Bridal trend: Lace refined

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Lace is a star this season, adding fluid and refined style to even the most contemporary gowns. Gown by Lihi Hod

Lace is always a key element in bridal design but this season it’s a star, with fabulous patterns and unusual embellishments that are romantic and fluid. Here are eight of our favourite lace gowns from the new collections

Lace and wedding dresses are as timeless as the marriage ceremony, but this season you’ll find all sorts of twists on tradition. Graphic lace is firmly in the mix, so too are unusual uses of lace to add fine detailing to a contemporary gown. Here are eight of our favourite looks.

1. Bridal rose – Claire Pettibone

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Claire Pettibone’s romantic blush gown has fine lace layers

Always known for her romantic and timeless gowns, Claire Pettibone’s new collection pays homage to craft and fine detailing. We love this Aurora French tulle gown combining lace and sparkle in an unusual rose-pink colourway. The gown can also be ordered in ivory with silver sparkles.

2. Sweet tiers – Daalarna

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Daalarna’s glamorous design has bold lace and a tiered skirt

Budapest design label Daalarna is definitely a go-to if you want intricate lace with a modern twist. This showstopping tiered gown has a distinctive modern-meets-boho vibe with its collared cutaway bodice, fine floral lace and tassel trim on the skirt.

3. Fine fit – Sheila Harding

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Sheila Harding’s flattering dress incorporates fine lace

The new collection from Sheila Harding (of the wonderful BOA Boutique in Richmond) offers London-made gowns with fine silks and laces and lovely details. This gown is a classic example, with bandeau bodice and flattering flowing skirt with off-the-shoulder overtop with floral lace embellishment.

4. Classic line – Joyce Young

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Joyce Young’s Saskia offers extra coverage options

Saskia is a classic slimline gown in a soft blush lace from Joyce Young Collections. Shown here with a strapless bodice, it’s been designed with a variety of flattering options to give extra coverage, including soft off-the-shoulder lace sleeves and simple wide lace straps.

5. Full glamour – Mirror Mirror Couture

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Mirror Mirror Couture’s design combines a lace blouse bodice with flowing silk skirt

With an almost Victorian flavour to the high-necked bodice, this Mirror Mirror Couture design combines classic fitted lace with a long silky skirt with satin waist detail. The combination has a relaxed and elegant flavour – perfect for the bride who wants traditional elements with a twist.

6. Bold bride – Rita Olson

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Rita Colson’s fabulous column dress incorporates graphic lace

The bold all over lace embroidery on this gown from Rita Colson’s Light in Movement collection is sublime. Like all her pieces, it’s designed to be lightweight and flowing, so perfect for a destination bride or anyone who wants a modern take on bridal. Her gowns are stocked at The Wedding Club.

7. Slip away – Sabina Motasem

Bridal trend: Lace refined
Sabina Motasem’s versatile collection includes this slip dress with lace overlayer

This Margot gown consists of a silky slip with fine corded Spanish lace overlayer. The gown has long sleeves with a high neck to the front and low back. The same lace overdress also works perfectly in combination with the designer’s slinky Elsa gold satin gown – enabling an easy day-to-evening change.

8. Bow belle – Lihi Hod

Lihi Hod’s lace gown with bow belt detail has a chic retro feel

This chic retro Louise gown from Lihi Hod’s Dreams collection is in gorgeous lace. With a flattering wide neckline and long full sleeves, it’s almost demure in coverage but the cut is form-fitting with a jaunty neat bow on the waist. Lihi Hod stockists include Browns Bride.


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