|Grace Kelly's classic lace is always in style|
Needle lace - Classic, needle and thread. Sometimes done free hand, sometimes stitched onto stiff paper and then the paper is removed.
|Venetian Needle Lace|
Knotted lace - Essentially classy macrame. Can also include knitted or crocheted lace.
|Mediterranean Knotted Lace|
Guipere - Similar to the paper backed technique in needle lace, but it has a particular look - typically with more solid elements on a meshy background. The backing used in this case is water or heat soluble.
|Guipere, from MarthaStewart.com|
|Ivanka Trump in Vera Wang|
|Vera Wang Ester Dress|
|Lady Gaga captured our imaginations with this racy lacy number|
|Prada Pizzo S Satchel|
|Martha Stewart Lace Applique Cake|
|Elegant lace earrings from White Owl's Etsy shop!|
|Kate aced the lace - the most elegant dress I've ever seen.|