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6 Lace Trends for 2014 Wedding Dresses

We love showing you the newest pin-worthy wedding dress collections from the most talented, creative, and unique designers in the game. And while there's something about seeing a collection in its entirety that can't be beat, occasionally a focus on the details is needed. And the detail de jour is lace!

This isn't your grandma’s doily lace either. Designers have put the craftsmanship back into their patterns, creating romantic and luxurious styles for Spring 2014. We’ve rounded up six major lace trends ranging from modern to classic, and beyond! Ready to dive in? Let's go!

1. Modern
Lace has been around for centuries, but this season some of the biggest designers took the fabric to the next level with oversized and abstract patterns. Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier's modern looks made us swoon, while Angel Sanchez moved away from the traditional flower-focused details towards more avant-garde styles.


2. Lace on Tulle
The ball gown wedding dress is a standard and well loved look, but this year Christos, Lazaro, Reem Acra, and Monique Lhuillier made their styles stand out by embroidering lace patterns onto tulle. The effect is mesmerizing and enhances a classic silhouette.


3. Illusion Necklines
Romantic, subtlety sexy, and a bit bohemian, illusion necklines are understandably popular with brides. The Marchesa and Angel Sanchez collections include elegant, high-necked lace illusion pieces.


4. Lace Sleeves
Call it a return to classic or point to Kate Middleton’s church appropriate Alexander McQueen gown, but sleeves are back! Luckily for brides who want a little breathing room and hint of skin, lace sleeves made appearances on both the always romantic Claire Pettibone and ever-elegant Marchesa runways.

Gatsby, inspired short fluttery lace sleeves from the Junko Yoshioko and Kenneth Pool collections hit two trends at once!


5. Peek-A-Boo
Reem Acra added romance to sexy sheath gowns with nearly hidden lace details. At Vera Wang structured gowns were softened by just a touch of her modern lace.


6. Portrait Backs
Elaborate lace patterns from Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro provide the perfect frames for portrait back wedding gowns, adding a new twist to the backless styles we've been seeing recently. 


Judging from the Spring/Summer 2014 wedding dress collections lace is here to stay!

Which new trend will you wear down the white aisle? Let us know in the comment section below or tweet us your favorite.

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