Monday, August 17, 2009

Sue Wong haute couture that is affordable

Sue Wong
Design by Sue Wong

It’s almost that time of year again. No, not labor day, back to school or even Christmas. It’s bridal show season. This is where some of the hottest designers start to show their dresses for next season. While it will officially go into full swing next month, I wanted to introduce you to a designer that you absolutely must get to know, Ms. Sue Wong. Her whimsical design and flowing fabrics are a sight to behold.

You may not know her name, but you do know her designs. Her dresses have been seen on celebrities like Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway. When you walk into the midtown showroom of this 24-year-old company, you immediately are engulfed with what I want to call ‘Zen meets Color-Couture’. The electricity that flows from the row of dress shapes, textures and colors will have your eyes dancing and your pocket book singing. Yes, you can have the same dress you’ve seen on your favorite celebrity for under $500. In fact Ms. Wong’s dresses found in stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macys and other fine retailers range from $300 for a cocktail dress (something cute to wear to your engagement party) to $1,000 (for a possible wedding gown).

I was extremely lucky to have her meet with me for a few minutes recently and I asked her to describe her collection to me.

Beauty – Magic – Transformation

Sue WongAs the models changed from dress to dress I saw several alternatives to a traditional bridal gown. I envisioned a bride who was looking for something that flowed and was fitting of a beach, backyard or destination wedding. I saw the bride that is confident and sexy and wanted her dress to reflect this. I saw the bride who was looking for 1920’s glamour as well as the 2009 bride, who wants something that will leave her guests speechless. There are dresses here that are perfect for your entire bridal party. They are fun, flirty and your girls will love to wear them again. There are also some classic dresses for both mothers. In so many colors you can find something that will be a perfect match for your wedding colors.

With the belief that the woman should wear the dress and not the other way around, her dresses are as timeless as they are romantic. “What good is fashion unless it stirs up genuine emotion? Love and beauty have a magical, transformative power” and Sue Wong understands this better than anyone else. I would dare to call her the Grand Dame of Affordable Couture.

To find out more about Sue Wong, visit


Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

A beautiful way to start the week! I love the back on the black dress. Stunning.

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