2016 is an exciting year for wedding dress trends with fashion forward styles such as the cropped top, high-low hems and the return of the mini dress! Wedding dresses have predominantly…
Written by Lucy Leaper Last updated: March 25, 2016
Lace has been a strong and steady trend for wedding dresses due to its elegant and timeless appeal. Whilst it is commonly associated with the vintage look and style, designers have been experimenting with this feminine fabric to come up with unique and stylish designs to suit a range of personalities, personal styles and wedding themes. At the forefront of these innovative designs is award winning bridalwear designer Justin Alexander. Whether you are looking for a wedding dress that is classic and simple or dramatic and modern, Justin Alexander boasts a comprehensive collection of stunning lace bridal gowns.
Here we take a look at 5 of our favourite lace wedding dresses by Justin Alexander to show you how these different styles could work for you and the type of look you want to go for.
For the bride who loves the vintage or retro look, lace is a classic option! This fit and flare gown features a sparkle free lace, scalloped edge trim and fabric covered buttons down the back. Pair this modest gown with a bold red lip and full retro waves in the hair. Incorporate a bit of bling with diamond earrings and a dainty bracelet.
Fancy something sassy and less covered up? This strapless fit and flare gown features a plunging neckline and back that fits the bill! Made from Chantilly lace embellished with glamorous beaded appliqués, this figure hugging dress creates a stunning demure bride.
One of the biggest trends at the moment is illusion lace and all the top designers are using it! Lace appliqués are applied to a very sheer and soft net, giving the illusion that the lace has been applied to the skin as opposed to being part of the dress. Notice how Justin Alexander has used illusion lace from the bust to the shoulders and down the arms to create an elegant cuff! Love it!
Although lace is intricate and detailed, it doesn’t have to be fussy. This stunning classic A-line dress is the perfect example of less-is-more. The lace work is made up of beaded Chantilly with metallic accents, balanced with the simplistic ball gown style – a silhouette which suits nearly all figures. You can’t go wrong!
Make a statement with a bold high low dress! Bang on trend, this modern design is for a bride who wants a contemporary look that makes an impact. The hemline is accentuated with a dramatic lace trim which has also been used to frame the illusion neckline. Accessorise with a fab pair of shoes and opt for an up-do to create a striking look.