Bridal Lace Fabrics

Bridal lace is the most delicate and refined type of lace. It is used for sewing and adorning wedding dresses, bridal veils or other bridal accessory and wedding staples. No more hesitating over a wedding dress fabric choice. Lace is a pick of the bunch whether you’re celebrating to much fanfare or having a low-key wedding.

With the world (or just your fiancé) watching, make a statement with lace on your big day!

Bridal Lace Since 1840

A wedding dress is associated with featherlight fair lace. You probably wonder when and where this tradition appeared. We can safely call it royal family legacy.

The history of bridal lace goes back to 1840 when Queen Victoria wore a lace-trimmed white gown for her wedding to Prince Albert. Meghan Markle maintained the tradition in 2018 and said "I will" to Prince Harry dressed in pristine white lace. And even if you don’t have a diamond tiara, our bridal lace fabrics will help you feel royal.

Wedding Lace Dresses from 1950 till Now

If you prefer to feel like a star, take a look at this chart (and google pics for inspiration):

Table 1. Celebrities' wedding lace dresses from 1950 till now

Year

Celebrity

Dress

1950

Elizabeth Taylor

A lace and satin gown by costume designer Helen Rose.

1956

Grace Kelly

A taffeta pale pink Helen Rose gown, covered by cream-coloured Alençon lace.

2006

Katie Holmes

An off-the-shoulder ivory gown by Giorgio Armani and an ivory silk train draped with Valenciennes lace and Swarovski beaded crystal embroidery.

2009

Ivanka Trump

An A-line dress, custom made by Vera Wang, featured three layers of Chantilly and Lyon lace, and short illusion sleeves.

2017

Pippa Middleton

A classical Giles Deacon bridal dress, that increased the designer’s searches by 148%.

Bridal Lace Guide

You might be a little perplexed about one question. We took the words right out of your mouth. What kind of lace is called bridal? Our guide to wedding lace will shed some light on the matter.

Bridal lace is differentiated by:

  1. Color. White, ecru, ivory or off-white, beige, silver, gold and pastels are unaltered altar colors/trending wedding colors. Obviously subtle tone nuances make huge difference when it comes to matching the elements of the bridal outfit. So please make sure to have a sample of your ivory wedding lace when choosing tulle that comes in dozens of ivory shades.

  2. Type. Lace is probably the oldest and the most beautiful way to tie the knot either literally or metaphorically. Use bridal couture 2018 favorites as a perfect trimming for exclusive bridal dresses, capes, boleros and shawls. Or say yes to the dress sewn with one of the following wedding laces:

    • Chantilly Lace.

      Idolized by Erdem, Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabbana and many more, Chantilly lace is an all-time fashion crush. It is loved by luxury bridal fashion creators such as Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad to name just a few. Opt for a sleek elegant design with a silky smooth feel or choose sequined & beaded Chantilly lace covered by floral appliques with a raised texture.

    • Corded Lace.

      Nothing compares to a delicate floral pattern outlined with tone-on-tone soutache cord. You probably remember White by Vera Wang for the figure-flattering basque waistline, the voluminous silhouette and, yes, white corded lace. corded bridal lace fabrics

    • Embroidered Lace.

      Sumptuously decorated embroidered lace represents the glitz and glamour of wedding dress fabrics in their couture segment. Your dream dress can have it all: sequins, beads and sparkling Swarovski rhinestones. To keep it light and simple go for soft and smooth satin stitch embroidery with a spectacular 3D floral pattern.

      Bridal lace fabrics

    • Guipure Lace.

      This textured wedding lace is also known as Venetian lace. One of the most elegant types, it has more body than the rest and is highly versatile. Gorgeous guipure flowers often look like appliques, but in fact are all part of embroidery.

    • Lyon Lace.

      This timeless heritage lace looks at its best crafted with a lightweight point d’esprit netting. It can be cut into separate elements and applied in pieces to any garments looking for a touch of sophistication.

  3. Composition. Originally made of 100% linen, silk, silver and gold, lace now can contain cotton, viscose and premium fibers for better wearability. Two main types of modern bridal lace are:

    • Silk Lace.

      Some people believe bridal lace must be two things: French and made of silk. And we can’t blame them for that. All-time classic, silk lace feels like a second skin. It is lightweight and refined and can be really gossamer-like and sheer.

    • Cotton Lace.

      This functional type of bridal lace is slightly more textured than the silk one. Embroidered cotton lace can hold heavy embellishment retaining shape for a long time. It also boasts a wonderful drape and matches designs with more body. Styling cotton lace one might think of something bold and trendy like capes layered over dresses, jumpsuit-style wedding attire and even sheer shirtdresses.

cotton bridal lace fabrics

Remember Amal Alamuddin at her wedding with George Clooney? She was wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress made of Sophie Hallette lace. This century-old French producer was also chosen by the Duchess of Cambridge. The design has now been renamed as "Kate's lace" in the Duchess's honor. Solstiss is another creative French manufacturer that provided lace for Kate’s dress hem.

We are sure you can find and buy a bridal lace online at Tissura online shop.

Top Bridal Lace Manufacturers

  • We proudly present bridal guipure lace by Forster Rohner AG — a leading Swiss manufacturer of haute couture fabrics and embroideries.

  • Jakob Schlaepfer created our Unique Swarovski Appliqued Chantilly Lace. It is one of the most innovative fabric manufacturers based in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  • We offer wedding laces by Riechers Marescot — a centuries-old manufacturer of premium lace and tulle based in France.

  • See the Sequined Guipure Lace by HOH — a legendary Austrian manufacturer of fashion fabrics for special occasions.

Italian Bridal Lace for Wedding Gowns

  • Ruffo Coli is a renowned manufacturer of haute couture and prêt-a-porter fabrics based in Italy. We offer embellished bridal laces by this famous manufacturer.

  • Marco Lagattolla is a Milano-based manufacturer of exquisite lace. At Tissura, the brand is represented with Embroidered Tulle Bridal Lace.

  • Enjoy the collection of bridal lace treasures by Aldo Bianchi — a legendary Italian manufacturer of prêt-a-porter and haute couture fabrics.

Corded lace

Corded lace fabric, 130 € (161 US$) per one running metre

Embroidered tulle lace

Embroidered tulle lace, 241 € (299 US$) per one running metre

Corded lace

Corded lace fabric, 91 € (113 US$) per one running metre

Lyon Lace

Lyon lace fabric, 129 € (160 US$) per one running metre

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