NEXT | TOPSHOP
NEXT | TOPSHOP
Next lace top and Topshop jeans
NEXT | TOPSHOP
NEXT | TOPSHOP
Next lace top and Topshop pinafore dress
LA REDOUTE
LA REDOUTE
La Redoute lace top in terracotta
ASOS
ASOS
Asos lace top
BODEN
BODEN
Boden lace dress in Emerald Night
LA REDOUTE
LA REDOUTE
La Redoute lace top
ZARA
ZARA
Zara jumpsuit in 'Aubergine'
TOPSHOP
TOPSHOP
Topshop lace and ruffle top
ZARA
ZARA
Zara lace midi dress
TOPSHOP
TOPSHOP
Topshop lace top
Pin Image

For The Love Of Lace

Author: Lisa Soeno

You know when you were seventeen and trying to sneak past the bouncers at your local pub on a Saturday night*, did you have a failsafe outfit/piece of clothing? The various items in my group of friends’ favoured apparel included:

  • A long, grey, faux fur jacket (guaranteed to make you look at least five years older).
  • A fuschia-pink knee length skirt from Morgan in a snakeskin print with matching boob-tube. Yikes. However it WAS the 90’s.
  • Black rimmed glasses. Even though none of us had poor eyesight. The things we did!

And my best mate’s go-to top was always a little white lacy number. I think she has grown out of her love of lace and passed it on to me, because when I’m clothes shopping I am always drawn to pretty white lace dresses and tops. Now this may also be because I’m not yet married and haven’t had the chance to wear the ultimate white lacy dress. (Hint hint, Rich)…

I know that some lacy clothes can have a tendency to look a bit cheap and tacky but when I spotted this ‘Pretty Lace Top’ (yes that’s actually its name) in Next I was sold. The lace is nice and thick, so it washes well, and the shape is extremely flattering. It’s got little puff sleeves and even disguises the mum-tum. Plus it is so versatile. It’s the ultimate day-to-night and summer-to-autumn piece. I’ve worn mine with jeans during the day, tailored black trousers when I want to look smart, and under a denim pinafore dress on a rare date night with Rich. I reckon it would also look good with leather trousers. And if white isn’t your bag, it also comes in grey.

In the name of research I’ve hunted down a couple more pretty, delicate items of the lace variety.

White Lace

This Asos top is similar to mine apart from it’s a little more risqué as it’s only partially lined. If I could get away with going bra-less it would be in my virtual shopping basket right now. Of a similar style is this Victorian blouse from La Redoute – I’m loving the high neck. It’s also available in a gorgeous terracotta hue. And the fine black detailing and bow on this Topshop number is so on point.

Colourful Lace

The deep, rich, berry tones that are synonymous with autumn are all over the high street, my favourite lacy items being this Zara jumpsuit in ‘aubergine’ and this Boden dress in ‘emerald’. This sleeveless ruffle top from Topshop would look fab under a blazer – and it’s a very reasonable £24 – and this Zara dress is just stunning.

Is anyone else drawn to a certain fabric/style/colour of clothing? And I genuinely would love to hear what you wore out on a Saturday night back in the day…

*I am not condoning under-age drinking in any way. In fact it’s probably the reason why my memory is so terrible.

SHOP THE POST

Header images includes lace top from Next, jeans from Topshop, pinafore dress from Topshop (old but find similar here), and boots from New Look (old but find similar here).

{Contributors}
Author
Author: Lisa Soeno
Lisa is obsessed with all things interior design. And Cadbury buttons.
Follow Lisa on instagram @lisa.soeno
{VISIT OUR AMAZING SPONSORS}

16 thoughts on “For The Love Of Lace

  1. Oooooh, I may need to copy and buy that top. It’s lovely. Also, my go to outfit of choice was so combo of an extremely short satin skirt and a strappy vest top with some added glitter and some very high wedges. Seriously, we must have looked younger not older!! xxx

  2. Oh that emerald green Boden dress is gorgeous. Perfect for a winter wedding I think. Well that’s how I’m going to justify it. Love the suggestions Lisa, a lot of these lace tops would work really nicely for office wear. Is there any chance you could do a (smart) office wear post? The mix of the ‘back to school’ autumn vibe, watching Bridget Jones and her sassy side ponytail and the return of The Fall and Stella’s blouses, makes me want to up my office wardrobe game. Except I’m totally useless and need advice! x

    1. It’s on the list! I will have to get Rich on babysitting duty. Also going to see Girl on the Train next week which I cannot wait for x

  3. Oh I love lace (even after wearing the ultimate lace white dress of dreams). I have just had a quick look on the La Redoute website (which I’d never visited before – I’m now trying to work out why!) and have added several things to my basket :-).

    1. Ahh Amma I’m jealous of your ultimate white lace dress of dreams! 😂

      La Redoute has A LOT of lovely stuff and it’s so reasonably priced x

  4. Love these Lisa. I have a hot date with my BFF in 2 weeks so I may invest in something lacey for the occasion… Any excuse right! x

    1. Thanks lovely 😘

      Hot date with your BFF most definitely calls for something new and lacy. Enjoy yourself, you deserve it! Xx

  5. I think we need to see the pink Morgan ensemble. But is it just me who likes the sound of the grey coat?! Faux fur coats – or coats with floofy fake furry collars – were totally a thing in my friendship group. And band t-shirts.

    I have a really nice pale green top with lace sleeves from Apricot but I have to keep it in a drawer – most of my clothes are on a hanging rail (or I forget to wear them) but I don’t want this to fall prey to my cat!

    1. PS I had a lace wedding dress – I really thought I wouldn’t suit lace and would look like a curtain so I’m glad I was persuaded to try it!

      1. You and your group of friends sound way cooler than me and mine! Ha ha!

        Like the hanging rail idea but as a fellow cat owner I know exactly what you mean x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *