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White by Vera Wang Spring 2011 Lookbook

The queen of bridal fashion Vera Wang has created White by Vera Wang, a line of affordable wedding gowns exclusively for David's Bridal.

The stunning inaugural Spring 2011 collection includes 12 gown styles which range from classic ball gowns to modern slim silhouettes in sizes ranging from 0-14, priced between $600 – $1,400 with subsequent collections to launch each fall and spring season.

The timing of this collection couldn't be more perfect since I am recently engaged and a huge Vera Wang fan. Oh, and that whole "budget" thing!

View the White by Vera Wang page on the David's Bridal website for more info.

I'm gravitating towards the one-shoulder style above and the halter dress (below) but I think I'd have to try to these on in person to see which styles are most flattering on me. Which styles do you like?

Photo credit: Courtesy of Vera Wang and David's Bridal
Love these dresses! So gorgeous AND affordable. I like the halter style one but wonder about the belt - is it removable?
#1 Jesse (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 14:47 (Reply)
Yes, the belt is removable. And I wouldn't wear such an enormous veil (although it's fabulous in the photoshoot!)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-03-15 16:56 (Reply)
Looking at some candid shots people posted on David's Bridal I think you'd rock the one with the draped bodice/illusion straps (third from last in this post). The one shoulder with the ruffled bottom doesn't look as striking in the pictures (although the girl who posted it looks shorter than you, that could make quite a difference). I'm not sure about the halter, I need to see actual pictures of it though I like it from the staged photos.

In general I am not a fan of dresses with the prodigious skirts...I like it when brides look ethereal and radiant. Large skirts make people look like pastries. Amazing collection for the price!
#2 sobriquet on 2011-03-15 15:57 (Reply)
I'm fascinated by your suggestion, upon closer inspection I can totally see myself in that. The heartshaped neckline would do wonders for my bust, too ;-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-03-15 16:53 (Reply)
I wish they'd shown that one with the model standing up too, so that you could see the whole dress. It looks lovely from what we can see!
#2.2 Anhstein on 2011-03-15 19:26 (Reply)
That one-shouldered dress is amazingly high-fashion. Stunning.

With the halter dress, I worry about how skinny those straps are. Bridal gowns tend to be quite heavy, so thin straps will start cutting into your skin after a few hours. That's not something you want to learn the hard way!
#3 Nikki F. on 2011-03-15 15:59 (Reply)
I had not considered that, thanks for the tip!
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-03-15 16:47 (Reply)
OMG, the 4th dress is what dreams are made of! I'd totally buy it to wear around the house, lol! Very Grace Kelly inspired.
#4 Joann on 2011-03-15 16:03 (Reply)
I love these dresses! Except for those strange, gigantic, bows. I hope those are removeable because some of them are in awkward positions.

But sizes 0-14? That's it? Vera didn't want to get in on the plus-size market? That's really disappointing. Isn't the average American size about a 16?
#5 Amy (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 18:44 (Reply)
AMAZING! I might have to get married now...;-)
#6 Anjela (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 19:34 (Reply)
These are all so beautiful!! Though I hate that black belt on the one dress as it totally makes it look cheap. My votes are for #1 and the light rose one. When I get married, I want to go the more high fashion the better! You only (hopefully) get married once!

Congrats on your engagement!!!
#7 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 19:58 (Reply)
Congratulations on your engagement! You are so pretty, with a lovely figure that I'm sure you could look stunning in a number of these. I don't normally go for one shoulder dresses, but the first one is so beautifully draped around the torso with that beautiful, elaborate skirt - very fashionable and body con. The halter neck would also look great on you - quite dreamy. Congrats on avoiding a strapless dress - 80% of brides choose this option (and seem to have done so for about the last 15 years or so) and it is totally boring (so many brides end up looking much the same).
#8 The_Dark_Lady_2 on 2011-03-16 07:38 (Reply)
Gorgeous! Anyone else think that model looks like she's 14?
#9 Laura on 2011-03-16 10:33 (Reply)
I die for the one shoulder dress, it's me all day long - sophisticated, modern, feminine and sexy all rolled up in to one fabulous gown!
#10 Lovelee_79 on 2011-03-17 07:49 (Reply)
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