Lace is big news in the bridal industry this year, and with the trend for vintage inspired weddings looking set to continue, a lace wedding dress will be on the wish list of many a bride to be. But what do brides love about lace?
In our teens and early twenties, many of us associate lace with our grannies and think of it as an old fashioned material that we would never wear. Then suddenly, the moment a girl steps into a bridal store, she seems to fall in love with the first lace wedding dress she sees. Here are seven of the reasons that lace will always be a popular option with brides.
1. Lace is bridal
Lace is beautiful, delicate, feminine, elegant, whimsical and classical all at the same time, and these are exactly the qualities to look for in a bridal outfit. A lace wedding dress can be girly yet graceful, and fun yet formal, so it works for just about any type of wedding.
2. Lace is flattering
While sheer fabrics can emphasise lumps and bumps, lace skims neatly over them and the pattern draws the eye away. Lace smoothes and slims chunkier brides, but can also add bulk to skinny brides if a larger pattern is used.
3. Lace adds texture
A plain white or ivory bridal gown can be difficult to customise and add character to, but a lace wedding dress has added depth and texture. The style, material and pattern of the lace can make a real difference to the overall look and feel of the gown.
4. Lace is versatile
Not all brides want a complete lace wedding dress, but lace can also be used to add minor details. A lace overlay on top of a silk gown is a popular choice, as are delicate lace sleeves with a predominantly silk dress, or a lace bodice with a silk skirt. Lace details can be used at the waist, on the train, around the hem of the dress, or on the veil. Lace can also be used to make a shrug or jacket.
5. Lace looks expensive
Whether you choose an entire lace wedding dress, or simple lace details, this fabric adds a touch of class and luxury to your bridal gown which will make it look expensive, even if it isn’t. Adding lace detail to a simple high street gown is a wonderful way to customise it and make it one of a kind.
6. Lace is timeless
There are a wide variety of lace patterns and styles available, and a lace wedding dress can have a vintage or a modern appearance. Brides have been wearing lace for many years and it doesn’t look set to go out of fashion just yet. Re-embroidered floral designs such as alencon or chantilly lace are currently very popular.
7. Lace makes a great theme
Whether your wedding theme is simply lace, or whether you have a vintage theme that your lace wedding dress works well with, it is easy to incorporate lace into your wedding design. Lace can be used in wedding stationery, bombonieres, table decorations, and floral arrangements and adds a classic elegance to your wedding decorations.