The luxury of Nottingham lace…..

Sheerluxurylingerie.com is proud to be stocking the best of British and made in Britain luxury lingerie. As you know, we keep you updated as to the latest news from us and our luxury lingerie designers: Ayten Gasson, Beaujais, Beautiful Bottoms, Belle et BonBon, Bordelle, Ell & Cee, Fleur of England, Gilda & Pearl, Lascivious and Made by Niki – we do that here through this blog, but also make regular postings on Facebook and Twitter.

The sheerluxurylingerie.com blog allows us to explore interesting topics in a little more detail…for example, this article features some of the detail behind the wonderful Nottingham lace – a key design feature in many of our designers’ luxury lingerie collections. Sheerluxurylingerie.com is located in Drayton, Market Harborough, only 37 miles (59 kilometres) from the centre of Nottingham. Market Harborough itself is steeped in history and expertise in the lingerie and corsetry industries.

So, what is special about Nottingham lace?

Lacemaking was one of the key industries of Nottingham, employing 40,000 people at its peak – now it is a niche skill held by a few specialists, but the quality of the lace is enduring and unrivalled anywhere in the world.

The beauty and detail is magical and reflects the essence of luxury...why else would local Nottingham traditional lace maker, Cluny, supply lace for the underskirt and motifs for the train of the wedding dress of Kate Middleton in the 2011 royal wedding to Prince William. What better validation exists for the true luxury status of Nottingham lace? The patterns and motifs are unique and irresistible, combining perfectly with soft silks to provide the most wonderful and exquisite contrasts. Sheer luxury.

Nottingham lace is currently included in the designs of Ayten Gasson (http://www.sheerluxurylingerie.com/index.php/ayten-gasson.html/) and Gilda & Pearl (http://www.sheerluxurylingerie.com/index.php/gilda-pearl.html?) for example.

We will be writing more on this topic in the coming weeks and months.