When I was travelling in the US 6 months ago, one of the biggest trends I saw in fashion was lace.
It was everywhere – across all stores and clearly a huge trend heading into the US summer.
*I may have purchased most of the lace on this rack.
When I finally hit up my fave US store Anthropologie, above, I bought several of these gorgeous lacy numbers, including the one I’m wearing below.
A quick survey of Spring fashion shows this global fashion trend is very much here in Australia for Spring/Summer 2016.
And while there are a variety of styles and colours, in today’s post, I’m narrowing the focus to white lace and it’s textural sister, broderie anglaise.
Why? Because I think they are such a fresh, pretty yet understated look for Spring which work across everyday outfits or special occasions. Except weddings of course!
I’ve also fallen in love with so many pretty lacy frocks of late so I thought I’d put all that research to good use here and give you a heads up on All The Lace.
Here are some of my favourite pieces in store right now …
1. Ivory Lace Drop Waist Dress by Hi There from Karen Walker, $189 from Myer; 2. Collection Lace A-Line Crepe Top, $169.95 from Seed Heritage; 3. Lace Detail Top, $129.95 from Witchery; 4. Broderie Waisted Dress, $179 from Country Road; 5. Textured Lace Throw, $89.95 from Sportsgirl; 6. Lace Shorts, $79.95 from Seed Heritage; 7. Georgia Lace V Neck Dress, $139.95 from Forever New; 8. Linda Lace Insert Flutter Blouse, $69.99 from Forever New; 9. Broderie Anglaise Flutter Sleeve Top, $139 from Bohemian Traders; 10. White China Playsuit, $69.99 from Gingham & Heels.
So how to style your lacy/broderie anglaise number this Spring?
– For more formal styles of dresses like (1), (4) and (7) above, a nude heel or wedge is the way go to. They will elongate your legs and keep the focus on the textural detail of the dress.
I’m also loving this modern peplum style version – the White Night Broderie Peplum Dress, $149.95 from Portmans – which makes a great statement with a bold lip and coloured heel.
For more casual styles of dresses, try an espadrille wedge or a tan block heel.
– Don’t be be afraid to toughen up your lace. A great pair of boots or a leather jacket (as I’ve done above), can balance out all the pretty and provide an interesting contrast in texture and style.
– Floaty tops like (3), (8) and (9), above are made for distressed denim jeans, skirts and shorts, for effortless boho style. For a more modern look, team with chambray instead;
– The clean, modern lines of a top such as (2) would work beautifully with black skinny pants or palazzo pants, a killer heel and a bright lip.
– If you have the confidence and don’t mind showing a bit of leg, a playsuit (10) or a cute pair of lace shorts (6) is a gorgeous, fun look too. Worn with a simple tank, a pair of tan sandals or a heeled espadrille, this is a seriously stunning look.
Zimmerman also have a great range of lace shorts and playsuits using beautiful silks and embroidery if you are after a dressier (and more expensive) version.
– Another gorgeous, feminine every day look is the lace kimono (5). Just throw on a simple white tank and your favourite jeans. Fine jewellery will complete your boho look.
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Are you loving lace? How will you be wearing it this Spring/Summer?