71 Vera Wang Quotes from the American Fashion Designer

Vera Wang is a famous American fashion designer known for her wedding dresses and haute couture collections.

She also has lines in menswear jewelry fragrances and more.

Born in New York to Chinese immigrant parents she was exposed to fashion early on and started figure skating at age six.

Vera Wang Quotes

After failing to qualify for the Olympics she studied theatre and art history.

Wang worked at Vogue and Ralph Lauren before opening her own bridal gown store in 1989.

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She later expanded her brand creating costumes for Olympic skaters and celebrities and releasing fragrances and affordable collections with Kohl’s and Men’s Wearhouse.

In 2013 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Here is an amazing collection of quotes by Vera Wang.

Best Vera Wang Quotes


Be yourself. ~ Vera Wang.


I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. ~ Vera Wang.


It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. ~ Vera Wang.


I’m really not a morning girl. ~ Vera Wang.


I like the gritty parts of fashion, the design, the studio, the pictures. ~ Vera Wang.


A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes. ~ Vera Wang.


When you love something, every day goes by in 10 minutes. ~ Vera Wang.

Success isn’t about the end result; it’s about what you learn along the way. ~ Vera Wang.

All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox. ~ Vera Wang.


I was a total fashion insider who became an outsider when I did bridal. ~ Vera Wang.

I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit. Let’s get that straight right now. ~ Vera Wang.

Calvin thought I was crazy, saying that when the bridal thing doesn’t work, give me a call. ~ Vera Wang.


It’s a remarkable exercise to sit and look at your own work over the years. ~ Vera Wang.

I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It’s a metaphor for women’s lives, their creativity. ~ Vera Wang.

I was struggling to find a way to make evening clothes more deconstructed. I like to think that I translated the Latin concept in a more modern way. I don’t think that I was that literal. ~ Vera Wang.

My closet is organized by tops, pants, and outerwear, but not a lot of dresses. Gowns are in another room because I don’t often dress formally, even though I design gowns. Like most designers, I have a uniform, and mine is a legging. ~ Vera Wang.

Inspiring Vera Wang Quotes

The intricate engraving, fine lines, beading and milgrain accents echo an era defined by elaborate embellishments. ~ Vera Wang.

I do think I know more about clothes than any 500 designers, because there’s nothing like wearing them. You buy them, you study them, and you start to understand how they’re crafted. ~ Vera Wang.

It takes tremendous will to compete in any athletic endeavor, so it meant going to bed early and getting my homework done in advance. I had to sacrifice things, like a social life, to be a skater at 15. But I loved skating so much that it was worth everything to me. ~ Vera Wang.

I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey. ~ Vera Wang.

Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume. ~ Vera Wang.

I started at the very highest level so the upper end is something I know very well. I know it instinctively. But all the years I was designing, it frustrated me that I could reach so few women. ~ Vera Wang.

We got a lot of letters of people who didn’t like them, like my own family who thought they were unnecessary and unpleasant and taking advantage of women in a sad situation – I never saw that. And I think that sometimes, you have to take a risk. ~ Vera Wang.

Let’s be realistic, how many people are buying a $2,000 skirt? I love to design things that people can actually buy. I’m staggered by what a boot costs today. ~ Vera Wang.

Famous Vera Wang Quotes

I was stigmatized by being a bridal designer for a long time. I am amazed I have been able to move beyond it. I had really all but given up trying, but I did it because it was my lifelong dream. ~ Vera Wang.

When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great. ~ Vera Wang.


I see myself as an arbiter of taste. ~ Vera Wang.

Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. It’s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn. ~ Vera Wang.

Just because you’re from a city ten miles outside of St. Paul. It doesn’t mean you don’t read magazines, or the incredible Internet, and what’s going on in the world. I never, ever take a client, or women, for granted. ~ Vera Wang.

I wanted to breathe new life into the timeless trend of past, present and future. These unique designs celebrate the bride and groom’s passage through their new life together. ~ Vera Wang.

I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married. I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes. ~ Vera Wang.

When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn’t find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That’s when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business. ~ Vera Wang.


They never ask the celebrities why they don’t wear their own clothes on the red carpet. ~ Vera Wang.

I don’t live through my kids. But I do know what will happen in life, and I just want them well prepared. ~ Vera Wang.

All those years of skating and dancing have carried over. I can’t design anything without thinking of how a woman’s body will look and move when she’s wearing it. ~ Vera Wang.

My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing – at least conceptually, if not literally. ~ Vera Wang.

People get very trapped where they are. When they hear ‘fashion’ they get intimidated, particularly at the upper end because it’s so elitist. ~ Vera Wang.

Top Vera Wang Quotes

I’ve been designing since I was 8. I started sketching dresses I could wear when skating. I was always involved in all aspects of skating, not just the technique, the choreography, the music, but the visual aspects, too – what I should wear. ~ Vera Wang.

I make things of my own that aren’t that glam, but I’m not known for that, which has always been a bit of a frustration for me. ~ Vera Wang.


The key is falling in love with something, anything. If your heart’s attached to it, then your mind will be attached to it. ~ Vera Wang.

I was an art history major, but never specifically contemporary. I would say where I really stopped were the abstract expressionists in the New York school. ~ Vera Wang.

In the dream world of Matisse and the gritty reality of American frontier, the diversity of women in our society offers the chance for greater exploration and even greater inspiration. ~ Vera Wang.

As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that. ~ Vera Wang.

My mother was extremely controlled, sort of flawless. And I always tend to be a bit more hippie. ~ Vera Wang.

I’m only waiting for Lindsay Lohan’s fashion collection to come out. Ten years from now, there may be no real designers left. ~ Vera Wang.

To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It’s like makeup. It’s the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance. ~ Vera Wang.

Inspirational Vera Wang Quotes

Figure skating has been a great influence for me. I took dance at the School of American Ballet, which helped my own skating. And whether you are a skater or a dancer, without sounding narcissistic, it is all about looking in the mirror. ~ Vera Wang.


My normal routine is pretty much putting out fires all day. ~ Vera Wang.

I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that. ~ Vera Wang.

Sleeping is a luxury. ~ Vera Wang.

It’s for all the women who embrace my aesthetic, but can’t afford a Vera Wang dress. If women can get anything out of it – a little bit of me or a lot of me, that’s what’s important. ~ Vera Wang.

Even the most understated ceremony involves a certain respect for ritual and pageantry. No one plays more of a significant role than the bride’s attendants. ~ Vera Wang.

It’s hard to juggle being a businessperson with being a creative person. You have to organize yourself – PR needs me for PR, and the licensing division needs me for licensing, the bridal people need me for bridal. ~ Vera Wang.


Is she going to, or has she done it? Has it happened? What is the story here? ~ Vera Wang.

Brides today are increasingly sensitive to the tastes, feelings and finances of their attendants. ~ Vera Wang.

It’s important to view fashion as personal and creative. ~ Vera Wang.

The funny thing is that I’m the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who’s traveled with me. Normally, I’m in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia! ~ Vera Wang.

Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last. ~ Vera Wang.

I’m not really a girl who likes to go out to lunch or cocktails or store openings. ~ Vera Wang.

Popular Vera Wang Quotes

I love a black wedding dress. ~ Vera Wang.

The way a dancer can bring the crowd to its feet with a drawn-out, well-executed pirouette is the excitement I wanted to capture with this design. ~ Vera Wang.

I was trying to manage school and training for the Olympics and ended up not doing well at either. That was a big lesson in my life. My mother expected both. ~ Vera Wang.

I work with structure, but I go outside the box and give it my own spin. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes – where a woman’s personality and sense of style are realized. ~ Vera Wang.

When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too. ~ Vera Wang.

I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules. ~ Vera Wang.

Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer. ~ Vera Wang.

I love sportswear in my own weird way. Fashion is such a personal journey for me. I’m much more of a girl that’s a T-shirt, legging, layering kind of thing, and outerwear. ~ Vera Wang.


In the end, it’s not about failure, it’s about how much you love what you do. ~ Vera Wang.

I do speak Mandarin, and I also relate to the hunger that China has for culture and architecture and style. ~ Vera Wang.

There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion. There was no good taste, either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal. ~ Vera Wang.

So these were the 71 top Vera Wang quotes on fashion, style and success.

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