Designers love it. Brides prize it.
Bridal lace wedding dresses cover while revealing and add a grace note of
tradition to a contemporary wedding ceremony.
Using lace to embellish wedding dresses
is an age-old tradition dating back to the 15th century. Lace is made by
looping, braiding and interlacing cotton, silk, nylon or other types of thread
to form a pattern.By the Victorian era, few brides would
marry without a touch of frilly threadwork somewhere on their wedding dresses.
Today lace is prized on wedding dresses
for its inherent artistry and intricate detail, coming in hundreds of weaves and
patterns, from the bold art deco of
Guipure to the delicate refinement of Chantilly.
Sometimes called the "Queen of Lace," Alencon lace
or point d'Alencon is a needle lace
getting its name from the town of Alencon, France where it originated in the
Possibly the most popular lace for
couture wedding dresses, Alencon lace has a background of flowers and swags that
are re-embroidered along the edges with cording. This lace may be pre-beaded or
beaded after it is sewn on the dress.
Go to wedding dresses made with Alencon lace.
A very fine French bobbin lace originating in
Chantilly, France. Flowers and ribbons on a plain net background define
chantilly lace. These details are usually edged with fine cording.
View wedding dresses made with Chantilly lace
Guipure lace features a series of large
motifs connected by a few threads. Common guipure patterns may be roses, daisies
or geometric designs.
The result is often a sculptural
art deco look.
Go to wedding dresses made with Guipure lace.
Schiffli lace is a lightweight machine-made lace with an
all-over embroidered design on a net background.
View wedding dresses made with Schiffli lace.
Venice or Point de
Venice is a Venetian needle lace originating in the 17th century. It is
characterized by scrolling floral patterns with additional floral motifs worked
View dresses made with Venice lace.
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