A lace wedding dress combines the most romantic day of your life with the most romantic of fabrics. The ancient art of lace-making can be traced all the way back to the 15th century, but lace wedding gowns saw a dramatic spike in popularity after Kate Middleton wore a long sleeve lace wedding dress in 2011. Since then, countless brides have dreamed of wearing an elegant lace wedding dress with sleeves. If you find yourself gravitating toward vintage lace wedding dresses, consider an ivory lace dress for a subtle touch of old-fashioned charm. For a more modern look that’s sexy yet sophisticated, try a lace mermaid wedding dress. Vintage-loving brides might also choose a short lace wedding dress, a style that’s rich in retro appeal (we love it with a bold lip and some statement shoes!). For intriguing textural contrast, pair a lace skirt with a sleek top to achieve a custom bridal look.
Once you’ve found the perfect white lace gown, try it on with a few wedding dress belts to accentuate your waist and add a touch of sparkle. If you prefer a more subtle hint of lace on your big day, consider incorporating this elegant fabric into your bridal accessories. Lace wedding shoes are a gorgeous counterpoint to beaded wedding dresses. You might also consider a lacy bridal clutch that adds texture to a sleek crepe or charmeuse gown.