Vera in an outfit selected by Tim Gunn

Photo: George Burns/Harpo Studios

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Looking at Vera in her stunning leopard-print dress, it's hard to believe she hasn't worn a dress in 20 years.

Putting on the dress, however, was an emotional experience for Vera. "It hasn't been easy," she says. "[But] just being able to wear [a] dress, it's been worth it, I'd say."

On Vera:
  • Jones New York leopard print dress from Bloomingdales: $99
  • Donna Ricco cropped cardigan from Nordstrom: $58
  • Lauren by Ralph Lauren patent belt from Nordstrom: $52
  • Joan & David black patent platform from Macy's: $200
  • Large crackle resin necklace from Nordstrom: $195
  • Argento Vivo gold, dangly hoop earrings from Nordstrom: $68
  • Ralph by Ralph Lauren gold bangle bracelets from Nordstrom: $98
  • (Under) Spanx Slim Cognito from Nordstrom: $72
  • (Under) TC Even More tank from Nordstrom: $59

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