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Fabric Swatches

Marie-Margot Couture uses only the highest-quality silks, satins, nettings, and laces in its hand-sewn designer gowns.

Cluny Lace
This heavy cotton lace from Belgium is widely known for its geometrical designs. Often used for trims or insets, it is a signature of the "haute bohemian" look.
Chantilly Lace

Elegant and intricate, French Chantilly is a very high-end lace, popular for bodices, skirts, overlays, insets, sleeves, and veils.

Alençon Lace

Consisting of floral re-embroidered designs on fine, hexagonal netting, French Alençon is both traditional and expensive. Sometimes called the "Queen of lace," Alençon is often used for overlays, backs, sleeves, veils, and bridal boleros.

Alençon Lace with embellishments

Alençon lace can feature sequins and extensive beading.

Alençon Lace with colored sequins

When colored sequins are used in Alençon lace, complementary colors can be overlaid for a stunning effect.

Eyelet Lace

This is a more casual lace variant, created with holes in the fabric itself, called cutwork. Some gowns are made entirely of eyelet lace, or the lace can be used more sparingly, for trims.

Schiffli Lace on netting

This lace originated in Switzerland, and is comprised of embroidered designs woven into netting with double-pointed needles, creating three-dimensional effects. Schiffli is a popular choice for trims, edging, hems, overlays, insets, and sleeves.

Schiffli Lace on organza

Schiffli lace on organza has more body and a wider range of applications in gown design.

Guipure Lace

This stand-alone lace has no net mesh backing, and instead is held together with connecting threads. Guipure is extremely traditional, heavy, and features a specific repeat pattern. It can be used for borders, bodices, and overlays.

Guipure Lace 2
English Netting

Netting is a soft, sheer fabric, suitable for inlays, bodice tops, sleeves, and shawls.


Tulle is sometimes referred to as Swiss netting. With a finer net and more “body,” this light yet stiff fabric is often used in skirts and veils.


Because of its stiffness, crinoline makes an ideal fabric for petticoats. Crinoline is the stiffest of the fine net fabrics.

Silk Organza

Featuring a crisp feel and a heavier hand, silk organza is often used in gown designs with multiple skirts.

Silk Chiffon

Chiffon is a soft, draped fabric, with an ethereal, floating appearance. It is ideal for gowns with multiple layers, folds, and cowl necks.

Laser-Cut Lace

This specialty lace is created with very high-end satin. Laser-cut lace is multi-dimensional, with both embroidery and cut-outs.


Offering the ultimate in shimmer and shine, satin can be cut on the bias to add beautiful shape to an entire gown or a simple underlay.

Silk Crepe

An elegant fabric, silk crepe has a matte finish and drapes well, making it ideal for both gowns and underlays.

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