Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Aretha Franklin Wants A Vera Wang Wedding Gown?

So I heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, wants a wedding gown by designers' Donna Karan, Vera Wang or Valentino.

Aretha Franklin Wants A Vera Wang Wedding Gown?

So I heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, wants a wedding gown by  designers' Donna Karan, Vera Wang or Valentino.

OMG!

Just in case you missed it, Franklin announced last week she was marrying long-time friend, William "Willie" Wilkerson. So the 69-year-songstress and singer of such classic hits "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" is in the market for a fabulous diva frock.

Now I'm all for women getting the princess wedding they deserves, no matter the size. But  no one can ruin a special-occasion ensemble like Aretha. And it's not because she's on the hefty side, either. It's because Aretha squeezes into clothing that exposes too much meat.  Meat is not necessarily bad. But it must be covered and it must be covered appropriately, especially if it's 69-year-old meat. (SMH)

 

I can see it now. Aretha trying to get Vera Wang to give her a low cut gown exposing so much decolletage it hurts. Wang trying to go along with it. After all she is the Queen, but knowing deep down in her fashion designer heart that it's a bad move.

Aretha, please before you go all out in layers of tulle, beads, chiffon and lace, take a good look in the mirror and make sure your dress fits. Better yet, pay a stylist and listen to her. What do you think about Aretha demanding top-notch designers for her wedding gown? Is this a recipe for a fashion disaster of millennial proportions?

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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