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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 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.

 


Good Ole’ American Pie – A History Of the Golden Era Classic Treat

Posted on May 26th in Uncategorized, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

It’s the season for state fairs, which mean hamburgers, Coca-Cola, and good ole American fun. These are all considered a part of the American image, however, nothing seems more all American than a homemade apple pie! It is the one food that reminds us of holidays with our families, warm summer days, and crisp fall evenings like the beloved apple pie. In fact, many of us take great pride in being “as American as apple pie.”

However, apple pie isn’t quite “all” American.

The first written recipe was actually found in an English cookbook in the late 1300s.… Read more


Blast From the Past: Soda Shops

Posted on May 19th in vintage, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

Once upon a time, there was a soda shop in almost every city in the United States – it was a place where people stopped in for coffee, grabbed a bite to eat, and where teenagers socialized after school while drinking Coca-Cola and milkshakes. Soda shops became popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Soda fountains became the most popular place to socialize – they were actually considered the best place for a date and even competed with local bars in popularity. This was the first time non-alcoholic drink were equally as popular as alcoholic beverages.… Read more


Champagne Lingerie Beauties

Prestige, celebration, and elegance – all words that describe celebration. Dom Pierre Pérignon (1638-1715) was a French Benedictine monk who is credited with the invention of sparkling champagne, the beverage we now drink in light of celebration and classy affairs.  “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars?” – is what Pérignon supposedly said when he first tasted sparking champagne. Elevate her to the stars with our beautiful champagne pieces as your own version of celebration.

The Cabaret Plunge Bra has the best of both worlds. It has the sexiness of the plunge while providing the support and boost of a pushup.… Read more


Classic Hollywood Beauties: The Life of Veronica Lake

There’s something timeless about Old Hollywood Stars. Their elegance, style, and charm prevail through the ages and their legacies. This week, we will highlight the life of beauty Veronica Lake.

 

Veronica Lake was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14, 1922 as Constance Frances Marie Ockelman. Her father worked for an oil company but tragically died in an oil tanker explosion. Veronica’s radiant beauty and natural charm, combined with a talent for acting, inspired her mother and stepfather to move to Beverly Hills, California where they enrolled her in an acting school in Hollywood. As a child, Veronica was diagnosed as Schizophrenic, but her parents viewed acting as a form of treatment.… Read more


Classic American Hot Rods!

Posted on April 28th in vintage lifestyle. No Comments

‘Vroom ‘vroom! The sound of a strong engine, in a sleek automobile, catching the eyes around you. American innovation has been changing the automotive industry since before the good ole Model T. Some of the most transformative American inventions include automatic transmissions, production V8 engines, and the legendary “muscle car.” American cars embody performance, status, luxury, innovation, and so much more. They have been symbols of post-war prosperity and patriotism, and have continued to be icons and trailblazers.

Ford Mustang

“Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.” Sorry, Mr. Pickett, but the Ford Mustang is and will forever be an American classic, and we don’t see that slowing down any time soon.… Read more


Classic Hollywood Gents: The Life of Charlie Chaplin!

This week we’re branching out and covering some of the famous men who influenced and were involved with our favorite classic Hollywood starlets! First up is the incomparable Charlie Chaplin. 

Early Years

Born in London, England on April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin is widely regarded as one of the biggest stars, and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history. As a child, Chaplin worked with a children’s’ dance troupe before becoming an iconic figure of the silent-film era. Not only did he help shape the industry as an actor, but also as a comedian, producer, director, writer, and composer.… Read more


Get That Perfect Hourglass Shape With a Corset from Secrets in Lace!

Posted on April 14th in corsets, shapewear. No Comments

An hourglass is a mechanical device used to measure the passing of time. The shape usually comprises of 2 balanced bulbs connected by a narrow neck that regulates the rate at which the material, usually sand, passes. This seemingly simple device inspired what is now a very popular way to describe a particular body shape. Women who have an hourglass body, now is your time to shine.

If a woman has an hourglass shape, it means her bust and hips are well balanced and have a beautifully defined waist. The key to dressing this body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of her body while accentuating her waist.… Read more


Rewind to the Good Tunes!

Posted on April 7th in Uncategorized. No Comments

Music, today, is definitely not what is once was. Electronic music dominates the radio and pop artists dress up in crazy costumes. Rewind a couple of decades and we’ll return to the time when music had purpose and was raw with talent. Real singers. Real instruments. Real artists. These artists transformed not only the music industry, but also culture and societal norms. Before “Bieber Fever,” there was the cultural phenomenon of “Beatlemania.” Add the music of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and we have two of the most influential music artists of all time. Let’s dive a little deeper.

In Liverpool, England in the year 1960, 4 men created a rock band that pioneered the rock era.… Read more


Celebrate Spring with SIL!

Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer, brighter, and sunnier. With spring come birds chirping, flowers blooming, and pastels emerging. From winter to summer, spring is the lovely middle where colors rise out of her storage closet and back into the wardrobe and where pastels come out to shine. Pastels are elegant, pristine, and classy, just like the graceful lady in your life.  Add a little texture with flirty ruffles and satin, and she’ll feel as delicate and beautiful as a flower.

 

Let us ease into the season with an accessory. The Ruffle Trim Garter Belt is a six-strap garter belt made for comfort and impeccable support.… Read more


Get Inspired By 1950’s Spring Fashion!

Spring means fresh air and the scent of new blossoming flowers! Spring time is also a great time for fashion, so here are some of the most memorable pieces from the Spring season of 1950. Many would argue that this was part of the golden age of fashion and glamour.

The 1950’s was a great time to live. The war was over and so was the end of rationing. This meant that there was enough time and material to dramatically change the world of fashion. During the war many things were rationed, including clothes and materials for clothing, so after the war the fashion industry changed dramatically.… Read more