Lace wedding dresses are one of the best dresses to have. This is because they are not only elegant, but they are also light thus you are able to easily carry them. The attires come in different colors, styles, and laces. The most common laces that you will find are: Chantilly, Alencon, and Venice laces.

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Chantilly lace: this is a handmade bobbin lace that is named after the city of Chantilly, France. The lace is known for its fine ground, abundant detail, and outlined pattern. In most cases the pattern is outlined in a flat untwisted strand.

There are many types of Chantilly laces; however, the most common is the black silk lace. The lace features embroidered flowers that have been added to a netted background. The details of each flower are visible and they create a beautiful pattern on your dress.

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Alencon lace: this is a needle lace that originated in Alencon, France. This unit features intricate floral designs placed on top of a sheet netting. The pattern is less apparent, but the lace is easy to identify.

Venice lace: also known as point de Venise, this is a venetian needle lace that started being used in the 17th century. The design is characterized by scrolling floral patterns with additional floral motifs.
To be happy with your selection, you should go with a dress with a lace of your interest.

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Other than the lace, you should also consider the bustle of the dress. While the original dresses used to have a wire framework to hold up the heavy fabric, modern bustles are constructed of buttons, ribbons, or hooks to lift the train of the dress.

You should note that bustles are required in dresses with long trains; therefore, if you are planning of having attire with a long train, you should consider the type of bustle that you want. Two of the most common types of bustles are over bustle and French bustle.

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The over bustle is also known as the ballroom bustle and for you to create it you need to sew buttons or hooks into the waist of the lace gown. To fold the train you only need to attach the loops to the buttons or hooks of the dress.

The French bustle on the other hand is made from a number of color coded ribbons sewn into the gown. The bustle is created by lifting the dress up and tying the coordinating ribbons.

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