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The Bride Show Abu Dhabi 2012: White is Out!

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The Bride Show Abu Dhabi 2012: White is Out!

We recently updated you on the latest makeup trends we picked up at The Bride Show in Abu Dhabi. We are now updating you on the latest fashion trends from industry experts in the region.

We met with Nancy Ghusein, international fashion representative, who told us all about the latest bridal fashion trends for 2012!

The first thing that Nancy told Arabia Weddings was that white is definitely out! More and more brides are choosing ivory or off-white colored dresses, especially for the spring and summer seasons of 2012. On a large hanging rail full of beautiful bridal gowns displayed at Nancy’s booth at the Bride Show in Abu Dhabi, 1 or 2 dresses were bright white. The dominant color was certainly off-white.  

Nancy also pointed out other trends in bridal fashion this season. Dresses have a lot of draping, not ruffles. The classic look of lace, long sleeves and long trains is big. Dresses embellished with beads are also quite trendy.

When it comes to veils, the Spanish Mantilla is trending this year. The Mantilla is a lace or silk shawl worn over the head and shoulders like any other veil.

Separate or removable ‘Boleros’ are also in this year; worn over strapless gowns. And to have even more fun with it, a bride can add a belt to the dress, since belted wedding dresses are very hot right now, especially colored belts or even black!