When it comes to gorgeous, delicate and intricately decorated wedding dresses, its hard to imagine a gown without lace. Lace comes in different patterns, materials, colors and styles, but in all that variety, theres one kind of lace thats valued higher than any other type - Chantilly lace. This gorgeous fabric was first produced in France all the way back in the 1600s. The lace is named after the town of Chantilly, where it first started to be manufactured and where it is still made to this day. Throughout history, Chantilly lace was also made in other French towns, such as Bayeux, and in Belgium in Geraardsbergen. Traditionally, most of Chantilly lace was crafted in black color, but white Chantilly lace was also available, although it was less popular. The lace is woven to be about 4 inches wide and then different strips of lace are joined together with a stitch so fine that its not visible in the final piece of fabric.
Chantilly lace is often used to decorate wedding dresses, it is particularly popular on illusion back styles and illusion necklines, as a delicate addition to sleeves or skirts. Alternatively, you can choose to have the entire gown made completely from Chantilly lace. No matter what option you choose, you can be certain that a gown made with Chantilly lace will always look elegant and refined.