Lace as a craft and discipline always holds a symbiotic relationship with fashion. Laces have complimented almost every fabric. Through the different style eras of Europe, lace has seen erratic cycles of expansion and contraction in its fortunes, very often directly influenced by the amount of lace accessorizing used by the fashion industry.
Much of the embroidery and lace work visible to us come in the form of decoration for border edging such as cuffs and necklines. Within Today, lace as a dependent accessory to fashion has largely changed.