Of all the fabrics wedding dresses are made from, perhaps none is as classically romantic as lace. Lace wedding dresses are elegant, timeless, feminine – and, let’s face it, one of the most desirable wedding gown styles for brides-to-be. The popularity of lace wedding dresses probably has something to do with the fact that lace is an incredibly diverse fabric and can be used on all different types of wedding dresses. No matter what dress silhouette style you select – mermaid cut, A-line, ball gown, or sheath – there’s always a way to incorporate lace into your special day.
Long Sleeve and Vintage Lace Wedding Dresses
One especially well-loved bridal gown style is that of a long sleeve lace wedding dress. (We probably all remember how Kate Middleton perfected this iconic look!) Part of the appeal is that there are both aesthetic and practical reasons why you might consider choosing a lace wedding dress with long sleeves. Not only do the long sleeves provide arm coverage – which might be appreciated by some brides who don’t want to bare all – this style can also be more seasonally appropriate in colder months. A lace wedding dress with sleeves will also help display the beauty and intricacy of the lace pattern itself. Finally, lace long sleeves can embellish and elevate just about any wedding dress in unexpected ways for an unforgettable appearance. Just wait until you see your wedding photos!
Many brides also love vintage lace wedding dresses – that is, dresses that appear to be from a different era. Whether you prefer a free-spirited bohemian look or something from the Great Gatsby period, you can likely find a vintage style gown made from lace that you’ll love.
If a full-on lace gown isn’t your thing, you can still choose a dress with lace highlights. You will look just as dream-like to your partner walking down the aisle in a non-lace wedding dress that has a lace neckline, lace panels, or lace embellishments. And, of course, there are always traditional lace veils – which can be worn no matter what material your actual wedding dress is made from.
No matter your preference, the Knot is here to help you find the lace wedding dress of your dreams. We have all styles and lengths – short or long, fitted or flared, sleeveless or long-sleeved, modern or vintage – so that every bride can find something that perfectly fits both her own figure as well as the overall style of her wedding day. Simply search our lace wedding dress selections by silhouette, price, neckline and more. Then, look forward to looking simply amazing!