Got your heart set on a lace wedding dress? D’italia has the most divine silk and french laces
Lace is classy, elegant, timeless, sophisticated and feminine. What makes it tricky is that there are so many different styles of bridal laces and a bride will mostly know what style she wants and where she wants it on her bridal gown – but finding exactly the perfect lace bridal gown in a ready-made bridal boutique is virtually impossible.
For brides who have their hearts set on a full lace wedding dress (i.e. one which is fully covered in lace from top to toe), d’Italia carries a selection of wide bridal laces. This is important to note, as most true French laces are quite narrow and thus are a more complicated choice for use in full-lace gowns. A wide lace is a must, and what stands out in the wide laces that d’Italia carries is that they all have beautiful elaborate borders – a detail which is not there in cheaper, less-exclusive laces.
d’Italia carries a select range of the most beautiful wedding gown lace fabrics in an excellent variety of styles, including pure silk laces which are soft and delicate, with intricate and elaborate scalloped borders, vintage-style laces, fine Chantilly laces, heavier Guippure laces, corded laces, fully or partially-beaded laces and the more modern metallic-mixed laces.
The creation of lace wedding gowns from images is simple for d’Italia’s elite team of bridal couturiers, as their level of expertise means that they can accurately duplicate any style with their own hand-crafted patterns. This expertise also means that they are expert in creating elegant lace bridal gowns, which requires a high level of technical skill and know-how as most lace work requires the talent to be able to accurately “cut and paste” lace to avoid sewing ugly seams into the gown and also to enable the appliqué of lace pieces directly onto fine silk fabric.
The colour of a lace is also extremely important, as the whole essence must be that the bridal silks teamed with the lace are not too similar in colour – rather, there is at least a slight tonal difference. Our bridal lace wedding gowns come in vintage oysters, crèmes, delicate ivories and beautiful silk whites.
The laces available at d’Italia are mostly European, and such are very much “exclusive” in that they are not mass-produced. Rather, they are made from scratch only from the time they are ordered and can take up to 3-6 months to receive. They are made in short 4 to 5 metre pieces, and the styles are not churned out over and over for years on end, which ensure creation of unique lace bridal dresses
d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.
Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.
d’Italia does not charge for design or for the “label”—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.
The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:
At d’Italia we generally work 12-18 months in advance of events. Creation of the perfect couture gown takes time and lots of precision and care. Appointments and fittings are spread out over a number of months, deliberately planned out into the future so that there is no unnecessary stress involved and so we can ensure that you have an enjoyable, smooth and stress-free experience. Production of your gown may not begin immediately, however your gorgeous fabrics and laces will be ordered straight away to ensure that we have plenty of time to have fun and create something gorgeous together during your fittings.
Pricing varies depending greatly on a number of factors- such as the fabrics and laces that you select uniquely for your custom gown, along with your basic body measurements and the complexity of your design. To receive an accurate costing please reach out to our team here.
The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including construction and fabric is:
Without lace, beading or embellishments- $2,500 – $3,000
With lace, beading and/or embellishments- $3,500+ (average)
Yes, it is definitely possible to be able to re-create that exact bridal gown that you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, not only is it possible to re-create a World class couture gown, but we believe that your gown will be much better than an off-the-rack bespoke piece. Whether you’ve sketched it up yourself or have images and inspiration ideas to share, our talented team of designers can bring them to life. Our in-store designers have a great eye for detail and can refer to any image and confidently recommend the appropriate and most suitable materials and laces to be able to re-create your vision and goal.
Discover more about our ‘copy it’ service here.
There are many different types of laces which can be used to create a range of beautiful wedding dress styles. The most popular lace fabric for wedding dresses is beaded lace or embroidered lace which can be used to create a fitted, mermaid style wedding dress or a more traditional ball gown silhouette. Lace can also be used as an overlay on another fabric such as tulle or satin to create a softer look. Chantilly, Beaded and Guipure are all popular types of lace which can suit different styles of wedding dresses. They’re known for their intricate patterns and delicate scalloped edges.
A lace wedding dress can suit any silhouette you desire whether it’s a fitted mermaid style or a more traditional ball gown. If you want a softer look, you can opt for a dress with a tulle or satin underlay. For drama and volume, go for a full skirt with a fitted bodice. A long sleeved wedding dress in lace is also a good option for creating a statement look while giving you more coverage. This is a great option for winter weddings or if you simply want to keep your arms covered. You can also find lace wedding dresses with cap sleeves or illusion sleeves for a more modern take on the classic look.
There are many different types of necklines which can work well with a lace wedding dress. A sweetheart or V-neck will show off your décolletage while still looking romantic, while a high neck can give the illusion of a longer neck.
There are a few different skirt options which can work well with a lace wedding dress. A ballgown skirt will give you a dramatic look, while a mermaid or trumpet skirt will hug your curves. You can also go for a more relaxed A-line skirt.
Since lace is such a delicate fabric, it’s important to take extra care when cleaning and storing your wedding dress. Always consult the care label before attempting to clean your dress at home. Always recommended to take it to a professional dry cleaner. When storing your dress, wrap it in acid-free tissue paper and keep it in a cool, dark place in a plastic bag.
The beauty of a lace wedding dress is that it can be dressed up or down. For a more formal look, pair your dress with pearl or diamond jewellery. If you’re going for a more relaxed vibe, opt for floral accessories or a bridal headpiece. Our designers can help you create a dress that personifies your unique bridal style. We can help you develop your entire look and provide suitable styling options when it comes to bridal veils for your wedding day.