Every day whilst researching for this blog, I stumble upon image after image with the most beautiful lace details including wedding dresses, invitations, cakes and décor. It is easily one of the most widely used materials when it comes to wedding dresses and the different ways in which it can be incorporated into a bridal/wedding look are vast.
When it comes to the origin of lace, there are discrepancies historically. However, it is likely that it first originated in the sixteenth century when there became a demand for it in women’s fashion in order to intricately enhance gloves, collars and cuffs.
When it comes to wedding dresses, lace has and continues to be an extremely popular choice.
In 2011 when Kate Middleton married Prince William, she chose a dress designed by Sarah Burton which incorporated floral motifs cut from machine-made lace on the bodice – a dress that soon became iconic with replicas seeming to appear overnight. It is said that Kate wished for her dress to be a combination of both tradition and modernity. Lace was also appliquéd to the skirt, underskirt trim and bridal trim – if its good enough for the Royals, it is good enough for us!
It is not only the Royals who appear to be fans of lace, but also celebrities. In 2014 Lauren Conrad married William Tell in the most beautiful lace design by Badgley Mischka featuring two-tone Chantilly lace. Also, who could forgot the highly publicised (and reportedly very expensive!!) lace gown designed by Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci for Kim Kardashian when she married Kanye West in 2014.
Below are some of our favourite lace creations, the variation of styles means that there is something to suit everyone’s body-shape and personal preference.
Of course, these are only a few designers and a small sample of dresses, however, they show a good variation of the way a little or a lot of lace can create that fairytale wedding gown that most women dream of!
The Finishing Touches…
If a lace dress is what you have gone for, there are plenty of lace accessories, decorations and finishing touches which you may choose to include in your big day. Of course, you do not want to over-do it, but some of these ideas are too gorgeous to ignore! Let us know if you are planning to incorporate lace finishing touches to your big day. Below are a few of our favourite ideas.
I hope this post has inspired you to appreciate all things lace! Let us know what you want to see more of.
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