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Joan Smalls’ Tom Ford lace dress is a classic example of how to elegantly wear lace.
How To Wear It: For day wear it’s important to keep it classic with lace, by that we mean opting for basic silhouettes like sheath dresses, or pencil skirts. Lace is an already intricate design, so keep it clean especially at the office.
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Joan Smalls, Spring/Summer 2011 Nina Ricci runway show.
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French Connection lace shift dress, $168 – French Connection
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Monsoon lace pencil skirt, $85 – Monsoon
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Solange goes bold in a Dolce & Gabbana see-through shift dress with a body suit underneath, the end result — a sexy but tasteful look.
How To Wear It: Replace your traditional lingerie shades — nude, black and light pink with bold brights. Whether it’s a dress or a top, sticking to one shade of colored lace is key to keep from looking cheap and cheeky.
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Model Jourdan Dunn, Spring/Summer 2012 Christopher Kane runway show.
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Topshop fluorescent lace bodycon dress, $98 – Topshop
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Delia’s lace cropped short sleeve blouse, $24 – Delia’s
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Rihanna goes for the kill in a completely see-through Tom Ford leopard lace dress that’s both daring and demure.
How To Wear It: Follow the French and make sure the look stays effortlessly sexy, not overtly. If your bold enough to bare it all, do it in flowy feminine shapes versus others that leave little to the imagination.
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Delia’s flutter sleeve lace tank, $24 – Delia’s
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Topshop petite lace crop top, $30 – Topshop
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