Our Favorite Lace Wedding Dresses from the Bridal Runways

Alençon, Chantilly, Gros Point, Dresden—there are seemingly as many variations on lace as there are brides who wear it

Updated 08/02/17

Alyssa Greenberg

As an iconic, longtime staple of bridal design, lace wedding dresses hardly offer a surprise. Yet somehow, this fine, feminine fabric felt new again on recent bridal runways, invigorating wedding dresses with a fresh (sometimes sleek, sometimes rustic) perspective on how appliqués, trims, and overlays take shape around the body. Of course, it didn't hurt that almost every collection presented at least one look layered in lace, making this a watershed moment for the top textile of the season.

The real reason lace is a tried and true wedding day standby? It looks fashionable, feminine, and most importantly, beautifully bridal for any wedding style. Whether you crave a cropped lace capelet for your city hall nuptials or an intricately embellished ball gown for a country club bash, you can do no wrong in a lace wedding dress.

Here, some of our favorites lace wedding dresses from the bridal runways.

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Sachin and Babi

Wedding dress by Nicole

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Wedding dress by Pronovias

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Wedding dress by YolanCris

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Wedding dress by Pronovias

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

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Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Rosa Clara Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Rosa Clara

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Wedding dress by Temperley

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Wedding dress by Marylise

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Wedding dress by Galia Lahav

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Wedding dress by Flora

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Wedding dress by Amsale

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Wedding dress by Amsale

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Wedding dress by Victoria Kyriakides

Wedding dress by Romona Keveza

Theia Wedding Dress Spring 2018

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Wedding dress by Theia

<p>Christos Costarellos Wedding Dress</p><br><br>

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Wedding dress by Christos Costarellos

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Wedding dress by Temperley

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Wedding dress by Elie Saab

Liancarlo Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Liancarlo

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Wedding dress by Eve of Milady

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Wedding dress by Reem Acra

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Wedding dress by BHLDN

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Wedding dress by Theia

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Wedding dress by Lihi Hod

<p>Christos Costarellos Wedding Dress</p><br><br>

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Wedding dress by Christos Costarellos

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Wedding dress by Elizabeth Fillmore

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Wedding dress by Savannah Miller

Wedding dress by Limor Rosen

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Wedding dress by Theia

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Wedding dress by Julie Vino

Liancarlo Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Liancarlo

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Wedding dress by Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Wedding dress by Carolina Herrera

<p>Flora Bridal Wedding Dresses Spring 2018</p><br><br>

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Wedding dress by Flora

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Wedding dress by Watters

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Wedding dress by Sottero and Midgley

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Wedding dress by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

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Wedding dress by Sarah Seven

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Wedding dress by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

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Wedding dress by Sarah Seven

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Wedding dress by Rivini

Olivia Wedding Dress by Mira Zwillinger

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Wedding dress by Mira Zwillinger

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Wedding dress by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

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Wedding dress by Rebecca Ingram

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Wedding dress by Kelly Faetanini

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Wedding dress by Rebecca Ingram

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

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Wedding dress by Rebecca Ingram

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Wedding dress by Tara Keely

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Wedding dress by Oleg Cassini

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Wedding dress by Tara Keely

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Wedding dress by Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld

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Wedding dress by Tara Keely

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Wedding dress by Simone Carvalli

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Wedding dress by Blush by Hayley Paige

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Wedding dress by Berta

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Wedding dress by Blush by Hayley Paige

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

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Wedding dress by Jim Hjelm

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Wedding dress by Anne Barge

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

Blush by Hayley Paige Bandit Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Blush by Hayley Paige

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Wedding dress by Anne Barge

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Wedding dress by Blush by Hayley Paige

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Wedding dress by Maggie Sottero

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Lela Rose

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

David's Bridal Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by David's Bridal

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Wedding dress by Theia

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

<p>Marchesa Wedding Dress</p><br><br>

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

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Wedding dress by Mira Zwillinger

Vera Wang Cecile Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Vera Wang Madeleine Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

<p>Marchesa Wedding Dress</p><br><br>

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Francesca Miranda Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Francesca Miranda

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Wedding dress by Naeem Khan

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

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Wedding dress by Theia

Liancarlo Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Liancarlo

David's Bridal Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by David's Bridal

Justin Alexander Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Justin Alexander

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Wedding dress by Reem Acra

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