Photo by John Aquino/BRIDES
Let there be light! That was the takeaway from Reem Acra's show, a collection of airy dresses made from layer upon layer of transparent fabrics. Laser-cut detailing provided a fresh alternative to heavier lace, and silk petals gave the dresses botanical charm. As ever, beading was a major element. (It wouldn't be a Reem show if there weren't a little bling.) But instead of creating a heavy feeling, the embellishments provided striking illumination, as on a tulle mermaid stunner that combined a deep V-neck with a completely beaded illusion back. A variety of floral headbands in shades of ivory and lavender were the perfect accessories for these dresses, creating a soft look for the modern bride. See all the dresses from Reem Acra's new collection here.
—Elizabeth Swanson, Fashion & Beauty Assistant, BRIDES magazine