My relationship with lace over the years has been clear and blunt — I hated it! Up until two years back, when faced with the major life event of being a bride – I had to (among other things) cross the dress off the list. I knew what I didn’t want — no princess or ball gown cuts, and certainly no lace. I always found lace as something pretentious and granny glamorous, even borderline decadent, in a very Mrs. Havisham kind of way.

As I went shopping for the big day, I was faced by the idea that lace was actually beautiful. It was as if I was bitch-slapped by fashion gurus, making me realize that I was missing a lot by hating lace dresses. From that moment on, I was in love with that thing called lace.

The trend factor in this lace thing is not even an issue, because lace has always been a fashion hit. Even the ladies in ‘Game of Thrones’ are wearing it.
Over the past few years, lace has been seen in evening dresses and cocktail attires mostly on fall/winter runways. Not for this SS17 though, as we have seen it on the summer collections of Chloe, Alberta Ferreti, Loewe, and Giambattista Valli — flowing in its white, off-shoulder, feminine glory; bringing romance and chicness to this sunny season.

If my love for such fabric isn’t that obvious, let me tell you I have worn this Peace and Love lace dress from Namshi quite a few times — in Casino Monaco, Vila Romana in Saint Tropez, even to my BFF’s bachelorette party in Slovenia. The way it fits me like a comfortable glove is one reason why I don’t mind wearing it over and over again, even if it’s an easy-to-remember, statement dress. Plus, it has been getting a few head turns! Maybe because of its short length being balanced by its long sleeves and chic box shoulders?

How would you style this dress? Let me know, comment down below.

Photography by Augustine Paredes

XO Natasha

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