Barely There Lace

By CSL Staff
July 29, 2016

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This is not your granny’s lace – peek-a-boo details, streamline cuts and bright colours give it a modern edge. 

This season’s love of everything lace follows the previous season’s showing of Victorian themes. It’s a natural progression that showed up all over the runways as designers showed a plethora of lace textures from sheer and delicate to structured and bold.

We loved the touches of subtle architectural digitized lace at Jonathan Simkhai, while Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy opted for delicate Gothic glamour with boudoir elements, and at sister-duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Rodarte, velvet and embroidery combined to create an embellished silhouette.

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If you’re super daring, go for the overt silk negligee styles, accentuated with lace seen at Céline, Givenchy and Calvin Klein.  Instead of a rehashing of the grunge trend from the 1990s (ie. lace slipdress with combat boots), this season offers a softer shoe, the leather pointed-toe booties, seen at the Chloé show.  If the thought of wearing nightwear in daytime frightens you, throw on this season’s statement piece- a bomber jacket – over a simple lace camisole and wide leg trousers with metallic loafers.

Another option is to pair a lace crop top with a metallic skirt and chunky mules.  Flirty and fun, this is great for a summer party.  Or, for a classic take on the trend, copy Dolce and Gabbana’s pretty Sicilian lady- a bustier style dress with subtle lace inserts worn with a cat eye, red lips and gold jewellery.

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Get the Look

ALAïA Vienne laser-cut leather bucket bag, $2,600.

GUCCI Cluny lace skirt, $ 1,400.

VINCE CAMUTO ‘Vasha’ Lace-Up Sandal, $184.80.

DOLCE & GABBANA Metallic guipure lace and brocade top, $1,976.

THOMAS SABO  Glam & Soul earrings, $239 and Glam and Soul ring, $498;

SELF-PORTRAIT Azaelea guipure lace dress, $480.

VINCE CAMUTO ‘Vasha’ Lace-Up Sandal, $184.80.


Want more fashion? This original beauty article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.