The French may have invented the notion, but designers embraced individual freedom of expression by doing whatever they wanted with lace. The exquisite results: featherweight see-through shifts, elaborately crafted sheaths, fluid T-shirts and more.
Sheer looks have been a strong trend on the runways for the past few seasons—from subtle lace panels to completely transparent skirts that show off cute boy shorts or short-shorts. This season, designers have been opting for an edgy, graphic take on the trend, showcasing peek-a-boo elements that range from traditional (sheer lace) to textured (a knitted web) to graphic (rope lace).
Lace is always a big theme on any red carpet and no wonder: it’s romantic, classic and ultra feminine. And right now, street style favorites are mixing lace with slouchy silhouettes, pairing lace and leather, or adding casual kicks to a girly dress to reinvent the trend for now.