French Silk Lingerie from Paris is maybe one of the most recognizable and well loved hallmarks of lingerie and clothing design in the world. If you want luxury, you want to begin with the exquisite and beautiful category of silk lingerie. it is a small change in most people’s lingerie wardrobe, moving from cotton and synthetic fibres to silk, but it makes a world of difference.
The beautiful and unbeatable material silk was first manufactured in China more than 5,000 years ago. It was so revolutionary at the time that it changed the way trade was done forever more, whether it was silk lingerie, silk shirts or silk furnishings and drapery. After the invention of this incredibly valuable material, the silk merchants of China took their wears across the Earth on overland routes that we now know as the Silk Road. They guarded their secrets jealously and refuse to sell silk worms abroad, because the material was so very coveted. But what is it about this miracle material that attracted people so fervently to it? Well, if you has ever had a garment made of good silk and from the pure material, you will know that that soft feeling is different from how most people imagine it. Silk lingerie and any clothing for that matter is extremely luxurious but most people are used to wearing synthetic silk, which is simply not the same.
The true fabric has a kind of ethereal quality that cannot be beaten with none of the scratchiness and coarseness that nylon imitating silk has. Naturally this kind of material was exceedingly expensive and only the most privileged citizens could possibly afford it. Those who did put it to great use, creating some of the most stunning items of design and art in history, including those who designed the first silk lingerie. It is hard to say when this happened or what form it took, but we are quite confident that it has been used by the most upper class and well to do members of society for a long time.
Silk lingerie has certainly been one of the most coveted items of clothing in the world for the past few centuries or so, being worn by the likes of Marie Antoinette and Caterina Sforza. For the longest time manufacturers have been substituting this amazing material for synthetic fibres, but for us it will always be the original that we love best.
In the 21st Century, silk lingerie is no longer the item of clothing that demands a kings ransom.