Bridal trend: Lace fantasy

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
Lace is playing a starring role in bridal this season, with looks in the mix from edgy to romantic. Lace top and skirt by Grace Loves Lace

This season’s most romantic wedding gowns offer fine lace and relaxed silhouettes for the kind of easy style that never goes out of date

Lace and wedding gowns go together like a horse and carriage, but this season designers have given us contemporary ways to wear it, with bold graphics, luscious oversized flowers and retro-romantic edging and tiers in the mix. We love lace, not least because it works with every type of wedding, offers a style to suit every bride and adds a soft and timeless fluidity that is always beautifully photogenic.

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
Fabulous cut and a gorgeous floral lace play a starring role in this gown by Olvi's

Olvi’s Lace – Blooming bride

Featuring gorgeous floral lace, this lovely gown is by Olvi’s, which specialises in fine French lace wedding gowns designed for movement and stretch. UK stockists of its glamorous gowns include BOA boutique in Richmond.

Victorian glamour brought bang up to date with a wave effect lace in this gown by Christos Costarellos

Costarellos – New wave

This high necked gown with long fitted sleeves has an almost Victorian elegance, brought bang up to date by Christos Costarellos in the wonderful wave effect pattern to the lace. This features along the length of the gown, with panels in the skirt to add movement. UK stockists include The Wedding Club.

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
Amanda Wakeley's Seraphina gown has a fairytale skirt with gorgeous corded lace bodice

Amanda Wakeley – Floral trail

Seraphina is a classic gown with on-trend details. The full circular cut tulle skirt is pure fairytale, but it’s paired with a finely structured bodice of corded lace and ribbon. It’s a real showstopper for a destination or ballroom wedding. 

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
A gorgeous plunge neck tiered gown by Gemy Maalouf

Gemy Maalouf – Plunge glamour

This standout wedding gown from Gemy Maalouf’s latest collection has romantic credentials with a sexy twist. While the skirt is romantically tiered and with a boho flavour, the off-the-shoulder cut and plunge bodice capture two of this season’s hottest trends.

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
Charlotte Balbier's Symphony gown has a curve-enhancing lace bodice with plain skirt

Charlotte Balbier – Curve maker

Charlotte Balbier’s ivory Symphony gown has a beautifully tailored bodice featuring fine scrollwork and an illusion neckline. This is paired with a simple figure-hugging skirt, to create a contemporary and slimline profile.

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
Canelle from Cymbeline features a lovely draped overtop over a simple shift gown

Cymbeline – Period elegance

Canelle is a romantic gown from the French bridal house of Cymbeline. It pairs a simple slip gown with bootlace straps and train to a draped lace overtop. The top has a low back and soft cap sleeves with scalloped edges.

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
A gorgeous modern boho lace gown with soft knit from Rembo Styling

Rembo styling – Destination chic

This luxurious design by edgy-meets-boho label Rembo Styling pairs a romantic gown with an oversized knit – perfect for the relaxed beach or destination bride who doesn’t want to look as if she’s trying too hard.

Bridal trend: Lace fantasy
Luna is a glamorous two-piece with lace off the shoulder top from Grace Loves Lace

Grace Loves Lace – Sunshine dressing

Luna is a glamorous two-piece, featuring off-the-shoulder top and flowing floorlength skirt. It’s by hot Australian label Grace Loves Lace and is the perfect pairing for brides planning a destination wedding in the sunshine.



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