Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome Back Lace!


Chantilly Lace

I love lace, so I was happy to hear from the Wall Street Journal that lace has made a comeback on the runway for spring and fall. The Journal shows how lace is still made today after decades of its virtual disappearance from the fashion world. I hope a revival of this ancient art can be sustained. As the Journal slideshow indicates, lace can be transformed for edginess. But to me there's nothing more feminine than lace. I wonder if its return signals a subterranean longing in women for clothes that are more feminine and less oriented toward the office.


A turn-of-the century beauty in Irish lace


An Oleg Cassini wedding gown circa 2003


A lace mantilla


My mother at her second wedding in a dress she designed herself as a December bride--light green taffeta with a lace overlay and a dark green velvet sash, 1957.

4 comments:

Farrah said...

My husband loves lace. Your Mom looked lovely and happy! Have an awesome weekend!

Linda said...

Thanks for kind comment, Farrah. My mother's marriage was a happy one. Hope you escape the rain this weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Your mom did look lovely in her lace dress.

I love lace, but never knew until I saw your sample exactly what Chantilly lace was -- even though I've heard that phrase a lot.

I love lacy things. I love how mature women in the late Victorian era and the Edwardian era were able to wear lace in their later years and still look so age-appropriate and dignified. I'm of an age when lace can look a little "old lady" on me, even though I do love it.

Bring back the lace.

Mandisa Chesser said...

I absolutely LOVE lace. I've never even noticed that it went out of syle because I have always used/worn it over the years...and I still do! I love lace clothing, lace curtains, tablecloths and basically anything that can be made with lace. Thank you for this wonderful post.

God Bless