Lace tops. So pretty, but I've had a hard time figuring them out. You don't want to look too girlish and definitely don't want to look like you're trotting around in lingerie.
So welcome to my second Pinterest pass/fail for outfits.
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Kate Middleton handles the see-through aspect with a white tank top. But still a little fancy for every day. (Unless you're royalty.)
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Others let the underthings shine right through.
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But Valentino in Harper's Bazaar gave me an idea. White lace (girly) with some button-down white cuffs and collar (starchy).
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This was super easy to pull off and surprisingly warm. (Another drawback of lacy fashion - the chill factor.) I wore a plain old white button down shirt under the lace. In retrospect, I could have tucked the top in.
I actually wore the lace top backwards, which got mixed reviews. So I hand-stitched the seam shut. It was too confusing. People kept trying to fix it for me.
The Valentino contrast collar lace top is $1,890.
My outfit was 100% thrifted and totaled less than $5.
You can get a lace top for $10. There's no reason to spend much more. Victoria's Secret (surprise surprise) is a good resource as are teenybopper stores.
- The most affordable and closest to the original is at Kohl's and currently on sale for $9.99 and available in a bunch of colors.
- Forever 21 has a similar one for $11.50.
- Charlotte Russe has a peplum version in white for $14.99.
Have you attempted a lace top?