Chantilly lace


Chan·​til·​ly lace shan-ˈti-lē- How to pronounce Chantilly lace (audio)
: a delicate silk, linen, or synthetic lace having a 6-sided mesh ground and a floral or scrolled design

called also Chantilly

Examples of Chantilly lace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hashian wore an open-back Chantilly lace gown by Mira Zwillinger for the intimate beachside ceremony. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 Hannigan wore a slim-fitting Badgley Mischka satin gown made of Chantilly lace with delicate cap sleeves and left her hair long and loose under her veil. Kara Nesvig, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 The gorgeous Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown featured French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt. Amy Rosner, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 The Oscar-winning performer donned a hat to match her floor-length Chantilly lace gown. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2023 The dress was covered in several layers of tulle, as well as hand-appliquéd Chantilly lace. Caitlyn Hitt, Peoplemag, 8 May 2023 The dress was composed of French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt. Lanford Beard,, 13 Aug. 2021 The French Chantilly lace was the only fabric not sourced or supplied by a British company. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, 20 Apr. 2021 The dress's English Cluny and French Chantilly lace was hand-cut and hand-appliquéd with a rose, a thistle, a daffodil and a shamrock to represent the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Chantilly, France

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chantilly lace was in 1821

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“Chantilly lace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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