Everything You Need to Know About Vera Wang

Are you on the hunt to find the perfect wedding dress for your big day? One of the most important, and exciting, aspects of planning your wedding is deciding on the perfect wedding dress! As part of Loverly’s Wedding Dress Diaries Series, we’ll be walking you through everything you need to know about one of the most well known names inside and outside of the bridal industry – Vera Wang.

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Everything You Need to Know About Vera Wang Wedding Dresses

Wang famously burst onto the bridal scene in the 90s with a collection of streamlined designs to combat the frou frou wedding dresses that were fashionable in the 80s. A true creative, she first designed her own wedding dress before opening a bridal boutique and launching her own brand. More celebrities and VIPs have worn Vera Wang down the aisle than can be counted on two hands, such as Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Kaley Cuoco, Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Garner, Hilary Duff, former First Daughter Barbara Bush, model Lily Aldridge, both Kim and Khloe Kardashian. I can keep going but you get the point. Lastly, Vera Wang manufactures the majority of its bridal collection in company-owned workrooms in the United States.

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A Brief History Of Vera Wang

Growing up, Vera trained as a competitive figure skater before joining the world of fashion upon her graduation from Sarah Lawrence College. She joined Vogue immediately after college and stayed at the publication for 17 years until she joined Ralph Lauren as the brand’s design director. The conception of Vera Wang, the brand, started in 1989 when the designer was due to wed Arthur Becker. Unable to find a dress, she sketched her own dress and had it made, which planted the seed for Vera Wang bridalwear. In 1990, she launched her brand in the very chic Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York City. In 2000, she launched a ready-to-wear collection, which continues to be produced today. Beyond bridal and fashion, Wang also has a foot in the worlds of publishing, fragrance, beauty, accessories and home decor.

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Which Brands Are Under The Vera Wang Umbrella?

Vera Wang produces two signature bridal lines – the Vera Wang Collection and the Luxe Collection. Notably, the designer also has a collaboration with national chain, David’s Bridal, called White by Vera Wang.

How Much Do Vera Wang Wedding Dresses Cost?

The starting price for Vera Wang Bridal Collection is $2,900. The Luxe Collection starts at $6,900 and allows for more customization options.

What Is Their Size Range?

Vera Wang gowns come in a wide range of sizes though each gown is made to the individual bride’s measurements.

Where Can You Buy a Vera Wang Wedding Dress?

Vera Wang’s flagship store is located at 991 Madison Avenue in New York City but her designs are carried nationwide. You can locate a retailer near you by clicking here.

How Would You Describe The Vera Wang Bride?

She is the physical epitome of elegance but she has an attitude, there’s more to her than meets the eye.

What Popular Wedding Dress Trends Does Vera Wang Foresee in 2019?

Color! White will always be classic but life is meant to be lived in color.

What is the Most Popular Vera Wang Dress?

Brides continue to clamor for Vera’s iconic designs, which can be seen here.

5 Fun Facts About Vera Wang

  1. 1. The designer is known for her signature layering technique, intricate draping and exquisite attention to detail.
      1. 2. Wang is a native New Yorker and a mother of two daughters.

3. She’s BFF with Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour.

4. Wang designs a tuxedo collection for Men’s Wearhouse called Black by Vera Wang.

      1. 5. You can even have a Vera Wang designed ring through the designer’s collaboration with Zales called Vera Wang Love.


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