Lace has been used for many centuries on wedding dresses, and especially since the Royal Wedding when Kate Middleton wore a lace bridal gown there has been a rise in popularity and more brides are choosing to use bridal lace as part of their design.
Lace is an openwork fabric which is usually handmade and is created by various twisting, braiding and looping of the threads with another backing thread.
Platinum Bridal Fabrics manufacture and offer our customers a wide selection of high quality fabrics all aimed at the wedding market for both brides through our selection of bridal fabrics or grooms through our selection of groom fabrics.
Have a look at our range of laces, lace trims and crystal edgings. We know of no other supplier that offers such a combination of quality, price and diverse designs.
Choosing the lace for your wedding dress can be a daunting challenge – the wedding dress is such an important feature of a wedding. Our free samples and descriptions can help you make the decision but maybe it would help if we tell you a little about each of the main types of bridal lace.
What is Chantilly Lace?
Possibly the best known type of lace, Chantilly lace or Galloon Lace as it can be known, is very fine and delicate, and is made on a lightweight hexagonal mesh background. The motifs are sometimes outlined in a heavier silky thread or exhibit shading effects. Chantilly laces normally have doubled scalloped edges. Kate Lace is a good example of a type of Chantilly lace.
What is Beaded Lace?
Especially popular in the last 12 months, the type of lace is embellished with beads, crystals and sequins to produce a slightly antique look. They often have a scalloped edge. Please have a look at Madeleine Lace for a good example of one of our beaded laces which we have in stock.
What is Corded Lace?
These laces are elegant and originally were made exclusively in Northern France. Also known as Alencon lace, they are formed by outlining areas in the lace using a heavier thread or cord, giving these laces a three dimensional look. They are generally fine, light and floaty and make beautiful wedding dresses. Rachel Lace is good example of a corded lace again which we have in stock although there is a whole range available at Bridal Fabrics.
What is Guipure Lace?
This lace always has a continuous motif, which creates a denser pattern than with other laces. It is normally quite a firm feeling lace and commonly contains a floral or geometric design. One of the earliest types of lace, it is also sometimes known as Venetian Lace. Please have a look at our Emma Lace or Lucy Lace for a good example of our Guipure laces.