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Mid-Week Fashion Inspiration: Lace

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“Whether interpreted as a print, worn all over, topping off an outfit, or intricately placed in panels and insets, lace is now the must-have fabric for 2014,” says Lizzy Bowring, fashion director at Stylesight – Excerpt from Fox Magazine

Once reserved for princess-y dresses and doilies, lace is making a comeback and is one of the sexiest fabrics to wear. They key to making a lacy statement in a modern way? Go for the unexpected, whether it’s with fresh colors, fun pairings, or minimal accessories

Wear it for a semi-casual work meeting

Pair a lace top with a pencil skirt to showcase a stylish but smart enough look for an interview or presentation meeting. Keep it polished and graceful in neutral colours. Or pair it with a fun skater skirt for a fun casual look to welcome the weekend. Throw on a cover-up if you’re wearing a sleeveless top and when it’s time to let down your hair and welcome the weekend, you’re ready to party the night away

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Wear it for the weekend

The perfect outfit for a lunch appointment with your girlfriends or high tea + movie date with the boyfriend. And if you’re planning on wearing sheer lace (see-through lace top), make it more day-time friendly with a longer skirt hem

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Wear it for a dinner date

Try a top lace panel dress for an easy, fuss-free but sophisticated look. Keep it sleek and easy with the rest of your look and let the sex appeal of the lace stand out on its own. Lace is not a fabric to go over the top with on accessories

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Wear it for a wedding dinner or a party

Be daring with a full lace dress in a bright cheery colour with minimal but classy accessories to avoid looking dated. Keep the skirt length just nice as it’ll weight you down if it’s too long and a lace dress with a too-short hem can look cheap. Add different textures and materials with your lace for a event show-stopper

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How do you interpret lace for your outfits? Here are our top 3 picks from across the web:

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Cherie Two Way Way Skater Dress by Bag Charm Love

We found a very close match to the dress that addictbeiconic is wearing, only that this is a sleeveless piece. Perfect for Christmas and not to mention the upcoming CNY celebrations as well too!

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Ava Red Lace Back Dress by Eve and Ava

We’re totally bringing sexy back with this piece here, peek-a-boo lace for an almost bareback feature to the dress. How sexy is that? For parties, girls night out and lots of fun with this one!

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Ellie Saab Inspired Lace Sleeves Pencil Dress by Just Sense Boutique

Sleek and sexy, without going OTT and black is always a good choice. We can see this one for fancy formal events or a fun party night out. Whichever it may be for you, this is something that definitely deserves a place in your wardrobe

How will you be wearing lace in your outfit and which of the above would you be getting? Better hurry to make it yours before it all belongs to someone else!

Co-blogger on DoubleEscapades.blogspot.com with her twin sister. Spends her free time reading fictional storybooks, watching movie reruns and surfing fashion blogs for more inspiration. Enjoys traveling, Thai & Japanese food and action movies.

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