Monday, October 20, 2008


Max Chaoul
What could be more bridal than white lace? Lace as we know it evokes images of woven florals and scalloped edges on flounced skirts and collars. Though these time-honored looks will always be with us, lately we’re seeing new spins on the use of lace in bridal wear. Not only are the traditionals like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are showing up. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.

Rosa Clara

Stephanie Allin

Neil Cunningham

Luisa Beccaria

Colored laces in designer collections range from the palest cream to dark ecru and pastels. I’ve even spotted some water-colored peau d’ange laces in a custom collection.
Here are some gowns—all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

Colette Dinnigan
Above and below are gowns in knit and cotton laces, definitely a new spin to traditional. For the eco-conscious bride, most could easily be reworn post-wedding.

Manuel Mota

Above and below: What could be more practical than these romantic looking separates?

Elspeth Gibson

Don't you just love them? I found these little bit modern, little bit romantic Roberto Cavalli lace boots in Spanish Vogue


Justin Alexander
Embroidered lace combined with embellishments

Only a touch of lace to the bodice and shoulders gives this dress a more romantic feeling.


thoughtfulday said...

such a beautiful post. i love lace!

Brittany/Tickled Pink said...

I love the updated options for white lace-- great for bridal or everyday with separates and accessories!

x said...

Oh my, that Givenchy dress is truly stunning. With the diamond engagement ring my hubby bought me from I am dreaming of wearing a designer wedding dress to go with my pretty ring like that one. It's gorgeous!