A trend round-up to inspire you for late-Summer 2010, but also a trend that you'd be amiss not to carry in to Autumn / Fall 2010 / 2011: lace dresses and lace skirts.
Right now you're thinking that this is nothing new. And you're right; it's an extension of the sheer trend that's has, for some time, firmly cemented itself as its own, independent trend. So what follows is, instead, more about how to wear the trend now, and how to set yourself apart from the masses - so that you can bring it forwards and into a new league.
Step 1: Black Lace
Vamp up the black lace look with leather trousers. Black v-necks are flattering for big busts, and a backless lace style adds a subtle sexiness.
As lace is limited on the outfit, bring in a lace accessory such as a bag or choker.
Step 2: Ruffled Lace
Ruffle details add a romantic edge and make the bust look bigger. Combine a ruffle top with a pencil skirt for a hot seasonal look. Go for simple accessories and a sexy pair of heels.
Step 3: Metallic Lace
Metallic lace is a sexy, vintage alternative to black, and neutral tones can be more flattering on the skin. The shift dress with a backless detail is sexy and stylish, but make sure you wear seamless underwear. Keep the rest of the outfit simple - bare legs and simple heels.
Step 4: Lace Print
Printed lace looks fine and intricate, and works well on a dress.
If you're pear shaped, avoid lace print on the bottom half, but a dress with a plain black top is flattering if you have a big bust.
Finish the look with heels and a jet or lace choker.
Step 5: Lace Skirts
Black ruffle mini skirts are great for petite frames and if you like showing your legs off. Team with a cream chiffon blouse to soften the look. Accessorise with a great pair of heels to lengthen your legs.