By Madelyn Hopkins
Quite frankly, I have no idea what this trend is called: lacy detailing, block cut outs—I really don’t know. However, I do know that I am obsessed with the style. A lot of designers are jumping on board with this look in a new, modern way, and you’ll notice more and more dresses and tops mimicking this come spring 2017.
As seen above, the brand Alexis has really been taking advantage of this unique design. Different from your usual crop top or lace shirt, the piece shows off some skin while remaining modest. The contrast between the lace and skin draws the eyes, but so does the block fabric compared to the lace. It’s such a unique and unseen look that you’re bound to turn heads as you strut through the door.
With dresses, the look is a little more common. Lace is a great way to make a statement, and it can be done in a variety of styles.With the black top above, the blocking is a lot more noticeable. However, the red, Karina Grimaldi dress shows off a great example of how this can be rocked in a subtle, tasteful way. The lace is so detailed, too, that it’s almost difficult to see from far away. This draws in the eyes and gives the piece such a unique edge.
You can wear this trend anywhere, to a formal, to a fun dinner with friends or family, or on a date! There is so much versatility that the options are endless, and you’ll definitely notice the style start to pop up in all your favorite stores!