Designer Profile | Inbal Dror

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Israeli haute couture designer Inbal Dror is a name growing in popularity in the wedding world and highly sought after by trendsetting brides. Her exquisite designs celebrate the feminine form with sleek, chic and sexy shapes that set her apart in the world of boutique bridal fashion. Make no mistake: wearing an Inbal Dror gown will attract attention.

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Trained in Tel Aviv, Dror spent time in Milan to further develop her craft working under designers like Roberto Cavalli. Her sultry designs pull inspiration from more modest vintage styles but offer modern updates that reveal sensual surprises in all the right places such as figure hugging fabric, deep backs and barely there straps.

Opting for more fitted silhouettes like trumpets, mermaids and sheaths that cling to the curves, many of the gowns flare out into dramatic skirts, ending in incredible cascading trains, lending romance to the risqué.

Inbal Dror designs offer two main signature touches: a revealing back and perfectly placed embellishment. Dangerously deep backs ensure you look just as incredible going up the aisle as you do coming down. The handcrafted embellishments highlight a woman’s femininity and add eye catching bits of glimmer and shimmer.

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Glamour in the tiniest of details add a sense of luxury: fluttery cap sleeves, pearl encrusted straps, delicate ruching. The latest collection “Paris 2013” features vintage touches with delicate French laces, airy tulles and intricate pearl and Swarovski detailing.

There’s no question that wearing Inbal Dror will ensure you are remembered; Dror’s designs are not for the shy or conservative woman. The designer herself has stated she makes gowns for the confident bride – one who is daring enough to wear her gowns as if they were “a second skin.”

The sensuality of the gowns is kept in check by romantic, vintage inspired details. Fitted lingerie inspired bodices and plunging necklines often pair with with long sleeves and careful use of lace. You would be hard pressed to call a Inbal Dror gown modest, but they are understated in their sensuality, and still remain elegant.

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Previously only available to brides who traveled to the Inbal Dror atelier in Israel for fittings, slowly the gowns have become available in select high end bridal salons elsewhere in the world. Modern, fashion conscious brides who desire the unexpected and unique will enjoy wearing a name that is not yet mainstream in North America. Celebrities who have worn Dror designs to their nuptials have included Basketball Wives: LA’s Gloria Govan, Israeli model Shirley Bouganim and Deanna Burditt, wife of Pawn Stars’s Rick Harrison.

An Inbal Dror gown would shine at a dramatic ballroom reception or a candlelit ceremony in a Gothic cathedral, but really could be worn at just about any style of wedding – as long as you have the confidence to make it work.  Are you brave enough?