Once a luxury reserved for the aristocracy, lace has been around since the sixteenth century. Now, it’s making quite the comeback. In fact, it’s the one fashion trend you need to know about this summer.
From extravagant lace – think Princess Diana’s antique wedding gown to trendy lace – think Madonna’s gloves from the 1980s – lace can be surprisingly verstile. And the retro fabric is on-trend for spring-summer – just look at the latest looks from Paris Fashion Week; attendees were draped in the material – both on the runway and on the streets.
Celebrities have also been embracing the lace trend. Florence Pugh donned a white lace gown to Elle’s style awards in September, while Sarah Jessica Parker rocked purple lace for Daily Front Row’s fashion awards that same month.
“Lace is an easy way to elevate an everyday look and introduce some texture to your outfit,” says fashion stylist Cimon Vozzo, who agrees the lace summer fashion trend is here to stay. “We will be seeing more of it.”
As it’s breathable, lace is perfect for hot weather or as a trans-seasonal fabric, which is why we are seeing it donned overseas in cooler climates. How best to wear lace in the hot weather? Resort wear is in, according to Cimon.
“I would recommend pairing a lace shirt with a matching pant, shorts or skirt to give a resort wear feel to your look this summer,” says the stylist. “I love a matching set, which is a trend that is definitely sticking around. Incorporating a lace look into your collection of matching sets will have you looking the part with very little effort.”
Ready to embrace the lace summer fashion trend? Check out the looks below!
JETS, Stretch Lace Kaftan
This stretchy and white lace kaftan is the perfect beach cover up for summer!
Alamour The Label, Dayanara Dress
Pink and frilly, with form-flattering cut outs, this pink lace dress is your new summer best friend.
Atmos & Here, Vida Lace Midi Skirt
In striking cornflour blue, this lined midi skirt with lace detail will be one of your favourite additions to your wardrobe.
Alamour The Label, Galina Dress
Embrace bright colours and modern elegance with this gorgeous orange lace, voluminous puff sleeves, and deep v-neckline dress.
AERE, Lace Insert Shirt
After all, yellow is the colour of summer. This bright, breathable shirt is gorgeous and lightweight for your days in the sun.
Lover, Peony Lace Midi Dress
If you’re after a relaxed holiday aesthetic, this versatile midi dress can be worn to a spring picnic, a garden party, or while lounging poolside .
CAMILLA AND MARC, Frill Lace Top
You deserve to splurge. In citron yellow, this summer top is crafted from intricate lace and exudes an ethereal charm.
Alamour The Label, Sierra Dress
Neutral colour lovers, this one’s for you. With a square neckline and poet sleeves with scalloped cuffs, this black lace dress is lightweight and breathable for warmer weather.
Alamour The Label, Averie Dress
With luxurious san gallo fabric, this A-line silhouette, frill-sleeved maxi dress complements your summer wardrobe with ease.
TÚLIO, Lace And Chiffon Dress
Enjoy a glamorous night with this sleek, black lace dress; an elevated yet breathable look for warmer weather