Even before the appearance of the Duchess of Cambridge’s long flowing wedding gown complete with lace sleeves, all things floaty and airy were due to be a safe bet for summer. Alongside lace, there is a wealth of chiffon, ruffles and tuille to bring the romance to any outfit.
In part inspired by the looks of the catwalk which combined feminine fancy with smart tailoring, this soft look is accessible to all. For those who want to embrace their girly side there are pretty lace dresses in all shapes and colours. Those who prefer a more tailored look may opt to pick up a pale chiffon blouse, with or without ruffles to slip on under a fitter blazer. Ladies who like to keep their look casual may want to dip their stylish toe into the trend’s waters by sporting a T-Shirt with a lace trim, or by customising their own with ribbon, soft ruffles or lace.
This look of the moment builds on the trend first started when designers and fashionistas alike began channelling the fashion influence of Oscar-winning film Black swan. So if a few ruffles are simply not feminine enough for you – pick out some ballet pumps, team with a pleated skirt, or even step things up a gear with a grown up tutu a la Carrie in Sex and the City. However you decide to get ready for romance just make sure your looks falls more on the side of ballerina than fairy!