The many reasons why brides still draw inspiration from a lace gown
It shouldn’t really come as any surprise that one of the biggest bridal trends for 2017 will see brides continuing to surround themselves in a sea of lace as they search for their special gown for their special day.
It was, of course, a lady adorned in a lace wedding dress making a dramatic entrance into Westminster Abbey just a few years ago that firmly re-established the lace wedding gown as both incredibly elegant as well as highly desirable. But since that day, lace has not only remained prominent but new and innovative detailing and inserts have taken this classic material to new heights.
So what is it about a lace wedding dress that continues to inspire brides?
On a romantic level, lace offers a timeless look combined with a vintage feel that captures the grace of a bygone era. So often the choice among the Hollywood glitterati, lace perfectly reconstructs and effortlessly radiates a time of Garbo, Kelly, Hepburn and Taylor.
More recently, brides have also been drawing inspiration from popular TV shows such as Downton Abbey which marks a return to the elegance of the Great Gatsby feel. This romantic style will continue to be seen during 2017 in everything from drop-waisted, lace wedding dresses to gorgeous wedding hair accessories.
Grace Kelly’s iconic lace wedding dress
The unrivalled beauty of lace
It’s the lace itself that ‘carries’ the look through its very design and make-up. It could, for example, display either large florals or tiny, delicate rosebuds. It’s this that provides a lace wedding dress with a natural ability to project refined restraint or even modesty while at the same time still exuding a special charm and opulence.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that that while it’s vital that the lace is of a very high quality, the type of lace used is also an important factor.
Examples of different laces include:
Alençon lace - An ornate needle lace with a floral design on a sheer net.
Chantilly lace - A handmade bobbin lace with a netted background that’s soft to the touch.
Venice lace - A heavier type of lace with a needlepoint design featuring floral bunches or other patterns.
The Justin Alexander collection features a range of stunning lace gowns in a wide range of breathtaking silhouettes, necklines and colours. Here are just a few of our favourite recent styles.
Sleeveless gown with Sabrina neckline in Alençon lace. Full circular-cut tulle skirt with floating appliqués. V-back with buttons over the zip. Chapel length train.
All-over Alençon lace, circular cut ball gown with Bateau neckline and cap sleeves. A fixed, Regal satin double bow around the natural waist. Satin buttons enclose the lace back.
Fall in love with this off-the-shoulder, fit-and-flare gown with all-over sequin lace appliqués. Elbow length Illusion sleeves, an Illusion back and a Chapel length train.
An exclusive Designer Choice event
How would you like to see more dresses like those pictured above? Well, you can.
Simply request your FREE eTicket to preview the very latest and most popular styles from a truly amazing bridal collection.
Elderberry Brides has teamed up with world-renowned bridal designer Justin Alexander to host an exclusive Designer Choice event featuring many fabulous dresses from their very latest collection.
So why not pop a note in your diary now for Sat. February 25th until Weds. March 8th 2017. This is a special event that includes the very best designs from Justin Alexander exclusively for you.
- Many of the very latest and most sought-after styles for Spring 2017 will be available for you to see and try on keeping you right up to date with the latest bridal fashion.
- Generous discounts will be on offer during the event so if you order your gown you’ll save money.
- There’ll be plenty of help and advice on everything that’s really important to you such as dress style, fit, fabrics, colours, availability and much more.
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