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Ideas for Wearing Long Lace Skirts

by Jennifer J. Petrini

A long lace skirt is a timeless garment that can be dressed up or down depending on your desired style or special event. Lace is a gorgeous but versatile fabric that can be worn to weddings, to the office and for that special date night. By simply adding the right shoe or changing your blouse, you can make your lace skirt into a fiercely fabulous outfit.

A Night Out

Having dinner with your sweetie and looking to impress? Pair a long black lace skirt with high-heeled boots of the same color with a silky V-neck blouse that emphasizes the bust line. Tuck in the top and add a skinny belt with minimal stud embellishments for a put-together, but extremely sexy look.

Brunch with the Girls

A long lace skirt can easily be slipped on with a tank top and cardigan in a variety of soft, ladylike shades. Or, reach for a simple tee with a floral-print scarf for an effortless look. Pair either ensemble with ballet flats or metallic sandals for a casual but stylish outfit that suits a Sunday brunch or shopping trip with the girls.

Business Casual

For a day at the office, followed by an industry event at night, pair the lace skirt with a tailored blazer and high-heeled shoes. For a pop of color, add a tight shell top or tie-front blouse underneath so that it peaks out from the jacket. This is a stylish day-to-night ensemble that can look refreshed in the evening, simply by removing the blazer.

Ethereal Goddess Look

If you are heading to a garden party or a wedding celebration, wear a lace skirt in an off-white color. Add a simple loose-fitting off-the-shoulder blouse or tunic in the same color and leave untucked. Wrap a slim belt in a gold or metallic shade around the waist and pull the top out a bit to billow. Dress it up with a few long, draped necklaces for an easy but ethereal-looking outfit.

Cowgirls Have More Fun

Boots are made for walking. Channel your inner cowgirl with a pair of distressed, country-style boots and your cream lace skirt. The brown boots and cream skirt create an earthy combo, and help to dress down the overall outfit. Wear a collared denim shirt and cinch it with a brown belt with a fancy buckle. Roll up your sleeves and accessorize with a combination of metallic, wood and turquoise bracelets to finish the look.

About the Author

Jennifer J. Petrini has been a writer, stylist and fashion show producer since 2001, contributing to "Ceremony Magazine," "MANIAC" and various websites. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts in creative/professional writing and drama.

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