One of the most beautiful and elegant materials ever made is the Lace. It’s one of the most intricately made pieces of cloth with nothing of equal beauty. Lace making is an ancient craft. It can be made by hand (ancient) or by machine (modern way).
Lace didn’t get popular until the 15th and 16th century. In the old days, Linen, Silk, Gold or Silver threads are used. Now, they are typically made by cotton threads. In the ancient time, Lace is typically worn by aristocracy and men of the religious cloth. St. John Francis Regis was deigned Patron Saint of lace making because he was able to keep a lot of country girls from going into the cities by having them make embroideries and lace. Lace was used to make collars and cuffs, and tablecloths and doilies. In 1768, a fellow named John Heathcoat invented the bobbin net machine which was able to make more complex lace designs quickly. After the industrial revolution, handmade lace disappeared, thus, lace making became a hobby instead of a business.
So the previous paragraph is just a little information on the history of Lace. I always love talking about the history of the object before we dive into the present and future. I truly believe that Lace is just a piece of history and elegance. However, of course it will depend on how the person wears the clothes. I love wearing lace; however, it should always be in moderation, head to toe lace would just be too much. A little hint of lace on a top is sexy, whereas a dress fully made of lace is elegant. Now a days, anything can be made of lace, including shoes, earrings, bracelets, etc… If you know how to properly style it, then it will look amazing! Keyword here is “moderation”, so a hint of lace here and there is most elegant! Below are some examples of lace products that can be worn.