Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty At one point in time, however, lace was the symbol of one thing and one thing only: absurd wealth. Lace garments exploded onto the scene in the 16th century and by "scene," I mean the well-to-do members of high society living in five places on Earth: Venice, France, England, Spain, and Flanders. Lacemaking was considered an art and was so sought after that it was often smuggled across borders in ways that would have made Pablo Escobar stand up and take notes. Lace was purchased and worn by folks like Elizabeth I and Elizabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain if you were an Elizabeth and owned a jeweled crown, you could pretty much count on never leaving home without your reticella lace ruff. Cut to a few centuries later and Marie ชุดเพื่อนเจ้าสาว งานเช้า Antoinette and Queen Victoria were positively swimming in the fabric. From there, you might as well fast forward this reel all the way to the early 1900s, when amateur lacemaking began to blow up and lace could be replicated in a jiffy, thanks to the sewing machine. The sudden ubiquity of lace meant two things: Hell to the yes, more women could now stock up on Queen Alexandra of Denmark knockoff gowns, and designers now had carte blanche to go crazy experimenting with lace, exploring its many hidden faces. Kind of like that year you studied ชุด เด รส สี ทอง ไป งาน แต่งงาน abroad in Italy and the Roman boys opened your eyes to the fact that a ชุด ราตรี สวย ๆ ราคา ถูก sex goddess was lurking beneath your Hollister hoodie. With the growth of the lace industry, and the 1920s flapperss desire for a more modern take on lace that included dresses with straight lines, a relaxed fit, and mixed lace patterns, lace morphed into one of the most complex fabrics on the planet.

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