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A Question Of Lace (Here Are 4 Patterns)

As with all other aspects of wedding dress shopping, there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to the type of wedding dress lace. However, the right choice of wedding dress lace can change the overall feel of a wedding gown--whether it's an antique vintage aesthetic, or an edgy and modern twist to a traditional silhouette. Here are four common wedding laces:

Chantilly Lace
Chantilly lace is the most popular lace used on wedding dresses. This handmade lace includes delicate yet intricate floral motifs outlined in cordonnet--a flat, untwisted strand. It is the sheerest of all laces.

Another popular wedding dress lace, Alençon lace is also called the “Queen of Lace.” It is a type of needle lace that has a distinct floral pattern outlined with fine corded detail that gives it a raised 3-D effect. It often comes embellished with shiny beadwork.

Guipure Lace, also called Venise or Venetian lace, is a firm, stiff lace with an open design and a raised texture created by a series of closely packed embroidered stitches that are connected by bars or plaits rather than net or mesh.

Point D’Esprit is a lightweight lace with small oval or square dots scattered over an illusion or net fabric.

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