Lace! I reeeeallly love lace. It used to be I’d have to snap it up whenever I’d find it (when it wasn’t on a wedding gown – haha), but those days are long gone! It’s a TOP spring trend and fashion designers are clearly as in love with it as I am because it’s everrrrrywhere.
Lace has been around since ancient times. Elegant and classic, it’s truly a form of art. It’s virginal when worn by babies and brides (Grace Kelly, you absolutely, hands down win for most dreamy bridal lace in 1956). It’s sexy when used to create drama on evening gowns and nightgowns.
Queen Elizabeth, my fellow redhead and fashionista, really knew how to flaunt her lace. Those frothy collars of her were such a hot trend, even the men got in on the action.
Spanish mantillas are among my most favorite lace accessory. I haven’t quite figured out how to incorporate one into my SuthinGirl street style, but stay tuned…with me, you just never know! * wink
Look! There’s Jackie O wearing hers (and some FABULOUS earrings) in Seville, Spain in 1966.
Today, lace still has all the mystique owed to its storied history, but thanks to the speed of machine-made lace and the variety of textiles with which to work, designers have transformed lace into extremely wearable forms. You’ll find lace dressed up or down, from shorts to gowns, t-shirts to high heels. Where once lace was only offered in black and white, it’s now available in a rainbow of colors.
Lace-making is an ancient craft but it was not made in its true form until the late fifteenth and early sixteenths centuries. True lace is created when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently and originally made out of linen, silk, gold and silver threads. Today it is often made from cotton thread or a synthetic fibre. · MEANDERING THROUGH TIME WEBSITE
I’ve had this pretty Stella & Dot lace cuff for a couple of years and love it so much! Perfect way to add a touch of lace without going head to toe. I remember at the time I bought it, there was a very similar expensive one I coveted…and lookie loo. Seems good taste never falls out of fashion. The fabulous Auréilie Bidermann has a VERY similar silver-plated lace cuff for, gulp, $585.
I’ve had so much fun curating these lace looks to show you the versatility of this hot spring trend. I hope you like what you see, and remember girls, there’s so much lace out there you’re sure to find something fabulous in the look and price point that works for you!
DVF Cairo 1 Lace Espadrille Flats (Comes in several colors.)
Look for more gorgeous spring trends all week on @SuthinGirl on Instagram and SuthinGirl on Facebook. We’ll be back tomorrow with more from our Guest SuthinGirl, Kristin Williams, buyer and professional stylist at Berlin’s for Women in glorious downtown Charleston, SC. Join us!
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