szczublewski

    I would’ve LOVED a black wedding dress! It would’ve been a nice “IN YOUR FACE!” to that whole loathsome concept of “the vigrinal bride”.

    • MilaXX

      I think if I were to get married, I’d go for a color instead of white or off white, but I prefer pastels like a blush/pink/lavender color

  • Anonymous

    Gawd, she is SO stuck in a rut with those strapless dresses. Her looks are getting very dated, and I think that she’s trying to add some edge with the black. Not working

    On a related note, I helped a friend pick out her wedding gown a few years back. She bought a Vera Wang from Saks, and I was absolutely horrified at the terrible workmanship. Unfinished seams, stitching that was uneven, cheap materials under the silk and a very high price tag. I would never recommend one of her gowns.

    • Anonymous

      Not like I’ll be buying a wedding gown anytime soon (well, maybe if pod people take over my daughter it’s remotely possible) but this makes me sad. The one thing thatmakes high end clothing appealing is the quality of the materials & the workmanship – it truly looks and feels entirely different than something made at a more affordable price point. That, plus custom fitting, is why one feels fabulous in it. Or, at least, it should be.

  • Patricia McMahon

    The black ones are obviously for when you wed your boy-toy the week after your elderly, rich first husband drops dead. Mourning and bridal in one dress.

  • Anonymous

    Who knew zombies modeled?  Although I guess if zombies were to model, this would be the collection.  A few of these dresses might look good if the were an actual color (or colors). 

    • Anonymous

      And this one too (funny that is). But disagree on the 3rd sentence–I can’t see any of them looking good in any color, sorry.

  • Anonymous

    The reality of marriage…finally reflected in the dress!

    • Anonymous

      Ooh, that’s funny!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Can’t comment.  Too depressed.

  • oohsparkley!

    Are we sure that is a bridal collection?  The models look so glum.  I like some of the dresses.

  • Anonymous

    5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14.
    But not as wedding dresses in the black color, just as a gorgeous dress.

  • Anonymous

    Is this a Halloween joke?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8629953 Loren Eadie

    These are so depressing. Every model looks like she just got stood up at the alter and then took her range and pain out on the dresses. And they haven’t washed their rejected bride hair for two weeks. Is Vera having a sad? Does she need some potato chips?

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      Maybe she needs a cookie.  

      • Judy_J

        Or chocolate.

  • Anonymous

    I love the eighth dress, and I normally hate strapless gowns. The beige/taupe/teastain dresses read “broken antique doll” to me, and I don’t *think* that’s just the styling, but I could be wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Good Lord! Nothing even remotely bridal looking to me. Nothing I could imagine anyone wearing anywhere except to a Halloween party!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, it just seems like they mis-labeled the collection or something.  These dresses are quite beautiful as evening wear, but even at that that–the color of dirt is not so pretty.  These would be stunning in black, and almost any other color but “dirt”.  I suppose the real name is Celebration Caramel or something, but ugh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

    Some of the dresses are gorgeous nonetheless.  Just yesterday I saw a “Say Yes To The Dress” episode with a black dress.  Granted it was for a biker chick or something… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

    Some of the dresses are gorgeous nonetheless.  Just yesterday I saw a “Say Yes To The Dress” episode with a black dress.  Granted it was for a biker chick or something… 

  • Anonymous

    Ewww! The styling is insane. Walking dead, drained victim, heroin addict? Ugh.
    Some of the dresses would certainly be decent in other colors, but these colors are lifeless. And that first black dress with the explosion of taupe netting – it’s a nightmare in those colors.

  • Joyce VG

    Some of these dresses are so beautiful they take my breath away.  But the context of wedding for these dresses is really out there.

  • Anonymous

    I loved them all!  I don’t usually like big poofy dresses, but I would totally wear #4!

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely LOVE that they’re finally upending that whole white=bridal trope. That pleases me greatly. Regardless, these don’t speak as bridal to me. I do love the black lace over taupe one, though.

  • Anonymous

    A few of the dresses are rather pretty if you can get past the dirty colors and dirty styling. Drab and depressing. You couldn’t pay me to attend the reception!

  • http://twitter.com/skinnyrhodes Kate Skinner

    Wow!!  I can’t believe how many people are seriously opposed to these!  I don’t consider myself a “goth princess” or “steampunk” aficionado of any sort and (if I chose to pay that much) I could afford to buy Vera Wang for my wedding – I see no problem with any of these and would gladly welcome any of them (except the post-it note one).  They designs are beautiful and not as traditional as Wang usually is.  And the black and taupe colors totally work together – way better than stark black and white and I do agree that some ivories would have been a really great color addition to the collection.

    I had a white wedding dress when I got married and have always regretted doing exactly what everyone else does.  Everyone needs to chill out and open their eyes just a tiny bit to see that we don’t all have to do the same thing all the time.

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

    Goth weddings, perhaps?  

  • http://twitter.com/LadyJazzmine Lady Jazzmine

    Vera Wang’s “One in Three Marriages Ends in Divorce So We May As Well Look Like We’re In Mourning Right from the Start” Bridal Collection.  Seriously, I’m not totally against some color in a wedding gown, but these look like all the brides are in mourning.  It’s just sad and pathetic.  Some of the designs might work with a different color.  But overall, it’s not even a meh.  It’s more like a bleh.

  • Anonymous

    Some of the dresses may have been nice in white or a soft pinkish or ivory color – but damn those models look like someone had a gun on them a dozen xanax before sending them out!

  • MilaXX

    I’m not crazy about any of the beige or beige/black dresses. That just seems a hard color to wear for any skin tone. SYYTD has had a few blush/pink gowns that looked really pretty, especially on WOC, I like the lacy black and the next to the last one for a goth wedding.  The styling for all of these is just depressing.

  • Judy_J

    Wow….nice day for a Goth wedding.  And no wonder all the models look depressed….each and every one is having a seriously bad hair day.

  • http://twitter.com/LadyJazzmine Lady Jazzmine

    I just looked back through these dresses and honestly, I wouldn’t want to wear a single one of them as a wedding gown, regardless of the color.  Vera needs some antidepressants.  Stat.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t mind the black, as I happened to wear black…at my second wedding…when I was almost 6 months pregnant. (No, I’m not white trash, just had weird circumstances.) I LIKE not being traditional. How many women really look good all got up in white meringue? But as others have stated, the styling tripped too many of these over into FugLand. I think Vera may need some rest on her Vera Wang for Serta mattress line.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

    The dresses are still sleeveless and I’m still bored.

  • Anonymous

    I like the idea of nonwhite wedding gowns, but this collection is  a little off. I really don’t like the ones that look they split open down the front. Also, I’m kind of over the wedding gowns that hug the body down to the thighs then pouf out. So, that leaves the lace over the tan one as my favorite of the bunch. Glad she showed a few nonstrapless gowns, although, I can’t totally tell because of the stupid model styling. They truly look ridiculous. I don’t need to see dewy skinned maidens, but these girls look like dumpster divers.

  • Anonymous

    Are the black gowns for brides or bridesmaids? Because the white or off white gown thing is so strongly ingrained in our wedding culture that I can’t see many brides choosing black. Bridesmaids, maybe. 

  • Anonymous

    Are the black gowns for brides or bridesmaids? Because the white or off white gown thing is so strongly ingrained in our wedding culture that I can’t see many brides choosing black. Bridesmaids, maybe. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnieblythe Lisa Marie Loranc

    Apparently all the models are being forced to marry abusive scum and spend the rest of their lives in tarpaper shacks with no plumbing or heat.

  • Anonymous

    i just got less excited for my own wedding… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    The models are pretty scary, but I liked most of the dresses.  I don’t know that there will be a boom of black and taupe wedding dresses anytime soon…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

    Some of these are purely gorgeous…but why that color choice? There had to be other things to choose besides dirty water color and black.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Honestly, I like most of these looks. A lot. Some are downright gorgeous.
    And IMO, color is irrelevant. Because if a bride wants one of these in white, chances are, she’s gonna be able to get it. I think Vera Wang used color here to make the dresses (and in some cases the details) stand out.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    As for the styling, this seems to be the thing with bridal. Seems weird, but I think I get it now. A bride can look at these pictures and say, “Damn, I’m gonna look soooo much better than this bitch.”

  • Anonymous

    The gowns are all gorgeous and very Vera, but what on earth was she thinking with those colors and the styling on those models?  Picturing them all in ivory or ash grey with pretty hair and makeup, I’m blown away.

  • Anonymous

    Talk about folded napkins.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4AZYKFDGYZTFQJML25GU4RJBUQ Anh-Thu

    I’m all for non-traditional wedding dresses, but this? All I can think of is “fog.” I’m not sure I would want to look like fog on my wedding day.

  • Alina Badus

    The styling is awful on these. What bride wants to look like that? And is there some rule against models smiling these days?

  • Anonymous

    Yikes. Not *one* pop of color, Vera? 

    Plus the lighting at this show makes the models look ghastly, sick and tired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

    They’re beautiful, but wedding dresses? I’m not sure. I’d consider wearing black but these girls do really look vampire-y. Maybe it’s just the makeup.

  • http://profiles.google.com/spring.mcmanus Spring McManus

    I guess the Olsen twins did the styling?

  • Anonymous

    Is that a ponytail stitched onto the flounce on #5? I like the shapes but not the colors, that beige-ish color looks like the weird flesh color from the box of crayons.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    L O L

    oh wait, this is for real?

    …uhh….what?

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    Bridal, hell no.  As gowns though, gorgeous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Maguire/1286325876 Susan Maguire

    they should have at least washed their hair…

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    Hmmm… did someone just file for divorce?

    Love 3, 9, 11 and 14. The thought of wearing a gorgeous black dress almost makes getting married seem appealing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

    The last one is gorgeous.  I can see someone wearing that on the red carpet, or wearing a white version of that in a wedding.

  • Anonymous

    I kind of love them, except for the models’ hair.  Maybe deep down, I’m a depressed vampire.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1094686382 Elizabeth Monroe Baker

    It’s nice to see Vera recycling packing material in such an artful way.

  • Lisa

    Wow, not a happy collection.  Maybe appropriate for a shotgun wedding?

  • Natalie Harris

    Well…sigh.  I don’t remember ever being a huge fan of Vera’s, but she has been using texture in really interesting ways the past couple seasons.  That said, wrinkly tulle is an unattractive choice.  Now color:  black – losing it’s taboo for weddings, sure…but I’m not ready for black brides yet.  Black bridesmaids, though, very classic.  Don’t get me started on her choices in the taupe range.  Whites and ivory work well because they light up a bride, and even on blonde models (which USUALLY work beige and golds fine)…sickening.

  • Anonymous

    I can hear the Duchess screaming, “OH MY GOD THE HAIR, IT’S LIKE SHE WOKE UP FROM A TWO-WEEK BENDER ON THE DAY OF HER WEDDING!”

  • spooki C

    Kinda love some of these but the broom fiber hair is killing me.

  • Anonymous

    The dresses themselves are mostly beautiful in construction, but the colors are awful.  I’m not all that crazy about the white thing but that beige is just awful and the black isn’t much better.  And what’s up with the model’s styling?  They all look dirty, bedraggled and depressed.  Is Vera trying to tell us something about marriage in general or her own personal state?  Why?  WHY?

    Given the two different designers I’ve seen here the last few days I hope I don’t get invited to any weddings this year. Geez.

  • Anonymous

    yikes.  the styling plus the colors definitely scream suicide bride. 

  • Anonymous

    yikes.  the styling plus the colors definitely scream suicide bride. 

  • Meredith Stone

    I LOVE these.  Love the colors, love the shapes, love the styling, love.  Hooray for unconventional brides.

  • Meredith Stone

    I LOVE these.  Love the colors, love the shapes, love the styling, love.  Hooray for unconventional brides.

  • Anonymous

    Not joyous clothing for what is usually thought of as a joyous event. I hate the beige. And I LOATHE the seaweed hair. Can we just be done with hideous, weedy, dead-looking hair now?

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm…I think Ms. Wang needs a good dose of happy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    Does Vera think she can throw any old crap down the runway and people will buy it?  These are all awful and they would be even if they were white.  

  • Anonymous

    I actually liked some of the black dresses (I especially liked the 8th one from the bottom and the last one). If the hair is styled differently (pretty and glamorous) and the make up is a bit more colorful (and the person wearing the dress is actually smiling) I don’t think it would look as depressing. Although, I’m not a fan of the tea-stained dresses.

     And there is a totally a market for this. : http://offbeatbride.com/

  • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

    Ok, speaking of hair, does it not look like there’s a Rapunzel tail on the side of the dress in #5?

    And the colors… I know we’re in a recession, but we don’t want to actually look like we’re recreating the Great Depression at our weddings.

    Though I’d wear some of these dresses, which have an amazing sweep and structure, to a non-wedding event.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/LaSherra-Green/100000971640442 LaSherra Green

    The chicks that post on Offbeat Bride would love this stuff.

  • Eliza Leoni

    Looks like they all went through the wash with muddy boots.  I’m all for breaking free of white, but this is downright dirty.

  • Anonymous

    ICK!  I feel like I need to go take a shower!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously – wedding dresses?  How depressing looking for a supposedly joyful occasion.  If the last dress were in white or ivory, it would be the traditional princess dress (not necessarily a good thing), but overall a very depressing collection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294512334 Terri Griffith

    Do you think it would be possible for at least one damned smile? Depressing is an understatement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294512334 Terri Griffith

    Okay, where is my comment? Every time I write a comment it disappears.

  • Anonymous

    yuck.  What’s with the rapunzel gown?  Who would actually wear that?  Or is that the point?? 

    One of them looks like it has those folded paper chains on it – like someone’s first grader just tacked on their art project or something.  The 7th gown looks like she was trying to represent and old, hagged vagina or something.  It’s the dress version of “I’m 92 and I’ve been a spinster all my life and haven’t had sex since the Kennedy administration.”

  • Now I am The Bee

    Wow you are so right–these are fairly depressing.  Did Vera Wang just break up with her husband? 

  • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

    Drusilla (on Buffy) would love all of these.

  • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

    These dresses say more “red carpet” than “white aisle”.

  • Katey Dager

    I like the third one a lot, but the others…meh. And I agree, not really seeing “bridal” at all. 

  • Anonymous

    I love this collection, it is gorgeous!  The crime here is the hair and make up!!  Truly an awful direction to go in with this collection.  Take any of the looks, block out the hair and replace with soft, classic waves or chic chignons and these will take on a very different vibe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    Oh, man, finally a bridal collection that I like! Haven’t seen one since the mid 90s (Jean-Paul Gaultier anyone?)

  • Anonymous

    Some of those are absolutely gorgeous. And I’ve kind of always imagined that if I got married, I would wear white/champagne and my fiancee would wear black. There will be no pantsuits in my lesbian wedding!

  • Anonymous

    If the models didn’t look so glum, the dresses would look less abysmal. Cheer up, girls! You’re wearing expensive ass clothes for a living,

  • Anonymous

    Beauteous. I the dusty old attic quality of the colors and rumpled textures, Also love the disheveled hair and minimal make-up.

  • Anonymous

    I love the silhouette of the 4th gown. In theory, I get the color palette, but for me, it’s just too much dark.  Take the 4th gown, lessen  the taupe/brown, add some cream and some gorgeous jewel tones.  Not over the top (it’s bridal after all)…but just a little jewel for some pop and there is your statement.  And a fantastic wedding gown!
     
    I do really like the style & the silhouettes of the gowns. They are truly beautiful gowns & several of which I would love to own (if only I had a place/venue to wear them!!…not to mention the disposable cash…) 
     
    I have always have been a fan of Vera Wang…but as a 40something with a 17 year old daughter, it would break my heart if she walked down the aisle in black.

  • Anonymous

    I love her work, but yeah, this seems like she’s costuming the Walking Dead spring wedding episode or something. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicole-Walraven/527225623 Nicole Walraven

    i like the tea-stained colour. and the detailing is gorgeous. i wonder what brought this on…the palette seems so…not vera wang. i would totally wear a black wedding dress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaebay Shae Merritt

    Meh, smiling on your wedding day is out. The new thing is getting lost in the woods for three hours and showing up at the very end of the reception.

    Although I will say that the very last dress is gorgeous and if I were the marrying type, I’d want to get married in that one. But the browns? Gag.

  • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Let’s be honest, Vera Wang was just sick to death of WHITE WHITE WHITE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

    The one with the black lace overlay was kind of pretty, but I still wouldn’t wear it. Who wants to look like a crazy 21st century version of Miss Havisham on their wedding day?!?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

    What the hell? Who wants to wear a brown wedding gown? And that hair, I can’t even… ugh

  • Anonymous

    The taupe brown ones are Miss Havisham ready–no languishing for years in your mansion required.

  • http://twitter.com/chelwi Christine

    the models scare me

  • Anonymous

    Really depressing. They styling is horrible. Are these women being dragged through the dust to alter against their will?

  • Anonymous

    look like menopause is having its way with Vera.

  • Anonymous

    the tea stain looks like card board to me.

  • mellbell

    I’ll take number three, please.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else immediately start humming Billy Idol in their heads, or was it just me?

  • Anonymous

    Is this a whole “Breaking Dawn” thing?  Are they doing some kind of tie in?

  • Anonymous

    positively funereal–just in time for Halloween!

  • Anonymous

    I think the tulle origami is beautiful, but the colors look like bad vegetable dyes.  Wouldn’t it look beautiful if the sheer fabrics were in color over white or ivory?

  • Cokie Anderson

    That seventh one (first black & tan) looks like she’s walking  down the aisle wearing an enormous vagina. I’ve seen Georgia O’Keefe paintings that were less suggestive.

    • Anonymous

       Georgia O’Keefe less suggestive is hilarious, totally agree.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i think thats cos we’re getting too too used to seeing the vagina as design motif these days.
      you can thank etsy for that.

      ten years ago, maybe even less, no matter how much you forced yr eye, this dress just wouldnt have read vaginally.
      we, as a culture, have gotten more subtle–if certainly more prolific–w/ our collective archetypal cooter since the days of o’keefe & chicago.

      • Anonymous

        I feel like there’s something gone weird in how things are seen by some. Put a load of pics up on a blog and someone will see that in one of them and comment. Put any motif or shaping vaguely over the pelvis and someone will comment that it’s an arrow/frame/bow/whatever on the crotch. Put yellow into a print, or a yellow panel on a skirt and the pee stain comment will be equally inevitable. Maybe it is the fault of the strange knitted genitalia people on Etsy, and people have got so obsessive about their bits they transpose them on to everything. I don’t get it but I wish people would stop with it, as once see it can’t be unseen!

  • Anonymous

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Especially the black ones! As a soon to be bride who searched high and low for an unconventional wedding dress, I heartily approve. I just don’t look good in white or pastels. Plus, traditional bridal is just not me. I finally found a gorgeous navy blue fitted evening gown that is going to bring down the house, if I do say so myself! So brava to Vera Wang, there is definitely a customer out there looking for this sort of individuality and non-conformity in bridalwear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendan.foehr Brendan Foehr

    Vera Wang’s Miss Havisham collection- for the bride who smokes all day and hasn’t changed or bathed in ages.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Every single one of those models looks like if they wear the dress their supplier will give them another hit of smack.  WTF???????

  • Cheri Lee

    I can see the black dresses as oscar gowns. The taupe is soooo sad looking and the style scares the crap out of me but the dresses are gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    The models are rediculously thin.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, some of those dresses are gorgeous, but MAN do those models look depressed.  Like they’ve been in bed with the curtains drawn for the last two weeks and haven’t showered or brushed their hair the entire time.

  • Anonymous

    the raven black pieces are ravishing, but i never would have identified them as bridal gowns.  i do love the rarified antique look of the tea stained dresses, but would love to see them in more of a cream or ecru color.  the hair and the facial expressions are just awful.

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    I think the messy hair is dragging it down.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XZZTG7JMUKYEC7ZLG55AFC6FEE Meredith

    I’m sorry, this is just awful.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    i love the second one, the fourth one, the seventh one, the ninth one.
    i like eight, eleven, twelve.
    none of the others are bad either.
    i cannot say i am thrilled w/ the idea of getting married ever ever again.

    this is the only vera wang collection i can remember liking.
    she, remarkably, did a remarkable job of gothic dress design. since she isnt at heart anything like a gothic designer, she doesnt really get the culture so she styled her models terribly– i think thats why it looks soooo depressing. i mean, cos it’s goth it would look stereotypically dark anyway, but that’s the unneeded added edge.

  • Anonymous

    Some of them I rather like. But then again I do have some Gawthy tendencies and I did get married in purple. So maaaaybe not the best judge here. :)

  • Anonymous

    Ok, the styling is bad but put that aside, it’s not helping but it isn’t what she’s selling.

    I’m not on the whole a fan of hers but I like the textures and the pleating, and I like the black mixed with the taupe. I don’t much like the taupe shade on it’s own as it’s just not a flattering colour. When I got married back in the early 90s there was a lot of dresses around in that shade, sort of champagne/ecru and they just don’t look good on many skintones. It’s a good counterpoint to another colour but not alone. But I guess she’s just been trying to push things only a few stops away from cream, but not quite in the right direction.

    The black ones I mostly like, and why not. On a real bride with a bouquet and in a wonderful setting, some of those could look fabulous.

    But then they’ll all go out in ivory/white in reality. This is just a way of getting people talking – and oh look, 6 pages ;)

  • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

    OMG, undead unwashed models in mummy rags.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

    I don’t know, I think they’re sort of practical. They say weddings and funerals tend to happen in tandem. Save money and buy a dress for both!

  • Saoirse Lee

    Hideous colours for the most part but the dress shapes are just enough of a twist on the traditional to be interesting. 
    Not sure if too many brides will be keen on wearing an exploding vulva dress though (pics 4 & 7), 

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful dresses but what with the hair and the dour expressions they look very out of the crypt. Or like they’re marrying under duress. “Fine! I have to marry you?! MarryTHIS!”

  • Anonymous

    I hope they walked with Traviata playing in the background because they all look like they’re in the final stages of consumption.

  • Anonymous

    Oh…I believe there are many girls out there who DO want to look like a vampire on their wedding day, thankyouStephanieMeyer.

    The western preference for white wedding gowns is relatively recent in fashion history.  Black wedding gowns were common in the 1800′s.  Currently, it seems to me that there’s an uptick in our preference for the macabre….Halloween is quickly becoming our most popular holiday, Tim Burton can do no wrong, etc, etc….  The Goth Girl is not as rare as she once was and there is a growing market for wedding gowns that aren’t white.

  • Anonymous

    That color looks dirty to me! Add that in with the models’ terribly dirty looking hair? Ew.

    I think the dresses would be very pretty in white or ivory, or even a softer champagne color. Don’t get the black, though. They all look like red carpet dresses made for either Penelope Cruz or Sofia Vergara.

  • Anonymous

    I understand that not smiling on the runway is a “thing”. But shouldn’t brides at least look neutral?  Some of them look angrily sad.

     The dresses are gorgeous, but the styling and colors were so off I had to use a lot of imagination. 

    Theory time: I have heard that Queen Victoria’s white wedding dress that started the whole “white dress” phenomenon actually had nothing to do with purity or , virginity, but was made to show off the British lace industry.  It was white because it was impractical and showed she was wealthy enough to have a dress to use only once.  Maybe these are recession wedding dresses? So poor people can wear their $30,000 dresses more than once? lol.

  • Anonymous

    I love these! Perhaps not for a wedding but I love these!

  • lilibetp

    I love the 8th dress. 

  • Anonymous

    dissappointing only because they are “bridal” do. not. get.

  • Anonymous

    The Brides of Dracula would look happier than these gals. The dresses have made them sooo unhappy, poor things.

  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    Whoa. These are shockingly bad. I usually “heart” me some Vera Wang bridal, but I am really disappointed in this.

  • Anonymous

    Is that braided hair on the skirt of number 5? 

    No, thanks.  The return of the classic fitted wedding suit for women (the taillier) would be a nice trend.  Think 50s movies and the quick trip to city hall.  With a little hat of some kind and gloves.  I guess Carrie Bradshaw went for this when she finally married Mr. Big but I would have liked a better fit and a color other than white.

  • Anonymous

    All of the lighter dresses look like white fabric dyed with strong tea, or coffee.  Nice designs, but sooo dirty & depressing!

  • Anonymous

    I think many of these are quite beautiful, even though I typically can’t stand a mermaid hem.  To each (bride) her own, I say.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful gowns, but wish they were the traditional white/ivory! Sigh. Oh why, Vera?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2XOOVC3RWOVZ4KMUTADL3GS7M DANIELLE

    Meh.  Not only do the models have bad hair but the hair on dress 5 is CREEPY

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    I was so distracted by the styling of the models to appear as though they were heroin addicts getting married that it took me a second time through to actually look at the dresses, some of which are actually quite pretty, not my cup of tea, but nice.

  • Cathy S

    All the mermaid gowns have to go, but most of those are beautiful. Why did she style everyone to look messy and depressed though?

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    I love the Addams Family as much as the next person, but most of these would only be appropriate for a Halloween wedding.

  • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

    Til undeath do us part. Yuck.

  • Susan Crawford

    Wow. Will someone please pass a bottle of Wellbutrin, followed by a Cymbalta chaser to Vera and her gang of depressed Goth girlz? Then get them to a salon for a decent trim and blowout.

    Oh. And those dresses? I would wear one . . . but only in the event that I was being forced to endure a Borg assimilation wedding.  T and Lo, I may need to up my dosage after studying these downer duds.  

    • Anonymous

      I have a little crush on you now for the phrase “Borg Assimilation Wedding.”  That is priceless.

  • Anonymous

    OMG.  Is that hair on that wedding dress?  Is it?  OMG NO.

    • Anonymous

      Right.  I actually said Eww! to Vera Wang Bridal!  The hair dress made me do it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001195638549 Som Tone

    What. Is. Up. With. The. Hair?

    It’s A-TRO-CIOUS

    just sad.  I haz a sad looking at this collection

  • Anonymous

    I like most of the gowns…. Must admit though I think they would all look better on a red carpet instead of in a church. But at least it isnt the same old same old white strapless wedding dress.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I will marry you, Lord Verisoft, but only because you are holding my beloved brother in a dungeon and you’ve promised not to kill him if I do this dreadful deed. But my conditions are thus: I will never, ever consummate this marriage (Vile! The very idea!) or in any way bear your embrace and I will choose my own gown, no matter what your wretched mother or her retinue think. So, yes, my gown may look like I just wallowed through the muddy, scummy part of the Thames or like I have pledged my soul to Our Dark Lord
    Cthulhu or like I set fire to parts of my skirt. Mud! Scum! Demons! Ashes! That is what I think of you and your dastardly ways!

  • http://shootingshoes.wordpress.com Amanda Gun

    I love the fIrst black dress, but absolutely not as a wedding dress! This is all slightly terrifying.

  • http://twitter.com/cheshireb cheshire bitten

    Speaking as a semi reformed goth. I love pretty much everything here. 7 doesn’t do anything for me, but the rest. oh gods, drool

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Is one of those dresses accented with human hair coming down from the waist?

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I like many of these–especially for a second wedding or renewal ceremony

  • Lulu Lafurge

     My wedding dress was black lace over tea-dyed organza a la #8 above. It’s vintage c. late 1950s, had very short sleeves, and I love it. Still have it, and could wear it to a ball if I ever went to one. My only regret about my wedding dress was that my mother never mentioned that her very chic1940s wedding gown was available. (I wonder if she “forgot” to tell me because she detested my husband-to-be.)

  • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

    Holy Bejesus, get that woman some Zoloft, stat!  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for the styling consultation, though.  “Oh, you want them to have tousled, matted, loose braids that make them look like they’ve been floating dead in the water for three days?” [sideways glances, clutching the shears closer] “Sure, we can do that!  No problem!”  And am I the only one who thinks that those really poofy two-toned tulle skirts have, shall we say, “Freudian” overtones?  Weirdness!

  • Lindsay Smith

    While I support brides having more color choices, I’m not sure “moss-covered log” is the way most women are going to want to go.