Peak wedding season is just around the corner, which means we're about to witness a slew of different bridal trends coming down aisles around the world. Last month, I interviewed a Barcelona-based designer to get the scoop on what Spanish brides are wearing, and now I'm turning to a different corner of the globe to find out what Israeli brides are gravitating toward. I tapped Sharon Sever, head designer at Galia Lahav, who was kind enough to share his insider knowledge.
"Israeli weddings can go from very traditional and conservative to completely radical and nonconformist," Sever told Who What Wear. "Galia Lahav wedding gowns speak to all types of brides, taking into consideration that we master in custom designs and in personalization." Overall, Sever says Israeli brides tend to look for statement wedding dresses. Specifically, Sever explains that form-fitting, sheer mermaid dresses as well as floral ballgown silhouettes are two trends that are popular with Israeli brides right now.
As for the former, Sever explains that one of the brand's dresses, in particular, is the perfect embodiment of the trend. "The Estelle gown is a tight-to-body sheer mermaid dress, which is trending for the brides in Israel who want to shine and show their womanly curves," Sever tells Who What Wear. "This is a wedding gown to impress with, and that is definitely what Israeli brides want!" As for the latter, Sever names two dresses that capture the look. "The Fabiana and GALA 204 are both ballgown silhouettes with 3-D flower appliqués, which are really [a testament to] the innovation of bridal fashion. Both dresses are voluminous and romantic—perfect for the traditional wedding—although they would need a veil and/or a cape to cover any skin showing, as that wouldn't be accepted under the Hupa ceremony."