by Alexandra Phanor-Faury
No longer relegated to the boudoir, lace has proven itself to be a front runner in the race for the most wanted trends this winter and spring 2010. The seemingly demure, patterned fabric has been popping up on everything from dresses, shoes and even nails! Once considered saccharine, and dare we say old, lace is undergoing an edgy, sexy makeover in unexpected shapes. To flawlessly master this trend stay clear of using the 80s' as inspiration (please), instead think dark, sultry lace a la Film Noir vixen. We're just crazy about how our favorite, fashion forward beauties on the red carpet are adopting this devastatingly, chic look.
Fashion devotee, Rihanna, hits the trend right on the its head. Her risque one-piece hot-shorts with ample Victorian references, from the full-on lace to the girly velvet bow, is the perfect marriage of sexy and sweet.