“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.”
Quote : Coco Chanel
There’s little I can add to this. Lace wedding dresses certainly are graceful. If you’re looking for proof, some beautiful examples are hunted below.
First on the list is a strapless heirloom lace dress with full skirt and natural waist. Top marks go to Dessy for having such a reasonable price point.
Lace is as effective in cocktail dress form as it is in full-length, as this sweet and elegant design (also via Dessy) demonstrates.
For full-length fishtail fantasticness, have a look at this creation via Pronovias‘s Manuel Mota collection. Finished off dramatically with a lace shawl, it’s a real show-stopper.
Although not a new phenomenon, it was Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding dress that re-catapulted full length lace sleeves into the stratosphere of bridal popularity. I am in love with this image above. Not only is the intricate lace-work on the dress stunning, but the simple side bun with blush flower clip accessory is dreamily gorgeous. [ image : here ].
If you’re thinking of including just a little lace, but love max glamour, Pronovias‘s Glamour Collection contains this dress fit for a Princess.
On the subject of Princess’s, if you’re looking for a big lace train, royal wedding style, have a look at the work of the of Spanish designer Rosa Clara. Just be sure to leave room in the aisle.
From Spanish designers to French influenced, and this gown via Naomi Neoh has a delicate lace bodice and a full chiffon skirt, infused with a just a light tint of blush pink.
Next and there is proof via this dress from Stewart Parvin that lace can still look laid-back and bohemian. The loose hair and green ribbon finish the look of this lace bodice / silk organza skirt design perfectly.
And finally, an absolutely breathtaking lace design from Vera Wang. The “Henriette” comes with high neck, capped sleeves, floating lace appliques and a horse hair hand-tacked confection skirt. It sounds like a menu item in a high end restaurant, and I have no shame in having taken the description directly from the site. I would have no better words to describe it. Apart from show-stopping.
Lace dresses, you truly are a thing of romantic beauty.
Have you seen a fantastic lace wedding dress not mentioned here?
Or is lace too delicate for your liking?
Your comments always welcomed below.