By Stephanie Vizi
The lace used in today’s dresses looks so delicate that you won’t end up channeling a paper doily. In fact, it’s a material that’s both timeless and chic. The look isn’t reserved for special occasions like baby showers, weddings or graduations either — Kate Middleton has inspired us to adopt lace in our everyday wardrobe. In the photo above, Jessica Biel looks effortlessly pretty and feminine in this monochromatic ensemble. Now you can too!
While scouring most dress shops, it’s frustrating to see the same thing year after year: neon coloured dresses with overly beaded bodices and poofy skirts. On prom night, you want to look good, not like you can direct air traffic with your dress. Avoid these prom-strosities and opt for these classic trends instead:
I’m not going to lie, I absolutely love lace — lace shorts, skirts, tops and even dresses! Lace can cover you up and show just enough skin, making you look both edgy and sweet. Don’t limit yourself to the simple black and white either. Find eye-popping reds, or even pastels layered underneath.
Inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence in scarlet lace Marchesa at a premiere for The Hunger Games.
Metallics have been in for a while now and with good reason. They can add a rock and roll flare to any formal look with its sheen and flash. Keep your look clean and simple by pairing your dress with simple makeup. You don’t want to over do it. If you’re looking for a more subtle look, try pairing up a simple dress with some statement jewelry.
Inspiration: Selena Gomez in Dolce and Gabbana at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
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