Yes! Lace, just like any other kind of textile, can also be dyed and modified. Most common lace patterns are attached permanently to another textile such as silk or velvet and can be easily detached and sewn together by a skilled seamstress using modern machines. These alterations can either be partial or complete. A partial change can mean the removal of a lace trim or the addition of an additional material. A full change is usually indicated by the presence of a zipper and the accompanying closure of a zipper tie.
There are many lace wedding dress designs available today from simple, elegant gowns to the more elaborate designs with elaborate decorative details. One of the trends for the past few years is the use of lace, beading, ruffles, brocade and fringes as a way to create unique wedding dresses. However, lace is no longer a necessity since so many materials can be used in place of lace. In fact, many of these beautiful wedding gowns come in the form of customized creations using other materials such as satin, netting, wool and cotton.
The popular styles include the ball gown, empire waist, princess style and the classic sheath. Ball gowns are the most formal style of dress, but can be modified with a fuller skirt, wider arms or with more lace details. Empire waist gowns require the use of a sash in the front and a train behind the bride. The classic sheath style of wedding dress has a V-neckline and a gently slant back.
Lace or floral lace appliques are another way to alter a traditional bridal gown. These are often used on short sleeve, cap sleeves or over the shoulders styles. Lace appliques can be used to make the bride’s bouquet or even the shoe straps for the shoe decoration at the back of the wedding dress.
For those who want to add some individuality to their wedding dress, they may opt for the modern silhouette bride lace fabric. These come in a variety of colors including blue, fuchsia, black and white. They are made using the same blend of satin, cotton and linen that are using to make the classic ball gown. However, this type of dress offers some individual flair by allowing the bride to decide how much lace should be used. A simple trim of lace around the waist or collar makes an elegant silhouette.
Those who are not interested in adding a lot of embellishments to their bridal gown will gravitate toward the classic style of embroidered lace. These come in colors such as white, yellow and off-white. These have a vintage look, which can blend well with Asian or New Age weddings. There is no rule that says you cannot wear embroidered lace to your ceremony; however, if you choose this fabric for your wedding dress, make sure you keep these guidelines in mind so that your special day will be an absolutely flawless, unique experience for you and your guests.