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Wearing lace for daytime

Textures are very important when putting together a complete outfit. While trendy textures like sequins and feathers can be fun, classic materials can make an equally interesting statement. Lace has been around for centuries, worn by women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. However, this timeless fabric’s versatility is often overlooked. When we think “lace,” we often think evening wear or special occasions. Style Doctors believes in taking advantage of the versatility that our clothes offer – so we’ve gotten creative and put together some lacy daytime looks.

AT Work


MAT skirt | Coast blouse | Topshop mules | Kate Spade bowed flats | Coccinelle Blanche tote | Lilli & Koe Rhodium earrings

Lace is typically associated with luxury and femininity – not office wear. Luckily, lace can be styled to be work appropriate. They key to making it work for daytime is balancing the sexy with conservative. Keep your blouse or dress with a high neckline, and your skirt’s hem below the knee. Too much lace can be overwhelming and uncomfortable during the day, so if you want to start off with touches of the texture, try a lacy blouse paired with trousers, or a plain dress with a lace hem. Remember to keep the rest of the outfit simple and sophisticated!

CASUAL Weekend


Topshop skirt | Weekend Max Mara Jumper | Kurt Geiger trainers | Nine West flats | ASOS clutch | River Island ring

Dressing down lace is actually much easier than some may think. Many women automatically dismiss lace when it comes to casual settings, but by treating it like any other texture, it’s very easy to style for a Sunday afternoon. Think jeans, trainers or ballet flats, blazers or denim jackets, and minimalistic hair and makeup. By keeping the rest of the outfit simple, the lace can be the standout piece.

What do you think about styling lace for daytime? If you’re still not sure about how to wear your favourite lace pieces during the day or if you’re not sure which lace pieces suit your style, contact one of our professional stylists for an appointment.

xo Molly

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