Whether you’re looking for a bohemian, classic, or vintage wedding dress, lace is truly magical in providing just the right amount of detail and embellishment to your wedding dress.
From lace long sleeved wedding dresses to fitted lace bodices on wedding dresses, there is definitely the perfect lace gown for any bride.
Evoking romantic aesthetics, lace wedding dresses are often chosen by celebrity brides as well! Some of the most famous gowns, such as Grace Kelly’s or Kate Middleton’s iconic gowns, are lace wedding dresses,
For more inspiration and answers to all of your lace wedding gown questions, read on below!
1. You can’t go wrong with a classic floral appliqué.
This gown is everything you think of when lace comes to mind. It’s romantic from head to toe, finished off with a scalloped hem.
2. Flower power!
The bold rose-like florals in this lace are complimented with gorgeous vine elements. It makes a perfect choice for an all lace dress – so many details to see!
3. A pop of pattern!
A bold, geometric sheet lace is the perfect choice when you’re looking for all over pattern. Simple, but filled with so much detail!
4. Edgy yet feminine.
The lace on this dress perfectly compliments both the feminine tiered skirt and edgy unlined bodice. The elements are perfectly paired!
5. Show it off with a high neckline.
This dress features a boat illusion neckline and it’s the perfect canvas for such a gorgeous lace.
6. And we can’t forget about the statement back!
This bold floral is the perfect compliment to this faux open back look. The details remain even as you walk away!
7. Timeless in soft sheet lace.
This dress is the epitome of classic elegance with a delicate floral sheet lace throughout and scalloped trimmed necklines.
8. Show off as you walk away.
Your train is the perfect place to show off the gorgeous lace you chose! This dress has a show-stopper with gorgeous geometric lace throughout.
9. Go all in on big florals.
This gorgeous, large-scale appliqué accents every part of this dress beautifully. From the long sleeves to the low back and train – we are so in love!
10. Sheet lace for every season.
This scalloped sheet lace is beautifully placed on the high neckline and long sleeves of this dress. It’s the perfect touch of detail for this winter look!
11. Make a statement.
This gorgeous symmetrical appliqué is perfectly placed to accent the unlined bodice and sweetheart neckline of this stunning gown!
12. Lace fit for a queen.
The high neck and long sleeves of this full silhouette are all perfectly accented by this delicate appliqué! The overall effect is regal and modern at the same time.
13. Show it off with sleeves.
Illusion sleeves are the perfect way to really make your lace choice stand out! And add a scalloped trim to the openings of this wedding dress for the perfect finishing touch!
14. Be bold with black lace!
We love how this black lace stands out against a light blue lined, A-line gown. Choose from any of our colored lining options to make it yours!
15. Showered in florals.
The 3D lace on this gown makes it truly unique!
16. Top off the Tiers.
Adding scattered floral lace to this soft white tiered ball gown with binded edges was the cherry on top.
16. Oh Sheet!
A floral sheet lace with this silk organza tiered ball gown is just to die for. We also are loving her eyelash trim along the neckline.
17. Halt for this lace.
This non-floral appliqué of this dress is perfectly placed to amplify this bride’s halter top.
18. A Touch of Sparkle.
This non-floral appliqué is pre-beaded to give this dress an extra boost of sparkle.
19. Vines and Leaves.
The unlined bodice of this dress wouldn’t be complete without this gorgeous vine lace cascading towards the neckline.
20. Large Florals for Me.
This crepe dress with an unlined bodice is adorned with perfectly placed with large floral appliqué.
What are the most popular lace trends for 2020?
- 3D Flowers: 3D lace flower appliqués can be seen blooming on runways and bridal gowns alike. Luxurious and feminine, appliqué botanical details emerge from dresses to complement and harmonize with their environment – floral centerpieces or the natural surroundings of an outdoor wedding.
- Lattice lace: Versatile and expressive, lattice lace brings bold geometric flair to a gown. Set against bare skin, it seductively evokes the look of fishnet stocking; laid over sheer fabric or blended into brocade, its modern elegance is particularly flattering on form-fitting dresses.
- Kate Middleton-inspired lace: Kate Middleton has displayed the ornate lace pattern, now considered her signature look, from galas to political events, but her stunning Alexander McQueen wedding gown is what inspired the trend of sumptuous floral applique lining illusion sleeves and necklines.
- Vine lace: Vine- and leaf- patterned lace can lend a subtle enchanted-forest flourish to a dress. Nature’s variety inspires equally diverse designs: delicate vine patterns combined with floral appliqués are pure springtime, while bold vine and leaf lace patterns are more sensuous, especially when wrapped around a fitted bodice.
How can I choose the best lace for my wedding dress?
Choosing the right lace is dependent on whether or not you love the lace’s specific motifs and details. It is also dependent on your wedding theme. Boho and outdoor wedding themes work well with florals and vine laces. Explore our lace library and fabric library for further inspiration and examples.
If you choose to create a custom wedding dress, Anomalie has helped thousands of brides choose the right lace for their dress. Your Anomalie stylist can recommend other laces and work with you to confirm the best lace placement.
What types of laces work best with a boho themed wedding?
A boho wedding dress should have boho lace that evokes a free-spirited and carefree feeling. Floral laces with delicate patterns and leaf motifs work well with romantic boho wedding themes. Round florals are perfect for a whimsical bohemian look.
Check out our boho wedding dress blog post for inspiration.
What wedding theme works best with geometric lace wedding dresses?
Small, geometric lace lends symmetry to a bride’s figure, which can in turn add length! The illusion of movement of geometric lace is perfect for adding vertical height. Petite brides with boho wedding themes will love the look of a wedding dress with geometric lace patterns.
If you’re a petite bride looking for more wedding dress inspiration, read this.
What wedding dress silhouettes work best with lace?
Lace is the perfect element to add to any wedding dress silhouette. Depending on your body shape and preferred design elements, you can create an A-line wedding dress with lace, a Sheath wedding dress with lace, a flowy wedding dress with lace, a princess Ball Gown wedding dress, and a Mermaid wedding dress with lace.
What wedding dress necklines work best with lace?
Lace is also the perfect element to add to any wedding dress neckline.
Choosing the right neckline can help a bride elongate her figure and highlight her face. For example, brides with wider torsos are more suited for a Plunging neckline wedding dress with lace as well as a Sweetheart neckline wedding dress with lace. Brides with narrow shoulders may prefer to accent their collarbones and can therefore choose an off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress or a scoop neckline wedding dress. Hourglass-shaped brides can pick any of these necklines, including straight neck wedding dresses with lace, a V-neck neckline wedding dress, a Boatneck neckline wedding dress with lace, and a Halter neckline wedding dress with lace.
Can I wear long sleeves with a lace wedding dress?
Many brides love the look of lace applique sleeves with their wedding dresses. Whether you’re in love with boho lace sleeves or a more traditional and modest lace sleeve, you can definitely wear sleeves with your wedding dress!
These are often an additional cost to alter and add the long sleeves to a ball gown wedding dress at a boutique. You can also purchase long sleeves from Etsy.
You can even wear detachable long sleeves with your lace wedding dress! From summer weddings to outdoor weddings, detachable long sleeves can give you that effortless two in one look. If you design a custom wedding dress, you have the option to directly create a ball gown wedding dress with detachable sleeves at Anomalie. Some of our brides have designed wedding dresses
At Anomalie, you can also create a custom ball gown wedding dress with colored long sleeves. Here is a blog detailing options for colored lace for long sleeves. You also have the option of choosing black lace.
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What kind of lace train should I wear with my lace wedding dress?
Lace trains elevate the amount of drama your lace wedding dress has. Lace trains usually have the same kind of lace as the wedding dress in order to prevent clashing, though some lace trains are even simpler. Choosing the length of your lace wedding dress train is dependent on the setting of your wedding.
You can also purchase a detachable train! Etsy offers detachable wedding dress trains so that you do not need to bustle the train. At Anomalie, you can design your wedding dress with a detachable wedding dress train.
For more information on wedding dress trains, read this.
Where should I buy a lace wedding dress?
Traditional, off-the-rack options at boutiques provide a selection of lace wedding dresses. Designers such as Lazaro, Maggie Sottero, and Pnina Tornai offer a variety of lace wedding dresses, starting at $2000 and going upwards beyond $10,000, depending on the design and material.
However, if you discover that any of these dresses do not have the right fit or all of your perfect design elements, going custom may be an option for you.
Can I create a lace wedding dress online?
Yes! Anomalie, a custom wedding dress online retailer, has experts on lace wedding dresses. Learn more about Anomalie’s Design Services which includes getting recommendations on the ideal fabric for your dress. Anomalie is the best-reviewed national wedding dress retailer, helping thousands of brides create their dream dress online with certainty. By sending you a sample pattern to try on before production, our measurements are more accurate than a tailor and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee.
Have questions? Read about how Anomalie ensures a great fitting wedding dress, why you should trust Anomalie to make your online wedding dress and why you should schedule a complementary Design Appointment.
What is the Anomalie process?
Anomalie gowns generally range between $1,300 and $2,300 and the process takes roughly 4-6 months from payment to delivery. Anomalie uses an innovative At Home Try-on to ensure better measurements than a tailor and gowns are backed by the FitCommit Guarantee.
Browse base designs to get started and create an account to customize + confirm your design.
Have questions or need help creating your dress? Learn more about Anomalie’s Design Services. Our principles on each call are:
- Transparency – We’ll be honest about the strengths and weaknesses of our process, and whether Anomalie is right for you. Our goal is to help you find the perfect dress, whether that is from Anomalie or somewhere else.
- We meet you regardless of where you are in the dress search, making expert recommendations to brides just starting or helping brides who know what they want to create their dream dress.
- Visualization is key – After adding your favorite dress inspirations to your Lookbook, a stylist meets and discusses your favorite design elements. The stylist will create your custom sketch, helping you visualize what your dress will look like. In addition, Anomalie suggests detailed lace placement and fabric options with fabric swatches so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Why should I trust Anomalie’s fit and custom dress services?
At Anomalie, we have helped thousands of brides create lace wedding dresses from home. With the help of Anomalie’s online tools and stylist team, Anomalie makes expert recommendations for the best lace and lace placement options for each dress.
Curious if Anomalie is the right option to create your lace wedding dress? Get started with free fabric samples and a custom sketch here.
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