I'm Sick of Lace Wedding Dresses :: Bewildered Bride
September 13, 2015

I’m Sick of Lace Wedding Dresses

2015, the year of the fishtail lace wedding dress. Oh now hang on, that was also 2014, 2013, 2012……….. Everywhere I look there seems to be a fitted lace wedding dress. They are all over blogs, wedding magazines, Facebook, Twitter…..everywhere!

Justin Alexander 8797

Justin Alexander 8797

If you look back at a wedding that took place in the 80’s you know exactly what decade it was because of the puff sleeves that everyone had following the fashion of Princess Di’s wedding dress. In future years people are going to do exactly the same for this decade with lace mermaid dresses that 90% of brides seem to be opting for! I don’t want my wedding to be dated. I don’t want to wear a dress like everyone else had at that time.

I want a dress that is classical, that can’t be dated because of the fashion. Timeless elegance is something that seems to have been forgotten. When I think of a classic wedding dress I see sweetheart necklines, satin, tulle, full skirts; something to make you feel like a princess. How often do you get the chance to wear a big white dress? To opt for a figure hugging lace dress makes me think that later in life you’d feel like you missed out on an opportunity.

Ellis Bridals 11228

Ellis Bridals 11228

Ever since Kate married Wills, lace has gone viral. I know lace wedding dresses have been around forever, but in the last 5 years they seem to have taken over every bridal boutique. When I go into a boutique there seems to be lines and lines of lace dresses and a very small selection of dresses that have no lace at all. At wedding fairs I’m surrounded by mannequins with lace dresses. I’ve never been a fan of lace wedding dresses and I dislike them even more now that I’m trying to find my own dream dress. I seem to have very little choice in boutiques once I rule out any dresses that have the smallest amount of lace as most dress designers have incorporated it into the bulk of their collections.

I can’t tell you how happy I was to see the photo’s of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall’s wedding, her Phillipa Lepley silk gown was a stunning example of timeless bridal chic….not to mention there wasn’t a sniff of lace! I only hope that bridal designers start filling their runways with more dresses like this and stop the reign of the lace wedding dress!

Lace wedding dresses. Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall


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