gui·​pure | \gi-ˈpyu̇r, -ˈpu̇r\

Definition of guipure 

: a heavy large-patterned decorative lace

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The Italian double-face silk-satin trumpet shaped gown was layered with delicately beaded tulle and elaborately encrusted guipure lace applique. Sue Strachan,, "The Atlanteans ball celebrates Louisiana," 20 Feb. 2018 The midi dress made of guipure black and white lace with a solid, pleated crepe skirt has sold out. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Self-Portrait Gets the Meghan Markle Mania Treatment," 20 Dec. 2017 Made of floral ivory guipure lace and offset with satin piping, the ankle-high shoe is equal parts daring and demure. Town & Country, "Lace Ups," 23 Oct. 2013 Some of our dear readers may disagree with us here, but Daddario was the one who really caught our attention in a darkly romantic Self-Portrait paneled guipure lace dress. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Win or weak? Kelsea Ballerini, Kate Upton and the week in celebrity fashion," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of guipure

1843, in the meaning defined above

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