Lihi Hod Spring 2018 “Dreams” Bridal Collection Debut

We are very excited to announce our debut of Lihi Hod’s new “Dreams” capsule collection June 9-11, 2017!  Known for her delicate laces, subtle hand sewn details, and ethereal bridal aesthetic, Hod’s couture collection was not within the budget reach of many of her would be brides.  So she took to her atelier and using the same French laces, chiffons and tulles from her couture collection, created a new, more budget friendly collection which would be a continuation of her effortless, bohemian chic bridal designs.

Here is a sneak peek at some of our favorites!

  

We love the beautiful hand cut lace details on “Alexa”…the deep V neck bodice and modified A Line skirt are incredibly flattering to the bride’s shape.  We particularly love the way the fully laced skirt is sewn together in three tiers that gradually widen so that the bottom of the skirt will move effortlessly with every step the bride makes on the dance floor and off!

 

“Capri” has a gorgeous swiss dotted tulle accented by rich guipure and chantilly laces.  This particular halter neckline has a necklace finish, narrowing just as it disappears around to the bride’s back.  This signature boho-chic bridal style is incredibly chic in close ups, and slightly more bohemian when the bottom is revealed!  Much of the effect is achieved via the bride’s styling – using “little black details” such as this bow – one of the hottest trends from the Spring 2018 runways!

 

“Grace” has gauzy layers of tulle over lace that are begging to be swooshed!  A beautifully beaded bodice and plunging sweetheart neckline make this bohemian wedding dress incredibly romantic and girly.

  

The delicate chantilly lace, softly fitted skirt, and light materials of “June” make her perfectly named!  We love the shape of the halter neckline almost as much as the teardrop opening in the back!  Beautiful lace peeks through a tulle skirt that skims the hips just enough to show off the bride’s silhouette without giving too much away for the demure, romantic bride.

 

“Julie” is vintage glam perfection!  The modified A Line silhouette is figure flattering, with a flowing, chiffon skirt that makes the look effortless.  Again, the neckline is a beautifully cut out halter leading into a scalloped keyhole back that highlights the bride’s shoulders.

  

“Iris” immediately brings to mind the ballerina bride.  The sparkling lace bodice is finished with simple accents – no fuss spaghetti straps and a slim belt to define the natural waist.  The drop waist silhouette is figure flattering, dipping into a V in the back over a ballerina worthy tulle skirt.

 

 

Finally, the Chantilly lace peplum and cap sleeves make this bridal sheath incredibly chic, and the most sophisticated dress in the collection.  “Shelley” is for the bride who wants a sleek interpretation of the bohemian bride.

  

Special incentives will be offered on gowns purchased during the weekend!

By appointment only, 312 787 0920.

Lee Petra Grebenau Spotlight

We are very excited to announce our exclusive Lee Petra Grebenau shopping event December 16-18, 2016.  This will be Chicago brides’, as well as brides of the midwest, first chance to shop the Fall 2017 collection!  The signature of the collection is meticulous craftsmanship, tailoring and hand embroidered details.  The design house uses  exclusive laces and fabrics primarily from France,  which are usually unique to the collection and hand finished with coveted details such as 3-d florals, feathers and subtle sparkle!  This is a special one weekend event, and space is limited!  Click the link at the bottom of the post to reserve your spot today!

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Special incentives will be offered on gowns purchased during the weekend!

By appointment only, 312 787 0920.

Inbal Dror Fall 2017 Bridal Runway Carnegie Hall – New York Bridal Fashion Week

 As the exclusive retailer of the Inbal Dror bridal collection in Chicago, we make it a priority to schedule an appointment with the designer right from the beginning of New York Bridal Fashion Week (we have to admit…it’s also because we adore her!)  The Fall 2017 bridal collection exemplifies why Inbal is who she is in the bridal fashion world – every season she walks away from all of her previous successes, and boldly redefines bridal fashion with a new, unique perspective on what brides should be wearing for their 2017 weddings…

The Fall 2017 “Dreamers” collection is features wedding gowns that are both whimsical and regal.  Our brides have been asking for tea length dresses more than ever, so we were thrilled when we saw Inbal’s creation using the silhouette – featuring a can can skirt and sequined bodice this tea length feels just as special and important as a full length wedding dress!

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One of our favorites in the new collection (and there are many) was the high low dress below.  The 3d flowers, sparkling mesh, and billowing layers of chantilly lace and organza made us think of a modern queen – one who was the leader of an army rather than the type that whiled away the hours in a high tower waiting for a prince to show up.

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The high neck is beautifully balanced with the open back and high skirt and the placement of the 3-d flowers on the long sheer sleeves give the neckline an off the shoulder appearance.

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Another favorite was the ballerina inspired princess A line below featuring a delicate organza skirt detailed with chantilly lace applique.  The plunging V illusion bodice features a high neck and cap sleeves, for a softer sexy that can almost be called modest.

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One of our favortie backs of New York Bridal Fashion Week can be found on this dress, and immediately reminded us of a ballerina’s pointe shoe, with a thick satin ribbon that criss crosses from the waist and ties into a beautiful draping bow at the neck.  She is simply put – dreamy.

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Romona Keveza Fall 2017 Bridal Collection – New York Bridal Fashion Week

While sophisticated and timeless,  the Romona Keveza couture bridal collection is a fashion forward alternative to the designer’s more traditional Romona Keveza Legends collection!  The Fall 2017 gowns have a shared inspiration – the fantasy that every girl has of her perfect dress – whether she is a modernist, a fashionista or an aristocrat.  Here is a look at the stunning Fall 2017 bridal gowns that were presented to us just last weekend during New York Bridal fashion week!

Dreamy and ethereal best describe the “fashionista” wedding gowns that first emanated from the dressing suite.  These dresses featured 3d laces and intricate beadwork in subtle hues of blush, gold and lavender!  Their gossamer fabrics included silk net and metallic silk embroidered lace – for an effect that was utterly enchanting!

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The modern bridal gowns that came next were incredibly chic, yet feminine – including horsehair finished overskirts that softened the sleek lines of the minimalist gowns underneath.  These gowns feature Romona Keveza’s signature 5ply Italian silk crepe fabric, which is truly like no other crepe in the industry.  This rich fabric has just the right weight to make the gown drape perfectly along the bride’s figure, and her seaming is so impeccably effortless it belies the skill that is needed to achieve it.  The Fall 2017 collection achieved a new level of architectural drama with several short dresses that were paired with overskirts of varying length and style…giving brides the versatility of transitioning from gown to  cocktail dress at a moment’s notice!

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Finally, the aristocrat series of gowns are best described by one term – dream dress!   Featuring baroque details, silk organza flowers, beaded laces, and flowing skirts, each bridal gown gives a nod to the different princess fantasies we may have had as little girls.  As always, Romona Keveza’s finale gown was the masterpiece of the collection, based on a gown from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Made of lace printed silk organza, the ballgown skirt is cut to lay like the petals of a flower…this dress is the ultimate chic Cinderella fantasy!

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We have to thank Collin Pierson photography for capturing these moments during our appointment with

Romona Keveza at New York Bridal Fashion week!

Dimitra’s Bridal is proud to be the exclusive bridal boutique for the Romona Keveza bridal collection in Chicago.

Contact us for trunk show dates and special events at info@dimitrsbridal.com!