Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Steal the Spring Style for Less: Lace

Spring is just around the corner, right? Well it might not feel like it now but in a couple of months we will be taken in the spring air and sun and fashion. One of the trends this year is lace. It was seen down the Spring 2011 ready to wear runway of Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and plenty more.

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Lots of stores like Topshop and Forever21 are following in the footsteps of these designers and creating lace pieces. As beautiful as these designer pieces are they could run you up to the thousand dollar price range which isn't practical for every fashionista out there. So here are some beautiful pieces that you can find for less.

Forever21: Fitted Lace Dress: $20 - forever21.com; Bubble Lace Dress: $34 - forever21.com;
Sleeveless Dress: $23 - forever21.com; Modcloth: Boho et Bell Dress: $110 - modcloth.com;
Topshop: White Lace Leaf Embellished Swing Top: $75 - topshop.com; Black Lace Kimono Sleeve Dress: $100 - topshop.com; Tall Cream Bell Sleeve Lace Shift Dress: $100 - topshop.com


These lace frocks are romantic and scream the perfect picnic dresses. They are timeless and can be worn in different ways. They can go from super girly to boho chic to rocker goddess. They can be easily transformed with accessories that most of us might already even have in our closet. These dresses are transitional so they can be worn throughout the season in different ways like the Topshop Black Lace Kimono Sleeve Dress ($100). This dress can be transformed to all three looks.


Black Lace

Black Lace by poetofsorts featuring flat shoes

Studded accessories and cross jewelry can give a look an edgy rocker feel. Studded booties are perfect to pull the whole look together and a studded belt will give the dress a little something extra. The look is definitely a little 1980s and Maddona esque, if you're worried about looking to costumey keep the accessories to a minimum.

For the girly look do a floral prints and softer tones. Vintage jewelry can play up the lace. High heels and knee high socks will give it a flirty look. The Miu Miu inspired Forever21 floral heels ($26) are perfect for this look.

Whenever boho chic is mentioned think of feathers and long cardigans. Mix up the lace print with a striped cardigan like the Free People Maxi Stipped Cardigan ($178). Do flat shoes like the Urban Outfitters Ecote Woven T-Strap Skimmer. Or you can do the gladiator type of sandal.

These dresses are easy on the wallet and easy to play with. This is one buy that be can done in so many different ways. The lace trend is fun so play with different accessories to find your look. What do you guys think of the lace trend?

7 comments:

  1. I love lace, its very sexy and feminine; but just as you stated adding studded accessories can make the look edgy. Great Post!

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  2. Love the top shop dresses. I am hoping to find a white lace dress for summer this year

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  3. I just love the lace pattern... Amzing. Already own a lace dress :)

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  4. totally laces will rock out the realm of spring this year!!! WOHOOH!!! :D

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  5. glad to know lace is going strong.. I hope the lace pieces I acquired in the past few seasons will have their function for a long time to come!!

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  7. These are awesome! It's been so hard lately to shop dresses

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