Stunner Thursday: Ooh la Lace!

When I say “lace wedding dress,” what’s the first image to come to your mind? For many, it’s the beautiful lace gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (RIP…sigh) that the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her marriage to Prince William and for others it’s the iconic Grace Kelly’s gown wore for her wedding to Prince Rainier. Did you know that the lace for Grace’s dress was 125 year old Brussels rose point lace?

Quite often we think of lace as something old fashioned, stuffy, and reserved, but it doesn’t have to be. I have come up with a collection of lace gowns and sexy lace shoes that will turn heads and get tongues wagging. These pieces are definitely not for a shy bride. They are true statement pieces for the bride who loves lace, but that wants to really challenge the status quo.

Lace gowns can be transformed with plunging necklines, a mini hemline, see through panels, and thigh high slits. As for lace shoes, sexy lace up booties, ruffled accents, bold color, and a sky high stiletto heel brings the typical demure lace shoe to a super WOW! statement piece guaranteed to grab your guest’s attention. Here are just a sampling of some of the super sexy lace gowns and shoes that I came across in my quest to transform “yawn” in to “ooh la la!” I hope you find them fun and perhaps even consider them for your wedding. Take care all!

Racy Lace Bridal Gowns

Dress
$90 – shibawi.com

Vintage dress
clairepettibone.com

Dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Bridal dress
jlmcouture.com

Blow dryers iron
weddinginspirasi.com

Ad Spring/Summer 2012
inesdisanto.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Lace bridal shoes

Charlotte Olympia high heels
£820 – charlotteolympia.com

Gold heels
$800 – gina.com

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti cut out heels
$298 – albertaferretti.com

Pumps
$100 – chineselaundry.com

Zara sling back shoes
$90 – zara.com

Promiscuous shoes
$63 – zappos.com

JustFabulous high heels
$65 – heels.com

Amanda Special Order
$260 – milkandhoneyshoes.com

High heel shoes
crazysexyshoes.com

Shoes
popkarenmillenshop.com

Shoes
shoe-tease.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

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