Definition of Chantilly lace in US English:

Chantilly lace


  • A delicate kind of bobbin lace.

    • ‘For the more daring there were tight semi-transparent Chantilly lace shirts which left little to the imagination.’
    • ‘Mills's dress, which Stella is said to have described as ‘tarty’, is made from 10 metres of Chantilly lace.’
    • ‘The stand-out pieces here were her beautifully tailored tweed jackets, which were often paired with dressy tulle, Chantilly lace and organza skirts.’
    • ‘The bride wore a gown of satin and Chantilly lace.’
    • ‘It's reported that she wore a tiara and not a traditional veil, and that her train was antique Chantilly lace, not that inferior modern kind.’
    openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbing
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Mid 19th century: named after Chantilly (see Chantilly cream).


Chantilly lace