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.