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Affordable Vera?

  |  By Leah Andrew

A Vera Wang from the Spring 2010 bridal runways.

For many brides, (myself included), Vera Wang is the holy grail of wedding dresses.  However, if you’re like me, you can only dream of wearing a real Vera Wang.  Although I definitely wanted to look amazing on my wedding day, I wasn’t willing to break the bank on a dress I was only going to wear once. 


Affordable Vera?

If the desire to wear a Vera Wang is an overriding factor but you can’t let go of your practical self, I can offer a few ways to have your cake and eat it too!  Below are three beautiful and stylish authentic Vera Wang dresses we've found for a fraction of the price: This Size 10, one-piece, strapless, A-line gown with zipper closure is brand new and just $700. It’s perfect for someone who wants simple sophistication in her dress. The next Vera is a gorgeous crisscross halter style silk sheath dress for $1,450. It was purchased at the Vera Wang store in Toronto as a floor sample, but has never been worn for a wedding. With a delicate flower pattern at the bottom of the dress and beautiful low cut back, this dress would be great for a destination wedding. Our last low cost Vera is a Size 6 English net wedding gown with pin tuck vertical details for $2,500 (originally purchased for $6,000). Although it is used, the dress is in great condition and was professionally preserved immediately after this smart bride’s wedding.  The strapless silhouette and slim lines make this, like all Vera Wang’s, a timeless classic.

Photography courtesy Vera Wang. Style: Halter

To see the other two dresses and find more local wedding classifieds, including dress, shoes and accessories, visit SmartBride Boutique.

This article was originally published on Sep 07, 2009

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