Beauty : Lace is back, wear yours boldly!

As I am writing this article, I am wearing a beautiful black lacey blouse, brought to me over the holiday seasons by my elder sister. I can actually remember the day when I first got excited about lacey clothes was over twenty five years ago when I was going to receive my first holy communion and my mother had dolled my two elder sisters and I in very beautiful white lacey gowns. Even after all these years lace has never really gone out of fashion because every now and again lace finds a way to become a popular fashion featured in many clothing styles.

As I am writing this article, I am wearing a beautiful black lacey blouse, brought to me over the holiday seasons by my elder sister. I can actually remember the day when I first got excited about lacey clothes was over twenty five years ago when I was going to receive my first holy communion and my mother had dolled my two elder sisters and I in very beautiful white lacey gowns. Even after all these years lace has never really gone out of fashion because every now and again lace finds a way to become a popular fashion featured in many clothing styles.

From chic lace leggings to sleek lace tops, skirts and dresses are the latest fashion trends in lace this season. Lace, which was once considered an outdated fabric, has come back in a big way for women’s fashion. The heyday of lace was the 1950s, and it still tends to have an old-fashioned look to it. But by matching it carefully, a lace blouse can give you a vintage style with modern class and sensibility.

Whether you are heading into the office or just out on a date, wearing a lace blouse is always the way to go. They good thing with the lace is that as long as they are rightly paired, then one will never get disappointed. The lace also comes in different patterns, designs and colours.

An ideal way to dress up any outfit with is by using sheer lace. It is feminine, vampy and chic. Sheer lace tops and blouses are a great way to add versatility to your look.

Choose a sheer top or blouse that is a tailored fit so it doesn’t look like a table cloth and you are all set. The best way to wear a sheer lace top is with a delicate camisole. You can go with a darker or lighter camisole in the same shade as your blouse or your can create a more dramatic and contrasting look by pairing a bold black or crisp white camisole with your lace blouse.

A lace blouse can be dressed up with a sleek pencil skirt, dark jeans or a pair of trousers. Lace up ankle boots or high heel pumps would go really well with this style. One of the keys to creating a good look with a lace blouse is to use modern accessories. Sleek necklaces with semi-precious stones work very nicely. Watches and earrings should be modern, and it often helps if these accessories are slim and smooth. A purse should be simple, and its color should complement the blouse as well as the other accessories.

Patterned lace is another classic trend and often worn in the form of an accessory. Patterned lace leggings, stockings, tights, scarves and handbags are a chic way to update any outfit. When choosing which outerwear to go with your patterned lace, pick something that will draw attention to it. Your footwear should also be a sign that though the blouse may be old-fashioned, the woman wearing it certainly isn’t. Avoid classic heels unless you’re going to a formal event. Patterned lace is generally seen as soft and feminine, so pair it with a contrasting style of shoe to give it a more interesting sense of style.

Whether you are wearing your lace blouse or even lacey dress, they all add texture and something different to any basic outfit.  Many fashionistas have their favorite black lace item and so should you, because lace is a big trend this year and Mrs Obama wore hers on Christmas day!

Whether you want to go sheer and sexy this season, bridal lace is definitely in and you don’t even have to be getting married to enjoy wearing it!

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