Category: vintage


Celebrate spring with our fashionable new arrivals!

We are so excited to be getting so many of our new spring arrivals in, and in addition to our amazing new lingerie pieces, we have also expanded our outerwear as well. After all, a true lover of vintage fashion usually wants to be able to work it into all aspects of their wardrobe, not just lingerie. Today, we’re creating the perfect outfit that you can seamlessly transition from the office to date night.

As with any outfit, you’ll need to start with the right lingerie. We chose our new Elizabeth Open Bottom Girdle in the striking black color. The side zipper makes this a user-friendly piece of lingerie to get on and off, and will help transform your torso into that perfectly shaped hourglass figure.… Read more


Celebrate the History of the Oscars and Vintage Fashion

Posted on February 26th in vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

This past Sunday marked the 2015 Academy Awards, where many talented actors, actresses, producers, directors, and more hope to walk away with the coveted Oscar. The very first Academy Awards were held in 1929, and it’s clear to see they’ve grown bigger every year since then. Aside from wanting to see all of the films before Oscar Sunday so you can weigh in on the nominations, what most people live for now is the fashion. From the Red Carpet to the presenters, performers, and nominees, this is the night to shine! This week we thought we’d take a look back at some of our favorite looks over the past 87 years.… Read more


Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Can Save The Day!

Posted on February 13th in gifts, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, vintage. No Comments

As always there’s a ton of hype surrounding Valentine’s Day this year, and it’s pretty hard to avoid. Not only does that mean being bombarded by candy hearts and chocolates at every check-out line, but also you have no excuse to forget the holiday! That’s right fellas, we’re looking at you! We’ve done a post earlier on some great ideas to give to your lady this Valentine’s Day, and we’re following up with a second post for more inspiration before time runs out!

Two things that every woman who loves vintage fashion needs are a pair of fully fashioned vintage stockings, and a garter belt to hold them up!… Read more


Vintage Fashion Icons: Carmen Dell’Orefice

Posted on January 8th in vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

On our blog we love to showcase actors, models, photographers, and designers who have given up inspiration in the world of vintage fashion. We also love to discover modern day models who wear the fashions from the past so well. Today, we’re doing a little bit of both! Carmen Dell’Orefice started modeling in 1946 and is still active today! Keep reading to learn about her ups and downs in the industry and take a look at some of her most amazing fashion shots.

 

Despite the idea that many models live a fabulous lifestyle, Dell’Orefice grew up in a family that struggled financially, to put it nicely.… Read more


Vintage Style Icon: Claudine Auger

Posted on November 13th in vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

When you think of vintage starlets, you normally think of those glamorous and unforgettable faces from Hollywood who possess the quintessential red carpet look of fame. Although we love ladies like Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Audrey Hepburn, is there anything as sexy as a Bond Girl? There have been over 20 James Bond movies, and not one of them is without the infamous Bond Girl by his side. This week were talking about Claudine Auger, the French actress and pageant winner, but most notably remembered for her role in the James Bond film, Thunderball.

Auger was born and raised in France, and attended the Paris Drama Conservatory where she received her training in acting.… Read more


Vintage Style Files: The Romance of Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn

Posted on November 5th in starlets, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

As you may know, Secrets in Lace’s slogan is to “Keep the Romance Alive!”. And with beautiful vintage lingerie, loungewear, and an overall appreciation for the finer things, we like to think we can help you do just that. But its always worth taking a look back at some of the greatest romances of all time, and some of our favorite vintage couples. This week, we’re profiling the romance of Jessica Tandy, and Hume Cronyn.

Both Jessica and Hume were actors; Hume being a top Canadian screen and stage actor, and Jessica who was born in London but spent the majority of her career in the United States.… Read more


Vintage Style Icon: Lucille Ball

Posted on October 8th in starlets, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

Vintage celebrities weren’t just known for their amazing sense of fashion, and their latest romantic endeavours–their talent in the industry was also just as important. And when it comes to one of the leaders in comedy in the entertainment industry, look no further than Lucille Ball. The star of I Love Lucy, as well as some of the spin off sitcoms including Life with Lucy, Here’s Lucy, and The Lucy Show, she certainly made a name for herself. However like most celebrities, she started out with modeling and trying to make it on Broadway. Originally, Lucille Ball went by the stage name Diane Belmont.… Read more


Vintage Icon: Patrick Demarchelier

Posted on October 1st in pinup, starlets, vintage. No Comments

This week on the blog, we’re going to spotlight another famous photographer who has produced some of our favorite and most inspirational vintage photos. From shooting with friends to fashion photography to various advertising campaigns, today we are excited to talk about the life and career of photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

 

Demarchelier was born outside Paris and spent his earlier years doing freelance photography, even working at a local photo shop shooting passport pictures! However his work quickly gained attention of larger corporations such as Elle and Marie Claire magazines. He also received a helping hand when he became an assistant for famed photographer Hans Feurer who was known for his work with Vogue.… Read more


New Fall Favorites at Secrets in Lace!

Posted on September 25th in push up bra, stockings, vintage. No Comments

A new season of fashion trends is upon us, and with that we will have some great new arrivals rolling in to the store. But of course some of our tried and true garments will also remain our favorites. Today on the blog, check out some of our new garments that pair perfectly together, as well as a few classics that will seamlessly transition you into fall fashion in both your streetwear and lingerie collection.

Pleated Babydoll by Secrets in Lace

Who doesn’t love a good babydoll? the Hollywood Pleated Babydoll is our newest design and is made to match the Pleated Panty (keep reading for more of that!).… Read more


Vintage Outfits to Pair With Your Classic Lingerie

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