Category: vintage

Vintage Style Icons: Mitzi Gaynor

Posted on March 19th in starlets, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

Love learning more about the fabulous vintage starlets that graced the screens and stages during the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s? This week we’re featuring the beautiful Mitzi Gaynor. She was American-born to a mother who was a trained dancer, and a father who was a music director and performer. Being born with those genes definitely set her up for success!

At 11 years old, Gaynor and her family moved to Hollywood where she immediately began her career. Starting out as a chorus dancer, she moved up quickly signing a deal with 20th Century Fox at just 17 years old. One of her most notable performances has to be There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), a musical comedy where she starred alongside other greats like Marilyn Monroe, Johnnie Ray, Ethel Merman, and others.… Read more

Vintage Style Icons: Mae West

Posted on March 12th in starlets, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

When you think about some of the greatest actors and actresses of all time, it’s impossible to leave out Mae West. Like many actresses of her time, she was known for a multitude of talents, like acting, modeling, comedy, singing, and playwriting. On today’s blog, Secrets in Lace is featuring her as our starlet of the week. After reading about her many accomplishments, and her sultry attitude you will definitely become part of her fan club–if you’re not already!

She was born in 1893 in Brooklyn, New York and started her career early, appearing in many Broadway shows by the time she was 18.… Read more

Vintage Lingerie 101: Where does the bullet bra come from?

Posted on February 26th in bullet bras, vintage. No Comments

As readers of our blog, and shoppers of our online store, we’re assuming it’s pretty safe to say that you are a lover vintage lingerie, fashion, icons…pretty much anything vintage. We’re always proud to have the most authentic vintage stockings and undergarments, but it’s also fun to understand where they came from and the history behind it all. So today we’re taking a little trip down memory lane to explore the history of the bullet bra. This iconic shape is a best-seller on our site, and now you’ll get to see how this classic garment came to fruition.

They first became popular during the 1940’s and were created to give women’s chests more shape and lift.… Read more

Vintage Style Icon: Louise Brooks

Posted on February 19th in starlets, stockings, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

It’s been a while since we’ve profiled a vintage starlet, but we’re back this week to show off Louise Brooks. She was an American born beauty who was known as a dancer, actress, and for popularizing the iconic bobbed haircut. Keep reading to learn more about her life, career, and style!

Being raised in the 1910’s by an artistic mother who played the piano, she had a love for music ingrained in her at an early start. While she has starred in multiple films, she got her start as a dancer, joining an L.A. dance company alongside a young Martha Graham.… Read more

Valentine’s Day Gifts by Secrets in Lace!

Posted on February 5th in Garters, stockings, Valentine's Day, vintage. No Comments

Just under two weeks until Valentine’s Day! For a holiday that celebrates romance, Secrets in Lace is the place to shop for romantic vintage undergarments. Today we’re showing how to build the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit, and all of the different pieces that are part of it. Depending on whether you are buying a gift, adding to your collection, or starting from scratch, it can definitely be a little overwhelming when you realize how many different components can go into creating one look. Keep reading to see how to build it all, and then show it off like a pro!

First things first, start with a great pair of stockings. … Read more

Valentine’s Day Starlets

Posted on January 29th in starlets, Valentine's Day, vintage. No Comments

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of year to show appreciation for the other half in your relationship. Whether that’s a home cooked meal, a fancy night out, or simply (finally!) catching some alone time together between busy schedules, we hope you have a romantic holiday with the one you love! In the meantime though, we figured we would share some images to help make this day even better. Just like our Christmas post, we’re showing a couple vintage photos of our favorite stars, this time on Valentine’s Day, as a reminder of why these women may always have our hearts!… Read more

Valentine’s Day Gifts with Secrets In Lace

Posted on January 22nd in open bottom girdle, stockings, vintage. No Comments

Well just when you thought you were done shopping after the holidays…it’s just about Valentine’s Day! This holiday tends to sneak up on people, so we thought we’d start inspiring you early on to get yourself prepared for this day filled with love.  Today we’re featuring some great picks both for people who are buying something for themselves, or those who want to get a gift for someone special. Either way, you’ve come to the right place!

First, to add a little festivity to your daytime look on Valentine’s Day, we suggest our Signature Reinforced Heel and Toe Stockings in our bold and beautiful red welt.… Read more

Vintage Style Inspiration: Jean Patchett

This week we’re profiling an amazing model, Jean Patchett. She reached the height of her fame during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, meaning that she left us with some truly amazing pictures in fabulous vintage fashion! She was born in 1926, and lived until 2002, in many of her career descriptions she was summarized as an iconic figure, after all she appeared on over 50 magazine covers! But her life did not become so glitzy right away, like many models she had to start out by taking a leap of faith and moving to a big city to try to get a foot in the door.… Read more

3 Ways To Incorporate More Vintage Style Into Your Wardrobe

Today we’re focusing on vintage style and why certain garments or accessories that are considered “vintage” are still just as fashionable today as they were 50 years ago! And not to sound like a broken record on our blog here, but the beauty of vintage fashion is that unlike a crop top or ripped skinny jeans, trends like these are classic and timeless. Surely an investment that will last you for years to come and will help you give off the womanly and ladylike vibe that comes along with vintage fashion. Enjoy checking out some photos from some of our favorites, and then you can also enjoy wearing them yourself!… Read more

Highlights of 2013 at the Secrets In Lace Blog!

Another year passed, time to look back on what Secrets in Lace did in 2013. From our most popular blog posts, to some killer to arrivals, to of course our presence at Lingerie Fashion Week, we’re look at the best of the best from 2013. Keep reading to remember what made this year so great!

Way back in January, we featured Pamela Anderson. As one of the faces of our styles of stockings, our readers saw why this bombshell is also a lover of vintage fashion. Whether you know her from Baywatch or want to copy her style, we’re always happy to work with her!… Read more