Black lace, whether it’s eyelet, Guipure, scalloped or Chantilly there’s a pattern for everyone! What makes lace the perfect partner? Whether it’s worn under or over your favourite pieces, incorporated in the right way this decorative fabric adds subtle detailing to elevate any outfit. If you favour a more minimalist approach to dressing, lace is a great way to add a POI (point of interest!) to your look. Here are 4 super easy ways to style black lace this summer.
Ah…Sandro! I know you think i’m obsessed and yes, I really am! This gorgeous midi tows the line between gothic and romantic. The sheer black lace overlays this piece with floral and eyelash lace details. I love that it’s embellished with coloured beads across the bodice and skirt to finish. Here i’ve styled it with a pair of chunky, strappy heels from New Look to complete the look.
A little trim goes a long way and this Bardot top from Miss Selfridge really shows this. The feminine lace paired with the flattering neckline means that it’s perfect to take you from daytime to the evening, something I look for in everything I purchase. Style it in the day with light wash denim jeans and flats and take it to evening with statement earrings and pointy pumps.
Ooops, Sandro again! This monochrome one piece is designed to give the illusion of sleek separates. The shirt bodice is a relaxed fit with a knotted front detail, contrasting with the fitted shorts. The pretty floral pattern creates a gorgeous textured overlay that falls passed the hem, finishing in sweet scallops. Wear this in the daytime with a sharp jacket and to dinner with sky high heels.
Anine Bing’s eyelash lace bra is the ideal under layer for evening. The sheer design has a sleek racer back with soft cups, adjustable straps and a front opening clasp. I’d layer it under a deep V top with high waisted jeans and heels. Easy!