It was a "Breaking Dawn" wedding favor we hadn't seen coming: Bella Swan in not one but two gorgeous gowns. There was the form-fitting Carolina Herrera confection we'd long expected, of course, but in a pre-nuptial nightmare, we also saw the soon-to-be Mrs. Cullen flaunt a very different frock at a gruesome, blood-soaked ceremony.
Now, whether brides rush out to purchase the elegant Carolina Herrera remains to be seen, but retailers are making the dress easier to come by than an at-home sonogram machine. Designer Alfred Angelo worked alongside Summit Entertainment to produce a replica of the gown, which hit store racks Monday for a relatively reasonable $799. And next year, Carolina herself will sell the gown at her CHNY boutiques (no word on the price tag just yet). But am I the only one who would much rather wear the nightmare dress (so to speak)?
Don't get me wrong, the Carolina Herrera number is beautiful, and much more fitting of the aesthetic Stephenie Meyer describes in her final "Twilight" novel, but if I were to select a gown for my own wedding, I'd pick the poufy, strapless number designed by Michael Wilkinson and his "Breaking Dawn" costume department.
which wedding gown you'd prefer wearing?
The Carolina Herrera gown
The Breaking Dawn' costume designer gown