The lace collar offers a twist to the traditional BDSM collar. It functions equally well if you’re looking for a delicate and feminine way to ‘collar’ your property, or if you simply like the idea of having a lacy accessory around your neck to complement your fetish outfit. Although it may seem like a rather simple accessory, the lace collar actually has a lengthy history for both genders.
The term lace derives from the Latin laqeus meaning ‘noose’. As a delicate fabric with patterns of holes, its creation is an ancient craft which even has its own patron saint (St John Francis Regis). The lace collar first appeared as early as the 16th century. They were widely used in men’s clothing during the era of Louis XIV, and then revived again in 1880’s America for younger boys with the popularity of Little Lord Fauntleroy. During this period young girls also wore lace collars, although the style was more popular for boys.
Fast-forward to the present time and the lace collar has become a decorative accessory primarily worn by women. Somewhat reminiscent of the Edwardian collar worn to cover the neck, the lace collar is an elegant and sophisticated addition to any outfit where you wish to draw attention to the neckline and décolletage. It works best as part of an outfit with a low neckline, which allows the lace collar to be a featured accessory to your ensemble.
Although the lace collar has a diverse historical background, none of its history matters much in the bedroom or in the fetish club. In those moments, the demure look of delicate lacy fabric covering the neck, combined with a sexy, revealing outfit, could create your own historical moment to remember. Try the Wide Black Lace Collar or the Narrow Red Collar on for size and let us know how they work out for you.