A fabric patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand.
The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from a previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric. A decorative mesh of interlaced threadwork which is plaited, knotted, looped and turned to make either simple or complicated patterns and raised work.
There are many different styles of lace, which has a long history of romance, and in some form or other it is very often included on a wedding gown. Alencon, Chantilly, Battenburg and Renaissance are just a few of the many lacework types available. You will find each type to be incredibly different and esthetic changing for each gown.
Lace is a great accent to any bridal gown or bridesmaid dress. It adds a touch of flare and elegance. Depending on what lace you choose for your bridal gown, it can give it a vintage feel, expensive esthetic, or glamorous appearance. At the Wedding Shoppe you can find lace dresses that are beaded, dyed, some with color under the lace, gathered, and sweetly pleated.
Lace is very versatile thanks to all the different types available. You will also find it used for structure pieces of your dress as well. Lace is a great layer to sew beads and jewels onto for belts, broaches, and hair accessories. It is also a beautiful veil accent.
A great example of lace is found in After Six Bridesmaid Dress 6644