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September 2011

Lace Me Up

Layers, tiers, and new patterns—oh my! Designers embrace the old-world material in myriad forms for modern looks

From left to right, Fancy, White Couture by White, Melissa Sweet, Modern Trousseau, Jim Hjelm, Marchesa, Vera Wang, Pronovias, Ulla Maija.

“Our brides are asking for lace, but with something unique about it,” says Terri Espy of Gown Boutique of Charleston. This season’s gowns deliver, with designers incorporating the material in innovative ways for über-fem, au courant looks. We dig the gowns that marry form fitting bodices with flirty, layered skirts. And Jim Hjelm’s draped and plunging neckline? So inspired!

“Styles are trending more traditional, and lace is still a favorite.”
– Heather Batt, Modern Trousseau


Photograph (Pure Couture by White)
by Ed Kavishe/Fashion Wire Press

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