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Lace Wedding Dresses: Timeless Elegance for Your Special Day

Lace wedding dresses offer a flair of romance, femininity, elegance, and a touch of whimsy for the traditional, modern, or chic bride.

Which Season Is Best to Wear Lace Wedding Dresses? 

Lace wedding dresses were traditionally designed for cooler temperatures. However, with the newer materials available these days, lace bridal gowns can be worn comfortably throughout the year.

So, let’s go over some bridal styles that look fabulous in lace, breaking it down by season.

Lace Wedding Dresses for Spring

For brides who fancy a spring wedding, lace bridal gown choices can be narrowed down depending on the venue and forecasted weather.

Fit and Flare Lace Wedding Dress

The fit and flare style lace wedding dress is a popular option for most wedding themes. Styled to highlight the bride’s curves, this style can be worn with a variety of necklines.

Strapless Lace Wedding Dress

Although strapless wedding gowns were “scandalous” at the time of their 1930s debut, since then, brides have added embellishments such as lace to the gowns to soften the look and add a touch of classic romance.

Backless Lace Wedding Dress

There is nothing stopping any bride from showing a little skin on their wedding day with an alluring backless lace wedding gown. Having the back opening covered with a lacey inset can provide a hint of glamour.

Lace Wedding Dresses for Summer

A lace bridal gown designed for a summer ceremony calls for light and airy materials. Using lace in the right places can keep the bride cool as she walks down the aisle and dances the night away.

A-Line Lace Wedding Dress

Brides who want to accentuate their silhouette can do so with an A-line lace wedding dress. Fitted at the hips, this style flares outward to give a distinct shape. An A-line gown can be made with any type of material, including a lace overlay.

Rustic or Boho Lace Wedding Dress

A lush garden or a forest glade make for stunning summer venues to wear a rustic or Boho lace wedding gown. Nature meets charm and sophistication with the lace theme against the surrounding wood and foliage.

Lace Corset Wedding Dress

Traditional and modern corset wedding gowns feature a laced backing forming the bodice of the dress. This style offers a dainty look combined with the shapely design of the gown.

Lace Wedding Dress with Train

If it’s drama a bride is seeking, she can choose a lace wedding gown with its own train already included or have an elaborate lace train attached to her dress for a custom look.

Deep V-Neck Lace Wedding Dress

Most body types are enhanced with a deep V-neck lace wedding dress design. A plunging neckline can be tactfully shown with the right accessories or made more modest with a lace inlay.

Lace Wedding Dresses for Fall/Autumn

Fall provides a dramatic backdrop for wedding photos and more comfortable temperatures for the wedding party and guests. . Lace wedding dresses offer the perfect balance the generally cooler autumn t weather.

Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress

Brides with narrow shoulders can take advantage of the off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress to show off their decolletage without exposing their arms to the chillier weather experienced in late fall.  

Sheath Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Sleeves 

Illusion sleeves maximize the beauty of sheer lace, providing a little coverage in cooler temperatures. As most sheath wedding gowns with illusion sleeves offer a more minimalist style, adding a lace overlay, cape, or train can enhance the romantic look.

3D Floral Lace Wedding Dress 

A popular wedding dress design features 3D floral lace overlay to express a romantic and feminine touch. This trend offers a degree of texture and dainty flair via small petal appliques or full flower blooms.

Lace Wedding Dresses for Winter

Using a heavy lace material will provide the bride with a bit of warmth while she showcases her romantic side in her winter wedding.

Lace Ball Gown Wedding Dress

The belle of the ball takes centre stage with a lace ball gown wedding dress. This style of gown impresses with its full skirt, usually paired with underlayers of crinoline or tulle, which flows out and down from the fitted bodice.

High-Neck Lace Mermaid Dress

A high-neck or halter style lace wedding dress can be enhanced with a mermaid-design skirt. Hugging the neck and bustline, this style is tailored to the bride’s bodice and hips before flaring out near the floor.

Tea-Length Lace Dress with Long Sleeves

This 1950s-inspired but timeless classic has a tea-length lace dress with long sleeves. The bride can choose the hemline to fall between the knees and the ankle, depending on her preference, which makes it an appealing design for winter weather.

Long-Sleeved Lace Wedding Dress

Another timeless tradition is the long-sleeved lace wedding dress that provides custom look in various styles. The extended sleeves offer warmth to the bride while instilling a touch of grace.

Lace Dress with a Cape

For the bride who desires a little coverage or some drama or who wants “flow” without the conventional train or full ballroom gown, the lace dress with a cape checks  all the boxes.

Bridal Accessories to Complete Your Lace Wedding Dress Look

Bridal accessories are an important part of the overall wedding look for a bride. Regardless of the style of lace gown you choose, adding the right accessories can enhance its beauty or create a unique look.

Pearl Accessories

One of the more popular lace wedding dress accessories is pearl detailing. Whether it’s an heirloom necklace, new earrings, a classic hair accessory, or pearl buttons, lace and pearls go together just like love and marriage.

Floral Hair Accessories

Lace wedding gowns can embody romance in any style or design. The addition of a floral hair accessory, small or big, can enhance this mood as an alternative to a bejeweled tiara or veil.

Bridal Cape

Another amazing accessory to any lace bridal gown is a bridal cape. Detailed with exquisite beading, jewels, or fur, a cape can offer a royal touch for any aspiring princess bride.

Shimmering Waistline Belt

A lace bridal gown can be upgraded to a more form-fitting, glamorous look with the easy addition of a shimmering waistline belt. 

Stylish Veil

While a veil is an obvious choice for the traditional bride, it can still be a very stylish accessory for the more modern woman. It can customize the entire look depending on the length, embellishments, and type of lace and trim.

Beads and Sparkles

As lace is a versatile accent to any wedding gown, adding a bit of sparkle or beads on top of the lace can take the wedding dress to a new level of elegance. Beads and sparkles can be incorporated in a plethora of ways, including a crown, other jewelry, the veil, a belt gloves, and shoes.

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