Unique lace wedding dresses that combine tradition with style
by Jess Keys

Lace gowns have become a go-to style for brides of all types. Whether you're getting married in a ballroom, country club, the beach or  the local courthouse, a lace number is a guaranteed way to look classic and timeless on your big day. While some are afraid that lace is dated and dowdy, these 10 Spring 2015 gowns combine just the right amount of tradition, coupled with a stylish, modern twist, perfect for that perfect "something old, and something new" combination that is often so hard to achieve.

Read on for more lace wedding dresses that will make you look amazing for your upcoming spring or summer wedding!

Monique Lhuillier does it once again. With lace being a common thread in her newest collection, this gown has to be our favorite. A combination of an illusion, sweetheart neckline, a high slit, and a tulle overlay, this lace number is anything but dated.

If old-school lace isn't your thing, try searching for a lace pattern that is a bit more out of the box. You just might just fall in love with a different type of motif, like this gown by Hayley Paige, which makes this traditional, long-sleeved, A-line gown, truly unique.

Photo by  Marchesa

Photo by Marchesa

This Marchesa gown made us fall in love with cap sleeves all over again. Yes, it is a classic, head-to-toe lace number, but the modern neckline and nipped waist make it ultra romantic and universally flattering.

Photo by  BHLDN

Photo by BHLDN

Looking for a cocktail length dress? Lace details are great for making a non-traditional dress still feel classic. This version is perfect for a more casual gathering, or courthouse ceremony.

Photo by  Jim Hjelm

Photo by Jim Hjelm

While it's reminiscent of old Hollywood, this definitely isn't a gown Grandma would have worn. With it's off the shoulder neckline, illusion sheer back with button detail, and sweep train, this A-line gown by Jim Hjelm is about as beautiful as they come. Oops. We're drooling.

Often times, brides think they have  to choose between lace and ball gown. Lazaro proves to us that it's possible to have both!

Photo by  Elaya Vaughn

Photo by Elaya Vaughn

This gown by Project Runway designer, Kate Pankoke is a fresh take on a classic silhouette–featuring an illusion and sweetheart neckline with rouching  at the waist to accent the bride's curves. The real star though, is the sheer back, accented with lace overlays and stunning brushed gold stud buttons.

Photo by  Amsale

Photo by Amsale

Ultra-feminine and curve hugging, this Amsale number with an illusion neckline (sensing a trend here?), lace appliqué, and plunging back will render any groom speechless. (Love when that happens!)

Photo by  J.Crew

Photo by J.Crew

Another traditional, yet modern take on a short dress. This strappy number from J.Crew is all business until you get to the bottom, where it turns into stunning, flapper-esque fringe. There was never a better excuse to show off your legs than on the most important day of your life, right? We love this look for a summery beach or back yard wedding!

While this dress may have a retro vibe, the thigh-high slit adds a considerable amount of modern sass. This gown from Aussie brand, Grace Loves Lace, is for the bride we like to call a "rule-bending traditionalist".

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Will you don a lace look for your walk down the aisle?


Jess Keys is a graduate of Indiana University, a Chicago transplant and Founder of The Golden Girl Blog. She was first bitten by the wedding bug at age 11, when she purchased her first Brides magazine in the Lexington, KY airport. She's partial to red lipstick, French Bulldogs, and a lover of the written word. You can often find her at the closest Dim Sum establishment, or exploring the Windy City with her camera in tow.