Secrets In Lace works hard to keep romance alive in the modern world. We’re inspired by all things vintage — from our authentic stockings to our vintage lingerie. We are the exclusive designers of the Bettie Page Lingerie Collection, the Dita Von Teese Nylon Stocking Collection and have the exclusive Rago Shapewear Salon.
Keep up with this blog for news, vintage inspiration, and tips to incorporate some more romance into your lingerie drawer.
There’s nothing like an American beauty, but the exotic look of European ladies never fails to make us melt either. This week we’re featuring Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian born beauty who started with a film career in Europe and then moved on to take over Hollywood as well. Her first film was titled Ecstasy which was shot in the Czech Republic, if you haven’t heard about her jaw-dropping performance in that one, we suggest you check it out! I mean, how could you resist a movie poster like this?
But how did the West Coast start to hear of her?… Read more
We’ve profiled vintage models, actors, performers, and designers, but there is a third component that we’d like to highlight this week. The photographers! Some of the most inspiring and beautiful pictures we see of vintage fashion, models, and celebrities would not be possible without the talented people who are behind the lens. This week, we’re celebrating the work of Sid Avery, a photographer who became known for his ability to catch the rare candid moment of a celebrity. From Liz Taylor to Marilyn Monroe, Avery produced some amazing shots that will be valued for years to come.
Before he hit it big, he started out working at a camera store in Los Angeles.… Read more
Building a fabulous lingerie wardrobe is a sought after idea for many women. Who doesn’t love to have something fabulous to change into at night? But in all reality, every day lingerie can still be just as beautiful. So even when you don’t have a romantic night planned, or a fancy outing to go to, your normal weekday routine can get spruced up with some of our favorite “basics” that are anything but basic. Keep reading to see some of our most loved products that keep women glamorous every day of the week.
The Coquette Sheer Cup Bra is supportive and sexy.… Read more
Vintage lingerie and loungewear is definitely our specialty, but many women who shop our store love incorporating vintage looks into their everyday style as well. Today on the blog we’re sharing some of our favorite street style looks, based off of some very well loved icons of the past and present.
We’ll start with modern day diva, Dita Von Teese. She’s known for her burlesque shows, iconic vintage hair and makeup, and of course her killer style. Whether it be on the red carpet or the sidewalk, this gal never has a hair out of place, or an outfit that’s anything but perfectly tailored.… Read more
As many of us were sad to hear, one of the world’s most famous American actresses passed away last week. Lauren Bacall has been featured on our blog before as one of our favorite vintage icons, but in light of recent events we thought we would pay her another tribute, and you can never really get enough of this fabulous gal anyway!
Many famous leading ladies of this era had career paths that were similar to hers, to get their start by modeling, followed by a lifetime of various acts between film, theater, and television. Lauren Bacall did just this, yet she set herself apart from others yearning for the spotlight with her sultry appearance, seductive voice, and overall jaw-dropping effect on everyone.… Read more
The past two weeks we have been profiling some information on our garments. While we know you love the vintage style and designs there sure is a lot of different options out there! So how do you know the difference between a demi cup bra, a push up bra, and a bullet bra? Keep reading to learn more and find which fit may be the best for you.
Demi bras have a lower cut cup, but still have underwire and varied amounts of padding so it creates more cleavage. Since this style has less coverage than other styles, it works perfectly under low-cut tops or a sexy revealing dress.… Read more
Last week, we started writing about the small differences that can separate different types of lingerie. Whether its between a Fully Fashioned French Heel, or a Fully Fashioned Euro Heel (see last week’s blog!), the definitive terms of lingerie can sometimes leave you feeling confused. This week, we’re focusing on the different types of shapewear that you can buy.
We’ll start with the Girdle, which can come in a panty style, or an open bottom style. This garment is a nice alternative to a garter belt because it still has the garter straps to hold up your stockings, but also provides shaping and tummy control. … Read more
Do you love shopping on our website and admiring vintage fashion? But do you sometimes get confused about all of the different terms used to describe things like bras, stockings, and shapewear? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! While you can tell the difference between stockings and bras (hopefully), today and over the next couple blogs we’re going to dive into the subtle, and not so subtle differences within the different categories of lingerie. And there’s no better way to kick it off than being informed on our infamous stockings.
In today’s society, we are bombarded with ads and images everywhere we go. It’s no secret that beauty and fashion play a large role in our society, but sometimes it can become a little too much, and every beautiful face plastered on a billboard becomes a blur. Back in the vintage era, these ad spots were still a growing development and quite a coveted role to get. One of our favorite faces of fashion is Suzy Parker, and on today’s blog we’ll be remembering her stylish career.
Suzy was born in 1932 and followed in the path of her older sister, model Dorian Parker.… Read more
Looking for a way to switch up your weekly routine? With busy schedules and technology becoming a part of every single thing we do, it can sometimes become easy to get stuck in a rut with your social life. This week, we’re showing you some great ways to keep the romance alive this weekend, all in nostalgic and vintage ways. Of course, we couldn’t help but input some of our favorite garments into these activities either! Keep reading to see how you can spice up your social life.
Go to a movie. It sounds simple, and that’s the beauty of it.… Read more