Our Blog

Welcome to our blog, here we will try and keep you up to date on the latest trends and goings on at
Wonderful Wraps.

Lace Fashion and Wedding Trends 2012

Lace Fashion and Wedding Trends 2012

Lace is in abundance for bridal wear, high street fashion and on the high fashion catwalks. Both NYFW and LFW showcased the material in all its forms. I have to say, I and the rest of the Wonderful Wraps team are in LOVE with this most delicate of fabrics! It really is great to see it back on trend, having emerged on the catwalks at the end of last year.

I particularly got excited at Valentino’s collection showcased in Paris at the Haute Couture fashion week back in January. It really did brighten up my cold winters days and warmed the old cockles! Just feast your eyes on this beautiful bead embellished lace blouse – so turn of the century!

Lace and Bead Embellished Blouse by Valentino (as seen in Harper’s Bazaar)

* see more in Harpersbazaar.co.uk

Another beautiful Valentino creation that was showcased on the catwalks of Paris that shows lace in a different form is this beautiful, playful short dress that screams hot,sunny days and parasols!

Valentino Haute Couture S/S 2012 dress straight from the catwalk

And we could not leave out the shoes – I want a pair immediately!


Valentino Lace Shoes from the Haute Couture S/S Haute Couture Collection 2012

My final gush from Valentino’s Haute Couture S/S 2012 collection is this beautiful dress – it screams Victoriana Style and Vintage elegance. The high neck line and sheer panelling set off the small amounts of lace used. Here, its all about the accessorizing!Just look at the delicate Lace gloves. They would be perfect for any Bride that was looking to add that touch of vintage to their special day. This is a good example where ‘less is more’ Sometimes with Lace, using it in a subtle manner has a more elegant and dramatic effect!


Valentino Victoriana inspired dress with delicate lace glove accessory

For more beautiful pics have at look at Valentino.com  and look at the Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collections 2012- may give you some inspiration if you like this style or are planning a vintage themed bridal party.

I also am transfixed by the wonderful Suzanne Neville’s Nostalgia bridal range from her Premier Wedding Dresses Collection. As Suzanne Neville London is one of Wonderful Wraps few exclusive wholesalers in the United Kingdom, we can only say how proud we are to be working with such a creative genius. Many of the pieces in this collection are made from Lace and really give that ‘old style’ feel and exude period charm. This is one of my favorites.

Lace Form Fitting Bridal gown from Suzanne Neville’s Premier Wedding Dress Collection

This Suzanne Neville design took my breath away. Its straight from the Catwalk and is included in her ‘Nostalgia’ 2012 designer bridal gowns collection. The name of the dress is ‘Becall‘ and has the added impact by coming with a vintage cape.Stunning!


Suzanne Neville ‘Nostalgia’ bridal gown with mini sheer embroidered cape

For an example of true vintage and lace decadence, you need to look no further than the ‘Hepburn‘ dress. This dress is again from the ‘Nostagia’ collection 2012 by Suzanne Neville and she uses vintage corded lace to really replicate that ‘old school glamour’.Its is seen here with the ‘Hepburn’ jacket, with high neck and button back. It just finishes the visual deliciousness so perfectly. Again, accessories are key – her the jacket and head piece give the overall ‘wow’ factor.


Strapless gown in vintage corded lace and fishtail skirt

Too see more from this 2012 Collection and view larger, more detailed images , please go to Suzanne Neville’s beautiful website.

Here at Wonderful Wraps, we feel that we might just have the piece that you have been looking for. We have three different versions of this delicate, hand beaded and embroidered, Lace Bolero. I think it would  be the perfect addition for any Bride getting married this Spring/Summer.This is the beautiful Three Quarter Sleeve version.


Three Quarter length sleeve Lace Bolero by Wonderful Wraps

Wondeerful Wraps Long Sleeved Lace Bolero is good if a little ‘arm camauflage’ is needed!

Long Sleave Lace Bolero with Floral Embroidery

We also do a ‘capped sleeve’ version that is personally my favourite.

Cap Sleeve Lace Bolero

I think that you will all agree that this little Wonderful Wraps number, in any one of it’s styles, would just give the touch of Vintage to your wedding dress and keep you on trend with 2012’s Lace addiction.We just cant get enough!

*(credits and thanks for images go to Valentino.com, Harpersbazaar.co.uk,Suzanneneville.com and highots.com)