The spotlight is back on the lace wedding dress and Kate Middleton’s high profile royal wedding with Prince William is the reason, one can safely say. Kate kept the identity of her elaborate lace wedding gown designer a secret so well that even the royal groom did not get a glimpse of the lace wedding gown till she met him at the altar on the wedding day. But in stark contrast was Pippa’s cowl neck silk design with silk buttons and the sparingly used lace work on the sleeves and neck that stole the show. Yeah, her gown enhanced and highlighted her well developed and sexy posterior and ensured that she was a bigger hit than the beautiful bride. But we are not here to discuss the royal wedding gown, are we?
Our focus is in the increased interest and renewed desire for lace when it comes to designing a great lace wedding dress. Lace has been the preferred choice of brides for that classy look. Lace continues to dominate the wedding look after having been lovingly worn by brides for so many centuries.
It is hard to miss the current trend in vogue thanks to the television, internet and fashion magazines. Every bride-to-be wants to look feminine and beautiful on her wedding day and lace is the easy option whether used sparingly or from head to toe in the making of a lace wedding dress. Lace has always been well utilized by well known designers to come up with an outfit to suit the fashion demand of the current era.
How is lace used? Well, lace is versatile in that it can give the exquisite look. It can be used in combination with other fabrics. If it is used on the fabric as a layer it gives the timeless classy look and on its own it enhances the sex appeal by shyly revealing skin on the arms and the neckline region. Girls with wide shoulders tend to cover up to the neck to give a narrow look but if lace is used abundantly in the neck, shoulder and arms the desired look is achieved rather glamorously. That is because the sexy and femininity is well enhanced by the elaborate use of lace.
Lace can be expensive if the ingredients that go into making of lace are linen or silk. With silk or linen lace the effect on the skin is soft and smooth. The dress will be a lot fuller. But designers use inexpensive lace to give the same classy and elegant look by using lace made of polyester or cotton. This is slightly more hard on the skin and does tend to be a little more stiff and flat but the bright side is that it is a lot more fluffier and more importantly is affordable and looks as good, if not better than the most expensive silk lace wedding dress. There are enough experienced and talented lace wedding dress designers to provide customer satisfaction and customer delight.
And what is the current trend so far as lace wedding dresses go? Off the shoulder wedding gowns with the elaborate use of lace to drape the arms, neck and chest. The off the shoulder dress reveals a lot of skin as the neck, arms and upper portions of the chest are exposed. So the expansive use of lace heightens the feminine look and adds to the glamour. Many a girl still believes that her wedding is a great occasion to announce her style quotient and grab everyone’s attention. What better choice than an off the shoulder lace wedding dress with plenty of lacework to bedazzle the audience and feel like a princess.