Reem Acra Fall 2014 Bridal Collection

Posted on October 21, 2013

Reem Acra Fall 2014 Bridal Collection






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  • Clueless_Jock

    Seems like he is targeting the mature bride.

  • homofascist

    Almost every dress just has like one thing too much…

    • BrooklynBomber

      You hit the nail on the head.

    • xmixiex

      I think that “one thing too much” can be remedied without the extra wrap/accessory thing that’s on most of the looks.

  • MW

    Oh yeah, I always dreamed of a wedding dress that would nicely show off my nipples…

    • BrooklynBomber

      Although if you ever watch Say Yes to the Dress you’ll see there’s not shortage of women who want to show so much cleavage they might as well wear that sheer lace. It creeps me out. Where’s everybody supposed to look?

      • marlie

        I’m not a prude, but really, you want all that cleavage and bare skin showing on your wedding day? And in a church?

        • random_poster

          And in front of your grandparents, parents and the rest of your family, too boot.

        • BrooklynBomber

          I know. I was going to say I am a prude because it seems all kinds of uncomfortable to me. I mean, what – she wants her intended and who are are witnessing to get a look at the goods he’s getting, is that it?? I really don’t understand it. Or maybe just this is how some define sexy/beautiful and want to look their sexiest/most beautiful on their big day?

          • marlie

            You’re right. And it’s always a certain, uh, TYPE of bride that defines “sexy” as showing all the goods.

            Most of us all know that one can be sexy and NOT be tacky at the same time, but those brides always seem to want some combination of princess and stripper.

        • StellaZafella

          Some of these are okay…as first sketches for the wedding dress in Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula.

      • NMMagpie

        My thoughts exactly! And yes, I’ll admit to watching that show.

      • Oh, god, yes. The brides on Say Yes to the Dress generally have the absolute worst taste and gravitate to Pnina Tornai like tacky moths to a very gaudy flame. Some of those corset princess dresses in that line literally look more like the underpinnings of a mid-century bride than an actual dress.

        Sometimes I wish TLo would do a review of Tornai bridal dresses every season. Not just a post with all the photos of the collection left for us to mock at our leisure, but an actual review of these godforsaken garments (this year they have a maternity bridal gown that literally has one of those really cheap giftwrap bows on the ass; it is bright silver, of course–and don’t even get me started on the white lace jumpsuit or the emu-ass gown). They don’t have to do every dress, but if they did even the top 5 worst dresses? It’d be the highlight of the year. 😀

    • Andrew Rotella

      I thought they were part of the “I See Your Coochie” collection.

    • JulieTy

      I know this is a tangent, but — really! — is a woman supposed to be reduced to nothing but a sex object, even on her wedding day? Is it ok to be a slutty bride? What about grace, elegance, brains, class, or — dare I say it? — decorum? I thought the whole point of the white dress was to (at least appear to) be virginal (also an archaic and sexist notion, but still).
      *sigh* And here I was, hoping Kate Middleton had started a trend . . .

  • Imasewsure

    Beautiful but I’m seeing a lot of it as maybe too literal with the 30’s and 40’s vibe – give most of it to Claudette Colbert, and split the furry ones between Sonja Henie and Vera Ellen (remake of White Christmas, anyone?).

    • BrooklynBomber

      I adore Claudette Colbert. Are you by any chance thinking of The Palm Beach Story? There’s an amazing black dress that has lace features similar to a couple dresses here. If you go to youtube and search #150) The Palm Beach Story (1942) you can see glimpses of it at about :46 – :54 and starting at about 1:38.

      • Imasewsure

        I was just thinking of her movies in general since she always rocked this kind of peignoir-y stuff but Palm Beach Story definitely! Love that movie 🙂

        • BrooklynBomber

          Yeah, I agree. She looked amazing in this sort of thing! I love that scene in PBS where Rudy Vallee is buying her all the clothes.

  • oatmealpie

    So nice to see some flowy gowns like dress #2. Wedding dresses have been so stiff for so long.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    Given that every wedding collection so far has overflowed with compulsory lace, I do like the way the headdresses complement and enhance. No individual dress wows me, however.

  • Random Compliments

    The styling is atrocious.

  • Some really pretty things. Except for the one they forgot to put the lining in. The very last place in the world where we should see nubbies is in a wedding dress.

  • Fifi LaRoux

    I just can’t with the headwear, but I like the dresses.

  • hughman

    Elizabeth Taylor in “The Bluebird”. It’s a look.

  • kcnitch

    Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I shouldn’t be seeing areola on your wedding day.

  • Too many feather crowns! (Words I never thought I say.)

    • marlie

      I said that last week with Alexandria’s PR finale collection. What’s more surprising is that I’ve said it twice in less than a week.

  • MilaXX

    Eh except for some truly hideous head pieces, these are all pretty standard. #4 and the lat one are fugly. I kinda like the gray one in the middle.

  • Love a lot of the dresses. But the feather head fans make them all look like members of the Mimbari race from Babylon 5.

    • Snailstsichr

      Props for the Babylon 5 reference on a wedding dress post!

  • RL McGruder

    These are pretty conventional for Reem Acra, no? I always remember looking forward to this line because there was edge to it.

    ETA: Unless they’re banking on the nipples. They never highlighted THOSE.

  • neonseattle

    I had the pleasure of trying on some beautiful Reem Acra wedding dresses this weekend. Not feeling this collection though.

  • fashionlurker

    Take away the feathers so I can see the pretty dresses!

  • marlie

    I’ll take #10 and 21, please!

    A lot of these are very pretty, although I’m not a fan of the feathery shrug/cape things.

    • Margaret Nikoleit

      I’m not exactly a fan, but they have given me an idea for the Snow Queen costume I’ll be sewing soon for my community theatre’s holiday show …

  • jspark

    Why so angry? They all look pissed off.

  • JauntyJohn

    The Ghost Flapper motif is not my thing.

    • demidaemon

      That sounds like a theme for the final runway of an ANTM season.

  • Coleen

    The models are too pale and the lighting too fluorescent for me to really get a sense of the detailing.

  • CocoShalimar

    That was quite unexciting, but I do like #2.

  • carlatheviking

    Uh…no. There were maybe three meh ones.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Good lord, so much pretty! I also love the headpieces – they elevate each look into something really special.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I think the headpieces are my favorite part.

  • Aaminah Khan

    Totally hit or miss. There were a couple that made me gasp, but a lot that were entirely underwhelming.

  • Tania Grüning

    I am wondering why the designers don’t use a more curvy model for this sort of look? I always think a bustier or corset top looks kinda weird if the girl has nothing to fill it out. Most of these dresses did absolutely nothing for me. Too much, too twee and too many design elements.

  • Mudskipper

    Mostly whipped cream. Don’t like it.

  • MsALVA

    Huh. They’ve changed their styles a lot. When I was wedding dress shopping six years ago, Reems were pretty much all strapless, heavily encrusted, giant poof cupcake dresses for the girls who wanted to be princesses. And with deep pockets.

  • MoHub

    This looks more like Marchesa than the Marchesa collection

  • Trickytrisha

    Lots of drama here. Some of the headpieces are quite lovely, a few of the dresses without the extraneous bits are really nice. In the eighth from the bottom pic, the model’s head looks detached because of the lace choker around her neck.

    But FFS, the sheer lace nipple showing top is egregious. Is the designer so desperate for publicity that she stoops that low? Geez, it’s a bridal collection, not a strip show.

  • save_the_hobbit

    No. no nipples on your wedding day. I hate all the feathers too…no ostriches or nipples. Those should be the rules.

    So I finally became That Person who has a wedding board on Pinterest. I decided to call it “My Big Fat Imaginary Lesbian Wedding”.

    • marlie

      You’re not alone. I have one too, and there’s no wedding in my immediate future. A girl can dream, though.

  • demidaemon

    That 3rd dress and all the head styling is made of WTF. I feel like so many birds died for this collection, and their deaths were in vain.

  • Snailstsichr

    A lot of the dresses are pretty enough that I can imagine actual brides wearing them – but with different headdresses.

  • So, is half-naked the new trend in bridal wear?

  • quiltrx

    I really like a lot of these! I think if you have this kind of money to spend on your dress, it really should be a bit of a fantasy gown. I think several of these work on that level for a lot of different girls.

  • sleepycat

    I love the 20s and 30s influences and would love to witness some of these in person.

  • DesertDweller79

    Kittens, if I ever get the idea to wear a wedding dress which looks like I have pasted bits of lace over my nude body, please, please, please, one of you, please stage an intervention.

  • xmixiex

    Number 3 please, without the feathery thing.

  • This is all over the place. Nothing is a “collection” and very little of it is appealing. But I’ll tell you one thing, they’re not making Bottle Brush Headpiece a thing.

  • many of the dresses are lovely, but the feather headdresses look like minature showgirl costumes. or happy new years headbands.

  • Bored now.

  • I wish that designers would quit including head pieces in an attempt to create cohesiveness to their “looks.” If I like the head pieces, then there may be some success. If I don’t like the head pieces, they become very irritating each time I see them. Case in point, I hated the head pieces in Alexandria’s Project Runway shows. I didn’t like the ones that looked like mohawks and I didn’t like the ones that looked like mini-Indian head dresses. In the case of these bridal gowns, the head pieces are distracting.