Lace is a great way to incorporate vintage fabrics and vintage styles into modern fashions. If you are looking for that perfect lace vintage top you certainly can find a number of great options this season. Lace is a classic fabric or accent, but it is also a fabric that is making a bit of a comeback. We’re seeing a lot more lace tops and dresses this season and so many great tops with feminine details to maximize the lace detail.
As an example of great lace vintage style tops, consider the Lace Tank with a Pocket by designer Collective Concepts. This tank features a black lace with black trim around the hem, sleeves and a fabulous pocket as an accent. This tank is sheer so it is great for layering which gives you all sorts of additional options for accent colors to pair with it. This also gives you a lot of versatility with options to dress it up or dress it down as necessary. Some of our favorite ways to style this tank include pairing it with a black cotton tank underneath and the Fanya skirt by Velvet or with a great belt over contrasting capris or leggings like Velvet’s Ritzy leggings. Whatever your style preference, this tank is a great way to wear a lace vintage top and best of all it is a reasonably priced top at $55 which is an added bonus.
Another example by designer Ella Moss is the Hollie Crew Top featuring lace detail around the crew neckline in a gorgeous yellow color. This short sleeve top features an intricate lace knit woven around the shoulders and neckline giving this top a very distinctive look that is perfect for summer. The bright yellow color is a good yellow and looks great as an accent with blacks, blues, whites and greys. A great way to incorporate lace detail into your wardrobe, this top is currently on sale so is also at a great price $49 at Vintage Fringe.
Both of these tops are great examples of how lace detail can really bring a vintage trend to a modern style top. Of course there are a number of other ways to use lace that are really more accents rather than the defining characteristics of the style of the top such as the Lace Trip Stripe Tank top also by Collective Concepts or in dresses too like the Oma Cap Sleeve Dress by Velvet or the sister dress to the Hollie Crew, the Hollie Racerback Maxi dress. Even if lace is only the detail and not the primary fabric for the top, tank or dress, the lace look really can transform a piece from simple to elegant. You can easily see though how easy it is to find lace incorporated into a variety of great stylish pieces and at reasonable prices. Of course finding a great statement piece is often an investment in your wardrobe, but of course you can also find great pieces that will work within most of our currently reduced budgets as well.
As the weather starts to turn, our fashion focus shifts to short sleeves, tank tops and of course pretty spring dresses. This season there are a variety of great dresses that can be worn with a wrap during spring and solo during the summer. Spring and summer dresses come in a variety of styles and with a variety of fabrics. Of course for warm weather you will always want to consider lighter weight fabrics like cottons that wear well, are breathable and comfortable.
Velvet by Graham and Spencer is a large source of inspiration for us with great dresses primarily made of cottons or other lightweight fabrics. One of our favorites is the Freda Dress and for spring and summer we wear it in gorgeous white. With a flared skirt and a gathered waist line, this dress also features ¾ length sleeves and a deep v neck. It really is a stunning dress and looks fabulous on. Made of baby jersey cotton, this dress is machine washable and comfortable to wear which makes it a versatile piece for spring that can be dressed up for special occasions and dressed down for just a simple spring day dress.
Another wonderful spring dress is the Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by Splendid. The modal jersey is so soft and luxurious and it is a great complement to the ruffles around the scoop neckline and sleeves. This dress is available in Mud, a light brown color, or Black and is a great go to dress for spring. We love the pretty ruffles that are subtle, but really make the dress stand out. The modal jersey fabric is amazingly soft and still machine washable so this dress is easy to wear for everyday and can be dressed up too.
One of our favorite classy and elegant dresses is the Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati. This dress comes in basic black and features a faux wrap on the side. With ruffled sleeves and a deep v neck, this dress is a super versatile piece because it can easily be dressed up for special occasions or to wear to the office. It is the dressiest of the dresses mentioned in this article.
Finally, when you are looking for pretty spring dresses, we have to mention the Dita Ruffle V Neck Dress by Ella Moss. This gorgeous dress exudes femininity and most certainly qualifies as pretty. We love the deep v neck and the ruffles around the neckline. With a flared skirt and an empire waist, this dress really has a gorgeous vintage style to it as well.
Of course, these dresses only scratch the surface of perfect dresses for spring, but in any case these dresses are a great representative sample of what is available for spring and what classic styles you can incorporate into your spring wardrobe. Don’t forget the option of incorporating a great wrap or two to help keep you warm during cool spring nights. Each of these dresses work well for different occasions and will be great additions to your closet.
As things finally start to warm up outside, I thought I would finally do a blog about some of my favorite tops and designers that I am wearing these days to look fashionable in this transitional weather. I love layering and since it is still a little too cold to wear tanks and short sleeves in Colorado I have found this tank works great over a basic long sleeve scoop neck.
Tie Tank by La Bafana
This tie tank is perfect for layering or wearing alone. I also love its sister tank which is the same style, but with an adorable polka dot pattern.
La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank
Hampton Widesleeve Scoop Neck by Ella Moss
I’ve been wearing this Hampton widesleeve scoop neck top by Ella Moss with jeans all over the place lately. The scoop neck with the empire waist tie allows this top to be loose but also flattering at the same time. I also love this deep crimson color. I tend to pair this top with Splendid’s Very Light Jersey Draped Cardigan in white.
Splendid's Very Lighe Jersey Draped Cardigan in Coffee
This jersey cardigan comes in coffee (brown), white, black, and parsley (green). It is super comfortable and perfect to add a little extra warmth on a chilly spring night.
These are just some of my favorite tops lately, you can see these tops and more at Vintage Fringe.
Our vote for this summer’s Hottest Sweet Pea Tank Top is the criss cross tank. Sweet Pea Tanks are light, breezy,and full of colorful fabrics that are the perfect answer to the summer heat. This summer must have is colorful and features a unique criss cross in the front combined with the signature color pattern so unique to Sweet Pea designer clothing. This tank also has the classic and always flattering empire waist along with an added length which makes this tank so easy to wear with anything for any body type.
Sweet Pea Criss Cross Tank
I wear this tank by itself with jeans, or layer it with a cardigan and it is perfect for a day of running errands or a night out! The pattern features a great mix of navy, lilac, light blue, and fuschia colors. The great colors combined with the length of this tank always looks hot with a set of dark jeans or even leggings. Find this tank and others from Sweet Pea or our other great designers now at Vintage Fringe.