Dating back to the 15th century, lace is one fabric that can lend a fairytale touch to your wedding dress. Lace-making began as an art--in the olden days, people made yards and yards of this delicate material with intricate designs by hand. Today, lace is still a hit among brides, as it gives any ensemble a romantic flair.
Lace can stand on its own as the main fabric for a gown, but even as a trimming or highlight, it can already make a strong statement. There are types of lace that can be very delicate, like Argentella point lace, but other varieties like Chantilly lace are strong enough to handle beading and other embellishments. Other kinds of lace commonly used on wedding gowns are Duchesse, Spanish, and Venetian.
A good number of the real brides we've featured had lovely lace details on their wedding gowns. We've put together a gallery to give you ideas for incorporating this dreamy fabric into your wedding attire.