Lace is pretty much a “Yes” fabric. Most brides, if not everyone prefers to use lace predominantly in the bridal dress. I love lace dresses. It is super cool, stylish and sexy as well. Romantic construction of details, intricate floral motifs and geometrics always make me fall in love for lace. Lace wedding dresses always remain the favorite and fresh style, every season.
Know Your Lace – An Overview
It’s important to know your lace before you decide on a lace wedding dress. In particular, you should know how to choose, maintain and preserve the material. Lace, as I already mentioned, is eternally romantic. Different layers and textures of lace create different appeal. Yes, lace impacts your style and presence. It is a sexy, and yet, very elegant material.
It’s nothing but needle point lace, born in France. Everyone is aware how alencon lace looks, except the name. It is simply the floral decoration on net background or sheer fabric. Alencon lace is also sometimes referred to as corded lace. It has become increasingly popular in evening fashion and bridal gowns. It can be layered over fabrics like organza or silk satin for a fabulous look. It is mostly a lightweight version, but there are heavier options as well.
Embroidery on the lace fabric looks stunning always. From simple to intricately elaborate, embroidered lace delivers every appeal from classic to utterly sexy. Embroidery on the lace wedding dress makes it look traditional, but it adds a contemporary twist to it as well – the perfect blend in my opinion. Of course, there are plenty of embroidery styles you can pick from, so you will always have a lot of options.
French lace looks particularly beautiful in wedding dresses. Many brides have opted for this fabric for their overlays, veils, and bridal accessories such as gloves, capes and boleros. French lace comes in floral patterns and is often decorated with beading, embroidery and metallic threads. Check the complete Tissura range of embroidered lace. Choose from Embroidered Tulle Lace, Fluffed Lace, Embroidered Guipure Lace, Sequined Corded Lace, Sequined Ribboned Lace, and others.
It is a richest and heavy embellishment usually used frequently. Often, brocade lace is sewn a part of the colored and rich silk fabric, along with golden threads. This combination delivers rich embellished fabric.
It is a very soft lace, so you have to be careful when you are wearing this fabric. It doesn’t have any tulle backing. Something that is exclusive about this lace fabric is its embracing feature. The flexibility easily contours the body and you will feel extremely comfortable. Of course, it looks eye catching.
It is quite light, simple and easy on the eyes. The airy lace fabric is woven using silk, cotton and satin. Of course, it creates a flirty appeal as well as a contemporary outlook.
It is also typically a French lace and my personal favorite. It is twisted, braided, threaded but detailed with patterns.
Chantilly lace fabric from France is ornamental, elegant, and timelessly popular for its soft silky feel and range of features. The elaborate floral patterns are very beautiful and perfect for the bride. Chantilly lace has been used to make bridal gowns regularly since 2010, and it remains popular to this day. There are many botanical and floral patterns I am sure you are going to love. The Chantilly lace is perfect even for lingerie and undergarments. Its history goes back a long time, as the fabric was first used in the 17th century. Now, you will find the fabric used mostly for making veils and bridal gowns. Marco Lagatolla, Solstiss, Riechers Marescot, and Sophie Hallette are some of the most famous Chantilly manufacturers.
Tips to Clean Your Lace Wedding Dress
I know, and everyone knew brides preserve their wedding dress like anything until the big day. It’s not a note of fault, but a little carelessness or lack of knowledge that some of us or many of us fail to preserve the wedding gown. How to keep your lace wedding from wear and tear?
Look out for any stains of food and spills of drinks or other dirty marks. (Check the hem lines meticulously.)
In case of dirty hemline, soak the dress into warm water infused with light fabric soap. Let it soak for two hours. Gently scrub the hemline area using mild liquid detergent and you can get back the natural shade without any trace of dirt.
Sweat stains are too common. It’s difficult to avoid sweat stains during humid climate. You can use the same soapy solution and brush it gently to get rid of the stains. After removal of stains, take it professional dry cleaner. They know how to pack the gown and preserve it properly.
What To Do If You Have Ripped Lace?
Lace can get damaged at times, even the best quality, even if you take adequate care. For instance, it can get ripped. So how do you fix ripped lace? I used to hit my head to fix the ripped lace which ruins the gorgeous gowns. Not any more, got the answer.
- Find the tear and secure it with pins.
- Identify how you want to fix it.
- Get the same type of thread in same color, texture and thickness.
- Gently and loosely weave the thread in and out through the torn parts. Sew through the solid parts of the lace, which helps stabilizing the thread.
- Stitch in according to the pattern of the lace to cover the ripped parts.
- Complete the threading by creating a small knot.
Bridal lace is beautifully tender and romantic. It adds to a touch of femininity as well as quite sensual. Every would-be bride will love the classy lace wedding dress material. You are sure to look great in this material.