Lace for Fall 2010

Fashionistas are in for a treat this Fall! Designers have taken a feminine approach to fashion with the vintage trend and have added lace as a sweet accent to everything from sweaters to boots to jackets to skirts. Lace is popping up as trim along hemlines as well as the focal point of a garment. Lace is a fresh and flirty addition to vintage styles and minimalism outfits as it adds instant sass and modernism to otherwise dated looks.

Designers are showing dresses for Fall with lace as the overlay fabric creating a peek-a-boo effect. Dolce and Gabbana are showing 1960’s style mini-dresses with lace over red and lace over grey. Nina Ricci created a draped lace dress that is designed as a minimalism dress with the unexpected twist of lace fabric. Other designers such as Valentino and Moschino used lace as an accent creating a dressier, more evening look. Jean Paul Gaultier created the most beautiful dress with dramatic lace over a black dress.

Lace accessories are popping up on store shelves all over the Bay Area. Designers such as Valentino created black lace handbags in the form of a lace version of the LV Speedy and a lace hobo bag. There are casual shoes, boots and pumps with lace overlays or sheer lace. Designers are also showing wraps, coats, jackets and gloves.

Lace is a pretty and sexy accent to spice up a minimalism outfit or add some extra sass to a feminine vintage look. A lace handbag paired with an all black outfit and red coat will create a unique and eye-catching look for Fall. The full skirt and sweater look with a lady bag can be paired with lace pumps to add some extra oomph.

In these recessionary times, lace can be found by shopping your closet for accents from previous seasons. You can always update a little black dress from a previous season by purchasing lace from a fabric store and sewing it over the dress or making a shawl. Whether you wear the lace trend as a focal point in your outfit or as an accessory it is sure to add a little something extra to your Fall ensembles. Happy shopping and stay fabulous.