Lace is such a traditional, ultra-feminine fabric, transformed this season (and last) into an absolute must-have. Who doesn’t have a lace black dress tucked away in their wardrobe, ready to bring out on immediately notice when the mood or occasion demands. The trend now is for the red, white or ivory (or other coloured) lace dress, lace covered killer heel shoes and on to the prettiest of lace tops and jackets. There seem no end to the options at both designer and high street levels, and from black, white and red through to the brightest of neons.
Some of the brands highlighting lace this season are Dolce & Gabbana, Issa, Beyond Vintage, Karen Millen, Oasis and Kookai.
If you’re not yet laced up into one of this summer’s absolute essentials you can go the traditional route or choose something a little different. Lace trims and lace applique abound as well as modern lace dresses, bags and shoes. Whatever you do stick to one piece only and wear with modern accessories.
Wearing lace can be tricky as it’s easy to make it look either as if you’re just about to walk up the aisle, particularly if you’re wearing ivory or white lace, or you’ve borrowed something from gran.
Glam it and make a statement with chic accessories for a look that’s modern and yet timeless and choose a designer if you can such as Dolce & Gabbana or Issa who always know how to get it right and will create something you’ll love for ever, or take a look at Karen Millen and Oasis who manage a modern, reasonably priced take on all the trends.