Lacy wedding gowns are not a new fashion trend, but it is one that’s taking the runway by storm. With an ultra-feminine appearance, illusion lace takes on new feels.
The latest trend in lace is the illusion lace tattoo. Lace combined with sheer fabric give the appearance of a “lace tattoo.” Sleeves, a faux backless gown, or even a more risqué dress of the entire body can sport this unique wedding gown fashion. Sheer fabric and heavier lace give brides warmth for a cooler wedding season. Wedding gown designers such as Ferretti, Dror, Lela Rose, and others feature the illusion lace trend. Lace patterns can range from flowers to vines.
A look for everyone
Illusion lace gives as much or as little coverage desired. Illusion lace is commonly seen in faux backless details.
Photo Credit: Martin Thornburg for Mon Cheri
This Martin Thornburg features illusion lace designs on the back and sleeves. A satin base with lace-appliqued tulle and illusion lace long sleeves completes an inspiring mermaid silhouette wedding gown.
Brides can also showcase this trend without exposing their back by choosing illusion lace sleeves.
Photo Credit: Stella York
This Stella York gown shows the beauty of laser cut lace combined with crepe to create a long-sleeved gown with tattoo lace sleeves.
Photo Credit: Martina Liana
This Martina Liana gown highlights similar long-sleeved lace details. This dress features a beautiful A-line tulle skirt and beaded floral lace appliques that further romanticize the gown.
Bridesmaids can wear it too
Illusion lace is not just for brides. Designers are creating more bridesmaid dresses with illusion lace too.