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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday, but they’re not over yet! Believe it or not, 2014 is right around the corner and we’re showing you how to ring in the new year in the greatest styles. Below are some of our favorite options to help you shine, whether that’s for a New Year’s party, or just for fulfilling any fashion related New Year’s Resolutions–vintage style is easy to incorporate.
First, we recommend working in the basics to your outfit. Stockings and a garter belt give you a foundation for a glamorous and classy outfit. If you’re going somewhere special you can choose from some of our more dressed up stockings like the Shiny Seamed Full Fashioned pair for some added glimmer.… Read more
Christmas countdowns have begun, presents have been bought, and there’s certainly and endless amount of gift guides out there (have you check out ours?). But when all is said and done, it won’t really feel like the holidays unless you’re in the holiday spirit. Whether work is dragging you down, or you feel more pressure than joy from a packed schedule of family obligations, this week we’re focusing on spreading the holiday cheer! And what better way to do so than to show off some of our favorite vintage starlets at Christmas time? For men and women alike, these fabulous ladies certainly had just the right look to put anyone in the holiday mood.… Read more