By Jessica Abercrombie
Often thought of as a fabric reserved for lingerie, lace has made a splash on the fashion scene in everything from lace trimmed shorts to lace layered cocktail dresses. Outfit this summer’s looks with a variety of lacy designs that embody a balance of sultry classiness – the LBD has now become the LLD.
Step outside ‘80s Madonna-era lace and slip into a more Kate Middleton inspired lace ensemble that features beautifully tailored lace rather than gobs of shapeless lacy fabric. Lace is a beautifully textured fabric that artfully clings to a woman’s figure while also softening her outfit’s style. The beauty of lace is best enjoyed in the form of a femininely laced dress fit for a range of summery events like an evening at a posh cocktail lounge or a sandy afternoon beach visit.
Don a fitted lace dress with a hemline that rests just above the knee for a chic and polished and look, selecting from shades of white or nude, and red if feeling a little vamp. Retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, and Zara feature lacy looks that are perfect to embed within your summer wardrobe. If the thought of a LLD makes you feel too bride-to-be, select a few accessories to add a little spunk and flavor to your lacy outfit. Garnish your look with an armful of stacked bracelets, spiked heels or an oversized pair of shades for a modern take on vintage lace.
Look fabulously in style while taking your LLD on a summer adventure that is sure to make its way into your fashion history. Have fun, look feminine and feel gorgeous!