Is anyone else not really loving the lace?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

I love lace but it didnt look goon on me either… nothing really looked great on me…lol…

I ended up with a heavily beaded top and a organza (i think) bottom

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I loved lace 10 years ago too! Now, it’s over kill. Everything is lace and everything is mermaid / fit n flare. I ended up going with an A line satin and minimal embellishments. It’s still fitted at the top and has a nice full skirt. I’m not bashing the brides with a lace mermaid. You guys rock it, and they are beautiful. Just not for me. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You know what, for a moment I thought that I wanted lace because it looks so good on the girls on TV & the girls in pictures. But in person, it just doesn’t do it for me! I love sparkly & somewhat embroidered lace, but other than that, I can’t do it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I feel like today’s lace gowns will be the 80’s puffy sleeved gowns. No problem with that at all. I just didn’t want my kids/grandkids to be able to pinpoint the decade in which I got married. 

Same goes with my ring. I have a solitaire for that reason.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

jofits: If I was in my early 20s and getting married I probably would gravitate toward the lace dresses but as Im approaching 30 I just feel that the lace ages me even more and that “im suppose” to be looking at gowns like that. I also didnt want to look like I was trying to look younger so I did pass on other dresses too. I settled on a cotton silk blend classic dress. I feel it matches who I am better than anything I tried on or tried to love. Plus the movement in the skirt is really too.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

TheMrsTulip:  You hit the nail on the head! Just like the pick up ball gowns from last decade, if I can remember right. My ring is a solitaire as well. The rings these days with all the little diamonds are a bit much for me. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I went into dress shopping thinking I wanted something with a lot of lace, but I also found that price point really affects the type of lace you can get, how it’s used in the dress, etc.  My original dream was a Monique Lhuillier all-over tulle and lace A-line, but I then found out that it would be stretching even the highest, generous budget that I had set for myself, and the dresses that were much more affordable did not seem to match the vision I had of what I wanted.  I realized that I actually wear lacy tops in my everyday wardrobe fairly regularly and that I wanted something that was more of a statement for my wedding gown.  I still love lace gowns, but I won’t be wearing any lace at my wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

What I don’t like about lace is the quality a lot of it seems to be for the excessive price. I actually wear lace and embroidery styles fairly often in my day to day, more so in winter. A lot of bridal lace seems so overpriced for the quality you get. Admittedly, a full lace dress is not always the best choice, as the fabric is sometimes constricting or matronly if not used well in a design. A lot of lace dresses would be great choices if they had half the amount.

I wouldn’t say lace is the trend so much as full lace mermaids. Lace in general has always been a wedding gown staple offering.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

TheMrsTulip:  I don’t think it is lace really will be recognised as as decade kind of dress, as it has been around for a long time.  My grandmothers dress was a beautiful slim lace dress – I think elegant lace will always be timeless.  What I do think will date is the mermaid, fit and flare style dresses which many people have at the moment, be them lace, satin, or whatever 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I’m not a huge fan of lace either for myself. Odd thing is that I love lace dresses on other people….I just don’t like them on me. Lace accents are okay, but I don’t like full lace gowns. 

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