For The Love of Corsets
Lace Embrace’s reach quickly extended far beyond Vancouver, developing a reputation for being one of the world’s top sources of excellent-quality corsets. The exquisite creations have been worn by such corset connoisseurs as the Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese and Cathie Jung, who has the world’s smallest waist, at 15 inches.She’s also been commissioned to make corsets for the big screen, working closely with costume designers for Warner Bros, Netflix and Amazon Prime in addition to working with theatre companies.
Dolly Parton as Muse
Dolly Parton, whose petite, hour-glass figure is as famed as her songwriting and singing, also has a Lace Embrace corset. Dolly was instrumental in sparking Melanie’s life-long passion. When Melanie was only eight, she watched The Littlest Whorehouse in Texas starring Dolly Parton. Upon hearing Dolly Parton wore corsets to achieve her remarkable figure, Melanie became entranced with the corset which blossomed into a shining career. When Melanie was lucky enough to meet Dolly in person, she was able to confirm that Dolly does indeed love corsets. It was very exciting to design and present Dolly with her very own Lace Embrace corset!
Tyra Banks is Awed
Being located in “Hollywood North,” Lace Embrace has also created one-of-a-kind corsets for the movie industry, most notably Sucker Punch, the action/fantasy movie. Melanie’s corsets have been featured in such television shows as Once Upon a Time, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Umbrella Academy, Riverdale, plus many more Netflix, Amazon and Disney productions. Melanie and Cathie Jung were also featured on The Tyra Banks Show.
Travelling the World for Corsets
Lace Embrace’s highly skilled local seamstresses make corsets that accentuate your body’s natural curves, creating a slender waist, giving hip and tummy control and ennobling the bust. Most importantly, the corsets are comfortable. Every woman (and many men) are carefully and precisely fitted then helped to select a style from more than 100 corset designs whose patterns originated from genuine antique corsets from their extensive museum collection. These corsets are ones that Melanie, in her never-ending search to expand her vast collection, has discovered in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Melanie has worked with museums the world over to display her rare collection.
Lace Embrace proudly upholds the slow fashion movement; our passion for quality, design, permanence and beauty, the perfect antidote to fast fashion.