An on-trend texture for this season, lace can be worn all-out on dresses and tops, or used to accessorise and add an intricate trim to any outfit.
A tailored lace blazer will take you from the office to an evening event. Pair with jeans for a more casual option.
Lace blazer, £75, Oasis
Lace heels work best in black for a sophisticated effect.
Lace heels, £70, Nine West
Luxurious lace is a worthwhile investment. Sheer, fine lace has a beautiful effect on skin. Keep jewellery to a minimum.
Long sleeve lace dress, £650, Jaeger
Add different textures, such as satin, to add interest and break up the lace.
Cream dress with black bow, £135, Coast
For a subtle hint of lace, opt for a hard clutch or lace-inspired jewellery.
Lace clutch bag, £30, Accessorize
Team bright lace tops with jeans and chunky heels for Winter.
Green top, £16, Next
HINT OF PINK
Adding a subtle hint of colour underneath black lace helps to achieve a softer look.
Black and pink dress, £65, ASOS
Soft grey lace - a key colour for autumn - will work well with all skin and hair tones. Tuck into a pencil skirt or team with skinny tailored trousers.
Grey top with bow, £30, Oasis
Blouse, £1,160, Julien Macdonald; bra, £365, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; trousers, £229, BOSS Black
PRETTY IN PINK
Dress, price on request, Roberto Cavalli; gold rings, £375 each, tanzanite ring, £1,400, both Wright & Teague; bracelet, £139.50, Aris Geldis at start-london.com
Dress, £195, Whistles, gloves, £55, Atelier Mayer; tights, £12, Topshop; boots, £371, DKNY
Bolero, price on request, Nathan Jenden; body, price on request, Dolce & Gabbana; gloves, from £250, Moschino.
MIXING IT UP
Shirt, £668.50, and skirt, £1,458, both Christopher Kane; shoes, price on request, Giuseppe Zanotti for Christopher Kane.