Long gone are the days when lace was saved for special occasions and evening wear. Wear lace by day as part of a casual outfit to look modern and chic. Here’s how to do it right.
1. Choose Modern Shapes and Styles
Lace looks old lady when you wear prim or outdated styles. Look for the casual pieces, and streamlined cuts like a white lace t-shirt worn with white jeans. Other popular day looks? Sweatshirts with lace detail and all lace pencil skirts worn chambray shirts.
2. Choose High Quality Lace
Just because you are wearing lace by day and not night, it doesn’t mean you can skimp on quality. If you cheap out by buying thin, stretchy lace, you are going to look like you got your outfit at the dollar store. 40+ bodies demand quality to look chic and lace is one of those fabrics where this really counts. Buy good quality.
3. Don’t O.D. on Lace
Too much lace is exhausting to look at and tacky too. Don’t overdo it. For example, if you wear an all lace dress- don’t wear lace anywhere else. You can get too much of a good thing.
4.Experiment With Colored Lace
Playful colors counter the naughtiness of lace making lace lighthearted and more inviting by day. Vibrant blue, red, green and purple are popular.
5. Keep Hair and Make-up Loose and Natural
This is key. We often forget about the total look. Stiff lace + stiff hair and lots of make-up looks harsh and old. If you are going to wear lace by day, or by night, keep your look more casual.and carefree.
6. Aim for an Easygoing Look.
Too much jewelry or a ton of accessories doesn’t look relaxed. Keep your look simple and sleek to make lace look lovely and daytime friendly.
7. Wear the Right Undergarments
When it comes to wearing lace you need to use a little common sense, especially if you are wearing by day. I saw an attractive woman in her late 40’s at the Heathrow airport in jeans and a white , see-through lace stop. Everyone around her couldn’t stop staring at her very sexy, low-cut, push up bra peeking through underneath. We all thought she must have had a secret desire to be a stripper! Don’t forget a camisole when needed if you are wearing lace.