Lace trend

It’s wedding season, so there’s a lot of lovely lace around – but, it’s not just for wedding dresses. The lace trend is big this summer, so embrace it. Just don’t wear white to a wedding, that might be a bit odd.

We love lace, it’s delicate and pretty, and sexy and edgy all at the same time. A lovely lace dress is a classic summer wardrobe musthave.

Lace looks great on tops, dresses, skirts, and even shoes and bomber jackets! Who knew.

Howwever you wear the lace trend this summer, just wear it. Let’s start with classic cream and white lace. Beautiful, just be careful you don’t look too bridal. New Look’s cream lace bomber jacket (£24.99) is, however, a pretty cute addition to your wedding dress for a wee bit of an alternative evening cover up, we think!

We absolutely adore French Connection’s oversize white shirt with bib (£80). It’s so versatile. Wear over a bikini, wear with jeans, wear with shorts, just wear! Culottes are another thing you need to embrace this season, so why not kill two trends with one stone and get them in lace at French Connection (£90).

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New Look’s lace mid skirt (£24.99) will look great with a contrasting simple top. H&M’s one-shoulder cream lace top (£9.99) is perfect with denim shorts or a skirt, as is JOY’s Bardot top by Influence (£18)

Lace doesn’t have to be pale and pretty though, it can be bold, bright and fun. Louche @ JOY’s navy lace top (£35) is a lovely lace trend alternative to black. H&M’s green dress is a bold lace statement (£29.99). New Look’s orange crop Bardot style top is perfect in bold orange for hot summer nights (£19.99). H&M’s lace insert playsuit is pretty in a coral/rust shade (£39.99), and New Look’s floral lace dress is bold and bright (£44.99). H&M’s burgundy lace trim shorts are super for late summer evenings (£14.99).

lace bright colours

Pretty pastels and nudes work brilliantly in this lace trend. Full on lace, or just lovely lace touches here and there. New Look’s nude and white lace overlay playsuit is too cute (£29.99).Their cream lace high neck top is perfect for summer days when you need a sleeve (£19.99).

lovely lace pastels

This Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Occasionwear nude lace embellished dress is just beautiful (£200, Debenhams). This blue lace dress has a large lace pattern (£59, JOY). If it’s just a hint of the lace trend you want then H&M’s pink blouse with necktie and lovely lace collar is perfect (£14.99). Or their blue lace front smock top (£24.99).

Black lace is perenially popular in the lace trend.  An LBD looks even better in lace. This autumn look out for lots of lovely lace in black like this fab overlay dress from Rocha John Rocha @ Debenhams (£69). Right now, treat yourself to this fab lace maxi dress at H&M (£29.99), or if you prefer, their black lace midi (£49.99)., both with short sleeves. New Look’s turtleneck lace dress is supercute, with a Victoriana edge (£24.99). Team it with fab peep-toe lace ankle boots (£29.99). If you only want a touch of black lace, try these fab black lace flats from Schuh (£29).

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Witch Style – Weekly Wishlist

It’s Hallowe’en tomorrow, so this week’s weekly wishlist is witch style! Don’t worry, it’s not full of dressing up outfits, this is sophisticated witch style.

You might not want to embrace full Hallowe’en dress-up mode, but give a nod to the witches of All Hallows Eve with a black ensemble, with some lace, glitter, sequins and trims thrown in.

Witch style does not have to be haggard – this is glam witch style at its very best. A gorgeous lace dress is just the perfect nod to the witching hour this Hallowe’en. French Connection’s drop waist lace overlay dress (£150) is glamorous and comfortable. If sequins are more your idea of witch style, then Debut at Debenhams have a gorgeous, simple, sequin overlay dress (£120).

witch style weekly wishlistMaybe modern day witch style would be fab fake leather shorts (£14.99) and a lace top (£14.99), both from H&M? Or a strappy puffball skirt dress (£39.99, New Look)? Maybe a lace skirt (£15 (was £39), JOY) suits your witch style more?  Don’t forget some sparkly, glittery shoes (£22.99, New Look), and every witch has a cape, right? H&M’s textured black cape is perfect -and is £40, down from £69.99 right now.

What witch worth her salt goes out without her black cat?! Complete your witch style with this absolutely amazing fluffy black cat bag, from New Look (£19.99). Oh, and if you must add a bit of fancy dress to your look, then a subtle witches hat headband (£8, Claire’s Accessories) is more than enough!

Happy Hallowe’en!

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