A Fresh Dille

lace up for fall

Posted in FASHION by clairedille on July 15, 2008

Bits of lace showed up allover the Fall runways. The most significant case of lace was in Milan at the Prada show. Style.com’s Sarah Mower said “Miuccia Prada is about to do for the lace industry what Nicolas Ghesquière did for flower printers last season—send the mills into frantic overdrive.”This provocative fabric is the perfect combination of romantic and goth. Black is the go to look for a sexy way to wear lace and layering it over nudes creates the same risqué illusion.


Stella McCartney shows two ways to wear the look. A cutout dress on the left plays peekaboo and a lacy blouse channels the Victorian age

stella mccartney

The always fashionable, Gwyneth, wore the stella frock and a similar lacy Balmain dress to two of her Iron Man premieres.

stella mccartney & balmain

Derek Lam’s foiled gold lace and Phillip Lim layered over color lace were two fun ways of adding hints of other hues to the Victorian look.

derek lam & 3.1Phillip Lim

Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy paired lace with other Fall trends, a one shoulder dress and a ruffle neck blouse with a flouncy tulip skirt.


The abundance of lace on the runway can seem overwhelming but try adding in some easy romantic lace pieces to your wardrobe for the fall. To keep it casual, wear a lace mini dress with slouchy fringe moccasin booties (à la Balmain). A frilly or ruffled blouse tucked into a round flouncy lace skirt will add volume and down play the lace. Vintage and thrift stores is where you should search. If you find a great lace dress that may be too big in size, cinch the waist like I have done with my favorite red lace dress below.

I hope you embrace the many looks of lace for the fall. Next up is the return of the nude lip on the runway.

images from style.com and people.com

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  1. VeggieGirl said, on July 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I’m glad that lace is back in for fall – it’s such an elegant pattern.

  2. clairedille said, on July 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    thanks for commenting again, you are the best!

  3. orangepop said, on July 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I love Stella McCartney and this racy-lacy look! I’m looking forward to minimalist makeup being “in” everywhere, too! Beautiful dress and belt you’ve got there! I can’t wait to go thrifting (tomorrow, actually) again to look… a mini-dress, you’re onto something! 🙂

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