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Apr 27, 2023

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Lace wedding dresses have been a staple style in the bridal industry for decades. The classic fabric has won over brides’ hearts and we can see why. With elegant patterns, intricate designs, and a variety of laces to choose from, a lace wedding dress is always stunning! Whether you choose the timeless option of a long sleeve lace wedding dress or something cool and contemporary with a bold or oversized pattern, lace wedding dresses will always be in style. Here are our top picks for trending lace wedding dress designs of 2024!

Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dresses

Long sleeve lace wedding dresses are a classic choice that brides everywhere love! Perfect for both the modest bride or someone who wants a timeless wedding day look a lace wedding dress with sleeves is sure to stand the test of time. Graciela, style 30125 is a long sleeve lace wedding dress that gives us vintage flair. The stunning frosted Chantilly lace fit and flare features a high neckline and long sleeves, inspired by Grace Kelly, with decadent allover fristed embroidered lace. The layered laces create beautiful texture and dimension for a dress that will never go out of style. If you’re looking for a long sleeve lace dress that feels a bit more trendy, check out Jeannie, style 2513. The fit and flare silhouette hugs your curves in lovely Chantilly lace with delicate embroidered lace appliqués overlaid for a truly romantic combo. The illusion neckline leads to long bishop sleeves that add a boho feel, while the breathtaking open back gives a sultry element to the soft and dreamy dress. Our Grazia designer wedding dress, style 1088 beautifully blends traditional style with bold design and is perfect for our brides who loved Paris Hilton’s wedding dress! The eye-catching ball gown features oversized floral lace decorating a sheer high-neck bodice, long sleeves, and a beautiful illusion back. The appliqués gently cascade down the full tulle skirt, on the ball gown silhouette, leading to a gorgeous train that will wow guests when you walk down the aisle. 

Black Lace Wedding Dresses

While black wedding dresses used to be considered a more “alternative” style, we’re totally seeing this color on the rise! With pop culture embracing black, especially with the popularity of shows like Wednesday, more brides are choosing black. Black lace wedding dresses, elegantly combine that mysterious and gothic feel with classic bridal design. If you want a black lace wedding dress then meet our sister dresses Galadriel and Georgina! Our Galadriel designer wedding dress, style 1089 is a dark and dreamy vision in romantic Chantilly lace and sparkle tulle. The flowing ball gown features a strapless bustier bodice adorned in gorgeous beaded lace appliqués that cascade down the A-line skirt. Detachable bishop sleeves, in matching black Chantilly lace, add a whimsical feel to the black lace wedding gown. For something that feels sexier, there’s Georgina, style 1090. Showcasing onyx opulence, the glamorous fit and flare has a sheer boned bodice with an exaggerated sweetheart neckline in Chantilly lace and sparkle tulle. Beautifully beaded Alençon lace appliqués decorate the dress and matching gauntlet sleeves all the way down to the stunning lace-trimmed train. 

Boho Lace Wedding Dress

Boho wedding dresses are a popular style that we don’t see going away any time soon. Their dreamy designs and free-spirited feel make them easy to love, especially when it’s a bohemian lace wedding dress. From beautiful botanical appliqués to leafy laces, and floral patterns, boho lace wedding dresses are one of our favorites! Our Rosa designer wedding dress, style 5763 is a classic choice. The dreamy dress features a plunging neckline and double banded waist to really show off your figure, with a sleeveless bodice adorned in the most beautiful floral embroidered appliqués that cascade down the gown. The effortless A-line silhouette makes it easy to wear and embraces the bohemian feel. Brooke, style 5905 is a boho-inspired beauty in an effortless, slim A-line silhouette. Intricate lace is accented by braided lace to contour the body and define your figure. The open weave of the lace gives the gown a rustic feel and we love the look of the geometric back.  Our Jillian designer wedding dress, style 15007 is a true bohemian dream. The billowing A-line dress has a sculptured v-neck bodice designed with frosted, Alençon lace appliqués that delicately float down the dress. The relaxed tiered tulle overlay adds to the boho vibe and makes the dress feel so easy to wear.

Simple Lace Wedding Dresses

For some brides, less is more, and with a simple lace wedding dress, you get just that! All the beauty of the lace gets to shine on an understated silhouette with classic features that are simply stunning. If you’re looking for a full lace gown, then our pick is Cara, style 6953. The soft fit and flare gives us subtle glamour with stunning frosted, floral embroidery over romantic Chantilly lace. The sheer, boned bodice has a simple straight neckline, and delicately beaded spaghetti straps add a pop of sparkle. Our Carrie designer wedding dress, style 5919 is a white lace wedding dress that has a modern take on effortless beauty. The slim crepe gown features sheer, Chantilly lace sides to contour the body and show off all your curves. Gorgeous frosted lace appliqués balance out the clean v-neckline and accent the open back and we love the sheer, lace cut-away train. Jenna, style 4107 is perfect for the cool and casual bride or who loves the look of a country lace wedding dress! The simple dress has a Chantilly lace bodice with subtle crystal beaded lace appliqués, and unique lace trim that creates lines that help define your figure. The slim A-line skirt, in breezy chiffon, is ultra-relaxed, highlighting the elegant lace-trimmed train.

Off The Shoulder Lace Wedding Dresses 

Lace wedding dresses are a timeless choice for brides, and we love the addition of a classic off-the-shoulder neckline or sleeve with it. Whether you love a dreamy draped off-the-shoulder sleeve or a simple and clean off-the-shoulder neckline, we’ve got the perfect off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress for you. Jane, style 4100 feels fresh and feminine with a soft fit and flare silhouette designed with lovely frosted, embroidered floral lace. The straight, off-the-shoulder neckline and delicate cap sleeves lead to an illusion back that beautifully shows off the detail of the lace and a delicate chapel-length skirt that will look beautiful trailing behind you as you walk down the aisle. Our Heidi designer wedding dress, style 3372 feels like a total classic! The fit and flare silhouette elegantly enhances the curves of our plus-size brides with a v-shaped off-the-shoulder neckline and stunning frosted embroidered lace that cascades down the gown. Dorothea, style 2423 has an ethereal quality to it, with a delicately draped bodice featuring a sweetheart neckline and draped off-the-shoulder sleeves adorned in gorgeous floral embroidered lace. The caviar patterned mesh creates a dazzling dimension that really helps the lace pop on the flowing silhouette of the A-line wedding dress

Open Back Lace Wedding Dresses

If you’re looking to elevate your lace wedding dress, consider a style with an open back. An open back lace wedding dress can be both sexy and sweet, with the swirling and intricate pattern of the lace paired with a bit of revealed skin. If you’re looking for open back lace wedding dresses check out Perdita and Felicia. Perdita, style 2033 is a sexy lace wedding dress with a classic v-neckline on a fitted silhouette. The beautiful embroidered appliqués have a medallion look, creating a stunning pattern that draws the eye downward, lengthening the body. The best part is the breathtaking open back with illusion detailing making it look like a backless lace wedding dress. For more of a princess look, there’s Felicia, style 2466. The elegant ball gown is fresh and feminine with bold frosted embroidered lace decorating the whole dress. The sheer v-neck bodice helps to make the lace pop and beautifully accents the open back. 

Floral Lace Wedding Dresses

Make your lace wedding dress pop by choosing floral lace. From delicate floral embroidery to whimsical three-dimensional floral appliqués, floral lace creates a unique effect that will make your wedding dress feel special. Our Gardenia designer wedding dress, style 1085 is a true floral fantasy! The fitted mermaid features a plunging v-neckline and luxe allover three-dimensional floral embroidered lace appliqués. A gorgeous open back leads to a sheer petal shaped train, adding to the floral look of the dress. If you’re looking for something that feels more like a vintage lace wedding dress, check out Eliana, style 30117. A new take on a classic style, the elegant A-line features bold floral detailing with elaborate allover floral embroidery. The bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeves keep the dress modest, perfect for our more conservative brides! For a floral lace wedding dress that is a bit more fun and sexy, there’s Blossom, style 2307. The strapless lace wedding dress has a slim A-line silhouette that is blooming with gorgeous crystal beaded, frosted floral embroidery. The structured bodice has a plunging sweetheart neckline and a chic keyhole back for a sultry touch to the feminine dress. Detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves give you the versatility to wear this as a classic strapless wedding dress.

Mermaid Lace Wedding Dresses

Mermaid wedding dresses are often considered a sexy style. With a bodice that’s fitted through the waist, the skirt then flares out somewhere between the mid-thigh and the knees for a dramatic look. Pairing the sultry silhouette with the traditional touch of lace gives the gown a softer, more romantic feel that has us dreaming of mermaid lace wedding dresses! Jessica, style 2517 is sweet, yet seductive with a sexy mermaid silhouette paired with romantic frosted floral lace. The drop waist helps to elongate the body, enhanced by the subtle plunge in the neckline. The back features crisscrossed straps and leads down to the dreamy sheer train. Our Frederica designer wedding dress, style 5986 is a more modern interpretation of a mermaid lace wedding dress. The soft tulle fabric beautifully hugs the body, emphasizing your curves, while delicate beading on medallion lace creates mesmerizing shapes on the drop waist bodice. A sheer, plunging v-neckline is accented by blingy beaded trim and leads to sultry illusion sides and a sheer scoop back. For a mermaid lace wedding dress that is truly romantic, there’s Danica, style 2424. The sultry mermaid has dramatic details, like the sheer corset bodice and gorgeous crystal beaded, embroidered lace appliqués that cascade down the dress. Godet insets add stunning texture, enhancing the look of the mermaid skirt. 

High Neck Lace Wedding Dresses

High neck lace wedding dresses are an elegant and timeless choice. From celebrities to everyday brides, they have been loving the classic pairing that harkens back to graceful women, like Grace Kelly herself! If you’re looking for more of a traditional high neck wedding dress, we recommend Guadalupe, style 30129. The delicate, yet dramatic, ball gown features a mock neckline and gorgeous frosted, three-dimensional floral embroidery that cascades down the sparkling sequin tulle skirt. The long sleeves feel classic and we love the simple touch of buttons accenting the sleeves and lining the back of the dress. For a high neck wedding dress that is a bit more untraditional, there’s Danielle, style 2415. Both bold and beautiful, this stunning fit and flare has a chic high, illusion neckline with intricately designed medallion style lace that guides your eye down the curve-hugging gown. The geometric keyhole back is a modern touch and leads to the dreamy sheer petal train. Fontaine, style 2473 is the perfect combination of timeless and modern with an incredible high illusion neckline and long sleeves that give it a vintage feel. The bold allover embroidered floral appliqués are contemporary, making an impact on the fit and flare silhouette that glides down the body, especially the sheer back!

Lace Wedding Dress FAQs

What does lace mean on a wedding dress?

Lace as we know it today, first came into fashion around the Renaissance. It was a painstaking process to create the fabric, requiring months of hand stitching to create the intricate weaves and patterns. Thus, lace wedding dresses were a symbol of wealth, showing that you had the money and social standing to afford this fabric. For brides who couldn’t afford a full lace gown, they would often take pieces, known as appliqués, and add bits of what they could afford onto a gown, making something like a satin and lace wedding dress. To feature elaborate lace on a wedding dress was a sign of prestige, with famous figures such as Queen Victoria and Elizabeth Taylor increasing its popularity. 

Is lace in style for a wedding dress?

Lace has been a longstanding fabric in the bridal industry, loved for its timeless and elegant effect. While lace may not have been considered “trendy” at times, it has certainly never gone out of style. In fact, we’ve seen a host of royals and celebrities alike wear lace wedding dresses recently, embracing its classic design. If you’re worried a lace wedding dress is too traditional for you, opt for a more modern fabric like satin or crepe and add delicate touches of lace appliqués for that added touch of romance that lace brings.

Are lace wedding dresses expensive?

As we mentioned before, lace used to be incredibly expensive due to the time-consuming process of creating the fabric by hand. With modern technology, making lace has become much simpler and more affordable. You can now find lace wedding dresses available at all price points, to get a timeless look for your wedding day. Whether you’re looking for a classic ivory lace wedding dress or something a bit more bold and ostentatious, you can find you’re dream lace wedding gown at a reasonable price.

What is the most popular lace for a wedding dress?

You can have all kinds of laces on your wedding dress, but some of the most popular in bridal are Chantilly lace, Alençon lace, and Venice Lace. These are all needle laces, which are considered the most luxurious type of lace and can be found used as both a full garment fabric or as appliqués, which are pre-cut pieces of lace motifs that are then sewn onto a gown. There are a variety of laces and designs to choose from when it comes to your wedding dress like the popular black lace or even a soft knit lace to make a flowy lace wedding dress. 

Are lace wedding dresses flattering?

Since lace wedding dresses come in all silhouettes and necklines, you can find the perfect lace wedding dress to flatter your figure. A lace A-line wedding gown would be considered a universally flattering style, with its fitted bodice and flared skirt. If you’re looking to wear a fitted lace wedding dress, like a mermaid or fit and flare, consider one that uses a lace trim. Gowns like Genevieve, style 1087 or Jenna, style 4107, incorporate a unique geometric lace trim that helps create clean and contoured lines that define your figure and enhance the silhouette of the tight lace wedding dress.

Designer Lace Wedding Dresses Near You

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