Forget a simple lace detail, this winter it’s all about allover lace.
An allover lace look is great on a dress for going out but you can also wear it casually with a lace top or lace printed pants (i have a pair from Kohls that I love).
Also, don’t stop there, work some lace into your accessories and shoes with lace prints and trims.
Lace looks in neutrals like black, cream, and gray are super on-trend for the winter. Brighten them up with colorful accessories but save the bright lace looks for spring.
When wearing an allover lace look don’t think of it as a pattern, think of it as a texture. Unless the lace and garment color are contrasting you can still pull off wearing simple prints with it or adding touches of snakeskin or leopard.
Here are some great lace looks you can try!
This lace button-up from BB Dakota is a perfect casual look. The top is both structured and feminine with just enough volume to compliment your shape, not make you look bigger. Some people think white or cream makes you look fat but that is untrue. It’s all about cut and this top would compliment any shape if you wear the right size and pair it with something complimentary. This looks great with a fitted bottom, I would avoid wearing a fuller skirt, a pencil or mini would be great.
A great look for going out (or wearing with some casual boots) is this floral mesh lace dress from Free People. This dress is super on-trend with its wide neckline and allover lace overlay. The 3/4 length sleeve is also a great way to keep it looking light and not bulky. My favorite part is the skirt with its uneven scalloped hem.
Wearing a lace bottom with a crisp white button-up is also a great way to work the trend. This lace pencil skirt from Banana Republic in taupe is a great piece. Because the taupe is so muted this looks great with a dark neutral like black or dark brown. I love this look paired with a blousy cream or white top.
Want to have a little more fun with a lace skirt? This metallic lace skirt from Oasis is perfect for a night out with some booties or ankle boots and a killer clutch. Keep the top simple since the skirt is the statement piece.
Another great lace top is this one from Tinley Road. This features a sheer lace overlay with horizontal stripe pattern. The long sleeves balance out the wider neckline. The front has a built in cami but the back is just the sheer lace if you feel like being a little daring.
Need another little black dress option? This look from Dolce Vita is perfect for the season. The long sleeves balance out the short hem and the the scalloped v-neck keeps it feminine. This look is more serious with its body hugging stretch and classic shape.
Don’t forget your nails! I have worn this color as well as their nude counterpart many times. These Salon Effects nail strips from Sally Hansen are easy to apply to real and fake nails and last a while. Remember to finish with a clear topcoat, it will keep the design looking new for much longer.
If you don’t want to wear lace all over your body then wear it all over your bag. This lace buckle barrel bag from Dorothy Perkins is a great example. The shape and construction are timeless and the lace detail a great unique touch.
Looking for more allover lace looks? Head to my Shopcade where I have many more picks.