We Love Everything Lace

Who doesn’t love lace? What’s not to love? It can be demure and feminine, in-your-face sexy, or deeply romantic. It’s been a wedding dress favourite forever – hence the current exhibition at the V&A – captivating royalty (remember Kate), celebrities such as Lily Allen, and brides and bridesmaids everywhere. Now prom dresses can join the party too, having crossed the Atlantic at last. 

Lace can enhance what you wear in the form of added panels and insets, or it can be the outfit itself. If that feels over the top, dress down with distressed denim, or wear under a leather jacket. Move from the safety of pristine white to adventures in colour. What can we say about red lace? Try rust, tan or brown over pink fabric, navy over green, black over cream, nude over white, and don’t stop there.

The nature of the material dictates simple accessories, but they still need to be well picked. Silver sandals look stunning with white lace, while ankle boots add weight to gossamer lightness. Go classic in a little black dress and heels, or opt for the elegance of a maxi. This season’s heavy-textured weave hangs well and is easy to wear, so look for detailed patterns and wide nets.

Add a broiderie anglaise edging to shorts, or team them with a lace cami instead. While we’re thinking of summer, cap a lacy sun dress with a wide-brimmed straw hat, or turn your tunic into a mini dress. Finish with chunky bangles, and add an anklet for a touch of class. A fringed crop will wow, or for cooler evenings, pull a short jersey over your openwork mini. If you don’t have the nerve for a lace bra top, compromise in a sheer shirt over a patterned top.

Lace lends itself well to a bohemian style, so release your inner hippy, or go for antique styling. Metallic thread was spotted on the runways, but even this contemporary twist harks back to the sixties. Darker shades will give you a chance to discover your goth side, if you mix with velvet, faux fur, and jewellery. Search markets and second-hand shops for pieces to customise your clothes.

From Burberry’s pastels to House of Holland’s roses, we’ve heard that lace was one of the most discussed trends, and one of the most tweeted words, during London Fashion Week. That can only be good for lace-lovers like us!

The featured photo is of Harper And Harley Wearing A Lace Lover dress, And Shoes From Isabel Marant

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Jenny Ong is wearing a lace top from StyleSaint, skirt from Jennifer Kate and a bag from Proenza Schouler

Jenny Ong is wearing a lace top from StyleSaint, skirt from Jennifer Kate and a bag from Proenza Schouler

Adriana Gastélum is wearing a silk blouse from Capulet, suspender skirt from Maje, sandals from Guess, sunglasses from Karen Walker, clutch from Purificación Garcia

Adriana Gastélum is wearing a silk blouse from Capulet, suspender skirt from Maje, sandals from Guess, sunglasses from Karen Walker, clutch from Purificación Garcia

Amy Jackson is wearing a white lace top from H&M, tank top from Free People, jeans from Zara and the handbag is from Marc Jacobs

Amy Jackson is wearing a white lace top from H&M, tank top from Free People, jeans from Zara and the handbag is from Marc Jacobs

Mafalda Castro is wearing a black lace dress from Sheinside and bikini top from Billabong

Mafalda Castro is wearing a black lace dress from Sheinside and bikini top from Billabong

Jessica R. is wearing a floral lace top from Sheinside and jeans from TopShop

Jessica R. is wearing a floral lace top from Sheinside and jeans from TopShop

Audrey Leighton is wearing a dovecote lace dress from SuperDry50, sandals from Primark, basket bag from Damart and sunglasses from Fashion Pills

Audrey Leighton is wearing a dovecote lace dress from SuperDry50, sandals from Primark, basket bag from Damart and sunglasses from Fashion Pills

Natalia Cabezas is wearing white lace from the Ibiza Hippie Market and denim shorts from Coosy

Natalia Cabezas is wearing white lace top from the Ibiza Hippie Market and denim shorts from Coosy

Sara Escudero is wearing a white vintage lace dress and a hat from Zara

Sara Escudero is wearing a white vintage lace dress and a hat from Zara

 Julie Sarinana is wearing a lace rose blouse from Aritzia, Levi’s 501’s vintage denim shorts and a clutch from Antik Batik

Julie Sarinana is wearing a lace rose blouse from Aritzia, Levi’s 501’s vintage denim shorts and a clutch from Antik Batik

Jessica R. is wearing a lace underlay dress from DailyLook, bag from Michael Kors, shoes from Schutz and sunglasses from Versace

Jessica R. is wearing a lace underlay dress from DailyLook, bag from Michael Kors, shoes from Schutz and sunglasses from Versace

Jenny Bernheim is wearing a lace embroidered dress from Lovers + Friends, wedges and hat from Zara

Jenny Bernheim is wearing a lace embroidered dress from Lovers + Friends, wedges and hat from Zara

Mija is wearing a white embroidered lace top from Isabel Marant Pour H&M, denim cut-offs from One Teaspoon, bag from Celine and white sandals from ASOS

Mija is wearing a white embroidered lace top from Isabel Marant Pour H&M, denim cut-offs from One Teaspoon, bag from Celine and white sandals from ASOS

Sonya Esman is wearing a floral embroidered lace dress from Alexis, bag from Dolce & Gabbana and a hat from Worth & Worth

Sonya Esman is wearing a floral embroidered lace dress from Alexis, bag from Dolce & Gabbana and a hat from Worth & Worth

Helen Janneson Bense is wearing an embroidered lace trim top from Urban Outfitters, kimono jacket and white denim shorts from Free People

Helen Janneson Bense is wearing an embroidered  lace trim top from Urban Outfitters, kimono jacket and white denim shorts from Free People

Juliett Kuczynska is wearing a lace blouse dress from UEG, shoes from Kazar and the bag is from Guess

Juliett Kuczynska is wearing a lace blouse dress from UEG, shoes from Kazar and the bag is from Guess

Amy Spencer is wearing a white lace sleeve dress from Free People

Amy Spencer is wearing a white lace sleeve dress from Free People

Adriana Gastelum is wearing a black lace blouse from Vessos, leather skirt from Maje, bag from Mansur Gavriel and buckle sandals from Andrea

Adriana Gastelum is wearing a black lace blouse from Vessos, leather skirt from Maje, bag from Mansur Gavriel and buckle sandals from Andrea

Vanja Milicevic is wearing a lace shirt from Romwe, jeans from Zara and slippers from Grubin

Vanja Milicevic is wearing a lace shirt from Romwe, jeans from Zara and slippers from Grubin

Kim Le is wearing a lace top from ASOS, shoes from DSW and the handbag is from Marc Jacobs

Kim Le is wearing a lace top from ASOS, shoes from DSW and the handbag is from Marc Jacobs

Annabel Rosendahl is wearing a white lace top from Isabel Marant, beige dress from Whyred and the bag is from Celine

Annabel Rosendahl is wearing a white lace top and shoes from Isabel Marant, beige dress from Whyred and the bag is from Celine

Kenza Zouiten is wearing a lace kimono from Zara, top from TopShop and shorts from Bershka

Kenza Zouiten is wearing a lace kimono from Zara, top from TopShop and shorts from Bershka

Amber Fillerup Clarke is wearing a black lace dress from Shopbop, shoes from DKNY, clutch from Clare Vivier and sunglasses from Karen Walker

Amber Fillerup Clarke is wearing a black lace dress from Shopbop, shoes from DKNY, clutch from Clare Vivier and sunglasses from Karen Walker

Christina Caradona is wearing lace top and shorts from Express, hat from Worth And Worth and the bag is from Stela 9

Christina Caradona is wearing lace top and shorts from Express, hat from Worth And Worth and the bag is from Stela 9

Sara Escudero is wearing a denim jacket from Urban Outfitters, lace dress from Olive Clothing and a leopard print clutch from Clare Vivier

Sara Escudero is wearing a denim jacket from Urban Outfitters, lace dress from Olive Clothing and a leopard print clutch from Clare Vivier

Janni Deler is wearing a white lace from Sanne Alexandra, bag from Chicwish and sunglasses from Rayban

Janni Deler is wearing a white lace dress from Sanne Alexandra, bag from Chicwish and sunglasses from Rayban

Felicia Åkerström is wearing a black lace skirt and shirt from Sheinside, bag from Louis Vuitton

Felicia Åkerström is wearing a black lace skirt and shirt from Sheinside, bag from Louis Vuitton

Vanja Milicevic is wearing a white lace top from Sheinside and shorts from Primark

Vanja Milicevic is wearing a white lace top from Sheinside and shorts from Primark

Kristina Bazan is wearing a red lace dress from Guess, blazer from Minusey and sunglasses from Céline

Kristina Bazan is wearing a red lace dress from Guess, blazer from Minusey and sunglasses from Céline

Jessica R is wearing a pale blue floral lace top from Sheinside and high waist denim shorts

Jessica R is wearing a pale blue floral lace top from Sheinside and high waist denim shorts

Adriana Gastellum is wearing a pink lace top and denim shorts from Forever21

Adriana Gastellum is wearing a pink lace top and denim shorts from Forever21

Negin Mirsalehi is wearing an embroidered tulle lace dress from River Island, nude mules from TopShop and a matching bag from Céline

Negin Mirsalehi is wearing an embroidered tulle lace dress from River Island, nude mules from TopShop and a matching bag from Céline

Jasmine Tosh is wearing a white lace dress from For Love & Lemons

Jasmine Tosh is wearing a white lace dress from For Love & Lemons

Doina Ciobanu is wearing a black lace dress from Rhea Costa and a green clutch from Bochic

Doina Ciobanu is wearing a black lace dress from Rhea Costa and a green clutch from Bochic

Kim Le Is Wearing a black lace dress from Windsor and shoes from Christian Loboutin

Kim Le Is Wearing a black lace dress from Windsor and shoes from Christian Loboutin

Courtney Trop is wearing a lace top from Isabel Marant, shorts from Res Denim, shoes from Valentino and bag from Givenchy

Courtney Trop is wearing lace top from Isabel Marant, shorts from Res Denim, shoes from Valentino and bag from Givenchy

Marianela Is Wearing A White Dress With Lace Trims From TFNC London

Marianela Is Wearing A White Dress With Lace Trims From TFNC London

Alexandra Pereira Is Wearing A White Lace Skirt From Strena, A Jumper From Anine Bing And A Bag From Dayaday

Alexandra Pereira Is Wearing A White Lace Skirt From Strena, A Jumper From Anine Bing And A Bag From Dayaday

Aimee Song Is Wearing A Chalk Lace Dress

Aimee Song Is Wearing A Chalk Lace Dress

Annabelle Fleur Is Wearing Pale Pink Lace T-Shirt From Shoshanna, Skinny Jeans To Match From Genetic And Boy Flap Bag From Chanel

Annabelle Fleur Is Wearing Pale Pink Lace T-Shirt From Shoshanna, Skinny Jeans To Match From Genetic And Boy Flap Bag From Chanel

Jessica Stein Is Wearing A Line Lace Skirt From Liv And Top From Mila

Jessica Stein Is Wearing A Line Lace Skirt From Liv And Top From Mila

Collage Vintage Is Wearing A White Vintage Lace Dress, Boots From Isabel Marant, Bag From Céline And Sunglasses From Karen Walker

Collage Vintage Is Wearing A White Vintage Lace Dress, Boots From Isabel Marant, Bag From Céline And Sunglasses From Karen Walker

Johanna Olsson Is Wearing Black Leather Pants From Mango, Lace Detail Under T-Shirt From Pull & Bear And Sunglasses From Yves Saint Laurent

Johanna Olsson Is Wearing Black Leather Pants From Mango, Lace Detail Under T-Shirt From Pull & Bear And Sunglasses From Yves Saint Laurent

We Wore That is Wearing A Blue Lace Trimmed Slip Dress From Reformation And Birkenstocks

We Wore That is Wearing A Blue Lace Trimmed Slip Dress From Reformation And Birkenstocks

Jessica Stein Is Wearing Lace Top From Lover, Denim Jeans From Nobody, Shoes From Windsor And Clutch From Clare Vivier

Jessica Stein Is Wearing Lace Top From Lover, Denim Jeans From Nobody, Shoes From Windsor And Clutch From Clare Vivier

HapaTime Is Wearing A Lace Blouse From DKS And Denim Shorts From Abercrombie & Fitch

HapaTime Is Wearing A Lace Blouse From DKS And Denim Shorts From Abercrombie & Fitch

Seams For A Desire Is Wearing Khaki Shirt From Zara, Lace Shorts From H&M, Bag By Su-Shi And Hat From Oysho

Seams For A Desire Is Wearing Khaki Shirt From Zara, Lace Shorts From H&M, Bag By Su-Shi And Hat From Oysho

Kayture Is Wearing Beige Lace Top And Shorts From Chloé, Shoes From Hugo Boss And Leopard Print Bag From Jummy Choo

Kayture Is Wearing Beige Lace Top And Shorts From Chloé, Shoes From Hugo Boss And Leopard Print Bag From Jummy Choo

We Wore That Wearing A Black Lace Dress From Pixie Market And Matching Hat From TopShop

We Wore That Wearing A Black Lace Dress From Pixie Market And Matching Hat From TopShop

Lace And Locks Is Wearing Lace Maxi Dress From Revolve

Lace And Locks Is Wearing Lace Maxi Dress From Revolve

Song Of Style Is Wearing Cami From Insight Liberty, Lace Cut-off Shorts From Free People

Song Of Style Is Wearing Cami From Insight Liberty, Lace Cut-off Shorts From Free People

Song Of Style Wearing White Lace Top And Panama Jeans By Buffalo Jeans

Song Of Style Wearing White Lace Top And Panama Jeans By Buffalo Jeans

FashionVibe Is Wearing Lace Summer Dress And Boots From Zara, Bag From Proenza Schouler

FashionVibe Is Wearing Lace Summer Dress And Boots From Zara, Bag From Proenza Schouler

Fake Leather Is Wearing White Organza Lace Skirt From TopShop, Leather Sandals From SixtySeven And Mini Bag From Coach

Fake Leather Is Wearing White Organza Lace Skirt From TopShop, Leather Sandals From SixtySeven And Mini Bag From Coach

 Little Black Boots Wearing Lace Precioso Dress From Love & Lemons

Little Black Boots Wearing Lace Precioso Dress From Love & Lemons 

Get That Lace Sundress Ready Via SurfStitch

Get That Lace Sundress Ready Via SurfStitch

The Blonde Salad Is Wearing Lace Shorts And Chiffon Shirt By DVF

The Blonde Salad Is Wearing Lace Shorts And Chiffon Shirt By DVF

Lace Dress Summer Is Here Unknown Model/Photographer

Lace Dress Summer Is Here Unknown Model/Photographer

Sanna Tranlov Wearing Lace Dress From Make Way for Bubbleroom

Sanna Tranlov Wearing Lace Dress From Make Way for Bubbleroom

Lace Summer Dress and Little Leather Jacket Photography By Tommy Ton

Lace Summer Dress and Little Leather Jacket Photography By Tommy Ton

Lace Jumper From Zinke Via Peace Love Shea

Lace Jumper From Zinke Via Peace Love Shea

Sanne Tranlov In Lace Dress

Sanne Tranlov In Lace Dress

Australian Vydia Rishie In Lace Sabo Skirt And Knit Top From Alice in the Eve

Australian Vydia Rishie In Lace Sabo Skirt And Knit Top From Alice in the Eve

Peace Love Shea In Lace Shirt By Alexis And Skirt From MLLE Mademoiselle

Peace Love Shea In Lace Shirt By Alexis And Skirt From MLLE Mademoiselle

The Mandarine Girl Wearing Lace Top And Denim Shorts From Sheinside

The Mandarine Girl Wearing Lace Top And Denim Shorts From Sheinside

Kristina Bazan is wearing a blue lace dress from Sheinside and golden shoes from Jimmy Choo

Kristina Bazan is wearing a blue lace dress from Sheinside and golden shoes from Jimmy Choo

Walk In Wonderland Wearing Lace Top And Jeans From Calvin Rucker, Bag And Belt From B-low the Belt, Shoes From Chelsea Paris, And Sunglasses From Quay Australia

Walk In Wonderland Wearing Lace Top And Jeans From Calvin Rucker, Bag And Belt From B-low the Belt, Shoes From Chelsea Paris, And Sunglasses From Quay Australia

Street Style March 2014 The Brazilian Way Fashion Couture In Moikana Dress And GuidoMaggi Boots

Street Style March 2014 The Brazilian Way Fashion Couture In Moikana Dress And GuidoMaggi Boots

Bohemian Lace Top Style Via Bohemian Diesel

Bohemian Lace Top Style Via Bohemian Diesel

Lace Top From Free People

Lace Top From Free People

The Mysterious Girl Street Style 18th March, 2014

The Mysterious Girl Street Style 18th March, 2014