How to Wear Lace

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Julia Rebaudo

Dorothy Perkins Lace DressFrom neon lace separates at Christopher Kane’s SS11 show to simple white lace dresses by Topshop, you can’t move for the intricate, filigree fabric at the moment. And like any popular trend, wearing it is just a matter of getting the rest of the look right. It’s all about balance – lace is very feminine and girly so take the edge off with androgynous sandals or plimsolls for a laidback summer look, or if you are dressing up with it go for a contrasting heel (for some reason wedges don’t work so well with lace) and long-strapped mini-bag worn across the body. A lace body under a crop top with cotton slacks is a great way to give a bit of edge to a fresh look. White lace – not just the preserve of under-25s as demonstrated by Uma Thurman at Cannes – is perfect for summer days and nights, you can accessorise with tan leather belt, sandal and bag for a boho look or glam it up with pointy patent courts instead. Black lace, with its vampy connotations, can be incorporated into a nude palette (think light cotton jackets or slacks) or eye-popping colours – part and parcel of this season’s colour-blocking trend, so work with one or two contrasting or complementary brights for maximum impact. Here are a few looks we have created…

Lace Look 1

Shop the Look:Dorothy Perkins Grey Lace Button Dress £25, Clarks Original Tan Leather Sandals £45, Ally Capellino Tan Small Frame Bag £259, ASOS Filigree Feather Drop Earrings £8

Lace Look 2

Shop the Look:Miss Selfridge Black Lace Bandeau £14, Stella McCartney Cotton Pants £245, Topshop Navy Stripe Crop Top £15, Carvela Black Pointy Courts £110

Lace Look 3

Shop the Look:Coast Frankie Lace Dress £95, Schuh Flynn Court £60, Conditions Apply Gold Sequin Clutch Bag £65, Monet Gold Leaf earrings £19

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