Thursday 19 April 2012

How to Wear Summer’s Favourite Little Lace Dress

Oasis Lace DressWhen lace starts appearing on everything from bags and scarves to shoes and jewellery you know it’s time to dust off your favourite lace dress and make sure that it works for you this season.

Having just been (in case you hadn’t gathered) to the Salzburg Easter Festival and dressed up for one musical event in an all time favourite high waisted, satin ribbon trimmed black lace dress from a previous season by Oasis (as seen on the left), which held its own perfectly amongst all the designer labels present I realised just how important it is to own something beautiful in lace.  Flattering, feminine and trans-seasonal, the lace dress is a must in every girl’s wardrobe.

Lace can, if you’re not careful, look frumpy so choose a style in this ultra-ladylike fabric that’s modern, chic and suits your own shape.   Lace is around now in a multitude of colours, but my advice is always to start with black, as being the essential wardrobe staple, and move on from there into colour if you want to.  Proven by my Oasis dress it isn’t essential to spend a fortune here although you want to avoid the over-inexpensive shiny variety.

Most lace dresses have an element of stretch in them by virtue of the fabric itself, which makes them even more wearable.

 Oasis Spot and Lace DressIssa Lace DressProject D Lace DressWallis Lace DressOasis Orange Lace Dress
MSGM Lace Dress Project D Lace and Peplum Dress Collette by Collette Dinnigan Lace DressDolce & Gabbana silk and lace dressKaliko blue lace dress
The choice is yours as to how much you spend when choosing your next little lace dress, but make sure whatever you buy is something you’re going to love in your wardrobe for a while, to be pulled out and worn over and over again. 

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