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).

lovely lace white and cream

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).

lovely lace black lace

Lovely lace!

Lace is a funny one in the fashion world. It pops up now and again, but it can be difficult to get right. It looks brilliant in black, but in white can verge on bridal. Or, worse still, looking a bit like a tablecloth or curtain!

There is no escaping this lace trend this summer though, so try and embrace it.

Black lace looks brilliant in the winter, but ease up in the summer – you don’t want mistaken for a Mediterranean widow! A black cover up is a quirky piece for a wedding outfit, if you want to be a bit different. A black lace jacket will see you right through the summer to the festive season.

lace blackl-r: long cardigan, £49.99, H&M, jacket, £195, French Connection, jumpsuit, £29.99, New Look

This year, get two trends done at once with some pastel lace. Pretty pinks, blues, mints and peaches looks excellent in lace.

Lace oneClockwise, from left: Dress, £85, Preen Edition @ Debenhams, pencil skirt, £30, Wallis @ BHS, blue T-shirt, £14, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, mint green dress, £19.99, H&M, blue shoes, £25, Faith @ Debenhams

Cream is great for a dress – not quite bridal territory! A simple dress with a pair of gladiator sandals makes a fab summer day outfit. A cotton shirt looks a bit more interesting with lace inserts.

lace fiveClockwise, from top left: Cream belted dress, £22.99, New Look, peach dress, £19.99, H&M, insert blouse, £69, French Connection, short jacket, £35, BHS, mini skirt, £12.99, H&M

A simple way to wear lace is in a top, with a pair of jeans. A shirt, a strappy top, or an insert t-shirt look great.

lace topsClockwise, from left: Shirt, £60, French Connection, coral T-shirt, £12.99, blue daisy top, £14.99, white kimono, £22.99, all New Look, cream T-shirt, £9.95, H&M

Lace is great for formal wear – but do be careful at weddings!

lace sixClockwise, from left: Grey dress, £49, BHS, monochrome dress, £160, Pearce II Fionda @ Debenhams, summer coat, £129.95, pumps, £9.99, both H&M

A good way of keeping the widow-look at bay, but still getting a dark lace colour, is with navy. Team with grey or cream.

lace navyClockwise, from left: wide dress, £39.99, H&M, playsuit, £69, French Connection, grey vest, £7.99, H&M, navy dress, £45, BHS, cardigan, £89, French Connection