They are also timeless dresses that hold their romantic beauty year after year. But what else would you expect from one of the best known wedding dress designers of our era?
Her feminine style and intricate detailing has captivated brides since the launch of her first collection in 1997, and moved beyond a core collection of cult status fans and into mainstream recognition. Women who have worn Reem Acra have included royalty, A-list celebrities and political powerhouses. All have looked stunning.
Reem Acra stands for quality and is especially recognized for her signature embroidery. Appropriate, since the Lebanese-born designer first caught the eye of a fashion editor after she designed a embroidered silk organza gown … using her mother’s dining room tablecloth.
Today the dresses are created using the finest silks, intricate beading and exquisite embroidery. A Reem Acra wedding dress is traditional, but with a sensual edge.
Lace and beading add a bit of glimmer where required, curving along the bodice in delicate detail, never too over-the-top. In the most recent Fall/Winter 2016 collection, lingerie-like lace and buttons accent the backs of gowns, while delicate floral motifs artfully create modesty in the bodice without sacrificing fit. A Reem Acra combines elegance and drama in the most careful balance.
Recent collections have featured sheath and ballgown silhouettes, usually with a more demure sweep train. Mermaid shapes, when used, hug the body but are softer in the skirt, utilizing tulle and organza to create a flowing look. Other materials used include silk crepe, georgette and lace, adding to the romantic appeal of these dresses.
Another key element of a Reem Acra design is that they allow the bride’s personal style desires to shine through. From Grecian-style draped dresses to a vintage 1920s shape and beading, the wedding gown collections feature a wide variety of looks, appealing to a wide variety of brides.
Even those searching for more modern elements of of today’s wedding trends are not left out and may also find their dream dress in a Reem Acra collection. Illusion mesh over cutouts and plunging necklines are used in recent collections to create peek-a-boo panels or two-piece looks for a touch of modernity.
For the sophisticated fashion-conscious bride, Reem Acra is certain to pair detailed embellishment and well-tailored silhouettes with classic wedding day romance. Looking for timeless appeal that will stay with you long past your wedding day photos? A Reem Acra design may be the perfect fit for one of the most memorable days of your life.