Modern Lace: The Rules
Oprah.com | From the December 2008 issue of
O, The Oprah Magazine
Take a sweet, somewhat dated material and make it hip and current. Designers have done it; now it's your turn. Here are four ways to work lace into your wardrobe.
Pick streamlined shapes:
A pencil skirt, a tank top—rather than anything elaborately detailed. The fabric should be the star.
Loosen things up by combining lace pieces with tailored clothes.
(A cobwebby little top under a suit is terrific for work-to-party transitions) or sleek dark jeans (lovely for a more casual evening).
A cool shoe, bag, belt, or scarf. All-over lace often looks too fussy and "mother of the bride"; lacy accessories are a low-risk way to put a fanciful spin on a simple dress or suit.
Be cautiously colorful:
Pastels often read as hyperfeminine, while bright colors can easily look cheap. Black, white, or cream—the classics—are safe; or try neutrals like gray, navy, and brown.
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