Lace Up Your Wardrobe
10 lacey picks to embrace this hot fall trend
Lace is back in full swing, mes cherries. Fabulous designers such as Derek Lam, Prada and Peter Som – and gorgeous celebrities like Selma Blair and the golden Charlize Theron – are all about the frilly goodness this fall; and can we blame them?
Talk about a versatile fabric. Depending on the cut and shade of lace (classic black or white, baby blue, metallic gold, vivacious orange) you can pull off a super classy ‘antiquy’ look, a Victorian-gothic elegance, and did I mention a blushing bride-to-be?
You can also change things up with high or low necklines; just be wary of combining too many different patterns in one ensemble; the ‘80s may be back but there’s no need to look like Cindi Lauper.
Without further ado, I present to you 10 lacy picks that are simply begging to be bought and adorned by your fabulous frame:
1. Alfani Petite Ruffled V-Neck Lace Top
This light little number hits at the hip and is perfect for warm autumn nights. And with its easy-to-care-for, machine washable material, you can wave goodbye to those blasted dry cleaning bills, $34.98.
2. Free People Diamonds and Lace Turtleneck
The sexiest turtleneck ever… cozy up in high style. Love the vivid colors – if this is cool weather wear, bring on winter! $98.
3. Jessica McClintock Clutch
A convertible-style clutch-purse makes for a wonderful addition to your evening garb. There’s just enough room to store your cash, credit cards, cell phone and lipstick, so feeling weighed down (literally) is a thing of the past, $41.
4. Teri Jon Lace Yoke Cocktail Dress
Splurging has never been so fun! This lovely dinner party/out on the town gown is too delicious for words. Ultra feminine and extraordinarily chic, you’ll love everything from the well-placed black bow to the scalloped cuffs, $500.
5. Tadashi Sunburst Lace Dress
Another picturesque cocktail frock; eye-catching without bordering on slutty, $345.
6. Kimchi Blue Knit Lace Shoulder Dress
In case you’re looking for a little lace dress action that won’t break the bank, $58.
7. BLISS-30-2Stiletto Heel Ankle Strap Mini-Platform Lace Pump
Rich, vibrant colors will put a bit of sass in your step. Choose from black, black/gold and black/red lace. Purr. Just to add to the allure, Amazon.com has bumped the price down from $74 to $31.10.
8. Lace Pump
Try strolling past these dainty beauties on your lunch hour without spending your hard earned pay. Go ahead, I double-doggy dare you, $29.99.
Of course, we can’t forget our lacy underthings …
9. DKNY “Lullabye Lace” Chemise
Finally, a snug sleepwear item that is both sexy and uber comfy! Your sweetie will thank you in the morning, $24.99.
10. Morgan Taylor “Lace Basics” Hipster
The product description – “A style that gives you a little more coverage, in sheer, pretty lace” – says it all. Choose from white, black, soft pink, baby blue, chocolate or nude for a liberally priced $8.