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The Amazing Lace

December 28, 2009

Wondering what to wear for the festivities on Thursday night? Why not try a little lace? Love these lace looks for New Year’s Eve and well into the new year! Lace can be extremely elegant and dressy, or can be worn as an overlay to more casual pieces, mixed with prints, or even printed on a tee or leggings. Have fun and get creative with lace, because anything goes on New Year’s Eve!

Fantasy Dress: I have been dreaming about this stunning Dior dress ever since I thumbed through the New York Times Holiday 2009 issue of T Magazine. I imagine wearing this over a simple slip, complemented with lace-up boots.

Dreams of Dior Photo: NYT's T Magazine, Holiday 2009

Much More Realistic: Why not try a cool alternative to a cocktail dress? Mix everyday basic pieces with touches of glam. Start with a solid basic tee (this one’s from Champion), add a faux fur DKNY hooded jacket, and add the gorgeous copper-threaded lace skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Photo: Marie Claire, November 2009 issue.

Provided you can still get some of the Rodarte for Target collection at your local store, check out this lace-on-lace action: Black lace cardigan over gray leopard sequin dress, black lace tights, and bow belt in leopard. Meow! I did see a lot of the collection still in my local target store. In fact, I picked up a navy blue lace tee (pretty!).

Photo: NYmag

Accessory Alert! Lace leggings and tights are everywhere! They look amazing worn under dresses, tunics and skirts.

Lace leggings Photo:

Lace-Ups: And lace doesn’t necessarily have to mean intricate or decorative fabric or trim. Consider lacing up a corset, some denim, or smokin’ hot boots.

Casual Glamour from Shopbop features a fabulous lace-up black denim jean by Current Elliot. Photo: Shopbop

Even Bunnies Love Lace: See, even Fifi Lapin, the worlds most stylish bunny loves lace. She also has some brilliant styling tips regarding wearing and accessorizing lace numbers…

Fifi Lapin wears lace. Sketch: