A Lady in Lace: 8 Wedding Gowns for the Classically Romantic Bride

Romantic and timeless, lace takes on many forms, from billowy to structured, while remaining a perennial bridal favorite.
From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

(above) Claire Pettibone “Cheyenne” floral lace fit and flare gown with a button-down illusion back, satin lining and embroidered floral appliqués, $2,800, from the English Dept. Ray Griffiths 18K yellow gold and white topaz earrings, $2,250, from Alchemy. Bel Aire Bridal pear and baguette stone cuff, price upon request, from Charlotte’s Weddings and More. Julia Barbee crystal hairpiece, $79, from Haunt. Vintage circa 1920s square diamond ring, $1,095, from Gem Set Love.

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A dreamy Chantilly lace gown by Justin Alexander (style number 8796) with sleeves made of individual lace leaves and a jeweled neckline, $1,733, from Charlotte’s Weddings and More.

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Soft by Rosa Clará “Instinto” beaded lace and tulle gown with sweetheart neckline and lace jacket, $3,200, from the White Dress. Bel Aire Bridal crystal bracelet, price upon request; David Tuttera Embellish Collection pearl bracelet, price upon request; both from Charlotte’s Weddings and More. Assael 18K white gold diamond and golden South Sea pearl earrings, $16,400; Alchemy 18K yellow gold and diamond ring, $5,500; K. Brunini 18K white gold .97-carat rose-cut diamond ring, $13,800; all from Alchemy. Bouquet by Osa Floral Studio.

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Willowby “Alana” lace fit and flare gown with cap sleeves and illusion button-up back, $2,150, from Ania Collection. Kataoka 18K rose gold band with rose-cut diamonds, $4,475; Sebastien Barier platinum and marquise diamond ring, $7,900; Assael 18K white gold and Akoya pearl bracelet, $3,800; all from Alchemy. Vintage gold costume bracelet, $5, Pop-Up Shoppe. Vintage circa 1840s rose-cut diamonds and pearls in silver on 14K gold chain necklace, $2,495.

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Claire Pettibone “Winona” long-sleeved floral lace A-line gown with illusion lace back, buttons, optional jeweled sash and detachable train, $2,850, from the English Dept. Assael 18K white gold diamond and white South Sea pearl earrings, $10,000; K. Brunini 18K yellow gold moonstone and garnet ring, $5,180; Assael 18K gold diamond and South Sea pearl ring, $6,800; all from Alchemy.

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Marisa (style number 925) Chantilly lace and charmeuse sleeveless gown, $2,698, from Anna’s Bridal. Vintage circa 1950s costume two-strand pearl necklace, $65, from Gilt. Assael 18K white gold diamond and golden South Sea pearl earrings, $10,000, from Alchemy. Vintage necklace (worn as headband), $15, from Pop-Up Shoppe.

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WToo “Gia” fully beaded form-fitting gown with sweetheart neckline and geometric lace over stretch satin lining, $1,527, from Anna’s Bridal. Sebastien Barier, platinum and marquise diamond ring, $7,900; Alchemy 18K white gold 1.50-carat natural colored diamond ring, $20,083; Assael 18K white gold diamond and white South Sea pearl necklace, $78,000; all from Alchemy. Bel Aire Bridal pear and baguette stone cuff, price upon request; David Tutera Embellish collection silver scroll pattern cuff, price upon request; both from Charlotte’s Bridal and More. Bouquet by Osa Floral Studio.

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Allure Bridal (style number AL97) sleeveless lace gown with button detailing extending the length of train, $1,700, from Ania Collection. Vintage black opera gloves, $15; vintage black top hat, $20; both from Pop-Up Shoppe. Black chiffon sash (on hat), price upon request, from the English Dept. Bouquet by Osa Floral Studio.

 

Model: Megan Moore for Muse Models

Photographer: Liam Gillies

Stylist: Jamie Steinfeld

Art direction: Alisa Welch

Hair and Makeup: Amy Gillespie

Photographer’s Assistant: Chris Cuneo

Stylist’s Assistant: Amanda Mayfield

Editorial Assistant: Nico Lim

Bouquet: Osa Floral Studio

Shot on location at Portland’s White House in Northeast Portland