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Would You Wear Sheer Lace?

Posted by Hafsa | Tuesday November 9, 201011 comments

Lace has been strutted on the runways for a few seasons now, but recent trends are stepping away from the classic Victorian lady-like image, as women are opting for a more lacey-racey look. .

Here’s how designers styled their models in sheer lace for their Spring/Summer 2011 RTW and Resort runway shows...

Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem

But showing your underwear (and occasionally, lack thereof) style isn't limited to the runways. Take a look at these celebrities who dared to bare...

Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, Leighton Meester

These celebs however, opted for a more conservative lace look. Elegance is enhanced, not sacrificed, with lace panels and insets:

Katerina Graham, Emma Watson, Zoe Saldana

Here are some sheer lace garments we spotted in stores...

Alexander Wang Lace Shirt US$515, Asos Vila Lace Tunic US$25
Forever 21 Ribbons and Lace Top US$16,  Urban Outfitters Lace Swing Top US$58
Kenny Lace Combo Blouson Top US$187, Matalan Top US$8

These designs on the other hand, are more modestly lined...


Asos Ruched Lace Dress US$31, eDressMe Lace Mini US$36
French Connection Liza Lace Top US$88, 6126 Collection by Lindsay Lohan Mini Lace Transparent Dress US$190
Express All-Over Lace Military Shirt US$60, Guess Nicolette Lace Bodysuit US$49

Would you wear sheer lace?

*runway images from Style.com
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6 Comments

on November 30, 2014  glumbumble  9,616 said:

I don't like this trend at all with the visible bras. I do like lace as an enhancement though, on the arms and upper chest. But not all over, I think it just looks tacky.

on November 10, 2010  cathy3087  98 said:

Lace panels and inserts are GORGEOUS! The Oscar De La Renta dress is beautiful. I'm not so crazy about the "underwear showing" thing

on November 09, 2010  MissLissa  3,570 said:

I'm loving the lace. Although I am with everyone else that the sheer look and just a bra seems like overkill. I think lace is supposed to be sexy and elegant. I'm in love with this new top I just purchased that only has lace as the sleeves. I'm looking for a nice lace dress but nothing too revealing.

on November 09, 2010  mamaluv  STAFF said:

I like lace too, but for me it's lined or not gonna wear it. I really think the sheer look is overly fad-ish and won't last.

on November 09, 2010  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

1995 is back! I used to have a black lace top back in the 90s I thought was the bomb. Oh ya, Suzy Shier! Now I look at this and I shudder a little bit inside. The only ones I like here are Oscar de la Renta and what Emma Watson is wearing.

I think this is the sort of thing that looks great in small doses. Like a black lace top that isn't overly sheer. But I'm more of a conservative dresser in general.

on November 09, 2010  jchang212  91 said:

I can't stress enough how much I LOVE lace!!!

I'm not so sure about the whole lace-with-bra thing though... seems like you're supposed to be at the beach with a lace cover-up!

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