Lace fabric is, by all accounts, lovely. Lovely to touch, lovely to look at, lovely to wear.
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or hand. Originally linen, silk, gold or silver threads were used to make lace. Today lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.
Let it be said, lace clothing looks fabulous weather made from yarn or thread.
Lace Fun Fact: The word lace is from Middle English, from Old French ‘las’, from Latin ‘laqueus’. The late 16th century marked the rapid development of lace, both needle lace and bobbin lace became dominant in fashion, as well as home décor. For enhancing the beauty of collars and cuffs, needle lace was embroidered with loops and picots.
The origin of lace has been disputed by historians. An Italian claim is a will of 1493 by the Milanese Sforza family. The Flemish claim is lace on the alb of a worshiping priest in a painting about 1485 by Hans Memling. But since lace evolved from other techniques, it is impossible to say that lace originated in any one place.
Lace on the catwalk is sexy, sensual and emits an air of grace!
Lace Fun Fact: Lace fabric was used by clergy of the early Catholic Church as part of vestments in religious ceremonies, but didn’t come into widespread use until the 16th century in the northwestern part of the European continent. In North America during the 19th century, missionaries spread the knowledge of lace making to Native American tribes. St. John Francis Regis helped many country girls stay away from the cities by establishing them in the lace making and embroidery trade, which is why he became the Patron Saint of lace making.
Delicate, darling and dazzling. Lace clothing is delicious!
Lace garments look dainty and feminine, whether your choice is a lace dress, skirt, pants, blazer, belt, purse, jacket or pantsuit. I’ve seen lace high heels that are so gorgeous they knock your socks (or hose) off!
Types of Lace:
- Needle Lace
- Cutwork or Whitework
- Bobbin Lace
- Tape Lace
- Knotted Lace
- Crocheted Lace
- Knitted Lace
- Machine Made Lace
- Chemical Lace
Embrace exquisite fashion taste! Dress in lace!
Lace Fun Fact: The English diarist Samuel Pepys often wrote about lace used for his wife’s clothing, and on May 10, 1669, noted that he intended to remove the gold lace from the sleeves of his coat, possibly in order to avoid charges of over-the-top living. To date, inspiring journals, guilds and foundations show that old techniques with a new twist can challenge young people to create works by using lace that can definitely classify as art.
Join the fashion art of dressing in lace and show off your incredible fashion taste! No time to waste!
Although lace clothing looks dressy in all colors, I feel lace clothing stands out in both white and black. White lace clothing gives off a vibe of sweet, doll like, dainty and innocent. Black clothing emits a vibe of sexy, chic, classy and sophisticated.
Whatever your lace clothing color choice may be, dress in lace and feel glammed up and dressed to the nines…you’ll see!
Popular Lace Makers:
- Giovanna Dandolo
- Barbara Uthmann
- Morosina Morosini
- Frederico de Vinciolo
- Rosa Elena Egipciaco
Popular Items Made From Lace:
- See-Through Clothing
- Scranton Lace Company
Step out lovely in lace at any time, event or place!
“I need to find a blouse that is dressy, soft and ladylike.”
“Then you need to go with lace. Always a hit, never a strike.”
“You’re right. And I’ll touch it off with a velvet choker around my neck.”
“And add a fabulous pair of lace earrings…don’t forget.”
“I’ll look dressy and dainty, but tone it down by wearing a pair of jeans.”
“Topped off with black lace high heels…oh, you exquisite fashion queen.”
“Yes, I will look like a fashion designer’s dream!”
Jump on the latest fashion race…elegant, demure and radiant in lace!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846