There is nothing cuter than the look of lace. Many years ago, lace was very expensive as it was all created by hand. With the advent of machine laces, the cost has become negligible. Due to the low cost and popularity of lace, you will find lace on everything from outerwear to the most intimate of undergarments and lingerie. There is nothing like knowing you have lace panties to make a woman feel sexy. Unfortunately, lace can also be scratchy and irritating to wear.
Lace will feel stiffer if it’s made from synthetic materials, so try to find lace made from natural fibers like cotton or silk. Silk laces are the best, but they can be quite expensive compared to other laces. If you can afford it, though, you won’t find anything else to feel this good and still look this sexy. Especially for undergarments, silk lace does not irritate or irritate delicate skin.
If silk lace is too expensive, a good quality cotton lace is the best option. This type of lace is usually quite sturdy and softer you wash it. Cotton lace can still be expensive and harder to find, unfortunately.
One way to achieve the chafe-free lace look is to choose styles that are embellished with lace but where the lace doesn’t actually touch sensitive areas of the skin. Satin chemises with lace inserts are an option that looks sexy without irritating the skin. Lace can be lined with soft or sheer fabrics that are still revealing is another option for sexy lingerie.
If you already have a lot of lace items that scratch, there is a way to soften the lace so you can wear them more often. Dip all of your lace in a sink or basin filled with hot, very softening water. Leave the items to soak for 24 hours. Depending on the stiffness of the lace, you may have to repeat this several times before the garments are soft enough to be worn comfortably. Once they have softened, be sure to always use a fabric softener when you wash them again.
For lace bras, there are templates for sewing liners into bras. Linings made of silk or satin are pleasant on the skin and still look good. If the point is to be visible, you can use a transparent rayon mesh. This material is very soft but can be purchased in very sheer fabrics to keep that sheer look.
If you are a true lover of lace, future purchases should really be made of silk for more comfortable items. It is worth saving and spending more for the quality you will get. The investment will pay for itself many times over in the future, as silk lace will look like new for many years if cared for properly. There is nothing sexier than wearing a full set of silk lace underwear under your clothes. The only one who knows it’s you, but everyone will notice the smile on your face.