Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

Wedding Dress Lace Off-the- Shoulder Question

Raglady51 | Posted in Fashion & Design on

Hi, I am working on my daughter’s wedding gown and I have made a strapless sweetheart bodice, from another pattern. I want to make this off-the-shoulder overbodice with long sleeves ( omitting cuffs) out of chantilly lace. My question is, will the lace hold up solely, by itself, or do I have to underline it?
My daughter just wants just the lace , as she didn’t like the organza lining under the lace from when she was trying on wedding dresses.
 Any suggestions are appreciated. The wedding is in 2 weeks!


  1. anniecl | | #1

    Chantilly lace is delicate, However, it may not have the structure and stability needed to hold up on its own, especially for an off-the-shoulder overbodice with long sleeves. Without any underlining, the lace might not provide the necessary support and structure to create the desired look.

    Since your daughter prefers just the lace without any organza lining, you might consider using a lightweight, flesh-coloured fabric for underlining. This can help provide some stability and support while maintaining the sheer and delicate appearance of the lace.

    1. User avater
      Raglady51 | | #2

      Thank you for your quick response! I ordered some nude organza to underline the lace.
      I agree the lace is soft and the organza will stabilize it. Thanks again.

  2. dreamersandlovers | | #3

    Congrats on creating a custom wedding dress with your daughter! Here's the advice you need for the off-the-shoulder lace bodice: Chantilly Lace for Off-the-Shoulder Structure Concerns and sheerness factor. Opt for a lining that's not organza! A soft silk or illusion mesh lining will provide structure without extra bulk, keeping the focus on the beautiful lace. Discuss these options with your daughter. Maybe there's a way to find a middle ground that maintains the lace look while adding some support for the off the shoulder wedding dress sleeves and long design. Remember, the most important thing is for your daughter to feel beautiful and confident in her one-of-a-kind lace wedding dress!

  3. Coffishee | | #4

    Chantilly lace is delicate and has a lovely drape, so it can definitely hold up on its own. It can provide a bit more structure and support to the lace, ensuring it keeps its shape and durability, especially if your daughter plans on wearing the gown for an extended period. You could try using a lightweight fabric for underlining, something like silk organza or satin that won't add too much bulk but will still offer some stability. Also, since you mentioned the wedding is in just two weeks, you might want to consider checking out some men's wedding suits and groom's tuxedos for any last-minute details. I stumbled upon this site, https://www.gentlemansguru.com/product-category/wedding-tuxedos/, and they seem to have a nice selection. It'll give the lace a subtle backing without taking away from its sheer elegance.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All