Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

Olivia Culpo Wanted Her Wedding Gown To Not 'Exude Sex,' But Fans Think It's 'Too Plain' & 'Boring'

Home / Entertainment / Olivia Culpo Wanted Her Wedding Gown To Not 'Exude Sex,' But Fans Think It's 'Too Plain' & 'Boring'

By Favour Adegoke on June 30, 2024 at 6:00 PM EDT

Olivia Culpo and NFL star Christian McCaffrey married in a church ceremony in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, prioritizing the religious aspect of their wedding.

Culpo collaborated with Dolce & Gabbana to design her wedding dress and other outfits, emphasizing elegance and simplicity to reflect their commitment.

However, since sharing photos of her gorgeous wedding gown, Olivia Culpo's social media page has been flooded with comments from fans claiming that the dress "overpowers" her.

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Olivia Culpo Revealed A Church Wedding 'Was Number One Priority'

In an interview with Vogue, the model shared that she and her husband prioritized having their wedding in a church. "That was our number one priority," she told the publication.

The 32-year-old explained that the religious significance of the ceremony heavily influenced the design of her dress, as she felt that nothing available off-the-rack matched her vision for her dream dress.

She added that she collaborated with Dolce & Gabbana to create not only her wedding gown but also outfits for the welcome party, reception, and after-party.

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Culpo noted that she wanted her gown to reflect the gravity of the commitment, explaining: "It's a covenant. It's the beginning of the rest of your life – and it's the union and bond of two people forever. I wanted something that felt as serious as that commitment."

She continued: "I didn't want it to exude sex in any way, shape, or form. I wanted it to feel effortless and as if it's complimenting me, not overpowering me. There's so much beauty and simplicity."

Culpo's wedding dress was a beautifully crafted long-sleeve ballgown, which featured minimal embellishments and was paired with a stunning 16-foot veil.

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Olivia Culpo's Fans Criticize Her Modest Wedding Gown For Being 'Boring' And 'Overpowering'

After sharing stunning snaps of her wedding dress, fans took to social media to criticize Culpo, claiming that her modest approach to creating her gown left it looking a little "plain" and "boring."

One person commented, "Sorry, I don't love the dress. I thought she would pick lace and more fitted. This is way too old-fashioned for her taste."

Another wrote, "I usually love her style, I wish there would have been a little more of something on this dress though. Am I the only one?"

A third fan noted, "This is definitely overpowering. Long sleeves and so poofy LOL it's summer why long sleeves [?]."

"Nuns at the convent have more fashion sense … This is not modest. This is just boring and has 0 imaginations. Literally, any dress in any bridal shop would have been better," a fourth person claimed.

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However, several fans slammed the detractors for commenting on Culpo's dress on her wedding day.

One such comment read, "This is a woman on her wedding day. Why are people being so rude? It's her choice of wedding dress that she loves, if you don't love it then don't comment. I bet the majority of people who have posted negativity on this post couldn't dream of looking this good, ever."

"Congratulations to Olivia and her husband, she looks beautiful," they added.

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Olivia Culpo Designed Her Wedding Dress With Christian McCaffrey's Preferences in Mind

Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

The former Miss Universe revealed that she kept her husband in mind while designing her dress.

She shared that the San Francisco 49ers star running back's preferences influenced her choice, stating: "When I think about Christian and what he loves and the moments that he thinks that I'm most beautiful, it's absolutely in something like this: timeless, covered, and elegant."

The blushing bride reiterated this sentiment during her final fitting in Milan, Italy, just before the wedding.

"This is the first and last and only wedding dress I've ever tried on. I didn't try any other silhouettes, I didn't try any other styles. I knew exactly what I wanted, and I'm so happy," Culpo said.

In a video for the magazine, she gushed about her dress: "I really love the way that the veil balances the traditional, more simple characteristic of the main dress."

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Olivia Culpo Reveals Immediate Plans For Kids Post-Wedding

Olivia Culpo Wants Kids With Christian McCaffrey, Will 'Rip Out' Her IUD
Instagram | Christian McCaffrey

After their engagement in April last year, Culpo openly shared her plans to begin trying for kids right after their wedding.

"I feel like the day after my wedding, I'm just gonna rip out my IUD and start trying immediately," she revealed on TikTok.

In the clip, the model teased a visit to her wedding venue. "I'm not gonna tell you where it is – yet – maybe I'll post it later…. But I'm very excited. I got here last night," she said.

"It took us a really long time to figure out where we wanted to get married. We were thinking Colorado for a while 'cause that's where Christian's from," Culpo explained before showing what appeared to be her parents' backyard.

The beauty queen also shared that she once thought she'd remain single.

"Pray for your future husband," she advised her viewers. "That's what worked for me. I got down on my hands and knees, and I said, 'God, please show me a better way.'"

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Olivia Culpo Says Her Relationship With Christian McCaffrey Is 'Rooted In God'

Olivia Culpo poses with Christian McCaffrey and Oliver Sprinkles
Instagram | Olivia Culpo

Culpo previously shared with Fox News Digital that her relationship with McCaffrey is deeply "rooted in God."

"The foundation of our relationship has always been God," she explained. "And I feel like when things are hard or when you're both overwhelmed [and] there's not a ton that you can give to each other, you can always rely on God."

Culpo continued, "So I feel like if the foundation is there, if there's a foundation of that in any relationship, it is incredibly helpful. Sometimes, you just need help with any relationship… That's not only like with friendships. It's with everything. I think it's important to be faith-based truly."

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