Alencon. Alencon is a needlepoint lace, which usually features a floral design on a sheer background. The lace pattern features a raised cording, which follows the lace pattern underneath. In such a way, the lace has a slight 3D effect. Alencon lace is the perfect choice for the brides, who want to look classy and stylish. As a rule, it features Victorian floral designs like cabbage roses, daisies, scrolls and medallions. Moreover, it can be decorated with seed pearls and sequins.
Eyelet Lace. This lace is ideal for bohemian dresses. It looks vintage and modern at the same time. It features embroidered cutouts in the fabric and is trimmed with thread. This type of lace is the most breathable and so it’s great for summer weddings and beach ceremonies. Read more at The Best Wedding Dresses
Madison James, style MJ403: Take your love of lace to an entirely new level by combining it with tulle for the ultimate seduction. This stunning A-line wedding dress features a jeweled collar complete with ruched tulle and a scalloped hemline for a soft touch. Available colors: Sand/Ivory/Silver and Almond/Champagne/Ivory/Silver. Available sizes: 2-32.
NYB&G of Columbia and the Legacy of Lace
Lace is a traditional wedding fabric that has evolved far beyond wedding dresses. Today, it is commonly found in corsets, lingerie, veils, decor and even invitations. The origins of the aisle runner included using a lace runner after all the guests were seated to ensure that the bride’s wedding gown would remain pristine as she walked down the aisle. Discover more about the history of lace below:
Once machine-made lace led to mass production, Steele says, “People paid fortunes for real handmade lace. Some wealthy people became obsessive about lace, compiling enormous collections. People like the Vanderbilt’s and the Rothschild’s would save historical pieces of lace and use them on different garments.”
Designer Lela Rose, a fan of cotton or wool guipure lace (a heavy tape variety with large patterns), doesn’t see the interest in the fabric easing up. “I don’t think lace will ever go out of style,” she says. “There are so many types, and there is so much you can do with it. We even use the eyelash, the piece the mills cut off, to make a pretty scalloped edge.” Amsale likes using Chantilly and Alençon lace for a more body-hugging fit, like a mermaid silhouette, or a lace bra-like top with a belted organza skirt. “If you use lace in a modern way—and that is really what’s happening now—people look for it,” she says. Read more at Brides
Justin Alexander, style 44040: Elegance flows from this lacy short sleeve, fit and flare wedding gown. Enjoy the detachable lace peplum for an interchangeable look. A Sabrina neckline and train length gown complete this gorgeous and unique satin wedding dress. Available colors: Ivory.
Lots To Learn About Lace
With so many types of lace, it is great to familiarize yourself with the different designs. From dainty patterns to thicker options, you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to how much coverage you prefer. Our team of experienced bridal consultants is always here to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have. Plus, our talented alterations department will ensure a perfect fit. Learn more about lace varieties below:
Acquaint yourself with this beautiful bridal staple with our close-up take on the top three types of wedding lace. Although originally handmade, the look of each of these types of lace may be mimicked through the use of modern machinery, but couture gowns are most often adorned with the real thing. Read more at Inside Weddings
The Midlands’ Premier Wedding Shop
Did you know that NYB&G of Columbia doesn’t require an appointment to shop? Pop in whenever it’s convenient for you. Along with our unmatched selection of wedding dresses, we have sections for bridesmaid dresses and rental tuxedos as well. Don’t forget to browse our beautiful accessories to find the finishing touches for your head-to-toe wedding look.