Lace as been a favorite fabric choice of brides for generations. Though other materials have been more en vogue in recent years, 2012 is seeing a return to this wedding gown classic.
Currently, lace sleeves are very popular among designers, a look made popular by the elegant wedding gown worn by Kate Middleton last spring at her wedding to Prince William.
Illusion necklines and overlays are another beautiful way to incorporate lace.
While the popularity of lace is universal this season, the gown silhouettes are incredibly diverse. A-lines and mermaids have been particularly prominent among designers.
|Christos, St. Pucchi, Vera Wang|
|Anna Maier Ulla-Maija|
Lace can also be used to create a lovely tiered look. When used with a sheath silhouette, the tiered look is clean and elegant. When paired with a ballgown, the mood is soft and romantic.
|Maggie Sottero, Aiden|
If drama is what you're looking for, opting for something like this fitted bodice and billowing skirt will ensure that you leave a lasting impression on your wedding day. This gown is fashion forward while still maintaining and aura of classic elegance.
And finally, vintage styling is another popular choice for lace. The shorter hemline and tea-stained color of this vintage inspired dress are a fantastic way for a bride to express her individuality. The look is perfect for an afternoon wedding.
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