How to wear lace when it’s not your wedding day


how to wear white lace when its not your wedding day

By Tegan Taylor

Lace. It’s associated with prettiness, femininity and daintiness. It’s also associated with weddings, christenings and Picnic at Hanging Rock.

So how do you wear this delicate fabric without looking like you’re about to walk down the aisle (or disappear mysteriously)? Answer: by working it back with items that tone down the formal vibe. Here are three styling combos that will have you lacing your outfits with the pretty white stuff in no time.





Pale wash and distressed denim take the prim look of lace down a notch. Dress it back up again with heels if you like, but the combo is equally as cool with sneakers or flats.

Wear with:

Light in the Box women’s denim waistcoat $37.18

Blank Denim skinny boy jeans $88







Delicate, breezy lace becomes cosy and luxe when teamed with a knit. This is a perfect way to keep wearing your favourite lace garments year-round: slip a fluffy jumper over the top of a lace skirt or dress and float through the colder months in style.

Wear with:

Selected Costa jumper $78.43

Vero Moda knitted cardigan $27.45




a hat

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Pop a hat on your noggin and lace transforms from overly formal to beachy boho. Complete the look with ankle boots and round shades for a modern update on the crochet craze of the 70s.

Wear with:

Seafolly Havana Days straw hat $58.82

Warehouse Panama Hat @Asos $31





Let’s go shopping! 



lace top

White Lace Nancy Blouse by: Rag & Bone $588

Girls on Film oversized shirt with lace front $31.37

Champagne & Strawberry Engineered Lace Tee $47

Alice & You White Lace Tee $20



white lace dress

Little White Lies Skater Dress With Lace Details $158

Plus size: ASOS Curve swing dress in daisy lace $54.90

Full Flower Cut Out Midi Dress $72



white lace skirt

Bar Iii Crochet-Lace Skirt $42

New Look floral lace hem skirt $83.11

Warehouse Lace Pencil Skirt $69



If you’ve been married, did you wear lace? 


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  • Maryna Cherniavska
    • Kathryn

      Wow what a beautiful dress, and bride!

      • Maryna Cherniavska

        Thank you. The dress actually cost very little as it’s handmade.

        • Kathryn

          It’s just gorgeous Maryna, suits you perfectly. Best wishes, Kathryn

    • FoxInFlats

      Wow Maryna, you look so beautiful! xA

  • Kathryn

    I got married in the seventies, was an ahem child bride haha! Anyway, I looked like a lot of other brides of the era, a dunny doll! All over lace, ruffles on the hem and the wrists. Cost me a fortune, in 1979 to pay $350 was a lot of money. Happens I should have saved the money instead 😉

    • FoxInFlats

      That made me laugh Kathryn! Ah but there’s something so dreamy about that look too. And gosh, wedding dresses are SO expensive huh?! xA

      • Kathryn

        Yep I laugh about it now, at the time I was right in fashion, brides these days are so sophisticated and glam. x

  • Sally Oakley

    I got married in 2000 and subscribed to Mr Bennett’s views on lace: “No lace, Mrs Bennett, I beg you.” Haha! Pride and Prejudice fashion advice for the win!

    Anyway, now I absolutely love lace. Thanks for this useful article Andrea. x

    • FoxInFlats

      LOL Sally, that’s classic! xA

  • I absolutely did wear lace on my wedding day – it gave my dress a beautiful vintage feel to it. I still love lace and I have this incredible dress from Bohemian Traders jetting its way to me as we speak:

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  • May

    That’s so cute. I love how the lace peeks out of the dress. I think that’s the way to go. Less is more, right?

    • FoxInFlats

      For sure May. xA

  • love 🙂

  • I was in the U.S. In May & the shops were full of lace, chiffon & hippy styled goodies! So glad it’s here for our summer!!

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