Look for Less: How to Style Amazing Lace for Autumn 2021

Lace is constantly in style, but this autumn it’s a top trend that shines. Designers sent lace pieces down the runway for Fall 2021, giving romantic, beautiful vibes. We recently reported on stunning lace pieces at Gabriella Hearst, Akris, who are known for their laser cutting, and Ellie Saab, whose lace pieces are always jaw-dropping season after season. It’s easy to style lace for autumn 2021 even if you only add one new piece to your wardrobe, and you can get the look for less.

The history of lace is interesting and dates back to the early 16th century. The intricate lace making techniques were developed in Europe and usually done by hand. Lace was used in fashion to display wealth and show that aristocrats had good taste and fashion sense. Today very little is handmade and lace can be found everywhere.

How To Style The Lace Trend For Fall 2021

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Lace Button Down Shirt

This versatile cream lace button down shirt from H&M can be styled many different ways. You could wear it with jeans and booties for a casual weekend, or pair with a silk midi skirt and heels for a fancy night out on the town. It definitely looks a lot pricier than it actually is and I adore the detail!

Feminine Lace Tops for Autumn

Urban Outfitters also has some affordable lace tops this season. This top is available in a deep maroon and a pretty lime green. It’s unique how it’s cut and sewn together to add textural interest. I would pair this shirt with trousers and pumps for work or a flattering maxi skirt and boots.

Another gorgeous lace top for autumn is available from Anthropologie. It’s slightly pricier but features more detail. Available in black or gold, it has pretty crystal-like buttons on the shoulder. I would style either color with simple gold jewelry and a berry colored lipstick.

If you are comfortable layering a tank top underneath a sheer shirt, this romantic top from Free People comes in six colors that are all perfect for the season. It’s delicate and features thumbholes. I would style with a similar colored cotton tank top underneath for full coverage.

Romantic Lace Dresses

If you have a party or wedding to attend, Amazon has a variety of lace dresses to choose from. This casual boho style lace dress from Blencot is available in a whopping thirteen different colors and styles. Whether dressed up with pumps or down with booties, this dress nails the trend and would be flattering on a variety of different body types.

Another lace dress available on Amazon is from ASTR and is more of a summer dress, however you could layer a cozy sweater or crisp button down over it for autumn. Available in ten colors, it’s a simple floral lace midi dress that would be perfect for a variety of occasions. For an unexpected twist, wear with comfortable sneakers instead of a fancier shoe.

Express has a pretty lace dress this season as well; it has a feminine silhouette and would be perfect for a date night or day at the office. The lace pattern is intricate and the cap sleeves are helpful for covering your shoulders. It’s also a versatile piece and can be styled in many different ways depending on the occasion.

If you’re really looking to make an entrance, this dramatic dress from ASOS will certainly do the trick! It’s a beautiful lavender color and features a long pleated skirt and long lace sleeves. The unique detail about it is the flattering keyhole detail at the neckline. This would be perfect for a very special occasion!

How To Style Lace for Autumn 2021

  • Play with textures with lace, especially when it’s a neutral color. You can pair with a pattern that complements it.
  • If your lace piece is a bright color, let that be the main focal point of your outfit!
  • Lace is very versatile and can be dressed up, obviously, but throwing on a lace top for a casual occasion is unexpected and chic.

Shop Amazing Lace Looks for Less

Pictured above from left to right:

H&M Cotton Lace Shirt, $50

Urban Outfitters Now You See Me Lace Top, $39

Anthropologie Maeve Lace Mock Neck Top, $70

Free People Lady Lux Layering Top, $40
Amazon Blencot Women’s Boho Floral Lace Ling Maxi Dress, $46
ASTR Women’s Sleeveless Lace Midi Dress, $70

Express Endless Rose Lace Midi Dress, $90

ASOS Little Mistress Keyhole Twist Detail Lace Skater Dress with Pleated Skirt, $108

Will you add the lace trend to your wardrobe for fall 2021? How will you style lace?

– Claire Mykrantz

You may like to read m ore styling posts like Fabulous Summer To Fall Transition Outfits For Women Over 40 and Best Ways to Style The Saturated Colors Trend for Fall 2021.

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