gui·​pure gi-ˈpyu̇r How to pronounce guipure (audio)
: a heavy large-patterned decorative lace

Examples of guipure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The collection with Christine Bergstrom in a sequined second-skin Botticelli [informs] gown in transparent tulle embroidered with guipure, which goes back to [Jean Paul’s] work with nudity and the body. Tina Isaac-Goizé, Vogue, 3 July 2023 Embroidered motifs of sacred koi fish seemed to swim on mermaid tails and scalloped overskirts, while 3D guipure lace captured Eastern blooms on gowns that shimmered in gold. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 25 Jan. 2023 Later, on the runway, Dior Print jewels accessorized 30 looks, with diamond brooches winking on the lapel of a velvet Bar jacket, or shimmering alongside a bustier dress with guipure-like embroidery. Vogue, 7 June 2022 In an almost poetic touch, patchworks of braids in bronze guipure on full skirts gave the impression of shimmering morning dew. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 4 July 2022 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 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guipure was in 1843

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“Guipure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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