25 Lovely Lace Wedding Dresses

From delicate Chantilly to bold Alençon, lace has been the fabric of choice on the bridal runways these past few seasons. And with good reason: Lace wedding gowns are inherently romantic and have a rich history.

 

Now, designers are putting a fresh and modern spin on this time-honored material with soft layers, graphic patterns and dazzling appliqués. Check out some of our favorites!

By: 
Naima DiFranco

  • Pronovias

    Pronovias

    With flattering three-quarter-length sleeves and a fashionable high-low hem, this flowy lace gown by Pronovias was a standout on the bridal runways.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Pronovias gown gallery!

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  • Reem Acra

    Reem Acra

    We "heart" the delicate illusion neckline and embroidered lace on this romantic mermaid gown by Reem Acra.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Reem Acra gown gallery!

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  • White by Vera Wang

    White by Vera Wang

    This frothy lace ball gown from White by Vera Wang is full-on pretty!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our White by Vera Wang gown gallery!

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  • Jim Hjelm

    Jim Hjelm

    This lace sheath by Jim Hjelm moved beautifully down the runway (and will make for an equally memorable walk down the aisle).

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Jim Hjelm gown gallery!

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  • Moonlight Bridal

    Moonlight Bridal

    Go for a modern-meets-vintage vibe in this elegant fit-and-flare by Moonlight Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Moonlight Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Enzoani

    Enzoani

    With its ornate neckline and curve-hugging silhouette, this lace mermaid by Enzoani is sure to turn guests' heads!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Enzoani gown gallery!

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  • Monique Lhuillier

    Monique Lhuillier

    Be a classic beauty in this corset ball gown by Monique Lhuillier. We love the light and airy quality of the lace.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Monique Lhuillier gown gallery!

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  • Claire Pettibone

    Claire Pettibone

    Bohemian brides, check out this covet-worthy A-line gown by Claire Pettibone.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Claire Pettibone gown gallery!

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  • St. Patrick

    St. Patrick

    This lace gown by St. Patrick can only be described in one word: darling! With cap sleeves and a sweet bow sash, this dress will bring a smile to any bride's face.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our St. Patrick gown gallery!

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  • Carolina Herrera

    Carolina Herrera

    Want to feel like a princess on your big day? This long sleeve lace trumpet gown by Carolina Herrera is sure to bring out your royal side.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Sottero and Midgley

    Sottero and Midgley

    Show off your shoes in this retro-chic Sottero and Midgley dress with a fun high-low hem.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Sottero and Midgley gown gallery!

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  • D.I.D.

    D.I.D.

    This gorgeous A-line gown by D.I.D. is versatile enough to be worn in almost any setting, but we especially love it for rustic venues.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Kenneth Pool

    Kenneth Pool

    With a corset bodice and cascading peplum train, this lace mermaid gown by Kenneth Pool will do wonders for your figure!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Melissa Sweet

    Melissa Sweet

    Are you a romantic at heart? Then this vintage-inspired, A-line gown by Melissa Sweet might just be "The One."

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Melissa Sweet gown gallery!

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  • Romona Keveza

    Romona Keveza

    This lace ball gown by Romona Keveza is a true showstopper! The bateau neckline is a modern alternative to strapless.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Romona Keveza gown gallery!

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  • Essense of Australia

    Essense of Australia

    Add a little sparkle to your big day with this sequin embroidered lace A-line gown by Essense of Australia. Check out that sultry, plunging back!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Essense of Australia gown gallery!

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  • Oscar de la Renta

    Oscar de la Renta

    For the full lace effect, try this layered Oscar de la Renta mermaid gown with matching veil.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • XO Love

    XO Love

    This lace mermaid gown by XO Love is proof that a wedding dress can be both sexy and bridal-appropriate. It features a corset bodice, bow sash and tulle skirt.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Alfred Angelo

    Alfred Angelo

    Vintage glamour is all yours in this V-neck lace sheath by Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Mila by St. Pucchi

    Mila by St. Pucchi

    Make a dramatic entrance (and exit) in this alluring A-line gown from Mila by St. Pucchi.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Theia

    Theia

    Drawn to clean lines? With its architectural neckline, this lace gown by Theia is dazzling and modern.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Theia gown gallery!

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  • Allure Bridals

    Allure Bridals

    This va-va-voom lace mermaid by Allure Bridals has major curve appeal!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Stella York

    Stella York

    This embroidered lace mermaid by Stella York is a modern classic.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Stella York gown gallery!

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  • Watters

    Watters

    We love the easy elegance of this A-line lace gown by Watters — it's perfect for the bride planning a destination wedding!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Watters gown gallery!

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  • Winnie Couture

    Winnie Couture

    We're swooning over the full skirt on this mermaid gown by Winnie Couture.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Winnie Couture gown gallery!

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