We believe there’s a type of lace for every bride. Some brides like their lace chic and comfortable—others prefer it striking and sophisticated. Whatever your mood for this ultra-romantic fabrication, here are seven types of lace wedding dresses to know while shopping for your dream wedding dress. From the fit and flexibility of knit lace to the whimsical romance of embroidered lace, our lace wedding dresses have something for every bride!
Knit Lace for Fit and Flexibility
Knit lace lacks a tulle backing, making it more flexible and breathable than other types of lace. As a softer lace, it also contours around the body with ease.
Guipure Lace for Structure and Sophistication
Also called Venetian lace, Guipure lace appeared in Italy at the end of the 16 th century and features finest cellulose or silk threads. It is a firm, stiff lace where motif patterns are connected by bars or plaits rather than net or mesh.
Embroidered Lace for Dimension and Texture
To create embroidered lace, delicate patterns are tightly stitched onto an illusion base, forming the appearance of an applique. Then the lace is embroidered with beading or sequin lace pieces on a separate tulle layer, creating depth and dimension.
The three-dimensional beaded lace motifs on Easton by Sottero and Midgley give a regal vibe, while the embroidered sequin lace on Elsie by Rebecca Ingram gives the illusion of palm leaves or paint brush strokes. Trés chic!
Chantilly Lace for Vintage-inspired Details
Made from braided and twisted lengths of thread, Chantilly lace originated in Chantilly, France. This type of lace remains popular today for its fine ground, outline pattern, and abundant detail.
The Chantilly lace on Antonia by Maggie Sottero gives the sheath wedding dress a vintage look. And the sequin lace motifs over Chantilly lace on Livingston by Sottero and Midgley create a vintage fairytale vibe. If you’re a big fan of the vintage-inspired wedding theme, click to see our latest vintage wedding dresses!
Point D’Esprit Lace for Breathability and Volume
Point D’Esprit is a lightweight lace with small oval dots scattered over an illusion of tulle or net fabric. This type of lace adds volume and pairs best with a chic and flirty aesthetic.
Alençon Lace for Floral Detailing
Originating from Alençon, France, this needlepoint lace looks best with a floral design on a sheer or net background. This type of lace, although delicate, can withstand beading and heavy threading.
Eyelet Lace for Boho Aesthetics
Eyelet lace features little holes or circles and adds a boho touch to any wedding dress. The geometric lace on Lilana by Maggie Sottero channels a vintage aesthetic that’s cool and unexpectedly modern. And the eyelet lace on Jolie by Rebecca Ingram looks like a boho bride’s dream come true!
We hope these seven types of lace wedding dresses to know while wedding dress shopping have been helpful. For more lace #wedspo, check out our lace wedding dresses on Pinterest. Then try on one of these lace wedding dresses at a local boutique near you! Cheers!