Always luxurious, and never goes out of style. Embroidery is classic, timeless and looks great on everyone. We decided to explore a bit of history behind the technique and why it is still relevant in fashion today.

The word embroidery comes from the French word 'broderie' meaning embellishment. The art of embellishing fabric has been around for centuries, decorating clothing, home furnishings and more.  

Embroidery can also incorporate other materials such as pearls, and sequins. There are a variety to stitch techniques - chain stitch, blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, and cross stitch. Many of these stitches are techniques utilized in hand embroidery today.

The Industrial Revolution launched the development of machine embroidery. The machine utilized a combination of machine looms and teams embroidering the textiles by hand.

White embroidery on white fabrics began in the early 19th century, and is still part of many trends in fashion today. At La Cera, our embroidered White Sleepwear collection is one of our top selling categories.

There has been a resurgence of the popularity of embroidering by hand. Both older and younger generations have begun to truly appreciate the craft and it's beauty. From elegant cotton gowns to boho chic tops, we have a range of embroidered items for you to choose from! Shop the Embroidery Collection now and explore! 




August 14, 2019 — Dawn Pirthauer