(Closed) Can anyone tell me what this lace is called?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Bee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@ch79: I think it’s just organza decal to look like lace. It’s NOT real lace (chantilly, alencon). 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m trying to work it out but it reminds me of a 1970s lace dress my mum had as a child.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That’s my dress!!  It might not be real lace as in chantilly or alcenon, but it’s not organza either- it’s a very soft and cottony fabric-y lace.  For reference on a real person (since I despise that model pic, it does absolutely nothing for a gorgeous dress).  You can sort of see the detail on the bottom where the under layer has pulled away from the lace:

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If it’s a cotton lace it’s known as guipure lace.  I had my gown made out of that type of lace and it turned out gorgeous!

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Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

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@ch79:  my dressmaker found the lace for me.  I guess it’s a dealer that seamstresses have access to.  If you are considering having a dress made I would talk to your seamstress about finding the lace.  I guess it’s really difficult to find now since most lace manufacturers went out of business after the 80’s.

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ch79: Wow I think you’re the only dress twin I’ve found!  Seems like no one liked this dress!  Are you wearing the original sash it comes with?  Cause if you’re thinking of using a different one, the applique on the original sash is really easy to snip off (I did it in the store when the dress came in) without damaging the sash at all, so you can save a few bucks and guarantee that the sash is the same color as the dress.

As for an after party dress, this dress is super cheap on clearance right now if they still have your size available- for that price maybe you could just have it hemmed to above the knee: http://www.thelimited.com/detail/lace-column-wedding-dress/3255065

 

Post # 11
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32 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s my dress too! I love seeing it on a real bride, I ordered it online, without trying on….Having severe anxiety waiting for it to get here.

I hate the picture of the model sitting, at least include one standing up!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wilobrook: If you google the style, there’s an old pic of it on a model from I think theKnot showing a model standing up, it’s a way better picture.

Also, not sure if it’s still on the website, but there were pics of real brides trying on samples on there.  They’re not great, but better than the marketing shots.  It’s a really flattering dress on all body sizes, from what that shows… I’m in love with it 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

One of my good friends wore that dress in her wedding in July.  It was beautiful and the lace was perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.  It’s so understated, but really gorgeous!

It does have a 1970’s feel to it, since the lace is very similar to cotton type lace that was being used in dresses then!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have looked at all the review pictures, and saw the old picture..That’s why I purchased it without trying it on, Hopefully it flatters my curves.

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