The hypnotic allure of lace has fashion in its grasp. Whereas it previously mostly appeared in dainty panels and trims, the textile has become a prevailing trend in the form of sensual, enchanting boudoir-inspired pieces. 

There are few fabrics as captivating as lace. Ethereal and elegant, it’s long been a symbol of femininity. It’s of little surprise then, that we continue to reinvent the material to suit the current times. And what times we must be living in – the ‘new lace’ has an altogether different identity. Shedding its twee connotations, the delicate fabric is used to create bold pieces with a darker undercurrent.

Whether appearing with rigid, geographic cut-outs, as seen at Emilio Pucci, or in head-to-toe wine shades such as the ones presented at Elie Saab, lace is like a good girl gone bad.

The best part? Lace always delivers a couture-like feel to your look. Here are some of our favourite pieces and inspirational looks:

 

Lace Trend

Shop the edit: Clockwise from left – Arabella Lace Dress – Coast, Black Pencil Lace Dress  – Dorothy Perkins, Lace reglan top – Uttam Boutique, Black lace skirt – Principles by Ben de Lisi (coming soon), Beige lace ballerinas – Oasis, Dark red lace jumpsuit – Principles by Ben de Lisi, Black lace shoe boots – Quiz

(Main images: Alice Temperley, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana – courtesy of Style.com)
(Collage images: Style.com, shessovogue.com.au)