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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.

 


Classic American Hot Rodes!

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


The Golden Age of Pinups!

Posted on March 17th in pinup, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

Pinups experienced their golden age during WWII. It was the first time the US military endorsed pictures of pinups in magazines, calendars, and solo shots. Decorating servicemen’s lockers, sides of planes, and barrack walls, these pictures were meant to raise morale and spirits of the young servicemen as a means to remind them of home and to motivate them. The pinup was most popular during WWII; however, pinups still inspire classic fashion, photography, and self-expression. This week, we are going to recognize some of the most iconic pinups – pinups that served a unique position and purpose for the brave servicemen of that time.… Read more


Vintage Romance: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

Wedding season is upon us, and how better to start it than to remember one of the most iconic dresses worn by one of the most iconic women of our time. Yes, we are talking about Grace Kelly, hollywood starlet and later Princess of Monaco.

Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia. She was the youngest of three children and came from a affluent family that was influential in both local politics and the art and drama community. Her graduation yearbook listed Ingrid Bergman as her favorite actress and her graduation “prophecy” was one of fame and fortune.… Read more


4 Classic Dates to Keep the Romance Alive!

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a classic date. Enjoy a date that will always remind you why you have that special someone in your life; a date that screams class, romance, and simplicity. Let’s bring classic back and fall in love all over again.

Going to the Movies:

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart enjoyed their private romance, but they would still frequent small movie theaters to enjoy a film together. It’s always exciting experiencing a new film with your leading lady, side-by-side, just waiting for your hands to brush together while reaching for the popcorn between you two.… Read more


Lingerie and Loungewear Worthy Of the Oscars

Posted on February 25th in boudoir, satin, vintage style icons. No Comments

With the Oscars coming up, why not turn your bedroom into your own red carpet. One of the most exciting parts about watching the Oscars is watching the red carpet beforehand and the beautiful gowns that accompany it. Whether it’s Old Hollywood Glamour or your very own Bond girl, we have what you need to fulfill your fantasies.

Old Hollywood Glamour:
Old Hollywood Glamour is best known for gliding and feminine silks that were both body clinging and elegant. Set mainly in the pre-1960s, also known as the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” those on the silver screen inspired accentuated curves and sophistication with ease.… Read more