For centuries, lace has been a symbol of luxury and superior workmanship. Today, intricate lace with a variety of properties can be made by machine, making it an affordable luxury. Lace is even an element of shapewear, like figure-slimming bodysuits that control your curves from bodice through hips. Shapewear body suits are fabricated from stretch materials that can be covered with a sheer stretch lace or trimmed with elaborate appliqué lace at bodice, waist or around the leg openings. Long leg bodysuit shapewear often has flat stretch lace trim at the leg openings. Just because your shapewear is working hard, doesn't mean it can't also be beautiful. A lacy bodysuit adds an elegant touch to your shapewear wardrobe.