- The boudoir was a huge influence for me for spring 2010, so when thinking about lace, lean towards loose, comfortable silhouettes that have movement; almost as if you were wearing lingerie during the day.
- Black lace is always sophisticated, yet edgy. If the noir shade is too morose, then opt for a navy blue, or even a deep brown. White lace can look too bridal, too innocent almost. The lace pattern itself should be delicate and feminine.
- If overt sexiness is not your thing and you’re looking for a more demure look, find lace pieces that you can layer, like a camisole under a sweater; a lace-inspired turtleneck, or lacy tights. You can still look elegant while sporting the trend.
- What to avoid: Lace that is too body-con. There is a big difference between lace that is fitted on the body, and lace that is just too tight. It is a delicate fabrication and a garment that is too small may not be able to handle the stress at the seams; plus, you don’t want to channel that call girl look. Where it with confidence – and a killer pair of stilettos always helps!
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