Once considered soely a feminine fabric, lace has climbed its way onto the "it" fashion category, by showing a whole new side of itself. Now used as a means to seduce, shock, and bring elegance onto a fabric, designers are working with lace more so than ever. Whether meant to accent an androgynous collar or bring edge to an otherwise simple tee, lace has become anything but one-dimensional.
This spring, the alluring fabric is seen everywhere and on everything. From ballet flats, to edgy silk frocks, lace touches bring a sexy and fresh quality to this season's wardrobe. Here are the hottest lace items you will be itching to get your hands on this season.
Green with Lace
A little bit of lace can go a long way. Take this Plenty by Tracy Reese Dress, that goes from a practical and simple frock to a feminine contemporary. The front lace detailing on this Amazon green dress is subtly seductive and feminine. Details like drawstring shoulder trims and a drawstring waist are figure flattering and demurely sexy. The bold green hue is current and alluring. This dress can transition from day to night simply by adding pumps and delicate gold jewelry. Because this dress is done in a dark green, you will be wearing it come fall by adding a pair of black opaque tights.
Carven proves that a bright clean silk dress can manage to look even more fashion forward and chic with panels of pale blue lace inserted throughout the top half of the silhouette. As hot as a sexy LBD, this chartreuse silk dress feels new and seasonably appropriate. The thigh skimming hemline gives this silk frock further sex appeal that feels young and feminine. Pair this dress with colorful accessories like a pair of cobalt shoes or a magenta bag to pop and contrast the chartreuse hue even further.
The combination of bold turquoise and girly lace brings a city chic vibe to this skater dress from Topshop. The feminine silhouette features a nipped waist and a full skirt that is figure flattering on all shapes. Pair this dress with dark oxfords for an edgy contrast or with snakeskin pumps for a sexy duet. Perfect for the girly-girl who wants to incorporate a bid of edge to a prim wardrobe.
Purchase a staple separate in lace like this Forever 21 A-line skirt that is practical enough to pair and wear throughout the whole of spring and summer. Made from a lightweight knit and in a pale pink color, this skirt is perfect to flaunt during the warmer months with an edgy silk tank. To keep it ladylike and demure, pair with a blouse of the same shade and metallic pumps. Did I mention this skirt is less than $20? You're welcome.
Show off your summer legs with this sexy and chic lace mini from DVF. Eyelet embroidery softens a very short hemline, making it wearable during the daytime when paired with metallic flats or flatforms. The periwinkle color feels fresh on this lacy number while the solid peek-a-boo hem is subtly seductive. Pair this fun miniskirt with a white cotton T shirt and a black blazer for a casual but chic outfit.
Spring's love affair with lace begins from the ground up and these feminine Rosamosario ballet flats are the perfect way to introduce the trend. Done in a sheer black and nude lace, these ballet flats feel romantic and alluring, and will transform you to decades past where feminine lace was meant to both seduce and solidify feminine wiles. Wear these to soften any structured outfit or to contrast this season's pastels and brights.
Clutch on to lace with this striking foldover clutch from the ASOS Collection. The tonal lace overlay is brought to life with faceted jewel embellishments and stud detailing with a floral sequin design. Easy to carry and combine, you will hold on to this clutch on more than one occasion this season. Another reason to purchase this bag? It allows you to explore the lacy trend in an affordable manner.
Lace for Your Locks
ASOS comes once again to our trend rescue with a turban-style headband. The white lace design on this knotted headband is pretty and feels feminine. However, this accessory maintains a hippie-chic vibe that is anything but plain girly. The stretchy lace fabric makes for an easy pull on style. Pair over your hair like a garland for a contemporary look that is fashion-forward and chic.