Popping up in our dressing rooms again are brides toting binders stuffed with pages torn out from wedding magazines, and plenty of those pages have been featuring designer Vera Wang.  As always, we need to know what’s in or out with our brides, even if it’s a designer we don’t carry, so for this week’s bridal binder favorites, we’re taking a peek at the styles of Vera Wang, available in Michigan at Roma Sposa of Birmingham.

Fashion-forward brides are fearless when it comes to breaking long-observed “rules” of fashion, (Umm, isn’t the first rule of fabulous fashion that you make your own rules anyways?) so they’re not afraid to rock a glamourous frock that’s (OMG) not all white.  And when it comes to breaking the long-established tradition of a white wedding, Vera Wang is a pro.  In Fall 2012, brides were spellbound by the all black wedding dresses in her Witchcraft collection, and in Spring 2013, she was at it again, with richly hued dresses in passionate reds and purples.  Her latest collection, Spring 2014, is no exception, featuring graphic pops of black and long leather gloves.

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DESIGNER STATS

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Couture Collection:  $4,000-$18,000
David’s Bridal White Collection:  $600-$1,500 
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Modern looks using graphic colors and “deconstructed” techniques
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Vera’s a woman of many talents.  She got her big break into fashion both as the editor of Vogue and by designing costumes for world-famous figure-skaters (did you know she was actually inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame for that?)  And if you really love her stuff, you can load up your bridal registry with her stationary, bedding, and housewares – or if you can’t wait until the wedding, pick up a pair of pretty champagne flutes so you and your man can toast to him (finally) popping the question.

GOING FOR THIS LOOK? STYLIST RECOMMENDS …

Brides love Vera Wang’s bold looks, but Vera’s not the only designer who can be a drama queen in the best way.  Looking for a truly unique gown full of fashion, flare, and total luxury?  Look what we’ve found you . . .

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Black Lace – For fashionable brides that want to make a graphic statement without sacrificing a drop of romance, soft ballgowns with just a touch of black lace on the bodice are a must.  Obviously, Vera Wang is one go-to designer for this style, but Rosa Clara turns up both l’amour and the attitude in her take on the classic black & white look by piling on soft layers of tulle and adding a skinny black ribbon sash, tied in a sweet side-bow fluttering all the way to the floor.
Dramatic Mermaid Silhouettes – Rosa Clara’s mermaid gown is ultra sleek and oh so chic – all straight lines and butter-smooth fabric – and she nails the billowing skirt by playing with pretty paper-thin layers that ripple down at varying heights for a dramatic and slimming proportion.  By comparison, the Vera Wang piece – though lovely – feels a bit been-there-done-that.

Billowing Ballgowns – Deliciously stacked with soft tulle, these ballgowns are have a full, feminine flounce that’s simply irresistable.  Brides that love this dreamy, creamy look but want to both get a little more and spend a lot less, will love the WTOO dress by Watters, which unfolds, petal-like and adds a waist-cinching sash with a teensy taste of sparkle.

A Biento,
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 Rachel Shinville, Editorial Team

 Le Salon is not affiliated with Roma Sposa in Birmingham, Michigan (MI). The opinions in this article are subject to the editorial author of this post. Le Salon encourages brides to try multiple boutiques and designers to find the one. Questions? Want to Book an Appointment at our Bridal Shop in Birmingham, Michigan (MI) or Valparaiso, Indiana (IN)? call 313-924-1651 or email us.