on Oct 15, 2013 in Whiteboard
Vera Wang Fall 2014 Bridal Collection
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Like an update 50′s prom vibe?
Meh. These are so sickly sweet compared to her recent red-and-black bridal collection. It’s like the Pepto-Bismol prom.
Barbie and her friend PJ would love this collection.
*Sweet 15 for Latin girls
These colors take it to prom land.
And the heavier fabric in the last three looks look cheap.
Pepto Pink with puckery seams is a no.
I almost yelled PEACH?!!?! I feel like peach is never a good choice.
The bedraggled hair is not helping.
Dresses by Wang, wigs by Trump.
Haircare by Crisco. Makeup by Sharpie.
Fabric roses by Ven Budhu.
A lot of these gowns are pretty, but nothing that has me thinking “how am I going to be able to afford a Vera Wang wedding gown?”
These are some seriously limp and lifeless looking wedding gowns. For the depressed bride, perhaps?
They all look like they’re having second thoughts, no?
Or like someone dragged in a bridesmaid to take the place of the bride who ran out at the last minute.
The cold feet collection?
Tired, haggard, junkie looking models, gloomily wearing tired, haggard, fugly prom dresses?
And we’re calling it bridal? And I assume paying Vera Wang prices for the pleasure?
No, the wedding industry isn’t a blatant financial scam. No way.
On a side note: When I was a kid, winning those giant paper flowers was the best part of any carnival.
when I was a kid, making them at camp was a highlight of the end of camp festivities.
Had they only told you you could slap one on a dress and charge a fortune.
Looks like Ven went on a bit of a bender.
It does look a bit like Vera hired him. Not the choice I would have made, if she was hiring. Certainly, there must have been better choices.
We used to get those giant flowers at the Philadelphia Flower Show. LOVED them.
I borrowed my wedding dress from a friend to prove a point. You will literally NEVER wear that thing again, so why pay tens of thousands of dollars on it? Save your money and splurge on a pair of Loubs.
NOW you tell me
There’s always next time, eh?
Oh, dear. Is fussy in this year? Did I miss the memo?
Nope, Sorry Ms Wang. Not buying it. The sticky sweet pinks coupled with the over-sized flowers and all that organdy, makes me want to check my blood sugar.
As a future mother of the grooms, I can only envision my future daughters in law being unable to get through their receptions without those huge hip roses and ruffles getting caught on every damned thing. And the colors are more ‘prom dress’ to me. I vote with you: Nope, didn’t get it right this time, Vera.
“Drink your juice, Shelby!”
“Her colors are pink and pink.”
“My colors are blush and bashful!”
Wow, I’m surprised by how cheap these look. Also – the awful hair is distracting.
Hair by Donald Trump.
Hahahahaha exactly! Maybe he financed this collection… ’cause I cannot believe women are still buying these.
It looks like a fair amount of shoddy sewing go by this time. Not good. Puckering seams, weird lumpness here and there. Nope. Not good.
Perhaps Vera is resting on her laurels and knows people will buy it just for her name.
Or maybe Ven found work.
Its all so…sloppy…
UGH! Is this her lower priced line for David’s Bridal? Do not like. My dream gown is lavender or pale blue, but there is not one single dress in this collection I like. Everything reads bridesmaid or prom.
Carrie: “It was bad, Mama. They laughed at me.”
Shelby: “My colors are blush and bashful.”
Bowing down to you now.
I want to be excited, because it’s about time for colored wedding dresses to be seen somewhere other than Offbeat Bride. But this? No. Just no.
Some of the light coral ones are making me want to ditch my husband and get married again. Once I lose like 100 pounds and get a tan.
Vow renewals are A Thing, if you still have residual fondness for the husband. Quite a lot of people find it a good way to have the wedding they wanted but didn’t have the first time.
We seriously need to add a “No Pepto Pink” clause on our venue contract.
I’m begging you: Sleeves. It’s not a dirty word.
Inorite?! Does every. single. bride. nowadays wear strapless?! Praise Jeebus I got married 15 years ago.
I blame Vera for the whole strapless obsession. She wanted to bring sexy to wedding gowns. It’s okay to have that option but there should be choices!
I can’t remember when I’ve disliked a bridal collection so much. Maybe because I think Vera Wang and picture something very, very different — ethereal, expensive.
Can a knowledgeable kitten please explain why this is a Fall 2014 collection, when it is Fall 2013 at this very moment? Shouldn’t it be at the earliest a collection for Spring 2014? And does that mean the dresses won’t be available until a year from now? It’s not very intuitive, the fashion season designation.
I think it’s because the clothes will be WORN a year from now. Anyone who’s getting married this fall already has a dress. The lead time on getting a wedding dress to wear to an actual wedding is between three and nine months, usually.
Be still my fairy princess Barbie girl heart.
These are terrible, like bad bridesmaid dresses from a bad romantic comedy starring, say, Katherine Heigl or the like.
Why do they all look especially morbid? What’s with the crack-y hair? The make up is “6th grade girl learns to use black liner for the first time.” Does VW ever get tired of designing weddingish dresses year after year? I like some of them, they just don’t match the ‘world of pain’ facial expressions. Were they intentional? Was it “Forced Arranged Wedding March”??? So many questions!
Are brides wearing these colors?
I wonder if most/all of these dresses will be available in white come time for the regular bride to buy her gown. Otherwise, Vera has a really, really limited audience.
I would assume so. Not that it will make them any more tolerable, but they perhaps will not be quite as eye-searing.
Also, to the original question, I think there are a few brides who would be attracted to these colors. But it is a very limited audience, especially when Mommy and/or Daddy is paying for everything and they have a certain view of how they want their little girl to look.
Question: This is a “Bridal Collection”. Would it make sense and be more pleasing (to YOU personally) if the models were instructed to smile (just a little) and not appear so serious and slightly angry??? I know all the models have the skills to look exactly like mannequins, but in my opinion, “bridal” begs for more emotional warmth and less cold waxy runway. I’m just being fussy. But … what a BOLD move it would be to have a bridal collection look happy.
You are not alone in this. Seeing sulky-faced, dour models does not inspire one to get excited about buying a wedding dress or getting married.
My daughter is of the age where she is dreaming of her wedding dress. It is my dream that the day she wears her wedding dress, she looks positively radiant with joy & happiness.
I hope to be buying my own wedding dress in the next year or so, and when I do, I expect to not be able to STOP smiling.
The colors don’t bother me nearly as much as the cheap-looking designs. I actually could get behind the coral, if it weren’t for the fact that these dresses are a puckery, rumpled mess – it doesn’t even look like anyone took an iron to them!
I know, hip embellishments cannot possibly be desirable for most women.
As a bride to be, I say FIE on ubiquitous sleevlessness. And I hate dusty rose.
no no no no no no no. this is hiddy.
the rose is well done, but not used in any interesting way.
otherwise, there is nothing special about those generic, borderline overworked princess gowns.
Off topic question for T&L: there’s a great interview with Thom Brown in NY Mag where he discusses how he translates runway to looks that can be worn in real life. Any plans to cover it?
Thanks for the Thom Browne pointer, I enjoyed the article.
I said it.
Except the sixth one down, which has a definite “Wang” quality to it.
sorry but these are majorly ugly.
Credit for color. Demerits for design.
These girls are kind of depressed about how ugly their dresses are but it is nice to see some color (even if it isn’t the right colors)… Anyone else craving sorbet??
Mauve – gaak! 1980s PTSD is kicking in.
Those are some seriously dour brides
These bring to mind the ‘rose’ guy on Project Runway…was it Vin?
I didn’t think of vin. I thought of Nora from season 1. Although you also could say these are knock-off Leanne Marshell
I thought sleeves might start making an appearance again. Or at least straps.
I would not be able to wear those flowers with a straight face.
Apparently, brides need anti-depressants to wear this collection.
Well, since none of these colors look good on moi, I say OUT.
Oh no! Vera Wang turned into Marchesa!
The shoes in the second-to-last look are absurdly ugly. I’m so curious about the process by which someone sketched those, and someone else said “YES” and then they produced them and everyone was like “Those are perfect! Let’s put them with that saggy, poorly fitting Project Runway shower curtain challenge dress!” Maybe they have some sort of bet going as to whether they can get someone to actually wear that look to their wedding.
Vera Wang has been on this “sad bride” wedding kick for a few seasons now. Even the overwhelming Barbie pink can’t liven up these dresses.
Some of the roses look cool – others look like the bride has been wounded in the kneecap.
Basically, now Vera is taking cues from Nora from Season 1′s bridal dress challenge. Honestly, I think Vera is bored with wedding dresses, and this collection is a mess.
I am not sure about the colors.
Sadly though, I want to put on that big foofy peach dress (5th pic down) and skip around in it. The inner child likes.
Overall, these are bad. Too many flowers and poof, not enough sleeves.
The only one that I sort of like is #10, the deep coral with cap sleeves, but MINUS the flowers.
Well, now we know where Bradon from Project Runway went to work after the show…
Seriously, it’s gorgeous, it’s Vera Wang gorgeous.
flowers on HGH the Vera Wang story
Very “Feed me, Seymour!”
Lots of pretty, lots of rather overblown. It’s like a rose garden where most of the blossoms are past the peak moment.
In other thoughts: The colors are taking me back. Cream with significant dusty pink accents were the colors of my stereotypical ’80s wedding dress.
Except for the sticky-sweet colours, she knows how…
Add a bit more tulle, some LED lights and a Barbie-themed cake and you’ve got “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”
I like seeing colour and that paler peachy coral is lovely. But, it’s overblown, untidy and the bodices are shapeless.
Die, strapless, die.
Good grief. What a nightmare.
those big papier mache flowers–no.
The whole thing screams Barbie and that is not at all good and I don’t quite think it’s what people want in a wedding dress. Colors are okay but everything else is just awful, boring, messy or a combination of all three if that’s possible.
Wow, this feels like an overworked misstep. She’s the goddess of bridal and this is all wrong. The ruching isn’t flattering, the draping is weird, the details are self-conscious.
So this is where ORIGAMI ROSE ended up after season 10?
I dunno, I can just see some overexcited and drunken bride at the reception ripping off one of those big honking rose ’cause it has been annoying her the whole wedding. Some of the colors here are lovely, but the collection smacks of “I really to show something different this season” desperation.
What happened here? I really hate the blue-y pinks, and while I like the orange-y ones, I still don’t think the dresses are nice. Waaaay too much going on. In white or black these dresses might look less busy, though this still definitely wouldn’t be my favorite collection of hers.
No veil, no bouquet, not white. Can someone explain what makes these wedding gowns? Is there a label inside which says “This is a wedding gown”?
It’s like an unending roud of “strapless, bad color, strapless, bad color, strapless, bad color”.
As someone who loves bridal and girly shit…no. No, Vera. Bad.
I remember when Vera Wang started designing wedding gowns she was inspired by the fact that as a mature bride she had trouble finding a dress. I guess she’s over worrying about what brides whose ages no longer begin with a 2 want to wear.
I can’t believe anyone over the age of 19 would be attracted to these gowns.
What really weighs the collection down are the gigantic tumors–uh, flowers–hanging off various body parts.
The flowers are just plain goofy. And what, did the staff leave all their irons and steamers at home? That fourth dress looks like it spent the last couple of days folded up in someone’s overnight bag.
Pity it didn’t stay there.
Cinderella City! Brides, not bridesmaids, right?
Like, if you attempted to describe these to me, I would think they will be pretty and elegant. But then I see them, and it’s like your my little sister who can’t describe anything for shit.
“There was this thing that was big and it was on my legs and, oh, there were these foldy things and then it looked like the color of cat barf, you know?”
The whole collection looks like a stage production of “Killa Bridezillas”. Cotton Candy gowns and Nurse Ratched Faces.
You do have to admit, the models all look like they are girls who have been forced to wear that bridesmaid dress by their Bridezilla friend, and they are about to burst into tears that everybody sees them! Some are putting on a braver face than others but they are all about to lose it.
If they werent pink they’d be boring.
Someone’s (VERA) been watching PR re-runs?
These are awful.
Exploding vulvas everywhere.
I love her for consistently putting COLOR in her bridal collections…even if this collection isn’t as polished as ones past. Way to revolt against the Victorian machine, Vera.
OMG, I had two Barbie dresses (circa 1963) just like these. Big full skirts, over-sized rose, tulle, satin overlay in red and hot pink. I LOVED them.
Judy Noodles meets The Cabbage Rose of Death!
There’s a lot of one-way monkey there, even down to the ugly folds.
they actually remind me of my niece’s barbie dresses
Didn’t we just do bridal collections like yesterday? I am not prepared.
Also, these are 90% hideous, and the color choices are really not helping.
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