Vera Wang is generally ahead of any bridal trend by 2 or 3 seasons (ie. her blush and lavender gowns from 2008), so when she showed black and nude wedding dresses at her Fall 2012 runway show this weekend, she gave us a flash into the future of bridal — or at least its dark side.
The 16-piece collection features no white or ivory styles, and in its place, black in every form — from chantilly lace to organza, tulle and other traditional materials. Gothic brides rejoice: black is chic, elegant, and Vera Wang-approved for weddings.
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