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. Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.
Header Photo: Alexander McQueen-Fall 2013 via Tumblr
Photo 2: Crocheted lace dress via Tumblr
Photos 3 and 4:Fashion Shoot with Merci NY// Photography by Shira Weinberger// Dress:Pnina Tornai
Photo 5: Three dimensional lace dress by Roberto Cavalli via Tumblr
Photo 6 and 7: Lace dress made by the bride--see it on Ruffled Blog// photo by Stewart Leishman