Alencon - Probably the most common or popular, Alencon is a delicate design of lace including images of flowers and arches on netting, with the edges embroidered with or without accenting such as beading.
Battenberg - Floral or geometric designs created by forming loops of linen connected by threadwork.
Chantilly - Intricate floral, scallop and ribbon designs set on a very fine net background.
Duchesse - Featuring floral or lace arch and scroll designs often with raised stitching for increased texture.
Lyon - A lighter-weight version of Alencon with a thinner cord.
Schiffli - A very lightweight lace with intricate embroidery, often floral, with intertwined design and connecting threading.
Spanish - Features a rose motif based on a standard net background.
Venice - Also known as ‘Venise,’ a strip of embroidery-style heavy lace not attached to netting, often in floral and geometric designs and used to be cut into appliqués.
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We've covered dress structure, shape and fabric and in the next glossary edition we will move onto accessories. We'll serve up 12 veil terms you should know next!