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Work it with lace

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th June 2011 03:00 AM

WONDERING how to wear lace and what the hottest 2011 lace trends are? From chic lace leggings to sleek lace tops, skirts and dresses here are the latest fashion trends in lace.

WONDERING how to wear lace and what the hottest 2011 lace trends are? From chic lace leggings to sleek lace tops, skirts and dresses here are the latest fashion trends in lace.

By Vision Reporter
WONDERING how to wear lace and what the hottest 2011 lace trends are? From chic lace leggings to sleek lace tops, skirts and dresses here are the latest fashion trends in lace.

Patterned lace is a 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.

Juliet Donkare, a fashion designer/stylist says the hottest patterned lace designs include: Backstage Cagney Lace Leggings, KOTUR “Breen” Lace Clutch, Kashmere black scalloped lace, printed cashmere fringe scarf and Bindya Floral lace-print scarf.

Sarah Mwembe, a boutique owner in Wandegeya, says metallic lace is an edgier take on the traditional girlie lace. If you prefer a little more goth with your girlie fashion, opt for hot metallic lace pieces. This includes sultry cocktail dresses, chic skirts, tailored vests and structured jackets.

The key element to this particular style is the metallic hued textured lace. It creates edgy visual appeal that makes an outfit pop. When wearing metallic lace, keep your accessories simple. Go for strappy heels or pumps, hoop earrings, cuff bracelets and bauble rings.

Sheer lace is an ideal way to dress up any outfit. 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 does not look like a table cloth and you are all set.

Allen Nansamba, a boutique owner, advises that 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 you 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 denim jeans or a pair of sophisticated tweed trousers. Lace up ankle boots or high heel pumps would go really well with this style,” she adds.

She also says you can add a little glam to your lace look by piling on some gorgeous accessories. Go for vintage inspired jewellery including oversized detailed pendants, chandelier earrings and a mix and match of delicate bangle bracelets.

Lace leggings come in a wide range of patterns and look stunning when paired with a long loose knit sweater or sweater dress in a solid colour. Lace tights and leggings can add a wow factor to your little black dress, pencil skirt, bell skirt or dress suit.

Tights and leggings create a textured look which is perfect for those times when you want to add a little flare to your everyday style.

Work it with lace

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