- any of various laces, often heavy, made of linen, silk, etc., with the pattern connected by brides rather than by a net ground.
- any of various laces or trimmings formerly in use, made with cords or heavy threads, metal, etc.
Origin of guipure
Examples from the Web for guipure
Historical Examples of guipure
The walls of her bed-chamber are hung with guipure and costly satin.The Magnificent Montez
I have just had it from Howell and James:—guipure, they call it.The Fitz-Boodle Papers
William Makepeace Thackeray
An upholstered armchair had at its back a triangle worked with guipure.Bouvard and Pcuchet
As for the guipure, I told you that they would dye it again.Sentimental Education Vol 1
"Say laces and offer her some guipure," whispered Bixiou in Gazonal's ear.Unconscious Comedians
Honore de Balzac
- Also called: guipure lace any of many types of heavy lace that have their pattern connected by brides, rather than supported on a net mesh
- a heavy corded trimming; gimp