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How to Wear Lace

Posted on 07 February 2017

Jason Wu

Season after season, lace features on catwalks across the globe. Crochet lace in pastel colours are summer staples, while in winter, red and black lace party dresses get us into the Christmas spirit and ready for the New Year countdown.

From the lace ruffs of the 16th Century to the flapper chic hey-day of the 1920s and Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, lace has always been a strong and feminine choice. It reinvents itself and is as relevant to todays women as it was to the Victorians.

In celebration of lace, we’ve put together some top tips for wearing lace in any environment.

Date Night

Red Lace Midi Skirt

For a look that almost guarantees love at first sight choose a coloured lace dress for a simple, yet striking date-night outfit. To ensure that piece is the main event pare it back with sleek and understated accessories like ankle-strap heels, a minimalist clutch and a sleek piece of jewellery.

If the date calls for a more casual, fun and flirty vibe turn to your favourite white shirt or cotton body-suit and tuck in to a lace midi skirt. Choose a vibrant colour to set your lovers heart a flutter.


Christian Siriano

When the temperatures start to get hot there is nothing better than a Little White Dress and lace is the perfect, feminine material. Add tan accessories, an oversized hat and simple sandals for a look that wouldn’t be out of place on the riviera.

Lace and denim are a match made in style heaven. Consider it a cool juxtaposition for the ultimate off-duty look - just add a leather jacket over a lace shirt or blouse, then you're ready for brunch!

Cocktail party

Dolce & Gabbana - Red Lace Dress

A cocktail party is the perfect time for maximalism! A luxe colour - like red or deep navy - adorned with embellishments will shine brightly in a sea of little black dresses.

Lace Midi Skirt

A full lace skirt, with bustier plays with proportions in a dramatic way. If you don’t want to show as much skin choose a figure hugging long-sleeve top to show off your body in a demure way.


Lace Suit - Workwear

Wearing lace a work can be tricky, especially in a very conservative environment. A white shirt or blouse can be the epitome of chic in a neutral palette and when layered under a slim fit blazer.

A lace midi skirt, paired with a cashmere jumper or simple shirt, statement necklace and structured bag can inject some feminine flair for the office, it’s all about balance. Just make sure everything is fully lined!

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