7 Ways to Wear Lace Fashionably
Yes, when you first think of it, it is very traditional, but it can be used in so many ways, even someone with a modern wedding can wear lace. The custom dress I designed has lace, but let me tell you, it isn’t something you’d see your grandmother wearing. It is used in a way that compliments the dress instead of overpowering it.
#1: As sleeves
You want a clean-cut silk dress with sleeves, but you don’t want anything too conservative? Lace is your best choice! It is sheer, so it won’t seem too modest and depending on the lace you get it could add a little sparkle to your dress. I love a dress with a little sparkle and you can get lace with subtle sequins or even flashy crystals. Here is an example of a modern, clean-cut dress with lace sleeves!
#2: For a whimsical look
Do you want to look like a whimsical fairy bride – I mean, who doesn’t? What you’ll want for this look is a sheath-style dress with tulle and lace. It would be absolutely fairy-tale like with a light blush or off-white colour. Seriously, lace is the best choice for this look, it will make you glow magically, and your guests and groom/ bride will be in awe! Just take a look below to see what I mean, aren’t these dresses perfect?
#3: As a sexy statement
Yes, that’s right, lace can be sexy, think about all your underwear and bras, the lacier the better. So why can’t a lacey dress be sexy? You can make even the sexiest wedding dresses look classier with it also. So if you want something super hot but your parents may be a bit more modest, this the way to go. You can have a super low back dress with lace on top, so that is doesn’t seem as open, which will make your dress look sharp and put together instead of – well, trashy. No one wants to look trashy on his or her wedding day. Take a look at some examples below.
#4: As a top only
Have you ever seen a dress with the top one fabric and the bottom another fabric? Why not incorporate lace on the top and leave the bottom either tulle or satin? It is something to think about because it will make your dress stunning. I absolutely love this type of dress style. You will look both sophisticated and whimsical in one, making you a pretty awesome, versatile bride. You need to check out the examples below to get a real feel for what these dresses look like!
#5: Lace as your veil
So you don’t want lace anywhere on your dress? That’s fine, lace isn’t for everyone. But, what about your veil? Why not add lace to your outfit with a gorgeous lace veil? It will add some romance to your outfit, without having to wear it the whole night. Let’s be honest, most brides, if not all, wear the veil for the ceremony only. As soon as they enter the reception, the veil is off, plus veils come in more colours than just white – they also have black veils if you want a very different look! Take a look at these gorgeous veils.
#6: As a small accent
You can have your entire dress in lace or you can have just the cuff of your sleeve in lace. Little lacey details can make a big impact on a stream-lined dress. It gives the dress some personality, some sophistication and some romance. The intricacy of the lace will add dimensions and texture to a satin dress, or even a tulle or taffeta dress. Remember that lace comes in all sizes and shapes!
#7: In different shapes and sizes
So you think lace is boring because it always comes in a flower pattern, well think again! Lace comes in some pretty flower patterns, but it also comes in these awesome, sometimes wild patterns. You don’t want to look like the traditional bride in lace floral, no problem, these patterns are anything but floral! I’ll let the fabric speak for itself.
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