August 1, 2019 Intro: Lace is one of the most popular designs in the wedding industry and has made an enormous come-up in the last several years. However, this also means that every bride to be is picking out lace for their special day now. If you haven’t hit the shops just yet, check out these five inspirational designs better than lace for your dress. Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Diamonds are certainly a girl’s best friend, but pearls are a bride’s dream. Pearls can add to a unique centerpiece or enhance an already stunning dress. Some of the most recent trends with pearls include pearl shoulder necklaces, which rest over the collarbone and shoulders of the bride and acts as the perfect accentuating piece. Layered Kind of like your cake, you dress should have layers! Layering your dress can give you the subtle princess look without looking like My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Layers usually look best on a dress that’s plain and simple, making the layering look all the more dramatic/unique. Ribbons In the hair or around the waist, ribbons are one of the best accentuating pieces to wear on your wedding day. One of the best ribbon looks is paired with a corset-topped wedding gown and the perfect white ribbon which criss-crosses in the back to tie it all together. Lace can also be great for a large bow which ties in the back and cascades down the dress. Floral For some brides, color is a no no. But if that’s not you, then welcome to your new favorite wedding dress idea! Of course a pure white wedding dress is timeless and classic, but a colorful floral gown is stunningly unique. Whether it’s just on the train of the dress or scattered everywhere, colorful flowers make the dress look like it belongs on the red carpet and in a secret garden all in one. Alright, now there are some brides thinking “Well now I want flowers but still no color.” Don’t worry, there’s still hope for you! There are amazing dresses out there that have a gorgeous flowering top but still keep the timeless and classy white dress look! Off-the-shoulder Strapless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved, we’ve seen it all. The off-the-shoulder look is a quaint and much overlooked design that not enough brides take advantage of. The off-the-shoulder look allows for a strapless feel with a dainty shoulder design to match. Conclusion Alright lace I’ll give it to you, you’re pretty great. Lace designs are #1 on the chart for a reason and provide some gorgeous designs for brides everywhere; however, it’s always great to go out and try something new! There are thousands of dress design ideas out there but the best way to see some of the most premier dresses around is on the runway at The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show.