Lace wedding dresses - what to consider + style inspiration

In this article, we’ll be exploring the lace fabric, its use in the creation of wedding dresses, lace wedding dress inspirations and things you should consider before, and after getting one.

Lace is one of the oldest traditional fabrics that exists, and has been used in making wedding dresses. It is quite versatile in its usage too, it transcends from mere embellishment into being used as the main fabric for dresses. But before deciding to hop on the lace wedding dress trend, here are some considerations you should make!

Accessories

When it comes to accessories, keep it simple, and try not to overdo it. Lace itself is already burdened with a lot of patterns and embroidery. Thus, depending on the lace type and the design, heavy or too much jewelry might have your entire appearance looking too busy or overly-flashy.

Try accessorizing with pearls. Pearls are classic, elegant and classy; and even more they are simple, and easily match well with lace. A simple pearl studded necklace and earrings will drive a touch of elegance to your overall look.

Lace with other Fabrics

Lace is more often than not, combined with other fabric materials. The lace fabric is quite versatile. It could be the main and only fabric used for a dress, or it could be combined with others. It can be used on the bodice, sleeve, neckline, hems, or even as overlays on plain fabrics.

When deciding on how you want your lace dress to work, consider your silhouette choice for the dress, and the details you want on it. It is most often better to pair your lace with a plain, unpatterned fabric, unless of course you have a way to pull it off otherwise. Other considerations you should make are as to colour, and weight, and comfortability of the fabric. Some lace fabrics can appear nice, but are very uncomfortable to the skin. So pay attention to the details when making your choice.

Silhouette

When it comes to wedding dresses, silhouette matters, and even more when it comes to the fabric you’re making them with. Lace is quite versatile and comes in different types, patterns, textures, and even weight.

Consider a lace type that fits well with your preferred silhouette choice. For instance, if you want a simple flowy A-line dress that is, consider using lace fabric for the bodice alone, and a lighter plain fabric for the skirt. Alternatively, use a lightweight lace fabric, instead of a heavy one.

Caring for the dress

Having a dress ready requires that you take proper care of it before your day. Ensure you store your dress in a safe atmosphere, where it won’t at the risk of damage or any kind of stains.

Remember that your best bet is to hand your dress over to a professional dry-cleaner if you feel the need for any cleaning at all. If you won’t be in the position to do that, ensure you handle the dress with utmost care.

On your big day, you may want to get someone to help you with wearing your lace wedding dress, so that you’re not at the risk of popping a zip or button, or ripping some studs or embroidery off the dress.

Here are some lace bridal dress inspirations for you!

Dress by Maggie Sottero

Dress by Sheye Oladejo

Dress by Alonuko Bespoke

Dress by AprilbyKunbi

Dress by Elizabeth and Lace Bridal

Dress by Martina Liana

Dress by Pninatornai

DRESS BY ATAFO OFFICIAL

YEMI KOSIBAH

ALONUKO BESPOKE