From Queen Victoria’s classic 19th century white wedding dress to Madonna’s elbow-length gloves of the 1980s, lace is a timeless fabric that adds interest with even the smallest of additions. Appearing almost every year amid celebrities, models and plastered upon magazine pages, this flirty, feminine cloth never goes out of style.
This season lace makes its comeback with a new name, “broderie anglaise,” meaning “English embroidery.” A mixture of the classic lace we know and love with embroidered needlework, this new spin on an old fave has already garnered a huge following.
Valentino, Michael Kors and Chloé spring 2015 lines picked up on the ultra-feminine vibe with flowing lace maxi dresses, belted minis with excessive detailing and even sheer lace embroidered bodices. Taking a cue from her favorite runway looks of the season, this Fashionista dresses up her jeans and sneakers with a strappy lace blouse. The delicate detailing of her top adds just the right amount of femininity when juxtaposed with her earthy stone bracelet and dark wash flare jeans. Throwing on a fringe shoulder bag and layered necklaces creates an earthy, ethereal vibe.
How To: Eager to bring back classic lace or try out the new “broderie anglaise?” If you’re a fashion risk taker, go for a funky garment in an unexpected color like this tea-length lace dress in bright red. If an interest piece is more your style, try baby pink lace booties instead. Not ready to dive right into the lace trend? Start small with a sweater or blouse with lace paneling instead.