Gwen Stefani says meeting Blake Shelton helped her embrace more feminine-forward fashion

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If you’re a Gwen Stefani fan, you might have recently seen the star light up the 2022 Met Gala — literally — with a neon, two-piece ball gown designed for her by Vera Wang.

What you might not know, though, is that Gwen’s Met Gala look had a connection to her country superstar husband, Blake Shelton. Vera also designed the dress Gwen wore at her wedding in 2021.

In a behind-the-scenes Vogue video before the event, Gwen explains that she’s a fan of the feminine touches Vera always includes in her pieces. However, the pop star wasn’t always so comfortable with rocking a softer look.

“Ever since I met my husband, that part of me really has come out in my fashion, more than ever. The femininity that I didn’t really embrace for a lot of years, just because, I don’t know, being in a band with all guys, and being onstage — over time, that kind of came out,” she reflects.

Gwen’s Met Gala look, while not a wedding dress, did have some bridal touches, such as its long train decked out with floral fabric designs.

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