When we visited Vera Wang’s only Australian boutique, we fell in love with the intricacies of her Spring 2018 Bridal collection. A haven of macramé lace, soft tulle, and avant garde design; the collection stands out from your typical bridal offerings.
While our eyes scanned the room, one feature stood out – the dip-dye veil.
Far from the brightly-colourful fare usually found on Etsy and Pinterest, the nude and black dip-dye veils of Vera Wang are classic and refined, all the while maintaining a slight edge.
“This collection is definitely for your sensual, romantic bride but also for the modern and edgy bride as well,” explained Fiona, a bridal stylist for Vera Wang in Sydney.
The dip-dye veil is another rung on the ombré wedding detail ladder. We’ve seen it before on stationary, cakes, and nails, but not so often on bridalwear.
Like the previously-mentioned bright colours of online inspirational boards, dip-dye materials have the possibility of appearing garish and clunky. When done correctly, like the ones in Vera’s The Bride Wore White, they can take on an edgy but ethereal tone.
Best used on silk tulle and nylon with the right combination of dyes, the colour effect creates a unique look that also works well to coordinate with the wedding theme. Nudes give off a fashion-forward feel, blacks provide an edgy, if not slightly ‘gothic-romance’ look, greens provide an earthy feel, and light greys and blues work well for winter weddings.
The dip-dye veil is perfect for brides looking to shake up the traditional white dress without having to commit to a coloured gown out of their comfort zone. In a year where statement pieces are expected to blow up, dip-dye veils fit the criteria alongside statement earrings (trust us, they’re going to be huge), adding the right amount of modern trend to the classic bride in white.