Lace wedding dresses are some of the most beautiful, and lace remains one of the most popular wedding dress fabrics. A lace wedding dress can be adapted to suit any style, shape and climate. From a relaxed barefoot beach wedding to a cosy winter castle affair, you can be sure you’ll look super stylish in your lace wedding dress. From vintage gatsby glamour to contemporary and cool, your lace wedding dress will fit in perfectly.
Lace is a very traditional, flattering material and has been a strong and steady wedding dress trend for many years due to its elegant and timeless appeal. While it’s commonly associated with the vintage look and style and makes for some gorgeous vintage wedding dresses, designers have been experimenting for years with this feminine fabric to come up with unique, stylish, innovative designs to suit a range of personalities, personal styles, and wedding themes. Whether you’re looking for a wedding dress that’s classic and simple or dramatic and modern, leading bridalwear designers boast comprehensive collections of stunning lace bridal gowns. Check out eleven of our favourite styles below.
Claire Pettibone – Eloise
We adore this unique Eloise dress with its intricate ivory lace detail and vintage-inspired motifs. The dress is lined with pale blue silk which offers an unusual and stunning twist on this timeless beauty. You can also change the silk lining to an alternative colour. The dress is finished with a lace train. The perfect lace wedding dress for any bride.
E&W Couture – Indie
We love this unique boho feel lace wedding dress with its deep plunge V front and back. The nude tulle underlay and soft tulle skirt make it comfy as well as being unique and stylish. We love the soft sleeves and the signature E&W cut skirt. Perfect for a touch of vintage glamour, or for a relaxed country feel wedding.
Claire Pettibone – Odessa
The Odessa lace wedding dress is designed with peek-a-boo embroidered tulle and an illusion bodice. If you’re looking for something with a little bit of sass you’ll love the style of this glamorous lace wedding dress. The dress comes with a strapless sweetheart neckline and pretty cascading roses along the sheer train.
Maggie Sottero – Abbie
This fit and flare lace wedding dress creates a beautiful silhouette with its pretty embroidered motifs over tulle and plunging sweetheart neckline. The soft straps and inner lining make this lace wedding dress comfortable as well as flattering and perfectly fitted.
Claire Pettibone – Anais
This beautiful indulgent hand beaded gown with a skirt of lace comes with a sweetheart neckline and a sheer bodice. The stunning organza flowers are delicately hand beaded and the dress is finished with a pretty train. We love this classic lace wedding dress, perfect for any time of year including summer because of its light airy layers.
Lillian West – Style 66055
If you’re looking for something unusual and unforgettable take a look at this all-over lace pattern, fit and flare gown. This lace wedding dress features a jewel neckline and a scalloped hem, chapel length train.
Maggie Sottero – Autumn
We love this pretty fit and flare lace wedding dress which has been designed for comfort and wearability. The beaded lace motifs are layered upon tulle, complete with an illusion plunging sweetheart neckline and covered buttons. This Autumn dress comes in ivory, white, and ivory over soft blush (pictured) and is also available in plus size.
Maggie Sottero – Bree
This dreamy classic style lace wedding dress comes with off the shoulder lace half sleeves and an a-line skirt. We love the floaty feel to this lace motif dress with an illusion portrait neckline, perfect if you’re looking for something sleeved. The Bree dress is available in white, ivory and ivory over champagne (pictured).
Maggie Sottero – Deirdre-Marie
This gorgeous a-line lace wedding dress is layered with light chiffon for a pretty, delicate finish. We love the scalloped lace bodice and the v-back neckline which make it both unique and unapologetically stylish. The lace long sleeves are light and comfortable making this boho lace wedding dress perfect for any season.
Lillian West – Style 66012
This all-over lace wedding dress has a pretty flowing skirt and a lovely illusion bodice. The dress is lined in shapewear mesh to create the perfect silhouette for you, complete with a chapel length train and a lace hem. This pretty dress is available in both ivory and nude.
Maggie Sottero – Emma
The classic Emma dress comes with a relaxed fit, and a beautifully tailored corset. We love the lace detail on this a-line wedding dress which comes in ivory, white and light gold (pictured). If you’re looking for a timeless lace wedding dress this is the perfect design.
Anna Campbell – Ruby
This stunning fit and flare lace wedding dress by Anna Campbell comes with delicate fringed lace and hand-decorated beading. This pretty design is hand-cut and made to order, meaning it will fit in perfectly with your shape and style. The dress is finished with silk lining and a lace finish train which can be simply bustled with silk covered buttons.
Lillian West – Style 6485
This pretty fit and flare dress with soft underlay, hand placed embroidery and Venice lace creates a beautiful effortless look and feel. We love the natural waistline and the illusion back, perfect if you’re looking for something a little different. This lace wedding dress is available in sand, ivory and nude.
Lillian West – Style 66063
We love the modern feel to this more traditionally shaped a-line wedding dress with a boho feel skirt and pretty sequined lace bodice. The deep V and the chapel length train add a little extra drama to this stunning design. This lace wedding dress is available in sand, ivory and nude.
E&W Couture – Bobbie
We love this boho style dress with heavy guipure lace over a tillie slip. This simple elegant style with ribbon-tie straps is perfect for anyone looking to go for a subtle, understated and classic lace look.
Maggie Sottero – Rosanna
Lace is a classic option for brides who love the vintage look, and lace wedding dresses can be decorated with beads and sequins, crystals, gems, and pearls to echo vintage styles such as Victorian- or Roaring-Twenties-inspired designs. For example, this modest fit and flare gown features beaded lace and tulle topped with Swarovski crystals, a stunning illusion neckline, cap-sleeves, and scoop back, and pretty crystal buttons.
Enzoani – Marnie
Fancy something sassy and sophisticated? This sleek, strapless fit and flare gown features a plunging neckline and back that fits the bill! Made from stretch Georgette and beaded lace, this figure hugging dress creates a stunning bride.
Phoenix Gowns – Style PH6028
One of the biggest trends is illusion lace. 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 the illusion lace on this beautiful ballgown wedding dress goes from the collar to the shoulders and down the arms to create an elegant cuff. Gorgeous!
Justin Alexander – Style 8835
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” as the lace work fades out below the hips in a sophisticated, subtle ball gown style.
Demetrios Collection – Style 879
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 embroidered lace trim which has also been used to frame the illusion neckline. Accessorise with a fantastic pair of shoes and opt for an up-do to create a very striking look.
Maggie Sottero – Hailey Lynette
Lace comes in many forms and gives a huge range of stunning effects—some lace is denser and heavier with ornate designs dancing right across the material. For example, this beautiful long-sleeved wedding dress from Maggie Sottero features pretty lace motifs atop netting and tulle, dramatic lace trims, and a subtle V-back. It would be an especially perfect wedding dress for an autumn or winter wedding!
Grace Loves Lace – Inca Gown
Lace wedding dresses can be soft, light and floaty with more delicate designs to make a very beautiful bohemian wedding dress. As proven with the below French- and Japanese-lace gown, open backs look especially fantastic.
Pronovias – Elmina
Lace appliqué is where pieces of handmade lace are stitched to parts of the dress to create a truly breathtaking effect. You can get simple and sweet appliqués on the cuffs of your sleeves, intricate appliqués across the entire bodice and down the arms, and glamorous, beaded appliqués that cascade across the entire gown.
Complete Your Wedding Look with Lace
Lace adds a pretty elegance to the wearer, but it doesn’t have to be through your wedding dress. For example, lace accessories include wedding shoes, sleeves or gloves, veils and other wedding hair accessories—even beautiful cloaks, jackets, boleros, or even belts.
Featured above: Style 8961G Lace Bridal Gloves and Style 8920C Lace Wedding Cape by Justin Alexander
Aren’t lace wedding dresses beautiful? Keep your wedding dress in top condition after your big day with a special storage case or acid-free box (or even a specialty frame!)