(Closed) White by Vera Wang

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I never really liked any of the gowns at David’s, but that could be just me.  I really liked the bridemaid dresses there because Davids was the only store that was both in Portland and in Des Moines (where my Maid/Matron of Honor lives) so it worked out well.

Post # 18
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982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lulubride25:  +100000!

@jj0313:  I found that the DB dresses were a better quality than the Vera Wang dresses.  The Vera ones I saw had crummy material and threads EVERYWHERE.  I was shocked and disappointed.

Post # 19
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went to David’s bridal just to try on different silouettes b/c I had no idea what would look good on me before I had my “real” appt at a better salon. The night before, I looked up dresses I liked and the only ones that I like at DB were the Maggie Bridal dresses and the White by Vera dresses.  I made list and gave it to my consultant.  She didn’t even look at it except to see that there were several Veras on it and that is really all she brought me (except maybe one or two).  I loved the second dress I tried on though.  Loved it.  I went to the other appt a couple days later at a higher end bridal salon (Catan’s) and just couldn’t find anything there that appealed to me the way the White by Vera Wang dresses did.  I liked the whimsical look of them and I couldn’t find that look elsewhere.  I though the dress was comfy and didn’t notice any fabric issues.  I don’t know what cheap tulle vs expensive tulle looks like, but I was very happy with my dress.  I’ve yet to have it altered.

 

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jj0313:  I bought a White by Vera dress, mine was in the $750 range, and I LOVE IT.  The quality is better than the other DB dresses I tried (their own label).  Mine is super lightweight, it’s well finished (to my non-professional eye) and it fits really well.  I don’t feel like i bought a ‘cheap’ dress.  I’m sure it’s not as fabulous as an ACTUAL Vera, but I couldn’t bear to pay that much money for a wedding dress.

 

I had a fantastic DB experience, but I have been to one DB location that was AWFUL.  I think it really really depends on your location.

This is my Vera

 

ETA: All the threads you see on this dress are NOT on mine (I was a little worried) mine has no fraying even though it’s the raw edge chiffon.  

 

 

Post # 21
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@bossypants:  

Sorry to threadjack OP, but everytime I see your dress, Bossypants, I wonder this…

I assume you’re doing some kind of coverage option for your dress.  Is that correct? If so, do you know what you’re going to do?  I love that different jackets/boleros completely change the look of some dresses and I’m just curious about what you plan on doing!  

Post # 22
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433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ISIS639:  haha yea I’m basically doing what you see in the picture..wearing a lace top over. The lace in the pic is davids bridal bolero that I put on backwards but I’ll just be buying lace and having the jacket made

Post # 23
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I couldn’t love my White by Vera Wang dress more! So, DB was the first store I went to, just expecting to look at shapes, not necessarily buy anything. I didn’t purchase, but then I went to Alfred Angelo, and started playing “beat the dress” as they say on Say Yes to the Dress… it’s that game where you already know deep down that you’ve found “the one” and you just find yourself comparing everything to it.  I also looked at my pinterest page, which included pricier dresses, and still, nothing compared to me. I think that the quality of dress I’m getting is wonderful… I’ve taken it to a woman who constructs wedding dresses to alter it, and she confirmed that it’s really well made. 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@jj0313:  My dress was White by Vera Wang.  After thinking I found the one (which was actually another W by VW) and then having second thoughts— and trying on A LOT of dresses, this was the first dress I tried on, and ultimately my wedding dress.

Loved it.

 

Post # 25
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62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@jj0313:  I’ve tried on many of both the “real” Veras as well as the DB line. What you are paying for with the DB Vera line is the DESIGN. Some of her dresses are a little “out there” for some people, but that’s exactly what I loved about all her dresses, from both lines. Soft-looking, ethereal, eye-catching, and generally less traditional. So if you like the styles, the White line is a great way to get that at a lower price point. 

After all, your dress needs to last all of about 8 hours at most (unless you are hoping for an heirloom), and none of your guests will notice if a thread or two is sticking out.

That being said, I notice you have a June wedding (I’m a July bride), and one of the big differences to take into account is the material and how it will feel against your skin in the heat. Higher quality fabrics are lighter, cooler, and drape better. Vera’s original line dresses are designed to stand up on their own, without shapewear, crinolines, hoop skirts, and the like. 

So take that into account when deciding how you want to spend your $. Hope that helps! Let us know what you think when you try them on!

Post # 25
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Newbee

 

@hm_bride:  Are there big differences with the true blue Vera and DB Vera? I tried on the VW351162 with horsehair sash and it was stunning its looks close to the Helena gown that I wanted but couldn’t afford and I dont want to get preowned…I havent purchased because I don’t want to get buyers remorse..I just wanted to know if the DB line is not that far from the true blue Vera..thanks

 

Post # 26
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Newbee

oneyearout:  Hi! so did u end up purchasing the DB white Vera gown?thanks

Post # 28
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Newbee

oneyearout:  yeah saw that at the DB store..That is also gorge!!love the tulle and basque bodice

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