The look of lace is growing on me this season. Blame it on Prada's ready-to-wear fall 2008 collection two years ago for making the world fall in love with the sheer stuff usually reserved for tablecloths and lingerie. It's feminine and flirty, demure and alluring, sexy without being over-the-top.
This summer, lace also makes for some very interesting layering options as retailers everywhere stock items with lace insets or all-over lace. Last week, I bought two lacy pieces from American Apparel--the leaf flower lace tee ($45 Cdn) and the sheer rib lace raglan ($50 Cdn)--and I've been excited about their layering possibilities ever since. Wear sheer lace over a cami in a matching colour for subtle texture and visual interest, or use a bold-coloured underpinning for added drama. Beige layers also work well, creating a deceptively risqué look.
Are you going to try wearing more lace this season? If it appeals to you as much as it does to me, here are some other stylish options to consider. Enjoy!
Sparkle & Fade 'Easy Nights' lace back tee (Urban Outfitters), $32 US
Byham tank (ModCloth), $32.99 US
Victorian lace back cardigan (ShopRuche.com), $34.99 US