Backstage, before the show began, Reem Acra called her brides “bombshells.” As that word implied, the upcoming collection was not going to be a demure one. “The bustiers, the corsets, the lace-up backs…it’s sexy,” she said.

The lineup was also more versatile than ever, with detachable shrugs, overskirts and even a dramatic train that doubled as a convertible veil — an idea that occurred to the designer only a few days before the show. “It’s about flexibility for the modern bride,” she continued. “You can create your own look.” Some of Acra’s looks leaned toward the excessively fussy — an organza ballgown with tiered, ruffled layers seemed to overwhelm the petite model, for example. But an off-the-shoulder Chantilly lace gown with a plunging, lace-up back stood out for its refined elegance.

By  on April 15, 2016
Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2017

Backstage, before the show began, Reem Acra called her brides "bombshells." As that word implied, the upcoming collection was not going to be a demure one. "The bustiers, the corsets, the lace-up backs…it's sexy," she said.The lineup was also more versatile than ever, with detachable shrugs, overskirts and even a dramatic train that doubled as a convertible veil — an idea that occurred to the designer only a few days before the show. "It's about flexibility for the modern bride," she continued. "You can create your own look." Some of Acra's looks leaned toward the excessively fussy — an organza ballgown with tiered, ruffled layers seemed to overwhelm the petite model, for example. But an off-the-shoulder Chantilly lace gown with a plunging, lace-up back stood out for its refined elegance.

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