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IN LOVE WITH LACE: 10 ways to wear lace year round

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Lace is the fabric of femininity and elegance. From medieval fashion to the roaring 20s, lace has always been in vogue.

From a feminine item and used primarily for dressy events, lace has evolved into a versatile fabric that can be worn by women of all ages, used within many garments and easily transfers from season to season. It’s unwavering elegance and ladylike romantic feel makes it a winner in our book. 

Lace for Summer

White Lace

The breathability and sheerness of lace make it a no-brainer choice for summer dressing.

White lace is an especially good choice, it’s a modern classic that exudes innocence and has that girl-next-door vibe. Whether you choose a full lace cover-up to wear over a slinky sheath dress for summer parties or a dainty fit-and-flare lace dress, white lace is the ideal form of the go-to sundress. Other looks to experiment with are: white lace tanks layered underneath chambray shirts or denim jackets, white lace maxi dresses for the beach, and a white lace matching set with sherbet color accents.

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Ladylike Lace

Lace is a quick fix for summer office dressing. Lace has that preppy polish to it that gives visual texture and dimension to your work ensemble, without taking away from that professional vibe. Try a lace midi skirt with a structured dark floral top with a blazer over it for a look that commands respect and attention while conveying feminine elegance.

Another option is to wear a lace top underneath a matching colored pantsuit. Lace is also a great styling choice for the summer weddings and formal events that are sure to pop up on your social calendar. Lace dresses done in either white or cream will keep you cool and feeling fresh while still looking chic and on-trend. You can even wear shorts with a lace top and blazer for as glam alternative to a frock.

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Colorful Lace

For a look that’s sure to say summer, seek out lace pieces in bright and vibrant colors. If that’s not something you’d like to invest in, you can pair your more traditional white/beige lace pieces with vivid summery colors like orange and yellow. Either way, there’s a number of ways to make bright color work with lace. For example a coral orange mini dress with tan espadrille wedges will instantly up your style for any summer afternoon party. Alternatively, take your lace skirt out to brunch with edgy hues like bright purple and electric blue, and pair with a graphic tee and statement heels.

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Lace for Winter

Lace Layering

The easiest way to wear lace when the temperature drops is to use it as a layering piece. 

A summery lace dress can transition quickly into fall when worn with opaque tights and a cozy cardigan. While a sexy lace see-through top can add a dash of seduction to winter pieces such as the classic trench coat or a fur-lined jacket. If you have a lace crop top from summer, try wearing it over your sweaters or long-sleeved shirts for an extra dose of style. It’s all about balancing the lightness of lace with more heavy fall/winter appropriate pieces.

Feel like baring your lingerie is not your thing? Cover up underneath with a nude camisole to work the trend with out the embarrassment.

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Lace Detailing

Sometimes, a touch of lace is all you need to jazz up your fall/winter ensembles.

A lace sleeve detail or a lace hem on a classic pencil skirt can make a big difference in your overall look. Lace also can soften the image of any look, and is a great way to combat those dreary and cold days.

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Dark Romantic Lace

If white lace is your best bet in the summer, when the leaves start to fall it’s time to turn to the darker shades of lace. Black, purple, and red lace is more suited to the season. The modern and contemporary feel of lace done in dark hues exudes drama to the fullest.

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Statement Lace Outerwear

Turtlenecks, oxford shirts and coats done in lace add a feminine feel to your go-to pieces for the winter. This will do wonders for your fall/winter style rotation since lace increases the stylishness of your look and gives your look more texture and visual curb appeal.

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Lace Over 40

Classic Silhouettes

Sometimes, it is best to stick to tried-and-tested classic silhouettes that already work for your body type and personal style. Just a little lace to change up your go-to look, and you’ll get out of any style rut. A lace tunic over blue jeans also looks so refreshing and more put together than your standard cotton tunic top. Midi skirts, A-line dresses, and LBDs when upgraded with lace convey increased sophistication.

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Structured Lace

Lace is commonly associated with flow and airiness. Adding lace to more structured silhouettes and shapes creates a look that combines power with femininity. The contrast between ladylike lace and modern structured shapes simply oozes confidence. This also makes a great look for the office.

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A hint of lace is more than enough for a shot of sexy. With just a dash of lace detailing, you can express your sexy style without being too over-the-top or without overwhelming you. A lace sleeve there or lace pant piping detail here is all a fashionistas needs to finish off your look of the day.

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 Want More?

  1.  The History of Lace 
  2.  Why Brides Wear Lace.

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