Bring Sexy Back: Types of Lace That’ll Make it Work
As summer fades and your family begins to adjust to new autumn routines, it might seem like everything in life has to be practical. You have to think about things like keeping afterschool snacks on hand or remembering to fuel up the SUV for carpool the next day. In the rush of getting out the door for music lessons or afterschool soccer games, you might wonder where the romance is.
Why not bring it with you? In fact, why not wear it? Feeling pretty at the end of summer can be as simple as wearing something lacy, and it can be sensible as well as fun.
Lace is putting the “class” in “classy.” It’s got a timeless appeal, inviting and exciting the imagination. What’s sexier than lacy tops or dresses that hint at the soft skin beneath, while dazzling with a perfectly feminine pattern?
Lace is comfortable but has a way of enhancing the feminine appeal with elegance that speaks of promises to come. Whether you are trying to look good and feel confident at a summer barbecue or turn heads at a party, the many types of lace can help bring out the best in you.
Those Denim Blues…
Try pairing anything denim with white lace. Those ripped jeans can take on a whole new look when you add lace appliques over the open spots. Your skin can still show through, but with a new layer of feminine appeal. You can even slice cut-off jeans up the side and apply lace along the seams and the lower edge for a pretty weekend getaway look.
You don’t have to do it yourself, either. You can buy items like the Free People Daisy Chain denim and lace-trimmed shorts online. You can also look for lace accents along the bottom edge of cropped denim jackets, denim skirts, and corset-style denim tops.
Try putting on a white lace tank top even with a pair of perfectly intact jeans. The colors pair well, and the excitement of the lace mixed with the snug fit of the jeans will guarantee all the right kinds of attention. A pair of denim shorts and a lace top showing lots of skin worn over a bikini top makes for the perfect summer look, and you’ll stay comfortable in the heat. This sort of look even works well wet, so you don’t have to worry about getting in the water—or a new fan splashing you to get your attention.
A denim jacket over a lace tank top is another stylish way to mix and match the two. Try some floral lace leggings with a denim skirt and short boots for a fun and flirty appeal, perfect for a date night stroll or a night out. Summer may not be back until next year, but you can easily bring sexy back to stay all the Winter long.
How to Make Casual Look Sexy
Those late summer get-togethers are always a thing to remember, but the right look can make sure what they remember most is you. Even when the weather is cooler, put on a maxi-length dress with long lace sleeves, helping to keep you warm even in a brisk evening air without sacrificing style. If you have to wear a light coat, faux fur lining off the shoulder can complete a one of a kind look that has you making it look too easy.
Another Way to Upgrade the Jeans and Tees
Cooler weather will be setting in soon, but that doesn’t mean you need to pull out the fleece jackets and winter coats right away. Why not start with something light and delightful, like a lace kimono?
Lace is breathable before sunset and adds a thin layer of warmth for cooler evenings. A sheer lace kimono can be worn over jeans and a t-shirt or tank top, adding an elegant flair to your every movement. The best part about this sort of look is that it still inspires the imagination while giving you a little bit of cover from the evening, and letting you show as much or as little skin as you’d like. You can also try the lace kimonos over a shorter dress to help enhance your assets in an unforgettable style.
You could try a short tie-waist blue lace kimono over jeans and a bright, plain colored tank or tee. A black eyelet kimono over something like lace eyelet shorts or a skirt with a white or red top will create a sharp but romantic look, perfect for that date you’ve been planning all week.
Warming up the Night
A knee-length lace kimono in a slightly darker shade than your tank top can bring an edge of sexy adventure to a simple and sensible outfit. Maxi-length lace kimonos look great over slacks as well as jeans. Experiment a little with the different types of lace kimono to really bring sexy back into your world, no matter what the season. Even when you have to dress a little more warmly, a hint of lace is the best way to retain your feminine appeal.
Mid-calf or knee-high boots fit with floral lace leggings to give you an option that keeps you warm without sacrificing that style. Pair with a skirt or high-waisted shorts. If it’s truly chilly, you can even try some options that capture the look of lace without leaving you shivering. Layer sheer white lace over black leggings for a fashionable yet practical look. You can also pick solid, snug leggings with lace side panels that show off hints of those curves without leaving you exposed to Autumn chill.
The Perfect Late Summer Garden Party
For the perfect look to go with a late summer party, try something like Shein’s zip back Bardot peplum lace top and shorts set. The outfit is light and airy, recalling the warmth of summer in the glow on your skin, especially with its off-shoulder ruffled elegance. With the right pair of heels and a smile on your lips, you’ll be sure to make everyone forget that summer is nearly over. A light jacket and a drink glass in hand are perfect accessories to this style. You can wear sandals if you’re headed to a beach party or a pair of short boots for a bold but sexy combination. Comfortable and appealing are not mutually exclusive anymore!
Dress to Impress
Nothing says “Summer” like lace dresses. The right look can embody all the beauty of summer fun in one comfortable, stunning package. Dresses made from white or pastel laces are nice for afternoon and evening parties outdoors. Pair a short sleeve lace dress with ankle boots, or a shorter dress with some knee-high strappy heels for an elegant yet sensual look.
For a casual look, go for an eyelet lace top with a pastel skirt. For something more formal, you could try an embroidered lace sundress or a white maxi-dress with beaded lace trimming. Backless options are perfect for taking their breath away at a formal dance party, while simple white or black lend you an air of casual beauty that always stands out.
Is it a super formal affair? Consider the Rosie Assoulin Victorian A-line lace dress in white for moments when you want to look both sexy and sophisticated in an outdoor crowd.
It’s the Little Things
Don’t forget the accessories. Something like a lace choker can go a long way in accentuating your neckline. A white lace choker with an off-shoulder white dress will not just bring sexy back, it’ll make sure sexy never left! You can wear a lace choker with more casual options, like denim shorts and a tank top, and it will still add an element of sex appeal to your look.
Lacy arm sleeves even with an opaque maxi-dress beautifully enhance your style in a classy way. Floral lace stockings are always in style, letting you feel sexy, sassy, and confident in any setting. Different types of lace accessories like these are a great way to use lace no matter the occasion and enjoy its uniquely feminine charm whenever you want.