Whether it composes a gown or embellishes a veil, lace will always be associated with weddings and brides. Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress featured Point de Rose lace, and when Catherine Middleton married Prince William, her Alexander McQueen gown included exquisite French Leavers lace. Amal Clooney, Nicky Hilton, and most recently Sofia Vergara wed in beautiful lace wedding gowns, confirming that lace is one of the top looks of choice for celebrities as well as royalty.
Acquaint yourself with this beautiful bridal staple with our close-up take on the top three types of wedding lace. Although originally handmade, the look of each of these types of lace may be mimicked through the use of modern machinery, but couture gowns are most often adorned with the real thing.
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