Lace is the language of romance. Whether in graphic florals or delicate point d'esprit, these gowns are the essence of modern love.

Ivory-and-champagne Chantilly-lace-over-satin organza ball gown with a grosgrain sash, $1,300, Melissa Sweet for David's Bridal. Veil, $195, Bel Aire Bridal. Gloves, $50, Portolano, 212-719-4403. Necklace, $69, Lizzy Couture.

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