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Your wedding dress is one of the most important dresses that you will ever buy or wear. It might be passed down through the generations, it might be something that you find at a thrift store, or it might be a dress that you have custom tailored. None of those things change that it is a dress you will always cherish and love until the end of time. This makes picking out the perfect dress so incredibly important.

We have gathered a lost of 20 beautiful lace wedding dresses to give you a few ideas about you options, and to show you what other brides have done as well. Feel free to pin our article up for future inspiration, and tell us what looks you liked the best as well.

Lace is timeless, individual, and can change any gown in a matter of minutes. Sometimes the lace is more important than the rest of the gown, giving the bride her signature look, regardless of the dresses cut. Other times the lace is understated, simply serving to enhance classic lines and to make the ensemble more visually interesting. Lace isn’t overly formal, but it can be used to take an everyday look and make it more wedding appropriate. Lace can also tone down a look and make the bride look more demure and feminine.

Lace comes in so many different colors and shapes, each telling a story, and each begging you to personalize them and work them into your big day.

From country to haut couture, lace always has a place and is always a hallmark of personal style. Many brides choose the lace before they choose their gown, making it the focal point of their wedding.

These 20 gowns show you many of the different ways that you can utilize lace in your wedding, and really prove that lace isn’t just for old ladies. From heirloom veils to personalized collections by major designers, lace is a time-honored wedding tradition.

Take a look inside, be inspired, and remember that your perfect dress for your perfect day is completely possible, no matter what you have in mind. So have fun, be you, and enjoy your big day.

20. Lace Halter Topped

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This bride used the lace on her halter style dress to make her personal style look more wedding appropriate. The tiny lace designs are elegant while not taking away from the overall look. This dress is both casual and beautiful, something that is hard to pull off.

19. Lace With Pearl Beads

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You would think that beads, lace, ribbons, and jewelry would be too much, but this dress really manages to pull it off. The beads end up looking like part of the lace. Meanwhile, the ribbon serves as an ending point for the sheer lace, distracting the eye from the abrupt transition.

18. Backless Mermaid Train

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This backless dress utilizes beautiful lace to lengthen the train. The silk and lace overlap in some places, making the dress appear to flow and creating a unique silhouette. The look is completed with the low back and simple chains that make the bride seem like a mythical creature.

17. Tight Backless Fitted

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This tight dress uses lace to emphasize the curves of the bride. Simple pearls adorn the dress, making the bride’s physique stand out while the lace keeps the dress from being boring. The simple look becomes elegant when put onto her body, showing off her hard work and beauty.

16. Red Lace Corset With Tulle

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This wedding dress uses a red lace covered corset with tulle accents. The red stands out against the white, but is muted by the tulle overlay. The slightly off-white ribbon completes the look, pulling it all together nicely.

15. Raw Lace Bodice

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This raw lace bodice is perfect for a rustic wedding. The rest of the dress is gathered layers, making the bride stand out from those around her. The lace looks antique and brings a rustic feeling to the overall look.

14. Long Lace Sleeves

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The long lace sleeves on this dress made the bride look modest yet sensual. The lace covering the hands shows off her tiny hands and contrasts well with the groom’s uncovered hands. The tiny details going up the sleeves make the veil stand out from the rest of the dress.

13. High Necked, Lace Backed, Sleeveless

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The simple lace on this dress makes the rest of the construction really stand out. The high neck is elegant and charming, while the lack of sleeves makes it seem effortless. The lace back cover provides modesty while ensuring that the bride is beautiful, even from the back.

12. Different Lace Details

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Each of these wedding dresses has a different lace detail. From the belt area to the chest, they all utilize the lace differently. Even though they are cut the same, they make it easy to understand how lace placement can change a dress.

11. Vintage Lace

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This vintage lace dress is perfect and takes us back to a simpler time. The simple lines allow the entire dress to be covered in lace rather than utilizing accents. The entire dress stands out, but pales in comparison to the beauty of the bride, making it a real show stopper.

10. Lace Top With Full Bottom

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Many times a dress with a full skirt seems juvenile or over the top. However, this bride found the perfect balance between these traits and a grown-up look. The simple accents on her waist and fingers accentuate her body and make her husband stand out beautifully in this picture.

9. Lace Bodice With Headband

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This bride chose to wear lace in a number of places, while enjoying a full, gathered skirt. The bodice is simple and would be easy to overlook, but her loose hair and headband make you realize that the lace is quite stunning. Her entire dress works rather well, making her look like a queen on her big day.

8. V Backed

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This v backed dress uses lace to shape itself. The lace on the back differs from the skirt, making the skirt appear more feminine while creating an elegant look with the straps. The silvery lace contrasts well with her skin and with the white of the rest of the dress.

7. Lace Paneled Skirt

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The first thing that you notice on this dress is the beautiful lace accents, but the skirt is what really steals the show. With alternating panels of lace and silk, the dress is feminine and girly, but still beautiful. The accents on top give it a more refined look, giving the young woman a perfect look she will cherish forever.

6. Modern Lace

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This incredibly modern dress still sports small amounts of lace. The modern cut is softened by the lace additions. The more traditional hair decoration also keeps this piece sweet and simple rather than haute couture.

5. Tulle With Lace Bow

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The entire dress is a beautiful gauzy creation, but the lace bow really makes it stand out from other dresses. The silver color of the box makes you focus on that point, showing off the slim waist of the bride. The off-kilter symmetry makes the bride look even more perfect while creating a focal point close to her husband when they stand together.

4. Old Fashioned Lace Corset

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This corset wouldn’t be out of place in many different eras, but looks modern paired with this gorgeous skirt. The tiny lace makes you want to look closer, showing off the craftsmanship of the piece. The long ties are sensual and simple, combining the best of many different styles.

3. Cap Sleeved Wedding Gown

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This cap sleeved wedding gown has a vintage feel to it, while still making the bride look modern. The elegant look is achieved through flawless makeup and the confidence the bride is exuding. The simple lace reminds us of other simpler dresses, but the sleeves and cut demand attention and are anything but simple.

2. All Over Lace

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Who says that lace dresses have to be old fashioned or vintage? This beautiful dress is amazingly modern and offers tantalizing looks at the bride’s skin while still looking classy. The long train is actually made of several layers, ensuring that it ripples as she walks.

1. Fairy Inspired Gown

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This beautiful dress wouldn’t look out of place in a woodland wedding. The lace and other components come together to create an other-worldly look the screams fun and adventure. The shape of the corset is particularly interesting as well, making the entire piece look classy yet slinky.