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Ears to the Street: Lace


Lace on the Runway (l-r): Dolce & Gabbana :: Trace Reese :: Lanvin :: Valentino

Lace on the Runway (l-r): Dolce & Gabbana :: Trace Reese :: Lanvin :: Valentino

Once upon a time this peek-a-boo material was used strictly for ladies’ unmentionables. Now, lace has gone from the pages of Victoria’s Secret to the runways of New York Fashion Week. Multiple designers have embraced lace;  it’s readily accessible and easily wearable whether it’s on a top, shoes, or accessories. I am personally a fan of this particular trend and completely smitten with the sex appeal a little lace can add to an outfit.

Lace on the Runway (l-r):: Valentino :: Chanel :: Dior :: Burberry

Lace on the Runway (l-r):: Valentino :: Chanel :: Dior :: Burberry

Designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Chanel, and Burberry were bitten by the lace bug. Their Fall ready-to-wear collections have a collage of lace tops, dresses, and skirts. I remember when lace came in standard black – not anymore. Burberry’s Fall 2010 fashion show featured a vivid blue lace button down. Loves it! Of all the designer creations for the season, Tracy Reese has the most innovative lace idea by far. The models in her show rocked lace nail decorations. Can you say sex kitten?

Late Night Lace Looks (l-r): Biker Shorts by Costume Department available on 80s Purple :: Pumps by Steve Madden available at Steve Madden :: iPhone Case available on Uncommon

Late Night Lace Looks (l-r): Biker Shorts by Costume Department available on 80s Purple :: Pumps by Steve Madden available at Steve Madden :: iPhone Case available on Uncommon

Before this Fall’s trend, we’ve seen lace used mostly on lingerie and nightwear. Sure, we want to be sexy for our guy. That’s a given. What about the single ladies looking to snag a new boo? We don’t have a boy toy to model our see-through undie sets for. We need a little sparkle for our everyday looks!

Take Lace from Day to Night (l-r): Pocket Tee by Madewell :: Lace Shoulder Tee by Splendid available at Bloomingdales :: Lace Ankle Sock by Urban Outfitters :: Rendezvous Dress by Free People :: Lanie Skirt by Fred Flare :: Sheer Top by Forever 21

Take Lace from Day to Night (l-r): Pocket Tee by Madewell :: Lace Shoulder Tee by Splendid available at Bloomingdales :: Lace Ankle Sock by Urban Outfitters :: Rendezvous Dress by Free People :: Lanie Skirt by Fred Flare :: Sheer Top by Forever 21

Lace began to enter everyday wear in the form of leggings. Retailers such as Urban Outfitters were the go to stores for non-bedroom lace wear. Now, there are ample uses for once sultry fabric. Completely lace tops have to be my favorite! They allow the wearer to adjust the sexy. You can pair a lace top with a fitted pant and some steamy booties for day or a tight pencil or mini with a daring pair of pumps for night. Lace socks are always a nice touch as well. One of the other big trends for Fall 2010 is wearing socks with pumps. Why not combine the two looks for a double whammy of high fashion? For our more straight laced ladies, a blazer is the way to go. By allowing the neck and bottom of your lace top to say hello to the world, you keep your conservative appearance while still letting onlookers know you have a fun side.

Looks Sexy in Your Lace (l-r): Gloves by Tripp NYC available on Karmaloop:: Boots by Chooka available on Karmaloop:: Leggings by NYC Boutique available on Karmaloop :: Bag by L.A.M.B. available on ShopBop

Looks Sexy in Your Lace (l-r): Gloves by Tripp NYC available on Karmaloop:: Boots by Chooka available on Karmaloop:: Leggings by NYC Boutique available on Karmaloop :: Bag by L.A.M.B. available on ShopBop

If you’re not a fan of showing a little skin, you always have the option to feature lace on accessories. Bags, pumps, gloves, and even phone covers are available in flirty lace prints. Ladies, whether you like to turn up the sexy or just have a little fashion fun lace is the way to go! As this Fall trend shows you should embrace the lace!

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