Details such as fringing, tassels, cut outs, layering and embellishments have been a standout in many collections over the past couple of years and lace is no exception to this textural take over. Whether you’re after something feminine, moody or colourful, lace is covering all the bases throughout spring and summer.
With New York, London and Milan fashion weeks all wrapped up, it’s clear that the trend will be a standout in 2016. We saw rainbows of lace at Gucci and Tory Burch. Among the oversized silhouettes at Burberry Prorsum, we witnessed sultry lace slips and sheer dresses. Always a highlight, Erdem mixed lace with intricate florals to create prairie girl romanticism. Self Portrait is one of those labels that leans heavily on lace in most of their collections, making it attainable yet fashion forward. While Givenchy upped the ante with lace (literally) from head to toe!
If you can’t wait for 2016 collections to start entering stores (or you don't want to go as extravagant as covering your face in lace), you can pick up lace just about anywhere right now, from less to luxe.
I’m absolutely in love with the lace bralettes by local label Lyla and Bo. Oozing femininity and sophistication, their latest collection features delicate pieces in black and white. Sass and Bide are also renowned for their lacey lingerie that looks amazing underneath a sheer blouse. While Alice McCall has some stunning lace options perfect for Summer occasion wear.
Lace plays an instrumental role for brands For Love and Lemons, Grace Loves Lace and Lover. These three brands turned it on this season, with a plethora of lace silhouettes worthy of wedding gowns and race day attire.
Cotton broderie is another version of lace that will be very prominent this Summer. Throw a broderie dress over your swimmers for a beach to bar look.
If the trend is a little too feminine for you, I like to mix my lace up with a masculine piece for an edgy look (think denim/leather jackets).
While lace can be a more expensive tactile, it has proven that it rarely goes out of style. Invest in lace pieces now and reap the benefits of feminine and sophisticated looks for years to come.
From sultry lingerie to colourful occassionwear, here are our top lace picks: