Nov. 5, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Lovely & Luxurious: Wedding Dresses with Lace


This week we're all about lace.

Lace can be demure, revealing or the perfect blend of both. Regardless of your style, one thing's for certain, using lace in a wedding dress is always a statement of elegance and sophistication. Whether you've dreamed of a wedding dress with all over lace or just want a touch to add style and texture, this week's picks are sure to delight.

Maggie Sotter Phillipa Wedding Dress

With dresses between $500 and $3000 from au courant designers like Maggie Sottero, Casablanca and Lea-Ann Belter among our top five, it's easier than ever to have the wedding dress of your dreams on a realistic budget.

Sexy & Sophisticated Lace: $500
Chic and refined, this size 10 Maggie Sottero Phillipa strapless mermaid wedding dress (pictured above) features an embellished ribbon lace adorned with seed beads, sequins, and bugle beads. Finish off this sophisticated style with elegant strands of pearls a la vintage Chanel.

Sweetheart Lace: $950
Ruching and Alencon lace create a beautiful and figure flattering combination in this brand new size 8 Casablanca 1914 wedding dress. The lucky bride selling this dazzling dress has been gifted a bigger budget for her wedding dress from her mother. Her loss is definitely your gain.

Casablanca 1914 Wedding Dress

Scalloped Lace: $980
When used sparingly, lace can add elegant texture and depth to a wedding dress, as seen in this size 14 Jasmine Bridal T834 gown. In this best seller, lace is used in bands across the dress, ending with a beautiful scalloped hemline. In our opinion, this dress has just the right touch of romance for a dreamy bride to be.

Jasmine Bridal T834 Wedding Dress

Touch of Lace: $1100
If you like the idea of lace, but want it used as an accent rather than the main event, consider this size 6 Lea-Ann Belter "Taylor" wedding dress. The waistline is adorned with pretty French lace and a lovely satin ribbon ties into a bow to trail down the slim A Line skirt.

Lea-Ann Belter Taylor Wedding Dress

Strut Your Stuff Lace: $3000
Always wanted a designer dress but didn't want the designer price tag? This brand new size 6 Gabriella Arango 2010 sample is a stunner. Made of French Chantilly lace, this A Line strapless wedding gown is a gorgeous blush color, making it perfect for a sunset wedding.

Gabriella Arango Wedding Dress