Grace Loves Lace launches bespoke bodice collection
27 Feb 2020
The bridal collection combines stylish shape wear with comfort for your big day
Australian bridal brand Grace Loves Lace has released three high impact gowns featuring an innovative stretch bustier that provides traditional shaping and full bust support without the restriction of traditional boning and corsetry.
The stretch bodice and cups have been carefully hand-crafted using a combination of power-mesh stretch lining and vertical lace panelling to create a sculpting, curved effect.
Founder and creative director, Megan Ziems, says: “We combined the illusion of a fitted, boned bodice with our renowned comfort and stretch elements. This ground-breaking shape is going to shake up the bridal industry. Our vision has been to create gowns that are dramatic and effortless in fabrics and shapes that have visual impact whilst still being incredibly comfortable and easy to wear.”
The dresses are available handmade to each bride's size and height, with the dresses ranging from XXS to XXXL and featuring cup sizes similar to that of a regular bra.
One gown which demonstrates this is the Izabel gown (see below), which was originally created for Harper’s Bazaar. It is a stretch bustier mini dress with a removable skirt tiered with voluminous layers of lace, creating a dramatic look that’s wearable and flirty.
Megan Ziems continues to challenge the status quo and celebrating natural beauty with each collection for Grace Loves Lace. Since starting the business in 2010, Ziems has largely influenced the bridal industry with uniquely effortless silhouettes and stretch lace fabrics.
“I set out in 2010 to change the industry. Looking back now, you can see how far it has come, yet there are still a lot of positive changes which need to be adopted by the wider industry,” Megan Ziems explains. “There are a plethora of bridal brands offering more modern silhouettes, but the majority are ill-fitting because they are mass produced in China with cheap fabrics and require multiple alterations after purchase.
“The new stretch bodice is years in the making due to the difficulty it takes to provide underwire and cups that give the perfect shape and are also incredibly comfortable for the customer. Our dresses are always designed for the woman, not the bride”.