Lebanese designer Elie Saab has long been a leading name in haute couture in the Middle East, where his romantic, crystal-encrusted gowns attracted princesses to his Beirut atelier, opened in 1982 when he was just 18 years old. His ready-to-wear line, which launched in 1998 in Milan, heralds the same feminine aesthetic as his couture dresses, with brightly colored silks, chiffons, pearl beading, and embroidered lace. With their Middle Eastern detailing and European sensibility, Saab gowns are also at home on the Hollywood red carpet; Halle Berry famously wore one to pick up her Academy Award in 2002.
To see more dresses from Elie Saab, enjoying watching this video of the Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011/2012 Fashion Show:
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Vera Wang has created a unique aspirational world that alludes to sensuality and youthful sophistication. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize the Vera Wang aesthetic.
Photo by Grace Huang
Reem Acra’s designs epitomize global glamour by offering women her innate fashion sense, European style and understanding of American women. A true luxury lover, Acra delights in making women look and feel beautiful. Her regal designs are developed with a modern aesthetic.
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1920s Style Short Wedding Dresses
The 1920′s saw Prohibition and the rise of the “roaring 20′s ” ladies of fashion went from the high button tight collared show no leg fashions to daring scandalous women in short fringed and beaded “Flapper: dresses and “Bobbed ” hair dos. (via A Reflection on Brides of Fashion and their Bouquets… from Victorian to Today)
I hope you enjoy this video of vintage 1920s wedding photos:
LeLuxe began out of a need to preserve the style of the 1920s Flapper era. Throughout the years they have revived and reinvented gowns in a modern style, and worked on perfecting fabulous beaded gowns, cotton embroidered dresses, and vintage inspired accessories.
Sue Wong’s designs are as timeless as they are romantic. Flattering, lyrical, Sue Wong’s fashions work a kind of magic; drawing on a potion of mystique and seduction, the clothes take on a power of their own. Alluring and evocative, a Sue Wong design often echoes period style while remaining modern and utterly of the moment.
Photo by Elisabeth Millay via Style Me Pretty
After traveling the world for inspiration and settling in fashion capital Paris, Italian-born designer Gabriella Cortese started Antik Batik in 1992. With an eclectic mix of European and Indonesian influences, the label’s fabulously romantic designs combine colorful prints with eye-catching embellishments. Choose from beautifully beaded shoulder bags, tribal-print cocktail dresses and luxe coverups.
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1920s Style Flapper Dress from Jigsaw
Buy it from Jigsaw $287
If you like the 1920s style, I recommend you have a look at another post, 1920s Style Wedding Dress Inspiration
If you really liked the vintage style, I recommend you have a look at these blogs. They are fantastic resources for brides looking for vintage wedding inspiration, and ideas for weddings with a vintage feel.