The reason Denise Richards' wedding dress has people divided.


Denise Richards got married over the weekend and we’re very happy for her, but let’s get down to the important part: the dress.

The 47-year-old Real Housewives of Beverley Hills star and ex-wife of Charlie Sheen tied the knot with her partner Aaron Phypers on Saturday in an outfit that shunned tradition.

Opting for a low-key ceremony just two days after announcing her engagement to Phypers, who was previously married to Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan, she approached designer Mark Zunino 24 hours before the wedding, which we think is very cool and chill. None of this obsessing over the design for months business.

The design he produced was not what you’d call a traditional gown, and we kind of love it.

Instead, she went for a strapless, silver-belted mini romper with a flower pattern and sheer skirt overlay.

Behold the speedy creation below:


Naturally, there have been a lot of opinions surrounding the choice.

Many gushed over the design and marvelled at the quick turnaround, but there were a few who were not fans.

“Looks like it was put together in 5 minutes what is she wearing a corset?” one Twitter user wrote. While another simply posted the vomit emoji. Ouch.

But, like the true hero we all need on our wedding day, Zunino has jumped to defend Denise on her choice of design.

“Unless you’ve paid for it or are the one wearing it you don’t have to worry about it!” he said in a second post.



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I don’t think we’ve ever had a wedding dress create more split opinions than the dress we just did for Denise Richards! Here’s our thought: we work for the bride/client. As long as they’re in love with the design, we feel we’ve done our job. Unless you’ve paid for it or are the one wearing it you don’t have to worry about it! We are thrilled that Denise felt beautiful on her special day and love how the dress 100% fit her personality and the setting. We look forward to working with any of you and creating the dress of your dreams no matter what anyone else thinks! XOXO #markzunino #markzuninobridal #markzuninobride #markzuninoatelier #markzuninocouture #deniserichards #aaronphypers #dropdeadgorgeous #wildthings #realhousewivesofbeverlyhills #rhobh #jamesbond #theworldisnotenough

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