“Imagine all the complexity of human emotion and expectation at the crossroads of fantasy and reality. Then add considerations of tradition, propriety, sensuality and fashion, and capture all of that in one dress. It isn’t easy.” – Vera Wang on Weddings.
A love of style always proceeds fashion.
“The Traditionalist looks beyond fashion to style. This may involve careful assessment of all her features, strengths and flaws and how she can make them work to her best advantage. Everything she wears conveys a distinct message of confidence and an unyielding devotion to style. Style icons like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy characterized a timeless beauty, poise and nonchalance that is still being emulated today. What they wore and how they looked seemed to express an effortless elegance. In reality, they were only being true to themselves – unique women with their own take on American style. The Traditionalist’s allure stems from a subliminal kind of sex appeal. A natural inclination toward casual grace is part of her fascination. She is also a woman who intrigues others by inspiring an aura of curiosity. Her wedding gown is dignified and refined. Subtlety can be captivating, when what lingers in the mind is barely perceptible at first glance. For The Traditionalist, decoration should be distinctive yet understated, as with hand-tied bows, fabric-covered buttons, delicate lace trims or subtle embroidery. A Traditionalist’s gown is always relevant and timeless.” - Vera Wang on Weddings.
Passion guides her every decision.
“The Romanticist is ruled by higher passions than the reality of the world around her. She considers life a marvelous adventure and revels in the opportunity to realize her deepest emotions. The Romanticist is transported by a dress. For her, fantasy is always a reality. Her innate femininity and love of beauty can inspire a gown of great fragility and enchantment. Delicate ruffles, billowing sleeves or a lavish train fully bustled are some of the extravagant details that epitomize a romantic wedding gown. Whether it’s a tulle confection worthy of Degas or an ode to Scarlett O’Hara, the Romanticist refuses to shy away from anything pretty. Her choice of attire never betrays her true nature. For her, looking girlish need not mean sacrificing style. Femininity and flirtation are her preferred tools of seduction, and she embraces them equally.” – Vera Wang on Weddings.
Less is always more.
“For those who favor a spare aesthetic, a minimal wedding gown can be utter perfection. A Minimalist adores any version of clean, straightforward design with little or no excess. While her clothes may often appear deceivingly simple, they are frequently anything but. True Minimalism requires a certain complexity of design and detail. It takes a confident individual to look minimal at her own celebration. Because a woman feels her most effusive just before a wedding, the bride who chooses a pared-down affect must maintain the discipline to edit when it can be so easy to add. For the right woman, a subtle wedding gown can make a powerful fashion statement. The unique appeal of a Minimalist lies in her purity of vision and the discipline to follow her convictions.” – Vera Wang on Weddings.
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