Happy Thursday, ladies! I hope you’re having a good one! I made a joke on my Twitter yesterday about how I was feeling half sick and I was ready for the illness to either catch or go away… Well, I guess I angered it because guess who woke up sick this morning? This girl. I’m not quite sure what I’ve come down with, but I’m losing my voice. That rarely happens so it’s simultaneously painful/uncomfortable and hilarious because I sound just so different. Silver linings, right? Anyway, in today’s post I’m sharing my abosolute favorite way to style a lace dress in winter.
HOW TO STYLE YOUR LACE DRESS IN WINTER
Lace is all the rage, and so are lace details. Which is awesome because that means you probably have everything you need to create the trendiest outfit this winter. Don’t rush out and buy a dress with a lace hemline – just put a sweater on it! Seriously, all you need is your favorite dress that has a lace skirt or lace at the bottom of the dress and a tunic sweater to layer on top. I have a million tunics because I love my leggings and boots in the winter time, but I won’t wear anything with leggings unless it covers my behind.
The lace detail adds a gorgeous feminie touch to any swaeater or sweater dress without sacraficing warmth. In fact, you’ll stay warmer because you’ll have an extra layer (or two if your dress is lined) under your sweater. You can finish off the look however you chose, but I adore the finalizing the look with OTK boots to really up the trendy factor. You may also chose to belt your sweater if you feel like you aren’t getting enough shape like I did in this post.
WHAT KIND OF DRESSES WORK WITH THIS LOOK?
So you probably have exactly what you need in your closet, but there’s a couple of dress styles that work the best with this look, so if you have options, reach for these:
- High neck lace to complement a v-neck sweater
- An uneven lace trim, rather than something with a straight hemmed line
- No sleves or some kind of sleeve that won’t bunch under your sweater
- Hits at mid-thigh or slightly shorter (you want about 3-5 inches of lace to peak out)
WHAT KIND OF SWEATER IS NEEDED FOR THIS LOOK?
Even if you don’t have a lace dress that follows all the tricks above, you can still make the look work with the right sweater. If you have a few lace dresses and few sweaters, try on different combinations. Some colors and textures will play together better than others, but here’s a few things to keep in mind while looking through your sweaters:
- It should come down past your derrière
- Sweater dresses and tunics will both work
- Pick a sweater that isn’t too fussy, you don’t want to be constantly adjusting layers
- Make sure it leaves 3-5 inches of lace showing
- Look for something that nips in at the waist or looks good belted
What do you think about this way to style lace for winter? Do you have any summery peices you liked