For a long time lace had been associated with evening dresses and cocktail attire but it can also be worn in a relaxed day time fashion by contrasting fabrics and giving it a more modern approach. Of course we still love the elegance of delicate lace gowns, they project sophistication but we are also fans of the lace back tees shown below.
Seen on some of the largest fashion house shows this season lace is here to stay this season but don’t assume all lace has to be black. We show you 3 ways to wear lace, from day to night and also work.
Day – We’ve teamed this printed tee and lace panel back with a pair of slim fit white trousers for a slight tailored casual look. If you want to show a little more skin dare to bear with the full lace back tee.
Night – This is where you can go all out with lace, from sheer to sequinned or coloured it’s all perfectly acceptable and these Spring apricot and blush shades create a soft romantic look opposed to the dramatic feel of blacks and deep blue.
Work – Now this can be a little more tricky to style for work as you don’t want to appear too dressed up, so how do you get that happy medium?
The easiest solution is lace panels! We love this dress available in navy too which has the slim panels of sheer lace on the arms, whilst the rest of the dress is plain and form fitting.
All available at LoveNiche Studio
How do you style your lace garments?
Love Team Niche xox
Over the past few weeks we have been posting about SS14 trends, and have shown you images and inspiration pictures from the SS14 shows. The Love Niche SS14 collection has started to come into the studio, so we thought we would give you a little sneaky preview of what trends we will be introducing this season!
First we have this lightweight cotton twin set, perfect for summer, white is a must have colour during hotter months and the beautiful striped colour block in neutral tones is bang on trend, especially with the golden metallic tone. Yellow lime is a big colour this season, we have these gorgeous fine knits in the studio in either the vest (left) or cardigan (right). Metallic stitching and stud details on the vest top. These are perfect for layering and adding texture to summer looks. This beautiful white blouse is also combining major trends with the jewelled panel down the sleeves, the light fabric and slightly boxy silhouette, can easily be dressed up or down. A must have versatile piece in any wardrobe. This jacket is possibly our favourite piece in the entire collection. The super soft leather, the waterfall open front and the silver jewel bead details, just make for a beautiful summer leather! Available in tan and pastel pink! One of our favourite trends this season is pastel leather, and this amazingly soft lightweight leather oversized collar jacket is definitely on our wish list! Perfect for summer layering and again can easily be dressed up or down depending on occasion.Pastels and prints, what a perfect combo! This fine knit printed striped jumper is a must have for S/S, ideal for those breezy summer days with skinny jeans and jewelled flats! As well as pastels being a huge trends, bright neons are also a must have, especially during the summer months! This fine lace knit layered jumper is ideal for a summer look teamed with light wash jeans. Pastel blue is one of our favourite colours of this season, we love this light chiffon blouse with v-neck. We have this blouse in another 2 colours; white and pastel pink. Very versatile to be worn with many looks! This evening dress combines lace and cobalt blue perfectly! We absolutely adore it, ideal for a glam event!
What are your favourite trends this season?!
Love team Niche xox
Textures are a big deal when styling during all seasons. A lot of people associate textures mainly with A/W for layering, however textures during S/S months are a MUST. S/S14 is a season full of texture, some you would expect, such as; lace, chiffons, lightweight linens and cottons. But this season we have also been introduced to Summer leather and lots of heavy embellishment which are definitely heavier textures.
LACE – This SS14 lace has been a favourite of many designers, varying from all over lace to slight feminine lace trims and details. We are big fans of lace here at Love Niche too, so this trend is a favourite of ours. Burberry has shown lace is every way, from all over pastel blue and lilac delicate lace dresses to sheer candyfloss pink lace pencil skirts to lace blouses. Tom Ford showed a daring lace ensemble with black barely there lace in a 3 piece! Dolce & Gabbana wowed us with their SS14 collection, the black lace dress is a winner in our eyes with statement pleated sleeves teamed with high-waist hot pants and bandeau.
SHEER – Sheer fabrics and S/S are a must have combination, and this year it is no exception! Sheer has been shown in abundance this season, everything from silks, chiffons and gauze. Vera Wang layered her colourful sheer fabric looks for a summer chic look. J.W Anderson created some interesting folk style sheer maxi dresses with elasticated bands. For an evening look take inspiration from Tom Ford with stunning sheer length dresses.
LEATHER – An unusual texture for S/S as we generally associate leather with A/W and keeping warm. However leather has had a S/S overhaul, every thing from leather trousers, maxi skirts, jackets and dresses! Tom Ford is one of our favourite collection for leather inspiration this season, we are loving the white biker jackets and tan leather dresses! J.W Anderson has shown leather maxi skirts with sheer crop tops, texture at its best! We are also loving Dolce & Gabbana’s deep maroon leather dress with boxy 3/4 sleeves. For safari chic we love the mustard yellow croc effect leather tie skirt from Hermès.
JEWELS AND METALLICS – The glitz and glam heavily jewelled looks are normally a favourite during A/W running up to the festive season, however this S/S just had a bling makeover! We have seen crystal and sequin covered dresses, heavily embellished pencil skirts, crystal and beaded trousers and jewel mosaic two pieces! Burberry has again mastered the embellished crystal look with jewelled skirts and pastel tees. Lanvin is all about the metallic fabric this season with a stunning collection. We love Isabel Marant’s fabulous jewelled trousers, perfect for an edgy summer evening outfit!Image credit to style.com
What are your favourite textures this SS14?!
Love team Niche xox