Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Little Bit of Lace

With a little bit of lace....we can make it through the night.

Ain't that the truth?

'Hollering with the rinsing sound' was what DJ Luck and MC Neat had in mind with their garage anthem...but I'm sure they'd agree with my point about lace.

Seems we're set for a bit of an 80s throwback this autumn/winter, with the bright coloured tights, tartan/plaid/check prints everywhere, ankle boots (shooboots) big bold florals....and one of my personal Madonna inspired favourites...lace.

So sexy, so feminine. Black is the obvious colour but it can work well in other colours too.

I found there and they're a little Michael Jackson, a little Madonna and very sexy. Again, its not for everyone so you're bound to get some odd looks, but as I always say, leave the haters to choke on their hatorade.

Call me OCD but I always feel the need to wear gloves on public transport...yes, I said it. You know you always think it too.
I'm loving the pair on the left, £4 from

The fingerless pair on the right are bound to inspire pesky passers-by to hum Beat It as you walk past, but hey, they're cute and your important finger will still be visible enough for an impolite gesture. $6 from

These skirts are a very easy sexy, way to wear a little lace. They work by day or by night, just depends on what you wear them with. For day, a tank and cute cardi with ballet pumps, or when its chillier a poloneck and boots.
LEFT: $30 from This skirt is more pretty pretty and delicate which works.
RIGHT: £50 This skirt is a bit more interesting, edgy and goth..which I'm totally loving.

Lace leggings....Hmmm. Very 80s but I love it. Choose how to wear them carefully otherwise they could probably look really crap. I'd say evening as opposed to daytime, and worn with a mini dress or long top, probably black or a dark colour. Work the dark angel look and you're a lot more likely to get sexy right!
LEFT: Kova & T are really making a name for themselves with their finger on the pulse offering of leggings. First the liquid latex and now these.

RIGHT: If you'd rather save your pennies on such a transient fashion item, try these from for £15. They're not completely lace, they just have a lace panel down the side which might or might not make them more to your liking. (I prefer the Kova & T).

By night, lace looks great on a cute prom dress. Yes, the prom dress is still big news and looks set to stay. Its such a cute flattering shape on most body shapes.
LEFT: This black lace prom dress has a corset bodice which will amplify your fabulous hourglass shape. Love it. Was $40 now $20.

RIGHT: How about some old school colour? This As U Wish Bordeaux vintage lace prom dress is just too cute. Making me think about the party season Was $78 now $52.

LEFT: I love the two tone colour of this silver antique lace Anna Sui dress. Absolutely fabulous. Was $430 now $300.

RIGHT: Marchesa do some of the prettiest, glamorous dresses around and although this one has a lot going on, with the ruffled tiers, the beaded belt, scalloped hem and scalloped neckline...I LOVE it. $3400 now $2550.

LEFT: The olive green and shape of this dress make it decidedly grown up and sophisticated. Christian Lacroix $1370.

RIGHT: You must have noticed by now, I'm a huge DVF fan. She always gets it right! Love this dove grey chiffon and lace shift Oleada dress. $485 now $339.

LEFT: This white dress from Karta is the perfect white dress. I have an incredibly similar dress and it fab as it always works, by day, by night, dress it up with glam heels, dress it down with cute ballet pumps. A true style winner!

RIGHT: Miu Miu is a big name I'm a big fan of. How genius is the dress? Lace printed on chiffon? Love it. And love the delicate and feminine colour combo too. Was $1540 now $1048.

LEFT: Love the very 80s cobalt blue of this lace trim jersey dress. This is one of the few that could work well by day. Also comes in black...which truth be told, would be my preference. £50.

RIGHT: This is a very proper dress for a very proper occasion like a wedding or something. Its quite a mature style but if you go glam with the accessories, you'd be amazed how big a difference that could make. I'm talking those fetish type Dior Extreme Gladiator shoes in black or gold, an outsize croc clutch, some big gold hoops and your hair in a ponytail...see? Grown up Glam. Lela Rose floral cut out dress from $1095 now $547.

LEFT: Since L'Wren Scott did that black glittery dress in a very similar shape for Sarah Jessica Parker at the MTV awards, I've been paying a lot of attention and I LOVE her style. I'm loving this dress. Yes it works best with a banging body (or at least, with the help of Spanx) but I love the way this dress is so covered up yet sooo sexy. Make like SJP and wear with pale shooboots, or those Extreme Gladiators.

RIGHT: This is another very grown up very proper dress, so wear it with an abundance of attitude and bold accessories to tone down the properness of the dress. AKA New York $330.

Nothing will ever be quite as sexy as underwear as outwear and if one team have this down to a t, its those people at Both these dresses would look fab worn with a long chunky cardigan and riding boots. Work it.

LEFT: Victoria's Secret lace trim satin slip $58.

RIGHT: Victoria's Secret satin ballet length slip $27.

Let me know your thoughts on how you'll be wearing a little bit of lace this season.

1 comment:

Dropsofglamour said...

Gurl, i'm fine o! Back on the job hunting circuit again trying to chase down what seems to be an illusive buying career. lol! Now my attention is swaying to anything that will help pay the bills cough(shopping)cough!

How are you?

I like the selection of dresses you've picked - the Marchesa is my favourite. I'd like to try out those lace leggings but i'm a little scared. I've seen them mostly worn nicely on other people.