One of the most feminine articles of clothing that you can have in your closet is a lace dress. Lace is synonymous with femininity and it has always been something we see on the runway and in everyday fashion. Spring 2016 is no exception to that rule, but lace is making a big impact this year is a few new ways. First, in years past we have seen things like a lace overlay dress with a slip underneath the lace. Showing more skin is a trend in itself in 2016 and the lace dresses we saw on the runway this year were draped over bikini pieces or bodices rather than slips like a look from Simone Rocha. You can see a few looks along this vein below.
This look is sometimes hard for the everyday woman to pull off though, so there are still many options for the lace lovers out there. In fact, lace can be appropriate for both day time wear and nightwear this season. Typically a long sleeve lace dress will be something that you wear at night for a formal occasion. A maxi style longed sleeve lace dress or a gown in black makes a real statement. You can see a few examples below.
As much as we love a good lace dress, lace can be used for all different types of clothing including skirts and tops. A lace skirt can be paired with a leather jacket or with a cute pair of sneakers for a fantastic casual look in the spring. The juxtaposition of the casual and the fancy with the lace is what good fashion is all about. You can also find lace tops that you can wear for work or off time. A blouse paired with a pencil skirt and suit jacket is a good way to look professional yet feminine. Or, you can wear a lace crop top for a flirty weekend or night out look.
Whatever your own personal style, it is possible to fit lace into it. You can wear lace in any weather. If it is cold, you can layer other garments over your lace ones. If it is warm, then the layering is not necessary and you can let your skin show. If you are new to wearing lace, then start small with a single lace garment like a top or short dress and keep the jewelry and accessories to a minimum. If wearing a full lace garment in still too much for you, then perhaps you can start small with a pair of shoes. Lace can work for everyone.