gui·​pure | \ gi-ˈpyu̇r How to pronounce guipure (audio) , -ˈpu̇r \

Definition of guipure

: a heavy large-patterned decorative lace

Examples of guipure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In shades of ivory, white, nude, or blush, designs featuring guipure, chantilly, eyelet, or floral lace will pair beautifully with bridal attire. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2021 The chains and lace collars represented a new project, Heritage, wherein Nompeix and Glémarec collaborate with French artisans; that lace was handmade guipure, and the chains were fashioned by a local blacksmith. Vogue, 30 June 2021 Gordon is squatting in the middle of the room in front of a strapless, white guipure-lace frock with black silk-mikado trim. Chloe Malle, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2018 The Italian double-face silk-satin trumpet shaped gown was layered with delicately beaded tulle and elaborately encrusted guipure lace applique. Sue Strachan,, 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, 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, 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, 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of guipure

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Guipure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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