Radiant on the most important day of her life so far, a Galia Lahav bride is nothing short of an Empress to her loved ones. This is especially true when she opts for a gorgeous gown of intricately woven lace. Not only do our lace wedding dresses always go down a treat with our Instafam, but they also often incorporate one of two key wedding dress trends: beach and boho. And these sexy wedding dresses come with clout. Some of them have been rocked by the world’s biggest names, like Beyonce – think back to the Grammys, 2016. And who could ever forget Jennifer Lopez’s custom lace-up number, sported on the cover of People magazine? Clearly, lace is the fabric du jour, pour toujours. Let’s take a look back at our top lace wedding dresses to nudge your memory and, perhaps, tickle your fancy.
Not only is the detailing of the NISSA dress remarkable – note the intricate leafy work spiralling up the arm – but the veil elevates the look into a head-to-toe show stopper. Daring though the meshy cut-out may seem at first, this dress would suit a bride of almost any age, thanks to its strong reference to a classic bridal silhouette.
Simple in its silhouette yet complex in detail, the Luca dress is not your average wedding dress. It is form-hugging yet demure thanks to the presentation fo the lace on throughout the garment. An elegant bride will need little more than these to complete the look.
Another beach-ready wedding dress, the GALA 212 does the diaphanous trend all the justices. The bold low cut neckline and sheerness of the fabric running down the body suggest that this number is ideal for the daring and young at heart.
The GALA 209 dress sprinkles a bit of Bauhaus into boho. Although a little retro in its design source, there is something of a nod to futurism with this one, with its sheer bodice and geo lacework. Who knows? Maybe it’s one for tomorrow, as well as today?
Imagine a sumptuous wedding on the Italian coast where the guest list is the envy of the FROWs at Fashion Weeks. That’s GALA 207. Both glamorous and effortless, this piece defies convention (hello again, neckline) while paying homage to tradition: up close, its a striking medley of the finest lace.
The GALA 206 dress is a great example of lace being utilised to great effect. It’s like ‘whimsical’ met ‘boss babe’ to give us this no-nonsense, clean cut offering of lilting florals on seemingly bare arms, chests and figure-defining silhouettes. Pierce de doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Whether on a golden beach or in a sunny country wedding setting (most charming), this dress would work best out in nature. Either way, the astonishing detail work of lace on lace leaves the viewer with a sense of dreaming. An ideal result on one’s wedding day.
The GALA 201 may as well have been called the mermaid dress, for there is an otherworldly quality to its beauty. This is no doubt evoked with the flowing skirt of the dress, as well as the lace that festoons a story on the bride’s body.
Literally meaning ‘happy,’ the Allegra is the Princess consort of all bridal gowns. Surely you’ll agree that we’re not going overboard with our metaphors: this is simply the image that this particular wedding dress, GALA 207, evokes.
The Rhiannon gown is a boho wedding dress like no other, reminiscent of starry nights and champagne-fuelled conversations. In short: Gatsby. The most striking quality of this dress, however, aside from the lace detailing, is its structure.
The low back of the GALA 103 dress adds a touch of drama to an otherwise more coquettish bridal offering. Your guests will be delighted. And your spouse-to-be? Mesmerised.
With a lingerie-esque feel, this dress is as daring as it is dainty. sinched in at the waist to boot, it’s this sophisticated cut and the rare patterned beauty of its lace narrative which make the GALA 105 perfect for a dreamy-sunset beach wedding.
SNOW IN SUMMER
The Snow In Summer dress is exactly as you’d imagine it: a clash of two opposing elements that work beautifully together. Snow and summer; white lace and golden mesh. While some brides might shy away from having any sort of colour on their dress, this piece is for the adventurous and uniquely elegant.
The GALA 1009 is a beach dress with a bohemian twist. Made for the bride with a penchant for panache, this boho wedding dress will be the most memorable aspect of your wedding – sorry, vows.
The GALA 708 dress is ethereal with just enough of a hint of innocence. With its V-shaped motifs and curling lace details, its train can easily be imagined trailing to the floor of a glimmering beach somewhere hot and paradisaic.