Crochet Irish Lace is really quite beautiful.(this is the soft lace not the cheap stuff!
1914 cream silk one piece gown, overlaid with French tulle, attached Battenberg lace tunic & accented w/ blue silk velvet. Ruched tulle oversleeves w/ tissue chiffon linings, matching lace cuffs, self fabric button accents at the font and back, a wide draped waist sash, embroidered French knots at neckline. handkerchief style tulle overskirt w/ matching velvet trim, a blind snap & hook and eye side closure, blind snap closure to the bodice, & an inner cinch waistband.
Lavish Lace Victorian Wedding Gown w/Provenance to Study/Repair from Museum 1895
Lavish Lace Victorian Wedding Gown w Provenance to Study Repair from Museum 1895 | eBay
Dress (Ball Gown) Jacques Doucet (French, Paris Paris) Date: Culture: French Medium: silk Take note of the layers- the pleated silk chiffon underneath with the lace on top. STUNNING use of texture and dimension.