Tuesday, November 19, 2013


So you're thinking lace for your wedding gown. Lots of lace. But with so many types out there, how can you tell a difference between them? It can get confusing, especially when all you see is white lace everywhere. So here is my super easy guide to lace (with images of course!)

1) Alencon (ah-lon-SHON)

A french needlepoint lace, with a floral design. It tends to be heavier lace, and is often used in veils and hairpieces because of its strength.

2) Battenberg 

This heavy lace is typically made from linen, with clean, scalloped edges. 

3) Chantilly 

This is the most popular for wedding gowns. It's lightweight and made of silk thread on a mesh background. It and often has floral or ribbon designs. 

4) Swiss Dot 

This is one of my personal favorites, and features circular dots on a sheer fabric, typically chiffon.

5) Venetian 

A heavy lace, often in large floral motifs. It is often used as appliqu├ęs on gowns. 

6) Eyelet 

Typically made of cotton, and features holes, or "eyelets" to create a pattern.  


{Photo Credits} Long sleeve dress via Aisle Perfect, dress by Steven Khalil // Vintage dress via Fine and Fleurie pinterst // Lace back dress via French Wedding Style, Dress by Claire Pettibone // Swiss dot dress via Em For Marvelous, Dress by Christos, Photography by Jen Curtis // Detail shot via Style Me Pretty, Dress by Justin Alexander, Photography by Miranda Laine Photography // Eyelet dress via 100 Layer Cake, Dress by BCBG, Photography by Captured by Aimee

1 comment:

  1. I must also take this moment to say that I DID like all of the dresses tried on, but this particular purchase involved more than sensibility and logic. It involved YEARS of girlie imagining, fashion perusing and the heart of "Uptown Red Head!"

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