It's not just the couture shows that showered us with exquisite designs for the year to come. Bridal designer Reem Acra brings a similar amount of prettiness and poise to her Resort 2013 collection. I've long admired the detailed craftsmanship of the Beirut-based Acra, but this is the collection that left me speechless.
Acra presents an enchanting range of evening gowns in bold jewel tones (emerald, ruby red and sapphire), sugary pastels (peach and mint green) and shades of champagne. Each look personifies elegance and romance. Ivory wedding dresses vary in degrees of opulence, from simple chiffon to those embellished with lace motifs and sprays of silver and gold beads. The cocktail dress is kept trim and polished with a wrapped bodice and lace sleeves. There are silken kaftans that would flatter any figure and pleated chiffon gowns that skim over the hip.
My favourite are the strapless gowns with sweetheart necklines that unravel into voluminous skirts with layers of structured organza frills. They are pictured below in nude - first row, royal blue - 4th row and coral pink - last row. Everyone of these outstanding pieces deserve their place on the red carpet and down the aisle.
Do you have a favourite?