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How to Lace A Wedding Dress

On the big day when nervous hands are trembling and one too many glasses of fizz have already been consumed, it’s not uncommon for your maids or mum to have a meltdown when it comes to lacing you into your dress. If your dress designer or the ladies from the boutique are on hand then you’re good to go, but if you’re DIYing this part of your day, we’ve got step-by-step instructions for you with photos, thanks to Jo at Joanne Withers Photography.

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Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 1: Thread the lacing ribbon through the top loops and align the ends so they are even

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 2: Always thread the lacing ribbon under then over the loop

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 3: Follow the pattern of crossing the lacing ribbon over the top in the same direction.

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 4: When the first lace up is complete you will need to tighten to avoid gaps as shown at the top of this image.

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 5: To tighten simply go through each set of crossovers, pulling the slack and working your way down to the bottom.

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 6: To tighten the dress for a more secure fitting around the bust, pull in from the third set down to avoid creating ‘back fat’.

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 7: The end can be tied in a single bow. A double knot is not required. Keep the bow loops small for a pretty finish.

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

Step 8: You can also tie the lacing ribbon ends like a tie knot and tuck them into the dress.

Tutorial - How To Lace A Wedding Dress - (c)Joanne Withers Photography

The finished result!

Images subject to copyright (c) Joanne Withers Photography. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden.

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