From Jennifer Lopez and Chelsea Clinton to your cousins Jennifer and Chelsea, millions of brides have said "I do" in a Vera Wang wedding gown. A New York City native and former competitive figure skater, Wang had spent 15 years honing her discerning eye as an accessories editor at <i>Vogue</i> before launching her household-name brand of understated bridalwear in the late 1980s. Her dresses and gowns are for women who adore classic, minimalist style — think draping fabrics and flattering shapes that derive their glamour from texture and stitching instead of sequins and sparkles. Since 2004 Wang has applied the same ultra-feminine aesthetic to Vera Wang Lavender Label: a line of ready-to-wear women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories awash in muted colors, rich fabrics, and luxe details. Lavender’s coveted dresses, metallic jackets, embellished ballet flats, leather boots, and other creations are consistently chic; Wang’s thoughtful silhouettes are romantic, thoughtful, and slightly whimsical all at once. Aside from clothing and bridalwear, Wang's creations include perfume, fine jewelry, stationery, bedding, and hotel room décor. She’s also created the collaborative labels Simply Vera (with Kohl’s), Vera Wang for Hartmann (luggage), and White by Vera Wang (with David’s Bridal) to bring her inimitable style to the mass market.
From the boyfriend jeans to the drapey cardigans, all the looks in this treasure hunt of a sale are winners—which is why there are precious few of each left on our shelves. You'll find particularly gorgeous dresses from the likes of Lerario Beatriz and McQ as well as stellar blazers by Hugo Boss and Steven Alan, tees by Helmut Lang, and more.
Consistently chic and elegant, Vera Wang is for women who understand clothes. From gorgeous gowns to casual pieces, this selection stuns with muted colors, layers of texture and flattering silhouettes. Check out the silk chiffon floral-print dress, a whimsical frock punctuated with ruffling at the hemline, waistline and bodice. And the basic tank gets a feminine, evening touch, with a sequin panel accenting a bright blue jersey scoopneck.
Luckily for lovers of all things intricate and romantic, the craft movement that's taken hold in recent years shows no sign of letting up. (Just ask our men's team about their fascination with hand-knit ties.) This sale pairs two of our favorite woven fabrics, crochet and lace: The pieces here are irresistible, whether mixed and matched for an all-over feminine look, or paired with edgier pieces for a great contrast effect.
Throughout history, style-savvy eyes have always been focused on the ladylike fashions favored by powerful women on both sides of the aisle. In honor of Election Day, we invite you to peruse decidedly classy picks worthy of the White House. You’ll find everything from polished silk blouses and blazers to wrap dresses and pleated skirts from some of our favorite all-American brands.