Beautiful Lace Wedding Dresses
Got your heart set on a lace wedding dress?
d’Italia has the most divine silk and cotton laces
Lace is classy, elegant, timeless, sophisticated and feminine. What makes it tricky is that there are so many different styles of lace, and a bride will almost always know what style she wants and where she wants it on her gown – but finding exactly the perfect lace bridal gown in a ready-made bridal boutique is virtually impossible.
d’Italia carries a select range of the most beautiful French laces 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 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. The reason for this is that if the lace and silks are too close in colour, the lace will be lost on its background and will not feature as it should on the gown. Our French bridal laces come in vintage oysters, crèmes, delicate ivories and beautiful silk whites to compliment any gowns’ base colour.
For brides who have their hearts set on a full-lace gown (i.e.. one which is fully covered in lace from top to toe), d’Italia carries a selection of wide 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.
The laces available at d’Italia are French, 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 three 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. Added to this, their “exclusivity” means that d’Italia is the only Australian retailer able to order and sell each style – thereby no other store can carry or use it. This ensures that the laces found at d’Italia cannot be found anywhere else in Australia.
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 lace work, 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.
d'Italia does not charge for design or for the "label"—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.
- Cocktail/formal/evening dresses $1,500
- Women’s Suits $1,400
- Mother of the Bride garment dress $1,500
The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric - varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:
- Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 - $3,000
- With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)
"Not as much as one would think for genuine couture." - The Age
What To Do Next
Call d’Italia now to arrange a one-on-one private consultation to discuss your requirements and get a costing for your garment. Consultations are obligation free and at no cost, phone 03 9509 4633.