Vatana Watters has been designing dramatic, versatile, and stylish wedding gowns for nearly 40 years. In 2017, Vatana's daughter, Sydney Watters Dunbar, joined Watters as style director, adding a millennial perspective to the skilled team. Loved by brides, bridesmaids, celebrities, and style influences alike, Watters collections follow unique creative directions that evolve with the seasons. The team is based in Dallas, but Watters's four brands—Watters, Wtoo, Willowby, and By Watters.—are adored by women around the globe.
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Watters Fall 2022
With structured ball gowns, classic A-line dresses, and elegant sheath numbers, the Watters Fall 2022 collection has something for every bride. The line features unexpected details like a pearl-trimmed thigh slit, and plenty of classic elements as well. Below, see all the gowns from the new collection.
The Cut: Ballgown with a corset structure
The Material: Soft netting
The Wow Factor: The soft net ruffles and the Riesling color
The Cut: Fit-and-flare ballgown with a scoop neckline
The Material: Satin
The Wow Factor: The structured bodice
The Cut: Sheath dress with a scoop neck and puff sleeves
The Material: Crepe and charmeuse
The Wow Factor: The whimsical puff sleeves
The Cut: Long-sleeved sheath gown with a plunging neckline
The Material: Charmeuse
The Wow Factor: The waist-cinching sash
The Cut: Strapless gown with a corseted bodice and thigh-high slit
The Material: Polished satin
The Wow Factor: The pearl-trimmed leg slit
The Cut: Long-sleeved fitted gown with a high neck
The Material: Lace
The Wow Factor: Pearl and sequin beading
The Cut: Strapless ballgown with a tulle topper
The Material: Lace and tulle
The Wow Factor: The separate tulle topper
The Cut: Strapless corset-style mermaid gown
The Material: Illusion lace
The Wow Factor: The hand appliquéd and beaded lace
The Cut: Tea-length gown with a sweetheart neckline
The Material: Lace and illusion
The Wow Factor: The delicate lace sleeves
The Cut: Structured gown with a corset bodice and removable skirt
The Material: Beaded and flocked dot tulle
The Wow Factor: The removable skirt for two bridal looks in one
The Cut: Off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved ball gown with a corset structure
The Material: Silk organza
The Wow Factor: The hand-beaded bodice
The Cut: A-line gown with a scoop neckline
The Material: Embroidery and tulle
The Wow Factor: The hand-beaded pearl detailing on the bodice and skirt
The Cut: Embroidered sheath dress with a plunging neckline
The Material: Lace, embroidery, and crepe
The Wow Factor: The plunging V-neck
Watters Fall 2021
The Watters Fall 2021 collection, Scent of Love, was inspired by the different intoxicating scents that capture a love story. Filled with romantic, soft, and simple but elegant designs, the collection truly has something for every type of fairytale—including three dreamy accessories for the bride who wants to change their look on a whim,
Watters Spring 2021
The Spring 2021 Collection, named Le Fleur, was filled with gowns "as delicate as flower petals pressed between a book's pages." You'll find soft, airy fabrics, floral lace embroidery, and delicate details like ribbon belts and glistening crystals.
Watters Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 collection, properly named "Once in a Lifetime," was inspired by true love. You'll find ultra-romantic and feminine silhouettes, namely ball gowns and fit-and-flares, in fabrics like smooth crepe and intricate lace, adorned with floral embroidery and shimmering beading.
"Bentlee" soft netting ball gown adorned with custom-made embroidery, organically placed three-dimensional flowers, and a dust of beading.
"Kristel" Corrado lace gown with an allover lace corset featuring a stylistic notch at the center front.
"Cappucine" sculptural crepe column gown with a structured corset and detachable tulle Watteau train.
"Bijou" Lisse crepe fit-and-flare gown with a V-neck and V-back, soft draping, fabric-covered buttons along the back and a cathedral train.
"Vrai" jewel satin ball gown featuring a shaped strapless neckline trimmed with buttons from back bodice to hem, a pocketed ball skirt with an extended train, and a fully corseted bodice.
"Adriel" silk organza gown with embroidered laser-cut organza appliqués, an illusion bodice, three-quarter sleeves, and a full skirt.
"Rubena" thicket lace and soft net fit-and-flare gown with custom embroidery, sequin and pearl beading, and three-dimensional floral detailing.
"Vita" A-line gown featuring a delicately pleated bodice, a deep illusion neckline, and softly placed lace.
"Tulia" Vernal lace fit-and-flare gown with Anjo lace appliqués, a scooped neckline, cap sleeves, a ballet back, and a train finished with an Anjo lace scallop hem.
"Ellectra" Soroya lace fit-and-flare gown with beaded edging featuring an illusion deep V-neckline, illusion cutout sides, and a chapel train trimmed with sequins and beads.
"Jett" A-line gown with a carwash soft net skirt and an illusion bodice over an Abraz mesh corset adorned with Kozmos lace, beaded pearls, sequins, and silver flat-back crystals.
"Ooh La La" sheath dress with diamanté drop crystals and silver seed beads hand-sewn in a lattice pattern on Beau mesh with clear crystal briolettes and a separate Abrazo mesh slip.
"Magnifique" Beau mesh sheath dress with hand-sewn pearls in a lattice pattern with large pearl drops and a separate Abrazo mesh slip.
Watters Spring 2020
Spring 2020's collection "Sunset in Rose" was, naturally, inspired by the awe and beauty of sunsets. Shimmering beading meets lingerie-inspired details on these elegant yet sultry gowns featuring lots of lace and daring illusion details.
"Dexter" soft tulle skirt with a strapless lace bodice featuring a modified sweetheart neckline.
"Jourdan" allover lace wedding dress with illusion neckline and sleeves.
"Crawford" strapless fit-and-flare wedding dress with a beaded lace bodice and skirt.
"Lynda" chiffon wedding dress with plunging neckline and lace appliqués.
"Stephan" sleeveless wedding dress with a notched square neckline.
"Kitt" satin sleeveless wedding dress with scoop neckline and pockets.
"Kroes" deep V-neck wedding dress with tulle skirt and beaded bodice.
"Van Der Wal" sequined lace plunging bodice with scalloped edge and tulle skirt.
"Seymour" floral lace trumpet wedding dress with a strapless modified sweetheart neckline and wide satin belt.
"Hunter" fitted high-neck wedding dress with open draped cowl back.
"Campbell" trumpet wedding dress with plunging illusion neckline and lace appliqués.
"Frederique" three-quarter-sleeve ball gown with a high-neck floral lace bodice and a full tulle skirt.
"Sunday Bouquet" strapless guipure lace wedding dress with sweetheart neckline.
Watters Fall 2019
Inspired by the miles and miles migratory birds fly to be together, Watters's Fall 2019 collection "The Great Expanse" features classic gowns with romantic details meant to transcend trends. You'll find dusting shimmer, layers of lace, and timeless silhouettes.
"English" off-the-shoulder, stretch-silk crepe column gown.
"Laraline" strapless ivory and nude tulle ball gown with a plunging sweetheart neckline and silk ribbon at the waist.
"Lark" beaded lace column gown with a deep V illusion neckline and a satin ribbon at the waist.
"Swan" V-neck Arbor lace and nude tulle ball gown.
"Tempest" A-line slip gown with beaded floral embroidery and tulle godets.
"Ludmila" Anjo lace A-line dress featuring soft netting, an illusion V-neck, and stretch charmeuse lining, finished with lace-covered buttons.
"Birdie" floral lace fit-and-flare gown with oversized lace appliqués, a plunging illusion neckline, and a tiered skirt with a cathedral train.
"Corvus" flocked dotted Swiss tulle full skirt and "Sparrow" embroidered sweetheart corset.
"Wren" peekaboo silk crepe sheath dress with lace panels.
"Robin" plunging V-neck beaded lace sheath gown with front slit.
"Crane" long-sleeve lace fit-and-flare gown with a keyhole back and chapel train.
"Branwen" scoop-neck layered lace ball gown.
"Amaya" organza and tulle ball gown with a lace-embroidered illusion bodice and long sleeves.