It’ll come as no surprise that we love lace, and today we’re taking a close look at one of our favorites – Guipure. One of the most versatile varieties, Guipure works for the boho bride, the modern maven, and the hopeless romantic alike. Sounds too good to be true? We promise, it isn’t! Let’s take a closer look…
Dating back to at least the 17th century in Genoa, Italy, Guipure lace has stood the test of time for its distinctive look and versatility. A heavy, bobbin lace, Guipure features motifs interconnected using bars or plaits rather than net or mesh. Translation: the patterns are bold with open spaces.
Although available in gorgeous floral designs, Guipure is a favorite because of the variety of motifs you can choose. Are you a modern bride seeking a fun, geometric pattern? Guipure is for you. A retro-inspired bride drawn to the scallops? Guipure’s got ’em. An earthy goddess looking for an organic, nature-inspired motif? You guessed it – go for Guipure.
The thick outline of the designs is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the lace, and because of its dense, firm structure, Guipure is a favorite for fall and winter brides. Plus, its durable nature means your design options are almost limitless. From bodice appliqués and train accents, to popular, all-over lace ensembles, Guipure lace can handle it all.