When we hear the word “lace,” our mind immediately drifts into a daydream of romantic elegance – french lace Chantilly, country style tableware, sparkly black velvet lace for New Year’s Eve, intricate bridal veils and gowns, and undoubtedly the most important of them all: lingerie and undergarments. So how is it that this fabric style has managed to spread its delicate threads into so many parts of our modern life?’
From a historical standpoint, it is known that lace was first used by the clergy of the early Catholic Church for religious ceremonies but was actually made popular by European aristocrats. Paintings show that lace adorned the collars and cuffs of European noblemen and royals as far back as the 1600’s! The dainty designs took hours of skilled craftsmanship, making it a desirable luxury only afforded to the extravagant spenders. Apart from clothing, lace also adorned the tablecloths and home decor of the elite. It was, and still is, a coveted embellishment.
If the past 500 years of lace craze has proven anything, it’s the amazing ability to stay relevant and to adapt itself to fashion currents and markets, regardless of the decade or century. In fashion, lace evokes a sort of timeless elegance that will never go out of style. Luckily for us, today’s cutting edge technology and sewing techniques have opened up the exclusivity of lace to be an everyday splendor that can be enjoyed by all.
In today’s culture that values both design and details, but also comfort and practicality – lace is the ultimate touch to add a little oomph to any outfit. Winter calls for velvety holiday-ready party dresses and wearing silky chemises under your ensembles for some sexy warmth during those colder months. Summertime is synonymous with white sundresses that have a sense of carefree vacation ease. And while there are a million and one ways to incorporate into your outfit no matter the season, our favorite way to do so will always be through what’s closest to heart and body – what goes underneath.
There’s just something about being the only one that knows you’re wearing those dainty lacey details on undergarments that make us strut with a little more confidence, and even more so when the dainty details don’t compromise on comfort, but offer the support you need. We’re here to let you in on our little secret to lace dressing – introducing Cover Girl Shapewear’s top three must-have undergarments fit for the modern day royalty that you are.