Gowns For Days | Vera Wang “Ethel”

There are so many stunning gowns that have been designed and worn by beautiful brides – and every single one should be show cased and swooned over. With that, welcome to my “Gowns for Days” collection.

Every day I will feature a swoon worthy gown by a various designer. I hope this collection inspires you or helps you find the gown of your dreams.


Vera Wang, Ethel


DRESS: Ethel

DESCRIPTION: From verawang.com | Vera Unveiled “I am captivated by fabric manipulation and how layers of folded fabric, arranged skillfully, can create depth and character in a dress. Ethel flirts more with couture than other dresses in the collection by showcasing a mastery of cutting and folding. Each swirling tissue organza flange of the skirt is hand-cut. Additionally Ethel is made of a new fabric of stretch Mikado, allowing innovation in form. The bodice of Ethel is a contrast – clean and structured – accentuated by a simple grosgrain sash.”

PAIR WITH: A beautiful cathedral veil, simple diamond earrings and opt for the grosgrain sash in a neutral or bold shade.

PERFECT VENUE: Whether it’s outdoor or indoor, make sure it’s formal. This dress can be old Hollywood, modern and sexy or classic. Your décor will speak to your dress.

WHY I LOVE IT: I love a gown that is simple without all the bling or detail, but there is enough to it to make it beautiful – and Vera hit a home run with Ethel. The folds and manipulation of the bottom fabric paired with the simple classic top is enough to make this gown a “wow statement” without overdoing it.

I’ve seen this dress on many, many brides and it loves brides with curves and without them – however, if you’re an Ethel bride, DO NOT, I repeat – DO NOT alter the neckline to make it a sweet heart. It ruins the gown. No questions asked.

OVERALL LOOK: incredibly romantic, classic with an edge, couture

GROOM’S ATTIRE: A formal black tux, paired with a sleek black bowtie.



Images From: Nordstrom.com, Stylemepretty.com, oncewed.com, preownedweddingdresses.com, verawang.com

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