Is there anything more classically bridal than a beautiful lace wedding dress? From Kate Middleton’s lace Alexander McQueen wedding dress, to Billie Faiers’ sexy lace wedding dress from Berta, there’s a lace gown to suit every type of bride.
This year, traditional lace wedding dresses have had a revamp, with intricate embroidery and unusual embellishments now taking the lead.
Sheer sleeves with kisses of lace on the shoulders are big news, while illusion neckline wedding dresses with lace touches remain popular.
Lace is the ideal choice for a modern bride that wants to mix things up, but still look classically bridal; the beauty of a lace wedding dress is that it suits a variety of different styles, from traditional princess dresses, to sultry fishtail wedding dresses, and even short wedding dresses for a cool, vintage retro wedding style.
Off the shoulder wedding dresses look particularly beautiful made from lace, creating a chic boho style that looks incredible at both countryside barn weddings and beachside celebrations.
How to accessorise a lace wedding dress
Lace wedding dresses can be styled up or down to suit the vibe of your wedding; wear your hair in a sophisticated up-do and add pearl or sparkling diamond jewellery for a princess-worthy style, or leave your hair down and tumbling and keep accessories to a minimum for a relaxed look.
Which veil to wear with a lace wedding dress
Choosing a veil to suit your wedding dress can be a tricky task, but lucky for any lace loving brides, nearly all veils suit lace wedding dresses.
The only thing to keep in mind, is if your lace wedding dress has beautiful detailing on the back or shoulders, avoid wearing a veil that conceals these embellishments – perhaps a tiara or flower crown would suit better?
In addition, a heavily detailed lace veil might compete with a lace wedding dress, so a simple tulle veil could be a better choice.
Scroll down for our edit of the prettiest lace wedding dresses for every type of bride.
Capped sleeve lace wedding, dress Anna Kara.
Boho lace wedding dress, Rish Bridal.
Long sleeved open back lace wedding dress, Divine Atelier.
Off the shoulder illusion neckline wedding dress, Euphorie.
Long sleeved lace illusion neckline wedding dress, Galia Lahav.
Lace wedding dress with long sleeves, Galina at David’s Bridal.
High neck lace weding dress, Grace Loves Lace.
Open back lace wedding dress with bell sleeves, Alexandra Grecco.
Lace back wedding dress with lace trim skirt, Justin Alexander.
Crossover back lace wedding dress, Rime Arodaky.
Long sleeved lace wedding dress with fitted skirt, Victoria Jane by Ronald Joyce.
Long sleeved lace top wedding dress, Stephanie Allin.
Strappy lace wedding dress, Lillian West.
Long sleeved off the shoulder wedding dress with lace illusion sleeves, Joyce Young.
Off the shoulder boho lace wedding dress, Grace Loves Lace.
Open back lace wedding dress with bow detailing, Elbeth Gillis.
High street lace wedding dress, Phase Eight.
Lace fishtail wedding dress, Pronovias.
Lace back wedding dress with fishtail skirt, Rosa Clara.