Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Day 22: Something lacy
There are a number of trends that cross over from a/w 2009 to s/s 2010. Underwear as outerwear is one. And lace is another. See-through lace in particular has been having a moment - from Prada a/w 2008 to this season's Stella McCartney.
I love that this £35 New Look dress (another piece from its Limited Edition collection) makes a departure from traditional black and I'm itching to layer its grey sombreness over some vivid brights, such as the hot pink above. Go the way of Christopher Kane and slip it on over a fluoro-yellow slip or go nude (in colour, not naked!) for Stella's racy looks.
Something silky underneath will certainly up the ante in the luxe factor. And, for added impact, why not sprinkle (by which I mean sew) a few sequins here and there to accentuate the lace? (I'm thinking silver or steely grey sequins here.) Trust me, when you sparkle on the dance floor, you will be grateful for that added little gesture.