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Solange Knowles: 'My wedding dress was a backup'

Singer Solange Knowles had to wear a "backup dress" to her wedding after discovering her first-choice gown was stained.

The 29-year-old exchanged vows with music video director Alan Ferguson in November, 2014 wearing a stunning white Humberto Leon for Kenzo gown, but in a new interview with Vogue.com, she admits it wasn't what she had initially intended to wear.


"Humberto literally put that dress together for me in two months, and made a backup dress in case something got messed up," she explained.


"What’s funny is that he made them in two different fabrics - one a little bit structured, and the other more fluid - and I ended up wearing the backup dress; they were the exact same silhouette. I had to get it hemmed by the tailor and he ironed it and it put a little bit of a stain on it. Humberto was like, 'See, that’s why I made the backup dress!'"


Over the years Solange has become known for her eccentric sense of style as much as her music, and has a totally different taste to big sister, Beyonce, preferring to seek out unknown independent labels, but, as she has grown older, the star admits she has learned from past mistakes, especially when it comes to what is considered sexy.


"I’ve been with my current husband going on eight years, and it’s interesting to me how I’ve redefined sexy through my relationship, in terms of becoming the woman that I am now," she continued. "If I had to define sexy now, as Disney as it sounds, I would have to say it’s about complete and utter confidence.


"When I first started dating my husband, I wore so much color and print, and whenever I would wear black, he would be like, 'Oh, my God, you look so sexy!' Now I have learned to understand the elegance and the sexiness of black."