Lace was a really strong trend again this year on the Spring/Summer catwalks with influential designers such as Valentino and Alexander McQueen featuring an abundance of lace as part of their collections.
|Alexander McQueen Spring 2012|
|Valentino Spring 2012|
And, as always, the stong trends from the catwalks have already been spotted on red carpets around the world...
|Anne Hathaway in Alexander McQueen|
|Jessica Biel in Ellie Saab|
Lace is one of the most fabulously versatile fabrics because - as we can see from the two very 'bridal-inspired' red carpet gowns above - lace can be structured and formal in a very demure and classical way, but it can also be very free-flowing and unstructured to create an image of opulent glamour or vintage bo-ho chic.
It is no wonder that lace is still strong in bridal fashion for 2012. Below are some of our favourite lace gowns for every bride, whether you are hoping to create a classic, formal look or a vision of relaxed glamour...
|Leading Lady by Suzanne Neville|
|Hepburn by Suzanne Neville|
|Sasha by Sassi Holford|
|Aspen by Jenny Packham|
|Norah by Claire Pettibone|