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.
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.
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.
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?
Appearing on the red carpet as often as she does the wedding aisle, Vera Wang has been infusing high fashion into the wedding world since her first New York bridal boutique opened in 1990. Initially seeking to bring a more modern look what she saw as a stagnant bridal industry at the time, Vera Wang has created a brand that still holds true to that design aesthetic today and has become the gold standard in wedding day fashion.
Wearing a dress with the VW label instills a sense of luxury, exclusivity and above all: understated modern elegance. From the couture designs in the Madison Avenue flagship boutique to the more affordable diffusion Vera Wang White line at David’s Bridal, her signature look is available in a wide range of pricing, making owning their dream gown a reality for more brides these days.
Labelled a romantic by Vogue and New York Magazine, in the past Vera has used history and the world of sports to influence designs, but she says she also looks to women themselves as inspiration. Her collections combine classic materials and traditional bridal shapes with unique details and experimentation with textures while celebrating the feminine form and classic bridal style. As a journalist who became the youngest editor in Vogue’s history, Vera Wang has described herself as a rule breaker and a fashion designer who works in the wedding industry, not just a bridal gown designer.
Even with classic looks as her hallmark, Wang has never shied away from experimenting with the bold – her Spring 2013 collection pushed the envelope by presenting classic ballroom shapes and textiles paired with saucy elbow length gloves and black leather accents in a decidedly edgy collection. Her most recent Fall 2014 collection presented gowns in bright, bold hues of pink showing the world, once again, that Vera Wang is truly an industry innovator.
Overall, the body flattering dresses remain timeless, heirloom even, balancing minimal modern design with classic fabrics, exquisite detailing, layering and whimsical additions that make the gowns stand out from the pack.
Signature touches like impossible layers of ruffles, beaded belts, over-sized bow backs and asymmetry do not overwhelm the designs or make them cliche, but do often make them show-stopping one of a kind gowns. And what bride doesn’t want that on her wedding day?
Another trademark of the designs from the “Vera Wang Gang” is the ability to appeal to the styles of many different brides. An ever growing list of celebrities have been wed in Wang’s sleek, chic gowns: singers, starlets, models, socialites and even those in the political realm. Proof that the romantic gowns appeal to all women of discerning tastes, body types, budgets and styles.
If you are a sophisticated bride who considers herself a discriminating fashion conscious woman that appreciates fine workmanship, handcrafted details and thoughtful tailoring, Vera Wang may be the designer for you.
Iconic. Luxurious. Couture. Unforgettable. Just a few words that would describe Vera Wang; a name that is for many the epitome of style in the wedding world.
On Friday, Vera Wang debuted her latest bridal collection, her Fall 2014 gowns. And once again she proved why she is a true bridal industry icon.
Previously collections included black and red dresses, and this most recent collection include bold, beautiful pinks. Each gorgeous hue was more beautiful than the last.
Once you look beyond the striking color, you see the hallmarks of Vera Wang’s design aesthetic – beautiful draping, unique constructions and perfectly placed detail. This latest collection is gorgeous. And perfect for the bride who wants to make a statement like only a Vera Wang dress can.
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The magic of Vera Wang wedding dresses is defined by the unparalled artistry she uses to drape fabrics and create unique constructions. Her dresses are simultaneously modern and classic. And the brides who wear them get a truly enviable wedding day experience.
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