From the Runway, Straight to the Hive!

I’m baaackkk! Fresh from the 2013 New York Bridal runways, Weddingbee’s got the scoop on the best wedding dresses and trends coming to a boutique near you for 2013 brides. With a complete return to the classics, designers showcased tons of lace, illusion necklines, sleeves, and metallics + intricate beading galore. Join us every day as we share ten of the most prominent trends from some of our favorite wedding dress designers, kicking off today!

First up: LACE

Banish those images of doilies and ’80s prom dresses that spring to mind at the mere mention of lace immediately—the lace wedding dresses waltzing down the runway this year are enchanting modern masterpieces in every imaginable incarnation.

So whether you favor all-over lace, beautifully embellished bodices, subtle appliques, or simple silhouettes, you’re sure to find a few somethings that strike your fancy.

Here are a few that strike ours:

1. Elegant & Enchanting:


2. Beautiful Ballgown:

3. Very Vintage:

4. Delightfully Dramatic:

5. Beautifully Bohemian:

Image courtesy of Claire Pettibone

6. Fancy & Flattering:

Image courtesy of Maggie Sottero

7. Ballet Beautiful:

8. Lace & Sparkle:

9. Lacy Train:

10. A Bold Bow:

Photo by: Dan Lecca/Courtesy of Alfred Angelo

Amazing and architectural, or stunningly simple, lace is sure to add texture, drama, and a pinch of feminine charm to your wedding day ensemble.

What do you think? Will you wear lace on your wedding day?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Penguin

Location:
Northern California
Wedding Date:
June 2008
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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 8:59 am

    No, but I will wear a champagne colored dress!!!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 9:04 am

    Those dresses are beautiful!! :)

    I definitely plan to wear lace on my wedding day. I can’t imagine getting married without it!!

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    elysion 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 9:04 am

    Great to hear lace is the trend~ I bought my lacey dress in 2011 but am getting married in 2013!!

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    prairiedog 455 posts, Helper bee @ 9:12 am

    omg that last one. i need to get married again, in the winter. hope you had a blast in nyc, sexy lady.

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:23 am

    I’m biased because I wore one but Claire Pettibone’s dresses get me EVERY time!

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    penguin 3473 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:28 am

    @Mrs. Prairie Dog: No, you sexy, sexy lady.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:30 am

    Oh, I love all of these! The boho one is my favourite.

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:36 am

    I love lace and my dress had beautiful lace details (more on that later). I even aaaalmost chose an all lace gown!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:47 am

    Lace was definitely a must on my dress, so I love all of these! The Alvina Valenta is probably by favorite, but they are all stunning.

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 9:49 am

    So many beautiful choices out there. I am so in love with Claire Pettibone. Wish I had the budget to own one of her fantastic dresses!

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    totheislnds 7804 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 9:57 am

    That Melissa Sweet dress is AMAZING! I want I want!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:42 am

    I’m a lace lover, and I’ll be wearing Maggie Sottero’s Bernadette! :)

    http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1399

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    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 1:54 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa. I guess I’m late to the party but: Melissa Sweet is doing a line for David’s Bridal now? I’m excited for brides on a budget, and a little like “why didn’t this happen in 2010?”

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    penguin 3473 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:11 pm

    @Mrs. Thimble: EXACCCCTLLLYYYY. The dresses are so gorgeous!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:12 pm

    That St. Pucchi dress reminds me of the one I fell in love with, but was out of budget. And the new one has a huge train and open back. Beautiful.

    I’m so happy to see the Melissa Sweet line has been continued at parent-company David’s Bridal… and did not disappear completely once Priscilla of Boston closed. Loved my Melissa Sweet gown!

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    Minou_Bear 349 posts, Helper bee @ 8:22 pm

    Does anyone know if #6 the Maggie Sottero Elliana is shown here is white or ivory??

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