Autumn has arrived, and if you’re anything like us, you’re not ready to part ways with the pretty styles of summer. For me personally, the summer style I can’t let go of is lovely lace.
Romantic and ultra-feminine, lace is the backbone of any fashionista’s weekend wardrobe. Stylish and simple to style, lace is perfect for any occasion in need of a touch of glamour, from weddings to work events, date nights and everything in between.
Worn in summer, lace looks beautiful cast in shades of powder pink, canary yellow or baby blue, but come the cooler season, pretty pastels are no longer suitable.
The solution? Ditch the summer hues of all-white-everything, pink or sky blue, and pick lace in dark shades of ink and rich black for the ultimate in autumn-friendly aesthetics.
Classic, figure-flattering and extremely versatile, black looks good on anyone and adds instant elegance to any outfit. Cast in lace, black fabric is an extremely easy way to keep your look sophisticated while adding depth and volume. An all black palette also lends an editorial touch to the traditionally girly textile.
Whether it’s a tough girl edge or a pretty sartorial style, we show you how to rock the black lace trend this season.
All Black Everything
An all black lace dress is the perfect understated look when paired with easy black accessories. Ultra-chic and fuss free, this pretty style is all about keeping it simple. Opt for an intriguing silhouette or a dress that combines different textures of lace to keep the mood interesting. Our top pick for Autumn is the Talulah My Way Dress, which features playful three quarter bell sleeves and ruffled georgette finishes, adding an unexpected twist to the classic LBD silhouette.
Keep the look timeless with classic point black heels, a quilted chain clutch bag and a dash of mascara. If you can’t go past colour, a great way to break up an all black look is to mix and match black lace with a pop of playful colour like a striking pink clutch or pairing all black everything with a coloured leather skirt. Autumnal hues of burnt rust, copper and dark brown (ala Margaret Zhang) add a seventies’ inspired sartorial edge.
Delicate draped lace, sheer silks, seductive cut outs and tulle cast in rich black make for the ultimate dark magic look. Choose delicate lace, vintage patterns and romantic bead details for a style as bedazzling as it is mysterious. A billowing silhouette which hangs effortlessly on the body is the perfect way to bring this look to life.
Channeling a young Anjelica Huston, we’re in love with the Talulah Blind Love Gown. We can’t get enough of the dreamy and delicate Chantilly lace overlay which shows seductive hints of skin. Coupled with a dramatic floor sweeping gown and daring off-the-shoulder details, this gorgeous number will have everyone who turns your way utterly bewitched.
Add a hint of magic and style this look with pretty jewels. Think a thin black lace choker contrasted with a long statement-making amulet necklace. Mix and match stackable rings for the perfect dark romance style. Polish off the look with black platform heels and you’re all set for Autumn.
Tough Girl Lace
While black already adds an edge to the traditionally romantic fabric, some simple style tweaks are guaranteed to inject girl-gang cool to the black lace trend.
If you’re wearing an all black lace dress, style it with a black bra underneath for a daring and editorial look. When choosing the perfect dress to try this trend, look for styles that have contemporary lace cut outs like our Shakuhachi Lace Borders Midi Dress. A dramatic statement-making midi – this dress is crafted from modern geometric black lace and finished with bold scalloped edges. The thigh-high slit adds extra sex appeal to this bold and edgy look.
We love it paired with a studded leather jacket, red lipstick and black booties for a style that’s both strong and sensual.
If you go for a black top, don’t be afraid to style it with some unexpected members of your wardrobe – whether it’s a structured lace top with a pair of your favourite ripped jeans and a fierce pair of pointed heels, or an edgy black leather mini and some chunky loafers.
Finally, don’t forget to layer, layer, layer. Pair soft feminine lace with a heavy leather jacket for the ultimate contrast in feminine and fierce. Complete the look and toughen up the style with leather ankle boots or loafers.
Beautiful in Black Lace
Whether you prefer the cool-girl take on lace or opt for a more classic style, find a lust-worthy lace dress for autumn HERE.