Spring/ Summer 2012 Dress Trend: Lace Dresses
The beating sun, high-temperatures, and low-key agendas have put me in a pretty lacy mood. Lace has shared the spotlight since last spring but we haven’t let go of this fabulous frill just yet. Ivory, bright colors, nude, and grey – lace has become more wearable than ever in eyelet patterns, delicate frocks, and layered, boxy tops and bottoms. Yoana Baraschi, J. Crew, American Eagle, Erdem, Preen, Oscar de la Renta, Bebe and other designers and brands have used lace in many of their summer looks.
Dress it Down. One of the material’s most attractive features, yet at the same time, its’ biggest challenge, lies in the fact that it can look a bit like lingerie at times. Monitor your look with careful detailing. Play with ripped, cropped denim in the summer and bring back your rugged, worn leather for the fall. Keep it casual by pairing it with an over-sized cardigan for brunch on a rainy Sunday or classy with a tea-length dress for an evening out. Or, stay simple with a fitted frock like the edgy, flower, lace dress below. I like to call this kind of dress a ”Just Add Style” look. As easy-to-wear as a LBD, but with a romantic punch, you can toss-on this dress when pressed for time and pair it with your own favorites. Warning: This one is hard to resist! The back and shoulder design caught my eye immediately - pure femininity.