One of the main reasons you should consider a lace wedding dress lies in the versatility of the material (via The Best Wedding Dresses). You can tone it down for a reception look or go all-out if you’re being wedded in a traditional church. Lace is also more likely to look expensive on a budget, though fraying seams will always give away the quality of an item. As mentioned above, the flexibility of a lace wedding dress means it can be adapted for many types of weddings. Whether you’re getting married in a low-key beach ceremony or throwing a black-tie dinner party, lace looks good on mini dresses, midi silhouettes, and floor-sweeping gowns alike. It can also be adapted to many different necklines, from strapless to V-neck.
Of course, lace will make a dress appear more traditional even if the dress itself has a contemporary silhouette. A good example of this is Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, which featured a more modest look due to the lace sleeves covering her arms and chest (via Marie Claire). Even though the style of Kate’s dress wasn’t necessarily old-fashioned, her lace sleeves nodded to the queen’s lace-covered wedding dress and gave it timeless appeal.