Six types of lace

We were inspired by a blog from Maggie Sottero so we are offering our own take on the Types of lace

KNIT LACE: A softer lace, this lace lacks a tulle back, making it more flexible, and contours around the body with more ease. The fairchild lace drapes down the body and the gown just feels amazing on.  Made even more comfortable by the fact this gown is lined with Jersey

Knit lace allows the Maggie Sottero Fairchild to fall with weight and grace.

Knit lace allows the Maggie Sottero Fairchild to fall with weight and grace.

GUIPURE LACE: Also called Venetian lace, Guipure is a firm, stiff lace without a net background. Patterns are created by a series of close, embroidered stitches onto a fine fabric that seems to disappear in the finished piece. The Bexley gown is a statement that utilised the pattern capabilities of Guipure to maximum effect.

Maggie Sottero Bexley made with Guipure lace

Maggie Sottero Bexley made with Guipure lace

EMBROIDERED LACE: Delicate patterns are tightly stitched onto an illusion base, forming the appearance of an applique. Embroidered lace pieces on a separate tulle layer creates depth and dimension.  Greer is the perfect example where the way the lace is stitched on is used to shape the gown and emphasize the waist.

Maggie Sottero Greer created using embroidered lace.

Maggie Sottero Greer created using embroidered lace.

CHANTILLY LACE: Chantilly lace is known for its fine ground, outline pattern and abundant detail. The pattern is outlined in cordennet, a flat untwisted strand. It is also supper soft and definately vintage.  Often chantilly gowns will have "eyelashes" on the edges.

Cordelia creating a statement using chantilly lace. Delicate and voluminous all at once.

Cordelia creating a statement using chantilly lace. Delicate and voluminous all at once.

ALENÇON: Originating from Alençon, France, this needlepoint lace is usually found with a floral design on a sheer or net background. It often has a matt feel to the lace and is lovely and soft.

Hensley is a gorgeous mix of lace and tulle.

Hensley is a gorgeous mix of lace and tulle.

EYELET LACE: We’ve taken this otherwise simple fabric and made it sophisticated. Eyelet adds a touch of boho to your gown, channeling a vintage aesthetic while looking cool and unexpectedly modern. Trés chic!

Maggie Sottero Nicole.  The most perfect example of eyelet lace you will ever see!

Maggie Sottero Nicole.  The most perfect example of eyelet lace you will ever see!