Friday, June 27, 2008

Hot Trend For Fall: Lace

Lace is a versatile fabric that can be worn in a plethora of ways: high/low, conservative/ subversive, minimum/maximum, sweet/wild. As I fingered the rich lace at Prada (yes, their fall items are in!), I was surprised how tempting it was, and how easily I had forgotten its appeal. And yet, I was not willing to spend approximately $3,000 for a piece of it. Thankfully, lace is not exclusive at Prada, and its easy transition into low(er) prices allows lace to be a hot trend for fall. Here are some more affordable and no less stunning options (all available at

1. 3.1 Philip Lim Runway Two-Tone Lace Dress, $625: A sweet and complex dress, rich in details and color.

2. Tracy Reese Runway Lace Overlay Frock, $475: The feather-print and the lace bodice make this dress wild and subversive, and yet pretty.

3. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Lace Dress, $995: This dress can be worn simply, with black heels, or goth, with skulls and crossbones (not my pick). Personally, I think it's a little overpriced for the design.

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Lace Dress, $428: Okay, I know, I've boycotted Marc Jacobs for years, but I have to admit, this dress is cute.

1 comment:

miss cavendish said...

Philosophy always has such lovely, floaty dresses. With Bottega Veneta on MWF and Philosophy on TR, one couldn't go wrong.