15/10/2014 14:32 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Bridal Fashion Week: Reem Acra Autumn/Winter 2015

Crop tops aren't the first thing that spring to mind when thinking of beautiful bridal wear.

Yet wedding dress designer Reem Acra showcased a twist on the classic ball gown with her long-sleeved lace and satin stomach-flashing styles at Bridal Fashion Week.


Paired with floor-sweeping skirts, these tops looked surprisingly easy-to-wear and elegant while barely-there lace bodices covered in crystal beadwork were some of the most delicate designs seen at the Autumn/Winter 2015 shows.

MORE: Temperley London's Bridal Collection Autumn/Winter 2015

Okay, these delicate, skin-baring dresses might not fill brides planning a winter wedding with confidence (they're not exactly cosy) but for dreamy bridal gowns with a difference, look no further than Acra's latest collection...

MORE: Monique Lhuillier's Bridal Collection Autumn/Winter 2014

A quick wedding dress history lesson...

Evolution Of The Wedding Dress