Lace seamlessly transitions from one season to another because of its compatibility with multiple types of material from knit to silk to cotton and due to the sheer beauty of the patterns that can be made from lace This spring and summer designers have made lace dresses so much more intriguing by uniting them with commanding colors such as tangerine, neon blue and bright yellow rather than the traditional white or cream expected during the warmer months of the year.
- Ensure the lingerie used as a lining for your lace dress pairs well with the color of your lace garment and try on lace garments in a well-lit area to make certain the weave is not too sheer. A good rule of thumb: Lace garments in vibrant colors such as yellow or orange pair well with lingerie in nude, tan or beige while shades such as electric blue pair well with black lingerie. Note: Many designer lace dresses are already lined.
- Keep your accessories simple.
Match a Lace Dress with:
- a clutch bag
- drop or chandelier earrings
My Favorite Shopping Site for Lace Dresses: Topshop
Topshop has an amazing collection of lace dresses at budget-friendly prices. My favorite is the bright yellow frock below:
|Neon Yellow Flippy Lace Dress from Topshop|
( http://www.topshop.com/), $92
Lace dresses, such as the dress below, have also been spotted at luxury stores such as Neiman Marcus if you have a more generous budget.
|KAS New York Isla Mod Lace|
Color-Blocked Dress from Neiman Marcus
On another note, a lace dress is a good investment piece. It can easily transition into cold weather season with the addition of a sweater or blazer and tights. Add a cross-body bag and booties to complete your fall look.