- Insider spoke to Vera Wang about her new stationery line with The Knot.
- She also shared her least favorite wedding dress trend during the conversation.
- Wang said she doesn’t love “peekaboo” gowns that are often ultra-revealing.
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Vera Wang opened up to Insider about a wedding dress trend she dislikes.
Insider spoke to Wang ahead of the launch of her exclusive stationery collection with The Knot, which includes 14 coordinating wedding invitations and paper suites, according to a press release from The Knot.
Wang told Insider she hopes they can help couples set the tone for their weddings.
“Invitations are the first public statement you make as a couple,” the designer, who still has her own wedding invitations, said. “It sets the tone on so many levels profoundly: how you are as a couple, what your shared taste is.”
Vera Wang designed a wedding stationery collection with The Knot.
Wang went on to discuss her thoughts on wedding dress designs, including a trend she doesn’t care for.
“I’m not somebody that’s into peekaboo or trompe l’oeil wedding gowns,” she said, describing dresses that are often made of sheer lace and only cover private areas like the breasts with heavy, encrusted beading.
“That’s not a favorite of mine,” she went on to say. “Me personally, it’s not my aesthetic. But that appeals to many, many girls I presume.”
Vera Wang isn’t a fan of peekaboo gowns.
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Wang’s designs rarely have heavy beading; her style is typically sleeker and simpler.
Although the peekaboo look isn’t her favorite, Wang has embraced and set trends with sexy wedding dress designs.
For instance, she designed a collection inspired by lingerie that was entirely black and nude.
“I realized that girls love underwear, and most of the time they’re either wearing black or they’re wearing nude,” she told Insider. “I just said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to take that whole lingerie concept and transfer it or cross-pollinate into bridal?'”
One of Vera Wang’s black wedding dresses.
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“I thought it was sexy,” she added.
Wang also told Insider she thinks brides are gravitating toward sexier wedding dresses because they’re often more comfortable than traditional gowns.
“Most women aren’t used to wearing a ball gown,” Wang told Insider. “It’s very cumbersome, even though we try to make them extremely light and floaty.”