Thursday, July 12, 2012

Reem Acra Resort 2013

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? 

38 comments:

Wil Harris said...

This collection is so beautiful! The colors that were used are just genius. My favorite will have to be the cobalt blue gown with the ruffles. It left me speechless!

Cathy said...

Wow..the entire collection is stunning but those nude and blush tone gowns are beyond breathtaking!

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blackberryfashion said...

All of these dresses are so pretty :)

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Style, She Wrote said...

Such stunning designs. I love any of the cream or ivory ones for my upcoming wedding... :) xo style, she wrote

Serena said...

Stunning! I have to agree with your favorites! The sweetheart neckline dresses are to die for!

x

Grace said...

I always wish that I had somewhere nice to go and had enough money to own one of these suckers! They are all just too gorgeous!

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Jenna Hughes said...

the first row is my favorite! i have a soft spot for nude gowns

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Breathtaking collections:)

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Oh my Gosh!! One of each, please!
Loving the colors and femininity of them all!
Perfect post, Sam!
xoxo

bridechic said...

Some of these I swear would make perfect wedding dresses!

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Amy
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Punctuation Mark said...

Love the colors of this collection

Ember Drake said...

Wow this whole collection is just stunning! My favourite is the first dress - it's simple but very beautiful.

And I totally agree with your on the "strapless gowns that unravel into layers of structured organza frills" - they are gorgeous and so princessy!

Em
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Ann said...

I love the ones in nude,
the ones with lots of frills,
so feminine and romantic.

Andie Willows said...

wow! these are gorgeous! soooo.. flowy..

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indie by heart said...

Those nude dresses would look so great as wedding gowns, I really fell in love with all of them.. Especially 1 and 3. And the second turquoise one. Dreamy <3 You always have the best high fashion posts! ^^

Satu
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Lisa said...

oh wow they are all so beautiful! but the nude and red dresses i like the most(:

Daniella said...

Truly wonderful post sweetie!! These dress are out of this world, they are incredibly beautiful! I think you description is perfect and trust me I am trying to pick a favourite but it's just to difficult! :)

Take care,, Daniella xox

Denise said...

The second row with red dresses and a black one, they are wonderful dresses! Wish I had a place to wear some of them! Yesterday I came here to read a new post, but only found the one from July 10th... then now I saw Ray, and her outfit was so beautiful!
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Rikki said...

the nude range looks exquisite esp the ones with the lace-y fabric!they can make beautiful wedding gowns for sure! the royal blue color is so pretty love those gowns too! xx

Sootjeelina said...

Beautiful dresses! I particularly love the white dresses in the first picture

xoxo Sootjeelina

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

I can't even look at these pieces because I get so sad that I can't have them! so beautiful.

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Jessica said...

OMG they are all my favorite!!! i love them all so much especially the lacey detailed gowns

-Jessica
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Miu said...

I honestly wish there were more occasions to wear gowns!

Alex said...

omgosh this collection is stunning! this reminds me of gowns worn in weddings both the bride's and the bride's maids-- so fancy and elegant!

hmm my favs would go to the 2nd to bottom row! the colors and designs are so soft on the eyes!

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Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous!! I thought I saw Kate Middleton wearing the first red dress above?? Maybe I'm wrong.
I love all the strapless nude/blush numbers. The more frills the better ;-)
Hope you are well Sweets xx

Re_becah said...

I just didn’t like the ones without the “waist”
I like when the waist is “marked” I don’t know how to explain hehe

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

the nude and champagne colored ones are at the top of my list! all of them are gorgeous and definitely make a statement.
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Rolled Up Pretty said...

Oh my gosh, all of these dresses are AMAZING! I love the nude colored ones at the top the most I think! :)

Ana in fashion said...

WOW! Love this!

Kisses!

Ana

Fashion Tales said...

I'm a huge fan of lace, so I adore this collection, and love the pale peach styles. I'd love to wear that cobalt ruffled dress as well.

Joyce said...

hmmm I don't think I have a favorite...because I LOVE all of them :P They look so delicate and beautiful, I would love to have one of each in my closet! haha...no but seriously, it would be so fun to try on these dresses.

Sara Shoemaker said...

Reem Acra huh? Never heard of him but I'll remember him from now on! How can I possibly pick a favorite when I love ALL of them?! I'm very picky but I honestly thought every single design was amazing and so feminine. You've got great taste to feature all these! I love the way they all taper in so small at the waist, accentuating the femininity factor. I would definitely wear his designs anywhere {if I could afford it!}

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hope in high heels said...

This entire collection is what my dreams are made of! It's completely impossible to pick a favorite as they are all, without exception, divinely beautiful!

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Sara T. said...

Gorgeous! I love those peachy, nude gowns and those silver abaya-like dresses!

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