TRADITIONAL LACE > Guipure Lace
GUIPURE LACE comes from the French 'guiper' to roll and closely resembles embroidery. The lace itself is thicker in form, more like a braid, and is not held together by a tulle or net backing.
Guipure lace trim is widely used and is typically used for edgings, collars or necklines. It may also be seen in individual portions or appliques to resemble embroidery. In it's fabric or 'all over' form it is often used overlaying a plain background in skirts and dresses.
Designs may vary from traditional to contemporary modern. Coloured versions of guipure lace are commonly used in India and Asia.
The wide variety in this form lace means different designs can give a very different effect with applications in day, bridal and evening wear.