When I talk about lace, my mind goes back to the past to imagine my grandmother and her sisters who in their free time embroidered the trousseau for their daughters and the future heirs. Lace evokes a special world made up of traditions and romanticism, of unique moments of one’s life signed by elegance and refinement. And when the warm weather arrives, the lace always peeps out, with a tank top that comes out from the sweater, or on a tailored suit and in the fabric of an elegant blouse.
How to wear the lace dress after 40?
The lace dress never goes unnoticed, it is a showy and precious garment that requires simple and classy accessories if you want to produce a balanced look. The first rule I recommend invites you to pay attention to the combinations, avoiding those with showy fabrics, which could lead to style failures. Therefore, combinations with sequins, feathers and animal prints are banished, unless there are just few brush strokes of them.
Secondly, avoid the total lace look, from head to toe. If you don’t have a special occasion, the long dress in this fabric is a bit out of place. But if you really can’t live without it, then move towards knee-length dresses in neutral colours, forgetting, however, the white that is very bride like. Remember that the lace dress worn by day should made of opaque and not too flashy fabrics. The alternative for those who like to wear party dresses at any time, is to combine them with more neutral pieces, such as the denim skirt together with the lace blouse or the lace mini dress worn togetner wint pants.
The lace dress
I love the knee-length lace dress! It is so unique and perfect that it requires very few accessories. Simply because the lace fabric alone gives that extra refinement to the whole look. The most classic solution is for the day, combined with medium block heel shoes and some colourful accessories according to this Spring fashion. For those who want to dare, instead of elegant shoes, they can go for a nice pair of coloured sneakers, which definitely adds personality to the outfit. As for the dress, choose the A-shaped style if you have wide hips, the straight style if you have a lean column body shape, the wrapped style that enhances the waist if you are an hourglass type.
The lace top
The lace shirt is almost a must have in Spring. I like it combined with denim pants, for a day look that is a bit special, casual but also very chic. You can complete the look with statement accessories, on top of which a showy ring and a necklace in a contrasting colour with that of the top, to bring out the beautiful floral pattern even more. If you are tired of the usual denim trousers choose the skirt, so feminine and classy when matched with such precious items.
The lace mini dress for a special occasion
I’m here to contradict the rules about balanced looks for the over 40 woman that I’ve just listed above! But the special occasion wins over everything, the outfit must always be up to the situation and make us feel as the real protagonists. So I thought of a ceremony, imagining that among the many Holy Communions and weddings you are still grappling with the fateful question “What can I wear?” And the answer could be the following, the showy lace mini dress, combined with shiny trousers, in fine silk shantung fabric. The sandals and the bag certainly do not go unnoticed. They are so precious and special for the woman who reflects a distinct image, refined without being overstated.
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