Lace Wedding Dress
The history and craftsmanship of premium lace arguably adds a certain romance to the gowns it features on. Lace has been a popular decorative feature on wedding dresses since Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Germany in 1840. She commissioned a large amount of handmade lace for her trend-bucking white gown and this intricate embellishment has stood the test of time ever since.
Lace wedding dress ornamentation has continued to be a particular favourite of the royals. When American film actress Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, her Helen Rose-designed dress was covered in antique rose-point lace, while more recently Kate Middleton’s Sarah Burton for McQueen gown featured now iconic lace wedding dress sleeves and a lace appliqué bodice, skirt and train. This Enzoani A-line ‘Mallory’ gown with Chantilly lace adorning the delicate long lace sleeves offers a slightly more daring take on the style with its sweetheart illusion neckline and sexy low back.
While this delicate classic has been popular for almost 180 years, lace’s versatility has been seamlessly incorporated into modern wedding dress designs. From delicate embellishments on bodices, necklines and veils to heavier embroidery, lace is a true classic that can easily turn its hand to offering unique detailing for the modern bride for every kind of wedding ceremony.
Brides looking for all-out lace will be wowed by this Sottero and Midgley ‘Natalia’ fit-n-flare lace wedding dress. Bold lace appliqués adorn the bodice of this lace wedding dress with romantic sweetheart neckline, while the detachable shoulder straps and veil offer even more opportunity to pay homage to lace.
For a more ethereal, romantic look that is ideal for woodland weddings, Sottero and Midgley’s ‘Melinda’ natural waist wedding dress features flowing tulle over romantic lace, with a stunning illusion neckline and back adorned with lace appliqués.
For a more sultry, sexy lace wedding dress, Enzoani’s ‘Margo’ crepe fit-n-flare wedding dress design is a real jaw-dropper. It features an unlined, illusion lace bodice and a show-stopping skirt side split, finished with a jaw-dropping lace train and low illusion back. Ooh la la!