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When did lace originate?

Though it is difficult to pinpoint an exact date as to when lace was invented, experts believe it arose in the early 16th century. Though other open weave techniques already existed, it wasn't exactly "lace" as we now think of it and was only used for ties. One of the earliest evidence can be found in a bobbin lace pattern book from Zurich in 1561, brought over from Italy. Over the second half of the 16th century, single thread and need lace openwork knits and multiple threads, or bobbin lace, evolved into trimmings worked into color silks and other materials as decoration material. Queen Elizabeth I was seen showing off highly fashionable lace and ruff dresses. With the turn of the 17th century, lace had caught fire and was found in collars, caps, and shawls as well as for decorations around the house. Marie-Antionette was famous for her luxurious fashion that often included lace. After her demise, there was a dip in the popularity in lace that didn't come back until the end of the 1800s where lace was used again as extravagant dress decoration. Queen Victoria often showcased her royalty through matching lace veils, fans and skirts. During the 1920s the flapper chic look often included lace, but much more down to earth in comparison with its previous royal wearers, though lace is still common for royal weddings from way back when up until today. Minimalist lace outfits became popular in the 1960s as women began to wear more pants. Finally, lace came to its international claim to fame when Madonna wore lace stockings and leggings on stage.

How is lace made?

Originally lace was made from linen, silk, gold, or silver, but most lace currently is made of delicate strands of cotton and comes in many forms. Popular types include needle lace, cutwork, bobbin lace, tape lace, knotted lace, crocheted lace, knitted lace and machine or chemical lace and all types involve different processes. When created by hand, lace involves merely a simple needle and thread, or in the case of bobbin lace, multiple threads. When done by hand, small designs can take up hundreds of hours of work and sometimes even teams of people to complete. Runways that showcase lace products often include pictures just to show the tedious, delicate craftsmanship that's required for such a product. Most lace today however, is produced in mass amounts by machines in a much quicker manner.

How can you repair lace?

If you decide to bite the bullet and buy lace clothing, it can be depressing when one of your favorite items rips. But it is possible to repair with a little handywork. All you need is an ironing board, straight pins, a hand sewing needle, thread of a matching color, and scissors. Start by putting the lace on the ironing board in a manner that you can clearly see the rip. Position it so the ripped edges nicely match up together. Put the straight pins through the lace and pin them to the ironing board so the item doesn't move. Then take the needle with an 18 in/20 cm length thread and pull it through the needle, making it a double length of thread with a knot on the thread ends. Insert the needle from the underside of the lace to where the stitching is tight, not a hole, and pull the needle through until the knot goes to the underside of the lace. Then stitch the ripped area, making movements that resemble the current pattern according to looseness or tightness. Keep going until the entire ripped area is sewn together and then finish by putting the needle on the underside of the lace again in a different area with tighter stitching, again not a hole. Remove the lace from the pins in the iron board, clip the excess thread and you're ready to go!

Leg Avenue 2PC. Floral Teddy & Stockings

Leg Avenue 2PC. Floral Teddy & Stockings

Set of lace stockings and teddy with sexy fishnet pattern from Leg Avenue in plus size (130-200 lbs/70-90 kg)
Trasparenze Marble Lace Stockings

Trasparenze Marble Lace Stockings

Adorable as wedding hosiery or for a light summery feel: transparenze white micro knit lace stockings

Lace is certainly considered one of the most sensual fabrics of them all and is perfect for those outfits that are part of a night in. However, lace stockings can also be worn as formal wear or on fancier business occasions when paired with the right outfit. Luckily we have the perfect lace stockings for either situation here at the Hosieria online shop. We have both complete lace stockings as well as stockings with lace tops. They come in a multitude of colors and knit sizes from micro to macro to suit your every need.

Looking rather for stockings with straps? You can find them here: Suspender Stockings

We also have a wider selection of strapless stockings here: Strapless Stockings

These fishnet stockings may also pique your interest: Fishnet Stockings


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