Vera Wang Fall 2014 Bridal Collection

Posted on October 15, 2013

Vera Wang Fall 2014 Bridal Collection






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  • Like an update 50’s prom vibe?

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    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.

  • Latin Buddy

    Quinceneara realness

    *Sweet 15 for Latin girls

  • These colors take it to prom land.
    And the heavier fabric in the last three looks look cheap.

    • TonyGo

      Pepto Pink with puckery seams is a no.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I almost yelled PEACH?!!?! I feel like peach is never a good choice.

  • TonyGo

    The bedraggled hair is not helping.

    • leahpapa

      Dresses by Wang, wigs by Trump.

      • TVKimmy

        Haircare by Crisco. Makeup by Sharpie.

        • leahpapa

          I fold.

      • Fabric roses by Ven Budhu.

  • marlie

    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?”

  • boweryboy

    These are some seriously limp and lifeless looking wedding gowns. For the depressed bride, perhaps?

    • GSMSF

      They all look like they’re having second thoughts, no?

      • UsedtobeEP

        Or like someone dragged in a bridesmaid to take the place of the bride who ran out at the last minute.

    • tmchale

      The cold feet collection?

  • Vera Wang?
    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.

    • MilaXX

      when I was a kid, making them at camp was a highlight of the end of camp festivities.

      • 3boysful

        Had they only told you you could slap one on a dress and charge a fortune.

        • zenobar

          Looks like Ven went on a bit of a bender.

          • demidaemon

            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.

    • marlie

      We used to get those giant flowers at the Philadelphia Flower Show. LOVED them.

    • Danielle

      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.

      • TLJezebel

        NOW you tell me 🙂

        • Danielle

          There’s always next time, eh? 😉

  • sagecreek

    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.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      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.

    • Coleen

      “Drink your juice, Shelby!”

      • Janice Bartels

        “Her colors are pink and pink.”

  • elirt

    Wow, I’m surprised by how cheap these look. Also – the awful hair is distracting.

    • WendyD

      Hair by Donald Trump.

      • Little_Olive

        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.

      • elirt

        Perhaps Vera is resting on her laurels and knows people will buy it just for her name.

        • catlover2x

          Or maybe Ven found work.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Its all so…sloppy…

  • MilaXX

    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.

  • hughman

    Carrie: “It was bad, Mama. They laughed at me.”

    • Shelby: “My colors are blush and bashful.”

    • Little_Olive

      Bowing down to you now.

  • enuma

    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.

  • OffToSeeHim

    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.

    • formerlyAnon

      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.

  • tb

    We seriously need to add a “No Pepto Pink” clause on our venue contract.

  • Allie Carter

    I’m begging you: Sleeves. It’s not a dirty word.

    • Daisy Walker

      Inorite?! Does every. single. bride. nowadays wear strapless?! Praise Jeebus I got married 15 years ago.

    • Targettaste

      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!

  • JenR

    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.

  • shirab

    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.

    • Kathryn Tewson

      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.

  • Heather

    These are terrible, like bad bridesmaid dresses from a bad romantic comedy starring, say, Katherine Heigl or the like.

  • Constant Cat

    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!

  • Clueless_Jock

    Are brides wearing these colors?

    • marlie

      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.

      • demidaemon

        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.

  • valerie747

    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.

    • marlie

      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.

      • valerie747

        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.

        • marlie

          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.

  • Joanna

    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!

  • TVKimmy

    Hip Tumors!

    • poggi

      I know, hip embellishments cannot possibly be desirable for most women.

  • Little_Olive

    Really? Ugh.

  • Sarah

    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.

  • DTLAFamilies

    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?

    • Mudskipper

      Thanks for the Thom Browne pointer, I enjoyed the article.

  • Amanda Welliver

    Vera O’Keefe.
    I said it.

    • Amanda Welliver

      Except the sixth one down, which has a definite “Wang” quality to it.

  • elemspbee

    sorry but these are majorly ugly.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Credit for color. Demerits for design.

  • Imasewsure

    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??

  • another_laura

    Mauve – gaak! 1980s PTSD is kicking in.

  • YoungSally

    Those are some seriously dour brides

  • CurbGirl

    These bring to mind the ‘rose’ guy on Project Runway…was it Vin?

    • sleepycat

      I didn’t think of vin. I thought of Nora from season 1. Although you also could say these are knock-off Leanne Marshell

  • Janet B

    I thought sleeves might start making an appearance again. Or at least straps.

  • Snailstsichr

    I would not be able to wear those flowers with a straight face.

  • judybrowni

    Apparently, brides need anti-depressants to wear this collection.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Well, since none of these colors look good on moi, I say OUT.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Oh no! Vera Wang turned into Marchesa!

  • Tracy_Flick

    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.

  • hmatz

    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.

  • oklund

    Some of the roses look cool – others look like the bride has been wounded in the kneecap.

  • sleepycat

    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.

  • mjude

    I am not sure about the colors.

  • allcapsERINN

    Sadly though, I want to put on that big foofy peach dress (5th pic down) and skip around in it. The inner child likes.

  • alyce1213

    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.

  • tixilyttik

    Well, now we know where Bradon from Project Runway went to work after the show…
    Seriously, it’s gorgeous, it’s Vera Wang gorgeous.

  • Blair Sylvester

    flowers on HGH the Vera Wang story

    • Datura

      Very “Feed me, Seymour!”

  • formerlyAnon

    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.

  • lilazander

    Except for the sticky-sweet colours, she knows how…

  • kittenwithaquip

    Add a bit more tulle, some LED lights and a Barbie-themed cake and you’ve got “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”

  • Corsetmaker

    I like seeing colour and that paler peachy coral is lovely. But, it’s overblown, untidy and the bodices are shapeless.

  • AmeliaEve

    Die, strapless, die.

  • Cubana Loca

    Good grief. What a nightmare.

  • lesmaha

    those big papier mache flowers–no.

  • StelledelMare

    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.

  • bertkeeter

    So this is where ORIGAMI ROSE ended up after season 10?

    • Datura


  • Trickytrisha

    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.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    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.

  • Stubenville

    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”.

  • save_the_hobbit

    As someone who loves bridal and girly shit…no. No, Vera. Bad.

  • Lori

    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.

    • demidaemon

      I can’t believe anyone over the age of 19 would be attracted to these gowns.

  • rebeemoon

    What really weighs the collection down are the gigantic tumors–uh, flowers–hanging off various body parts.

  • Kelly

    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.

    • Big Bear

      Pity it didn’t stay there.

  • Therese Bohn

    Cinderella City! Brides, not bridesmaids, right?

  • quiltrx

    It’s weird….
    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.

    • demidaemon

      “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?”

  • Jai Piper

    The whole collection looks like a stage production of “Killa Bridezillas”. Cotton Candy gowns and Nurse Ratched Faces.

  • tixilyttik

    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.

  • Esz

    If they werent pink they’d be boring.

  • bertkeeter

    Someone’s (VERA) been watching PR re-runs?

  • CT14

    These are awful.

    Just terrible.

    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.

  • rh33

    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.

  • vitaminC

    Judy Noodles meets The Cabbage Rose of Death!

  • Sabin

    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

  • demidaemon

    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.