Unfortunately, lace is still big this Autumn. I say ‘unfortunately’ because this seems to have given some women the licence to wear as little as possible and assume that because it’s made from lace, they are being fashionable. Oh dear.
Eyeing up the latest little number from Topshop? Worried you’ll be mistaken for a lady of the night? Worry not. Lace can be cute, delicate, edgy and sexy. Follow OMB!’s simple how to guide and nail this trend…
I think this speaks for itself. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule (Halloween) and the right person, with the right outfit (and bra) could definitely get away with showing a little cheeky cleavage. But if you’re not off to a festival, and are more of a Katie Price than a Keira Knightly bust wise, then it’s definitely safer to not dare to bare.
Mina dress with lace detail £35
Johann Earl lace collar dress £45
H&M £29.99 River Island £30
Long sleeved, slinky mini dresses are sexy. Short sleeved dresses with loose skirts are cute. Mixing the two up can work, but by sticking to these two formulas you’ll avoid looking either too drowned in lace, or a little too naked.
Jones and Jones £65 Topshop £38
‘Blonde shorts’, Zara £19.99
Take inspiration from Kristen Stewart and invest in a lace skirt or a pair of lace shorts that you can mix and match with t-shirts/blouses, cardigans/blazers, heels/flats.
Alternatively try teaming these Black Flower Lace Tights (Topshop £12) with a simple dress in this season’s metallic or jewel tones, together with black platform heels and big hair for instant glamour. OMB! seal of approval.
If you haven’t heard of either MIC or TOWIE, and haven’t spent the last few years in a coma, then my-oh-my do you have some catching up to do. Given the trending status of said shows, OMB! takes a look at Millie Mackintosh’s steady climb to style icon status and explains why she is a lady worth watching.
Ms Mackintosh never fails to look a shopping trip away from Chelsea and yet (as she recently revealed to Grazia magazine) she does not shy away from the high street, nor is afraid to be seen wearing the same shoes twice .
All in all, as any fashionista/stylist would agree, a lot can be learnt from the MIC star. 1) Keep an eye out for the gems on the high street that don’t look high street, and 2) when on a budget, buy one great pair of shoes or a jacket that will last you all season and add some chic to any outfit. The second season of Made in Chelsea airs Mondays at 10pm on E4.