Photos by Micah Ramos
I have always been in love with lace. There is something about it that’s very romantic and feminine, and, in my opinion, besotting. It’s a classic closet staple that one shouldn’t hesitate investing on. For one reason, it never goes out of style.
However, wearing lace may be a bit tricky. As much as it can be dainty and sleek, it can also look tacky when overdone. So, here are some thoughts to ponder on if ever you decide to sport lace:
- Less is more. If you’re a follower of this blog, you’ll notice that I am a big fan of accessorizing. I actually tend to excessorize, if you know what I mean. But for this look, I only went for a floral ring to keep it simple. If you’re sporting a lace ensemble, you might want to consider toning it down a notch. Lace is already chic as it is, so don’t go for an overkill.
- Size matters. Layering lace may seem tricky if you’re not Kate Middleton, but Valentino already proved that this can be done. Wearing lace on lace is also like wearing print on print. You have to take into account the sizes and patterns so that they don’t end up clashing with each other. Try mixing fine lace with larger patterns.
- Simplicity is beauty. I know, I know. It’s such a cliché it makes you cringe. But lace is something you wear in moderation, unless you want to look like you just came out of your grandmother’s collection of old curtains. So many celebrities have been spotted on the red carpet doing it all wrong, and they usually share one thing in common- overdoing it. So, keep it au naturale!
Lace can be vintage and modern at the same time, depending on how you choose to wear it. You can look delicate and pretty, or maybe play it sexy yet classy. Gone are the days when lace was made for lingerie alone. If you master the art of keeping it simple, wearing lace can be a no-brainer!
This is my take on a lace ensemble. How about you, how would you wear lace? :)