Want to know one of the hottest trends in bridal fashion today? Lace, lace, and more lace… brides can’t seem to get enough of it. Wedding gown designers have taken notice and are catering to the demand by creating stunning lace dresses available in any silhouette. So, no matter why your style or personality is, you are sure to find a lace gown that is perfectly suited for you and your big day. Below is a rundown of styles and what types of lace detailing you can expect from each.
Ball gown: Ball gowns are very hot this season, and with lace, they are even more popular. A ball gown has a very full skirt, so finding on that is all-over lace is not likely. Designers such as Vera Wang focus on lace on the skirt of the ball gown. Keeping the top a bit simpler then adding a dramatic effect sporadically at the bottom is a great look. Traditional brides love a lacey ball gown.
Mermaid: With the boom in lace, mermaid gowns, or fit and flare gowns (fitted at the top, flares out around the knee area) can be found in all lace. It is a dramatic look that is ideal for the romantic or vintage bride. You will also see mermaid wedding dresses that are bit less detailed, with perhaps some lace at the bust of the dress or a lace sash around the waist. Either look is stunning.
Sheath: The sheath dress is the perfect way to get the all-over lace look. And it can really pack a punch in the “wow” department. Bohemian brides love this looks as well as modern brides. The sheath gown is fairly form fitting but with a little room to spare, so lace works perfectly.
Empire: Empire gowns have always been a hot silhouette because it flatter just about any figure (the waistline hits right below the bust and the gown flows out from there). And lace is very easy to work into the mix. To really highlight the lace, looks for something that has lace detailing on the skirt. Lace patches are just lovely and could even work for the beach bride!
A-line: A-line dresses are the most bought dresses out there. They cater to many different body types, and may different lace applications. Again, an A-line wedding gown can be all over lace, or have the lace just at the top, or even scattered. There are so many options from which to choose. Designers like Maggie Sottero work lace in an A-line beautifully, and all brides love the cut.