Bridal Gown Trend in 2017: Illusion Lace Sleeves

Mother of the Bride, for several years strapless bridal gowns dominated the bridal attire landscape, but a different trend seems to have taken hold now—illusion lace sleeves. According to Belle the Magazine—The Wedding Blog for the Sophisticated Bride—illusion lace sleeves are here to stay.

The photo above is actually one I used a couple of years ago of a gown from Chatfield’s, a bridal shop that specializes in modest gowns, but it wonderfully illustrates the illusion lace sleeve trend that is popular currently. I love the delicate and feminine look this particular trend affords—so romantic and even vintage looking.

To see some other absolutely gorgeous gowns featuring the illusion lace sleeve trend, hop on over to Belle the Magazine’s blog post.  The dresses pictured there are all so elegant and stunning. I definitely love this trend!

If your daughter doesn’t have her gown yet, be sure and share this post with her, MOB. She might just find her dream dress—or at least a feature she wants to keep in mind as the two of you begin shopping for her dress. Enjoy this special part of the journey!

*You might also like to read Bridal Gowns with Modest Design—Try Chatfield’s! and New Trend in Wedding Gowns: Lacy Top or Sleeve.

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*Photo compliments of Chatfield’s

Bridal Shoes: The Lacy Look

IMG_3050 - CopyMother of the Bride, once your darling daughter has selected her bridal gown, she’ll soon be shopping for accessories—and that includes the all-important bridal shoes. She may already have some very specific preferences in mind, but if she’s open to suggestions, here’s an option today that you might want to share with her.

Would a lacy-look bridal shoe look good with her gown? I spotted the Dolce by Moho Moxy Flora ankle boot above at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse recently, but other styles of lacy-look bridal shoes are out there as well. My search for lace bridal shoes on Pinterest turned up a page full of options.

MOB, shoe-shopping is always fun, but I hope you have an extra measure of fun as you and your little-girl-turned-bride look for her Big-Day shoes. Enjoy every second!

*You might also like to read Bridal Shoes: The Cute Factor, Hand Painted Wedding Shoes for the Bride!, Rustic Wedding Bridal Shoes: Boots—What Else?, and Wedding Shoes Trend: Color Is In!

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