Vera Wang, the designer every woman dreams of wearing down the aisle, just released her spring 2013 wedding dress collection and the designs are fine as wine—in style and color. Shocking audiences at the debut, every dress Vera displayed was a shade of red, from candy apple reds to rusts and deep burgundies.
Vera titled the collection “Mei Ming,” which means “dream” in Chinese, and the collection is described in its lookbook as “Beautiful dream. The symbolism of Red. Boldly romantic, charming, protective, grand, seductive, sexy. From dahlia to scarlet, crimson and vermilion. A celebration of love.”
The tradition of jumping the broom in a white wedding gown has long been thrown out the window—along with the expectation of innocence that went with it—but most brides haven’t ventured too far from the white color spectrum, opting for ivory, beige, and champagne-colored dresses. Red is a bold color most women don’t even put their bridesmaids in, let alone themselves on their wedding day.
As Vera points out, red is definitely the color of love but only time will tell if women want to wear all that bright, bold love on them for their big day.