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Wedding Dress Inspiration: 4 Designers to Know

Today on the Dialight Bride Blog we thought it illuminating to discuss four designers that are a go-to in the Dubai wedding scene not only as a glossary and guide for brides on the lookout for their dream dress but for those looking to seek inspiration and stay on trend, for their special day.

Elie Saab, the Lebanese couturier is a beloved name amongst our local brides, just take one look at our go-to account for all things Middle Eastern bride at Khaleeji Weddings and you’ll notice a custom Elie Saab gown on one of their latest posts. With international acclaim and celebrities and royals-alike flocking to the designer for his masterful creations we see a rise in the region’s adoration for his work and after taking a look at both the recent Haute Couture Spring/Summer 21 & Bridal Collections we’re more inspired than ever. From voluminous bell sleeves, to bejeweled veils and feathers galore, we see crystalized and embellished veils being a key-trend amongst Middle Eastern brides this year, inspired by Mr.Saab of course.

Georges Hobeika is well-kept secret amongst brides, so much so that new brides-to-be are only just discovering this masterful designers’ unique creations. For his Bridal Spring/Summer 22 collection the designer meshes a bygone-era of glamour with contemporary silhouettes, think 1920’s meets the modern age; romanticism explored through the eyes of a storyteller. The key-trend Georges Hobeika’s work highlights is the usage of silver and cream in a colour palette that meshes silver embroidery with cloud-like tulle along with modest silhouettes that are timeless in their construction and are definitely going to be a hit with brides that prefer a more classical take on trends.

House of Ashi, has definitely taken Dubai by storm with their architecturally feminine designs that have sparked an onslaught of copies (yes, we can tell) However, thankfully so can the discerning Middle Eastern bride, after all no other modern designer can attest to championing the look that has become a signature of the label; stacks of pleats that fold and cascade around the body almost mercurial in nature but always glorious to witness. However, this seasons the House of Ashi’s bridal collection looks to volume instead with puffed sleeves and gargantuan trains taking center focus with the architectural silhouettes we’ve come to expect from the brand appearing across elongated sleeves and ball skirts instead. If the brands aesthetic sparks another trend this season, it’s definitely flared-cascading bell sleeves.

Zuhair Murad, the couturier goes bold this season with silhouettes that seem made for THE NOW. In fact, the bouffant veil photographed on one of the models in Spring/Summer 201 bridal collection while reimagined from their 1960s counterparts is strikingly on trend with the style worn by superstar Ariana Grande at her recent nuptials. While the resurgence of vintage trends is no surprise in the fashion or wedding industry it is Zuhair Murad’s craftsmanship that has earned the designer his top tier ranking. In fact, the razor-sharp tailoring alone in the designer’s bridal collection has us (and our brides) in awe. The collections standout piece is a combination of draping, pleats and a cinched waist paired with a bouffant veil, key trend? ALL OF IT.

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