Be fashion forward by teaming your lace pieces with leather or denim pieces for a tough-yet-gentle look. Complement a floral piece with a lacy piece for a thoroughly feminine look. Lace goes from the beach to the runway this summer!
On the February cover of Teen Vogue, Elle Fanning is wearing a spicy red lace dress. Team a red or black lace top with a flirty skirt or a pair of ripped jean shorts. It will add passion to any outfit!
Check her out in a flattering red dress with white lace sleeves. See her in these outfits at http://www.nextnewfashion.net/elle-fanning-for-teen-vogue-february-2012/ . The Christopher Kane dress should inspire teen to try a little lace.
Elle loves to glide down the red carpet in her lacy outfits and fashion critics give her high marks for her fashion sense. To quote the website dfashionidea.com, “with her white lace dress, she looks graceful, beautiful and feminine.” http://www.dfashionidea.com/elle-fanning-looks-beautiful-in-louis-vuitton-white-lace-dress.html
GL (Girls’ Life magazine) predicts that this summer’s hot teen fashions will feature lace, crochet, and other beautiful fabrics. Check out the modern neon green lace tank top or the lace pants covering colorful leggings. There’s even a trendy crocheted swimsuit cover-up.
Can’t crochet? Most fabric shops carry heavier lace that has the hand crocheted look. Grab a yard of it and a tank top pattern and make your own crocheted top! You don’t even need a sewing machine — just use some crochet thread to hand stitch the sides together.
Although many designer runway dresses are impractical for a teen’s everyday life, Valentino’s talented designers are sending a clear message: lace is beautiful . Check out the dresses at http://modernfashiontrend.com/flowers-lace-chiffon-and-ruffles-motif-valentino-ss-2012/ for some beautiful fashions. Brainstorm ideas on how to incorporate them into your summer wardrobe. For example, please your mom and your inner fashionista by wearing a sheer, lacy skirt over a white or red dirndl skirt for a fun, flirty (but practical) look.
Chloe Sevigny created a unique punched-leather lace top for her 2012 collection for Opening Ceremony. See it at http://ellegirl.elle.com/teen-fashion/2011/resort-2012-trends-leather-and-lace-in-your-face/ . Watch for unique items like this to add sparkle to your summer. Often thrift shops or vintage shops have distinctive items at a great price.
Marina (of Marina and the Diamonds) wears a cool pink lace dress with perfect ease on http://ellegirl.elle.com/girl-gossip/2012/marina-of-marina-and-the-diamonds-says-new-album-personifies-heartbreak/ . One of the keys to wearing a dress like this is to keep it clean and crisp looking. Try finding a similar dress in a thrift or vintage fashion store. If the dress is all cotton, you can dye it with a fabric dye, such as Rit.
From crocheted jewelry to lacy shoes, accessories follow the trend. Laciness is one of the most popular teen fashion trends for summer. Assess your wardrobe and see how you can add laciness to your style.