With the holidays rapidly approaching, it can be very easy to skip straight to the shopping, decorating, and cooking aspects of the season. Often times the entire meaning of the day is lost or forgotten. Not this year! We’re making sure to take the week of Thanksgiving this year to remind ourselves, and our wonderful customers of some reasons to be thankful for the style of vintage glamour. Having our products and mission revolve around this idea, it’s always good to step back and remind ourselves why this is so important to us, and to you. So, in honor of Thanksgiving and remembering the emotion behind holidays, here are three great reasons to be thankful that vintage fashion is still alive and well!… Read more
We love love love spotlighting different vintage starlets–and hopefully you love reading about them just as much! Today we’ve picked the best of the best and are focusing just on our favorite pin-up girls. Pin-up models were often found in poster form hung on the walls of young men’s rooms, and many women equally envied the glamour they portrayed. What we love about pin-up models is that they focused on and embraced a women’s natural curves. This was before the era of photoshop and trying a different diet everyday–instead these women loved the body they had, and gained a great amount of confidence by showing it off.… Read more
We’re doing things a little differently this week. Where we normally will showcase beautiful models and starlets to showcase vintage fashion trends as well as vintage lingerie styles, it’s important to be aware of where it all begins. Before a design even starts to become materialized, most designers will start sketching from inspiration first. Many vintage sketches for some of our favorite designs today, are now considered works of art. So as a way to honor both the beauty that these fashions create, and where they all started, take a look at some of our favorite vintage sketches!
This dress is something you may have seen at church on a Sunday, or just for strolling around town doing some shopping.… Read more
Lately we’ve been crazy for polka dots! From some of our newest arrivals, to favorites we’ve stocked for a while, polka dots are a staple for any vintage wardrobe. Our inspiration started with a photo from one of our favorite gals, Marilyn Monroe. Here she’s wearing a vintage-cut polka dot dress–her low neckline and lifted bust make this completely sexy, but the polka dot print add the perfect amount of playfulness as well. Her combination of glamour and fun inspired us to show you how you can incorporate this loved and timeless print into your own wardrobe.
So what can you do with polka dots?… Read more
Want some inspiration for how to incorporate more vintage into your everyday style? We’ve taken a turn from fashion this week and are focusing on beauty and hair styles. Just like there are certain fashions which are clearly reminiscent of the vintage era, the same goes for beauty and hair. So even on days when you’re wearing your favorite jeans, you can still rock the same beauty trends that our style icons applied every day.
Hair styles are a great way to change your look from day to day. And the best part is that this is definitely the cheapest way to expand all of your different looks!… Read more
We love showing off some of our newest arrivals, and we’ll definitely be updating you as they arrive. But today on our blog we decided to take a little break from the thrill of the newest frills and remind you of some great basics that every lady should have accessible in her lingerie wardrobe. Part of the beauty of vintage lingerie is that there are pieces that women wore everyday that kept them just as glamorous as they would even on the most special occasions. Keep that mindset alive and see how Secrets in Lace has everything you need to keep your everyday just as fabulous as the rest.… Read more
As our valued readers and customers, we hope that you’ve been enjoying reading about our vintage inspirational women over the past couple weeks. From the lingerie, to the make up, to the hair styles, those women we’re never short of fabulous. But, it’s just as important to pay tribute to the vintage men in history. Ladies, you can have someone to lust over, and fellas you can try to model their style if you’re looking to impress a woman who values all things vintage. So today we’re taking a slight break from the female leading ladies, and are switching gears to the men who shared the spotlight.… Read more
Here at Secrets in Lace, we pride ourselves not only in our great style and wide variety of products, but also the high quality you will receive in any of our products. If you read our descriptions, you’ll often see that our stockings are authentically made nylon stockings, sewn on the same exact machines they used in the 40’s and 50’s. Not only do we get style inspiration from that time period, but we loved the extra care and attention that went into each pair as well! Today, we’re going to educate you on just what it means to have an authentically made pair of vintage nylon stockings.… Read more
To pay tribute to our love of vintage fashion, we’re taking another look back at the different ads that had been used. We featured a couple on the blog not too long ago, but to keep our inspiration alive, it’s always worth another look at! Some of the advertisement approaches were a bit bizarre, some were downright sexy, but all have modern equivalents at Secrets in Lace. Although you may not be shopping in that era, you can still let the exquisite style and designs of lingerie and clothing from that time period infuse their way into your wardrobe. Keep reading to see what ladies like yourselves saw flipping through magazines, in the newspapers, or even posted on billboards!… Read more
Today, we’re showing you some great products that are not only fashionable, but also functional. We all love a sexy outfit and the opportunity to show it off, but sometimes we’re going to an event and need our undergarments to serve more of a practical role. Since we focus on recreating the vintage look, it’s important to remember that in those times lingerie usually had a specific purpose, and the fashion element was an added bonus. From shaping to enhancing, to adding volume, keep reading to see how Secrets in Lace doesn’t just focus on how sexy our pieces are, but how they can help you out a little as well!… Read more