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Delicate and dainty lace dresses for a charming bridal look

There is an enduring and timeless charm that is unique to lace. Lace in a wedding dress, however small it may be, accentuates femininity and is always elegant.

Today’s wedding dresses bring you countless choices in lace details. With elaborate gowns entirely engulfed in lace, to lace forming few delicate details, or striking motifs encrusted with crystal beading and metallic embroidery in the bodice or skirt alone, there is no limit to what you can do with lace.

Here, let us look at some fabulous lace gowns, to understand how the placement of lace in different locations creates a specific look.

Lace in the neckline and sleeves

A neckline may be created with just lace, or with lace over sheer. The latter acts as an embellished neckline, that renders a modest touch to an otherwise revealing neckline. Scalloped lace edges generate a sophisticated look, and even a simple bateau or scoop neckline can look spectacular with this additional detail. High necklines with lace and encrusted with crystal eliminate the need for a necklace.

Similarly, lace can be used to define the sleeve borders, or even create the sleeves and add a whimsical touch, whether it is cap-sleeves, three-fourth sleeves or even full-sleeves.

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In this lovely MoriLee dress, Venice lace appliques border a sheer neckline and form cap sleeves, adding extra charm to the overall look.

Lace either in the bodice or in the skirt

If you do not want lace details to entirely define your wedding gown, you can choose between gowns that employ lace to embellish the bodice, or limit it to the layers of the skirt. Embellished lace is a modern trend, and it adds subtle charm to the dress without overwhelming details. A dress with lace either in the bodice or skirt looks glamorous when paired with satin or silk in the other half, while it is classic and elegant when mixed with tulle or organza.

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In this fantastic MoriLee ball gown, lace overlays engulf the bodice, while the skirt is in delicate layers of tulle. The additional embellishments and the basque waist work well with the lace to create an ultra-feminine and royal look.

Lace on the hemline

Pure lace, or lace overlays in the hemline add a feathery touch to any gown. Pretty lace scallops that cascade over a wide hemline look exquisitely ornate. While some gowns may feature lace all over the skirt, there are also others with clusters of floral lace motifs decorating the skirt and train, and spreading out in thicker bunches over the hemline.

All-over lace

For those brides who simply love lace, and can’t get enough of it, you can opt for dresses with all-over lace. With embellishments and bold as well as delicate floral motifs dancing along the entire length of the bodice, skirt, sleeves and train, you will be a mesmerizing sight in lace. With such a spectacular gown, go easy with the accessories and let the dress do the talking.

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This MoriLee mermaid gown with all over Chantilly lace boasts of a sheer mock bolero, and three-quarter sleeves that will render you the epitome of grace.

To learn more about these wonderful masterpieces in lace, as well as check out more gowns featuring this detail, check out the unique bridal collection at Best for Bride.

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A Guide to Choosing The Right Sleeve Length for Your Wedding Gown

A Guide to Choosing The Right Sleeve Length for Your Wedding Gown

Wedding dresses come in all sizes, shapes and patterns. To choose a suitable wedding dress, there are several factors that the bride has to pay attention to. One of these is the sleeve length. The right size determines your wedding day look and helps you feel comfortable and confident.

Additionally, the sleeve length suggests whether a dress suits the type of wedding you have planned. For example, strapless gowns are not usually modest enough for traditional church weddings.

Let us now look at the various types of sleeves that wedding dresses feature and what characterizes them.

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Buying your wedding dress online and how to do it right

via Best for BrideOne of the biggest events in your wedding plans is buying your wedding dress. While nothing beats the experience of visiting a bridal boutique and being enraptured at the sight of yourself in “the dress,” there are situations when this may not be the possible choice, or the best option for you.

Fortunately, you can still have fun shopping for your dress online, and do it right too! You may even find more options than you can find at your local store, and this can be enticing. If online dress shopping is the way for you, let us find out what you need to know to do it properly.

Choose the silhouette and neckline

Since you won’t have a bridal consultant to help choose the right silhouette for your body type, you will have to do this part yourself. Identify the type of wedding dresses that are suitable for your body shape and shortlist the ones that seem right. A good idea is to head to a nearby clothes shop, try on few gowns and see your transformation in them. Notice the silhouettes and necklines that flatter your figure, and base your search on gowns in similar patterns.

Choosing “the dress” from a vast collection

You will quickly realize that online shopping throws open an ocean of choices, and you can feel overwhelmed and confused. So, don’t start looking at pictures right away. First, make a list of the various things in a dress that would look good on you. This would include the neckline, silhouette, type of sleeves and fabric. Also make a second list of the features that don’t flatter you in a dress.

Once this is done, begin your search. First choose by price. Find gowns that fall within budget. The next step is to pick out a certain number of gowns with features in the first list you prepared. Now, eliminate any of these dresses that have features belonging to the second list. Continue this way, till you have a small list of just a handful of dresses.

Pay attention to these chosen dresses in closer detail. Look at the fabric, the construction and how it drapes on the model. Get help from your friends to decide which of these would be the best choice. Take time to finalize it, and meanwhile look on the web for pictures of real brides wearing the dress you chose. Once you have made your decision, check the measurement charts for this particular dress and determine the optimal size. Place your order.

Work with a good tailor

Once you receive your gown, it is likely that you will have to make alterations, so it fits perfectly. Find a good tailor who can do this for you. Choose someone who has experience working with complicated garments and gowns, so he/she can handle the job properly. Leave plenty of time for more than one fitting session, so your dress looks perfect in time for your wedding.

To enjoy your online shopping experience, choose from a variety of designer gowns, and avail excellent offers, visit the wedding collection at Best for Bride.