Well, the Royal Wedding is over, but the Royal Influence is just beginning. And thanks to Kate, (Is she a princess now or what? I don’t think so… but I’m confused since Diana got the title after her wedding, but Kate’s just a Duchess now. Maybe it’s because she and Wills are still second in line to the throne?) (Where was I?) Oh yeah, thanks to Kate, lace is back in a big way.
I was so thrilled to see that her gown didn’t have a princess neckline. Don’t get me wrong, princess necklines are beautiful. And who doesn’t want to look like royalty on their wedding day? But the strapless neckline has ruled American wedding fashion for more than a decade now. And I’m ready for a new look! Bring on the sexy sophistication, ladies.
Everywhere you look designers are promising replicas of Kate’s gown, veil and more. But there are other fun ways to incorporate the Kate Style a little more subtly. Lace can go anywhere.
Check out this intricate lace veil
. I love the edging detail because it doesn’t obscure the dress at all, but leaves a beautiful lacy train flowing behind. Lovely.
This mermaid silhouette lace dream comes from Helene Bridal. I LOVE the neckline and all the incredible detailing of the gown.
This stunner is also a mermaid silhouette but is a little more forgiving in the bodice. OMG, I’m dying. Such a modern twist on lace and I LOVE the silver ribbon at the empire waist. LOVE. This dress is sleek and sexy and oh so classy.
And I love this one, despite the strapless top, because of the sassy tea length. Very modern. You’re no doubt wearing some fabulous shoes so let them shine!
How about lace accessories? Edera Jewelry customizes gorgeous lace jewelry at their etsy site. You can also use lace on invitations, decorations, and even on your dessert… be it cake, cupcakes or cheesecake. There are even web sites that let you design your own lace.
Lace is back, baby.