The 18 Best Lace Wedding Dresses We Love in 2022

Our favorites picks from BHLDN, Lulus, and more

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A lace wedding dress is one of the most traditional styles out there, and for many, the delicate and feminine fabric is synonymous with bridal gowns. To some, a lace dress may feel too formal and stuffy for a modern wedding day look, while others crave the intricacies of chantilly, guipure, broderie Anglaise, and Alencon lace. What’s more, not all lace wedding dresses are created equal. Some gowns feature an all-over lace design while others are simply accented or trimmed with the delicate material.

So, whether you’re set on a lace wedding dress or need a little more convincing, we’ve rounded up scores of beautiful lace wedding dresses to inspire your bridal style. Of course, we’ve taken various venues, silhouette preferences, aesthetics, and price points into account. Options range from timeless shapes like a sheath to A-line and mermaid silhouettes; sleeves and necklines vary from long to off-the-shoulder and strapless; and styles included bohemian details, traditional cuts, and modern designs.

Read on for the best lace wedding dresses, for every bridal style and budget.

Best Subtle Sparkle: Nouvelle Amsale Julie Gown

wedding dress

Courtesy of Amsale

Price at time of publish: $4,250

This short-sleeve wedding dress may seem simple, but sequin embellished lace gives the fit-to-flare silhouette a quietly dazzling feel. Flutter sleeves make it even sweeter for your wedding day. 

Best Guipure Lace: Michael Lo Sordo Alexandra Silk Guipure Lace Gown

lace dress

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Price at time of publish: $1,400

We're picturing this minimal lace wedding gown on a beach bride. The plunging neckline and pin-thin crisscross straps come with a nostalgic feel we love with toes in the sand. 

Best Illusion Style: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 Look 6

Oscar de la Renta Lace Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

This illusion-style lace wedding dress feels fresh yet classic for the bride craving tradition with a twist. The cap sleeves and plunging back work harmoniously together for a sophisticated look. 

Best High Neck: Lela Rose The Highclere

lace wedding dress

Courtesy of Lela Rose

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

The high neckline on this all-over lace wedding dress is absolutely stunning and gives the dress a romantic feel. It's our pick for the classic bride craving a traditional and modest look. 

Best Low Back: Galina Low-Back Soft Lace Wedding Dress

Galina Low Back Soft Lace Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Price at time of publish: $449

We can picture this lace wedding dress on a beach bride with a tropical flower in her hair and bare feet in the sand. The low scoop back is perfect for showing off sun-kissed skin. 

Most Daring: Love by Pnina Tornai Illusion Allover Lace Puff Long Sleeve A-Line Wedding Dress

lace wedding dress

Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal

Price at time of publish: $5,800

Daring and seductive, this A-line design is sure to leave a lasting impression. With a plunging back and neckline to define the silhouette, this gown is entirely showstopping and unique. 

Best Lace Flutter Sleeves: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lourdes Flutter Sleeves Gown

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lourdes Flutter Sleeves Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Price at time of publish: $1,695

We envision this fit-and-flare lace wedding dress on a bohemian or vintage-inspired bride with whimsical taste. Though it features all-over lace appliques, the plunging illusion neckline creates a modern look. What's more, the sleeves are removable for versatile style.  

Best Mermaid Silhouette: Anne Barge Raven Wedding Dress

lace wedding dress

Courtesy of Anne Barge

Price at time of publish: $5,710

We can't get over the delicate tulle off-the-shoulder straps on this lace gown, which come together to tie in the back and delicately extend into a train. They're an elegant offset to the intricate beading and embroidery on this mermaid silhouette. 

Best Cap Sleeves: Wtoo by Watters Philomene Gown

winery wedding dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Price at time of publish: $1,400

Cap sleeves and a scalloped neckline give this lace wedding dress a classic look with edge. Worth obsessing over: the tiny pearl buttons that line the back.

Most Ethereal: Muse by Berta Flavia Gown

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Courtesy of Berta

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

With an ethereal feel, this sheer lace wedding dress is utterly sweet. If the fabric feels too daring, you can easily have this lined for more coverage.

Most Glamorous: Pronovias Hollywood Collection Pickford Wedding Dress Pickford Wedding Dress

lace wedding dress

Courtesy of Pronovias

Price at time of publish: Price upon request

This évassée style wedding gown takes inspiration from the 1920s and features handmade lace and a dramatic tulle chapel train. It's made for the glamorous bride craving a bit of glitz.

Most Boho: Lulus Awaken My Love Long Sleeve Lace Maxi Dress

Price at time of publish: $89

We love the juxtaposition of intricate lace detailing and a simple skirt silhouette. We envision this gorgeous gown on a modern bohemian bride in the spring or summer. 

Most Body-Skimming: Grace Loves Lace Inca Wedding Dress

Grace Loves Lace

Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

Price at time of publish: $3,200

A combination of French and Japanese lace gives this long-sleeve lace wedding gown a one-of-a-kind look. A high neckline in the front perfectly balances out the low-cut back and body-skimming fit. 

Best Geometric Lace: BHLDN Vale Gown

wedding dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Price at time of publish: $1,950

Voluminous sleeves and geometric lace give this bohemian dress a modern-romantic feel. We can picture it with a delicate hairpiece or a whisper-thin veil. 

Most Budget-Friendly: ASOS EDITION Madeline Cap Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

lace wedding dress

Courtesy of ASOS

Price at time of publish: $70

For the bride on a budget, this lace wedding gown is utterly breathtaking. With an illusion design, open back, and plunging neckline, it feels fresh as ever, yet timeless thanks to the cap sleeves and elegant silhouette.

Most Sexy Back: Lulus Love Everlasting White Floral Lace Mermaid Maxi Dress

Lulus White Floral Lace Mermaid Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Price at time of publish: $119

This lace wedding dress is demure from the front, featuring a high neckline. But once you get a view of the back, however, the open-back and waist-skimming plunge gives off a hint of sexiness.

Best Floral Detail: Willowby by Watters Lilia Gown

floral dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Three-dimensional floral appliques give this puff sleeve lace wedding dress a whimsical look. We love it for a springtime wedding among fresh flowers and trees as much as we do a rustic summer wedding at sunset. 

Best Corset Design: Alexander McQueen Sarabande Lace-Tulle Corset Gown

lace dress

Courtesy of Matchesfashion

This Alexander McQueen gown is utterly exquisite, featuring a sheer lace corset and a gorgeous off-the-shoulder neckline. The diaphanous floral-lace tulle puts a romantic spin on this timeless design.

What to Look for in a Lace Wedding Dress

From vintage-inspired to pared-back and modern there are seemingly endless styles of lace wedding dresses to choose from. In order to narrow down your options, it can be helpful to familiarize yourself with the different types of lace (e.g. Chantilly, Alençon, Guipure, etc.) and to identify what kind of look you’re going for. For example, classic brides may opt for gowns in delicate Chantilly lace for a traditional look while some brides may be drawn to graphic and geometric lace for a more modern aesthetic. For a subtle look, wedding dresses accented with lace in the form of a scalloped hemline or an eyelash lace trim make for the perfect finishing touch to a simple gown.

FAQ
  • Are there different types of lace?

    There are many different types of lace that run the gamut from light and delicate to thick and graphic. Like any other fabric, lace ranges in quality and price.

  • Can I wear a lace wedding dress for a beach wedding?

    Absolutely! If you're having a beach or destination wedding, it's best to pick a wedding dress that's crafted from lightweight fabrics and delicate or sheer lace.

  • Are lace wedding dresses more expensive?

    Lace wedding dresses can sometimes be more expensive because of the labor cost involved in making them. Handmade lace will always drive up the price of a wedding dress.

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