Lace is the only thing that can be described as perfectly timeless and throwback at the same time. It’s been in style since even before Marie Antoinette told the French to “let them eat cake” in the 18th century, and it certainly still is today, as Princess Kate recently married Prince William in a half-lace wedding gown.
For years – or, dare we say, centuries – lace has been the go-to choice for elegance and sophistication. That’s why, still today, it has an air of timeless beauty about it. Its reputation has never changed, nor has its popularity.
Our 12 Favorite Lace Bridal Gowns
All that said, we’d like to introduce you to our top 12 lace bridal gowns. We chose these not just because they’re show-stopping qualities (duh!), but for a few other reasons, too.
First, these dresses are all available online. We’ll explain later why we think that’s a really good thing. Second, these dresses we chose come in a range of sizes, including plus sizes, so that every bride can turn to Kennedy Blue for all things “I do”.
And lastly, our top choices also include some bridesmaid dresses. Why? Because wearing a white or ivory bridesmaid dress as a bridal gown is actually a great (and smart) idea! They’re just as beautiful and far more affordable.
Seamlessly fit and exquisitely flare, the Harlow gown is a beautiful choice if you’re going for a classy and classic look. From the intricate lacey details forming a V-neck front to its stunning open V-back, there’s so much to love about this bridal gown. This dress is naturally beautiful, just like any bride who will be wearing it.
This figure-flattering gown is as unique as it is classic. From the sweetheart cut neckline, to the beautiful accent belt that hooks together in the back, to the chapel length train – the Mia gown all comes together in one happily-ever-after package. The buttons down the back are covered, and the dress is easy to move around in! So you can feel free to dance the night away. (Priorities, right?)
With lacey cap sleeves and a fitted lace bodice, this gown is the sweetest simplicity. It’s a relaxed fit, and the lace and crinkle chiffon fabric make it relatively easy to take care of. No special dry cleaning required – just wash it at home on a delicate cycle. With the Rosie dress, it’s all in the little things – like the sweetheart neckline, the self-tie sash at the waistline, or the sheer keyhole back – and we totally love that.
The Hailey gown is made even more beautiful by its unique little details, like its champagne colored sash and ruched organza skirt. (You get two sashes with the skirt – the other sash is the color of the dress.) The strapless, sweetheart cut neckline flows seamlessly into the lace bodice for a fun, flattering fit. We think any bride would feel stunning in this one.
Chances are you’re already going to feel like a princess on your big day. The royal treatment, the fairy-tale beginning of your happily-ever-after… And if you wear the Kimberly gown, you’ll even be dressed the part. It’s a romantic gown, with its soft lace bodice and beaded sash at the waist, and it’s even comfortable. Best of all, it’ll have you feeling enchanting and ready to begin the next chapter of the sweetest love story – yours.
If you’re going for something a little more relaxed – something you could easily dress up with an up-do, jewelry and heels, or dress down with wavy hair, barefoot on the beach – the Kinley gown is the perfect one for you. It can play any role you want it to. It’s simple and sweet, classic and comfortable, but it’s not lacking in elegance. It’s fitted lace over the bodice and fully-lined, floor-length skirt are of the highest quality and look radiant on any bride. It’s a dress that can simply be whatever you want it to be, whenever you need it to be!
This classic beauty is a kaleidoscope of lacey details. The lace from the strapless neckline flares out at the bottom of the hip and is lightly dispersed throughout the skirt and train. The scalloped edging makes this dress even more elegant and sophisticated. We think there’s only one right word for the Georgia gown: stunning. Maybe gorgeous. Maybe perfect. Okay, all of the above.
The Sonia gown’s simplicity is what makes it oh-so-stunning. The strapless top with the sweetheart neckline and the waistline adorned with a satin sash. The all-lace, fitted bodice and the lightweight crepe skirt that flares out comfortably just below the hip. And perhaps the best part of all, the beautifully flattering V-back. We think if this dress had a doppelgänger, it would be Jackie O. Just sayin’.
If this gown seems slightly mermaid-esque to you, don’t worry – you’re not alone. The Bridgette gown is beautifully enchanting in the perfect amount of ways. From the sweetheart neckline that has a slight illusion in the front, the gorgeous hand-of-the-artist straps, and the fitted bodice that flows perfectly into the crepe skirt, we only have one question: what’s not to love?
The sweetness and uniqueness of it, the simplicity and elegance of it… Where to begin with the Lola gown? We absolutely love how the sweetheart neckline is slightly hidden behind a sheer layer of beautifully-detailed lace. We love the off-shoulder straps, which give the dress a “natural beauty” vibe and a “princess look” at the same time. We love that it’s comfortable – because dancing is of utmost importance – and that it’s easy to dress up or down. All these things and more make the Lola gown one of our favorites.
This fitted lace bridal gown is literally what dreams are made of. The soft, cotton lace is super breathable and comfy, making it the perfect all-lace dress for the warm-weather months. The best part about the Kate wedding dress? It comes with a detachable beaded belt for an extra touch of jazz!
This gown is from our very first collection and there's a reason it has stuck around this long. It's an absolute classic look and is SO flattering on every single body shape. With the full, A-line skirt and high, illusion neckline, you'll feel elegant and romantic as you make your walk down the aisle in this gorgeous lace wedding dress.
Buying Bridal Gowns Online
Lots of people think that when it comes to wedding dresses, there’s only one right way to do it: go into a store or boutique, pick a dress, try it on, have someone measure you, and come back for more fittings until it’s done. But the truth is: it’s not quite that easy anymore. Here’s why:
1. Boutiques and stores are always packed with appointments, especially around wedding season. So, there’s a chance you’ll be rushed through yours or not treated with the special care and attention you deserve.
2. Those boutiques and stores have quite a limited supply – not only in style and offering, but also in size, color, etc. – when compared with online stores. And, online stores are fully employed with the highest-quality trained customer service, who are there to care for each customer individually.
3. If you’re buying online and worried about scamming, most of this is simply using good judgment. Chances are very high that a reputable and trusted company will have a secure system.
4. Who doesn’t love online shopping? All the exploring? Oh, the places you’ll go!
Don’t worry – we’ve got your veil, too!
We have four gorgeous lace-edge veils to complement any bridal gown you choose. Each of these veils is unique and showcases elegance and beauty.
See the rest of them here! You’ll love them as much as we do.
We are, obviously, in love with lace. Classic and timeless, you just can't go wrong with a lace gown. Do you love lace as much as us? Tell us which Kennedy Blue bridal gowns are your favorite in the comments below!