Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all year, you may have noticed that lace apparel has been one of this year’s hottest trends. From runways to offices, lace has weaved its way into every woman’s wardrobe. When thinking of lace, we often associate it with weddings or lingerie, right? Wrong. Lace can be linked with all things day or night, casual or dressy and ethereal or provocative. It has become such a popular fabric that you'll see some version of lace in every store around the world.
As you can tell, we are lace-obsessed. So for your sake, we’ve teased out the cool brands that have created the most beautiful and stylish lace numbers that made their mark in 2015.
Lace, we are in love.
This year, Self Portrait has exceedingly made a name for itself with their charming collection of lace pieces. The brand experiments with different types of lace designs such as azalea floral, waves and sheer weaves with its most popular midi-dresses often sold out everywhere (because they are drop dead gorgeous!). Thankfully a few retailers still have these beautiful dresses available but you’d best get your hands on one before they run out!
Alexis Elsen Dress from Intermix
has been ruling our Instagram feeds with their gorgeous range of curated
apparel from coveted designers. Renowned for their philosophy of mixing
on-trend pieces in unexpected ways, INTERMIX stocks from a huge range of
designers such as Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Valentino
and many more. Their range of lace apparel from ALEXIS such as this Alexis
Elsen frock is the perfect piece for a fun or romantic evening out.
INTERMIX Online regularly has flash sales of up to 40% off. Thumbs up!
Empire Konya Dress from Zimmermann
One of Australia’s most favorite brands, Zimmermann, has also jumped on the lace bandwagon having released a few pieces in their Resort Ready-to-Wear collection. We’re lusting over this Empire Konya Dress which mixes fun printed linens with cream gothic lace inserts. Zimmermann designs are lauded globally with everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, to Rose Byrne, Naomi Watts and Selena Gomez all primped up in Zimmermann.
Love and Lace Dress from Fox-Out
favorite, Fox-Out, has a wide range of lace pieces that are stylish, charming
and most of all, cost-effective. We love their mantra on affordable fashion,
where they stock designer-inspired pieces as well as their own Fox-Out label
which is designed by the talented co-owner of Fox-Out, Sarah Lim. This Love and
Lace Dress in red is the perfect Xmas or New Year’s dress, you’d better get your hands on it quick! What a steal!
For Love & Lemons
American brand has been making waves in the fashion scene with their signature
bohemian looks, as well as pretty lacy lingerie. Designed and created by two
BFFs who appreciated the carefree sun-soaked “Lemonade Stand Days”, For Love
& Lemons is a clear standout when it comes to creating beautiful lace
garments. Celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Miranda Kerr, Kendall Jenner and
Nicole Scherzinger have all donned the cool brand.
Ambrosia Maxi Skirt from Shona Joy
we love about Shona Joy is its simplistic yet structured silhouettes which
flatter almost every body shape. Not only has the brand been designed and made
in Australia for the past 15 years, each collection features a showcase of
exclusive prints, often designed in collaboration with artists, graphic
designers and some of Australia’s most respected textile houses. Lace skirts
are also wonderfully flattering and on-trend like this Ambrosia Maxi Skirt.
Full Moon Lace Tunic from Free People
Lace doesn’t just look good as dresses, tops and tunics are also a popular style of the delicate fabric. For those casual days, rock a sheer piece like this Full Moon Lace Tunic from Free People which features ladder crochet along the trimmings. The oversized fit is super flattering with tight bottoms and to add a bit of pizzaz to the outfit, a pair of pretty heels too. Perfect!
LIV Los Angeles Off Shoulder Lace Top from Surf Stitch
If you're a surfer girl at heart or love that look, then you’re probably no stranger to Surf Stitch which is home to over 20,000 products from more than 600 brands from around the world. The styles, as you can imagine, are inspired by the carefree spirits we see at the beach (where you secretly wished you were). This off-the-shoulder lace top by LIV Los Angeles, is a perfect little number to surf up your look whether at the beach or at a Sunday (champagne…) brunch with friends.
Spring Summer 2016 Collection from Teatum Jones
Having just made their stellar runway showing at Digital Fashion Week in Singapore, Teatum Jones collection created juxtapositions between heavy and light fabrics to create stunningly modern looks. Their lace-inspired fabrics were refreshing and definitely a crowd pleaser. Teatum Jones is synonymous with elegance and targets “super smart confident and creative women”.
We have a feeling that our case for lace has been made. With the festive season just around the corner, make sure you’re dressed in the hottest trend to the nines, in lace!