From Lace-Inspired Fashion to Car-Sized Thongs

 - Oct 11, 2009   Updated: Aug 23 2011
Lace has always been more decorative than reliable. It doesn't keep you warm, it doesn't cover you up, and it can be damaged by as little as a hangnail. But then, that's part of the appeal of lace. Lace-inspired fashion is feminine and fun, innocent and sexy.

These lacy innovations stretch the material to its limit. From lace-inspired fashion to car-sized thongs, take a look at these usually attractive and often ridiculous inventions.

Implications - Style often takes precedence over comfort in the worlds of art, fashion and design and this can be viewed as a reflection of consumers' needs for aesthetically appealing goods. Businesses will benefit from providing buyers with products that are visually attractive. The simplicity of an aesthetically pleasing item is often overlooked but can play a crucial role in the success of a business.