Lace back distraction

Lace back distraction

Fallen in love with a lace back dress but not sure what bra to wear underneath it?

  • With a lace back then your best bet could be to go strapless. Straps could add visual confusion behind the lace pattern.
  • Always choose a nude/skin tone. Even if the bra can be seen through the lace it will be not as obvious as a black or other coloured bra.
  • A smooth seamless cup can increase the illusion that you are not wearing a bra (no bumps and lumps) but with all the benefits and support from wearing a bra!
  • Last but not least you could try a strapless bra (like the picture above) with a clear back. This clear plastic back will mean that your bra will disappear to the naked eye and your skin will show through.

Featured items in the image:

Luxe back tuxedo Dress: Nina Ricci £603 matchesfashion.com

Clear back bra: Boxavenue.com

 

Take the plunge

Take the plunge

What bra should I wear under a wrap dress?

Because the right bra can make all the difference especially if you want to look smart and professional. Choosing a moulded cup will avoid lumps and bumps giving you a smooth seam free finish under close fitting tops and dresses. The plunge shape gives you good coverage and is the perfect shape for a v-neck wrap dress.

The dress featured in this picture is from my Silk Line clothing collection.

The Freya Deco Vibe bra pictured above comes in three tones, blush (pictured), mocha and black. If you have a difficult to find size this bra might be a good option. It starts at 28D, 30D and 32B and goes up to 36GG or 38G.

Other examples…

Smooth it over
T-shirt Bra
Lace back distraction
Clear back Bra

 

Endless combinations
Multiway Bra
Sweetheart
Strapless Bra
Be a racer
Racer back bra
Halterneck and low back
Halterneck bra

How to wear it three ways

Sometimes one new dress is enough. Really? Yes. You just need to pick the right dress.
If it is a great length on you, a great colour and not too fussy with details you can easily dress it in different ways.
Adding neutral accessories is an easy way of accessorising bright colours and changing it into a variety of different looks.

A shift dress style is a great tool to have in your box. You could:

1. Belt it in to create waist definition
2. Leave it loose and relaxed (great for BBQs)
3. One large accessory can make a statement – try a necklace, hat or belt
4. Shoes can often set the tone of a look – flat sandals for summer festival fun or sharp toed heels for days in the office
5. Add a cardigan or jacket – take the air conditioning chill off but don’t forget this contributes to the style you are creating

Three Ways To Wear It

Natural and Navy

Natural and Navy
During the summer months navy is a great alternative colour to black for work.
Wear your navy dress with natural low denier tights. Here I chose a selection of low denier Wolford tights but see this page for more options.
Wear a nude/natural coloured shoe that matches your leg tone to extend the length of your leg.
You can go for a matching navy bag, a nude shade or maybe even add a pop of colour with a red or pink bag!

Expanding Bags and Feet in Nude

park 4park seat

I decided to take a break in the park on Monday and have my lunch. But of course I couldn’t help but check my Ipad for incoming emails etc…! I had my Marc by Marc Jacobs bag with me – which I can stuff full of everything I need. The bag just seems to expand and expand!!

The dress I’m wearing is navy. I personally like the navy dress and black bag together. People used to make a fuss about this being a ‘not done’ combination.

Park walkPark 2

I finished the outfit off with some nude shoes. These were a great purchase – so comfy and the straps accross the front allow me to get about quickly with no worries about the shoes falling off. I chose nude and not black to match the handbag because I thought the look would become too dark for a summer’s day. They also link in with the pearls.

Nude shoes are a great item to have in your wardrobe as they can be worn with any dress colours. You’ll have more flexibility in your outfit building with a pair of nude courts like this, in your wardrobe:

L.K. Bennett Sabira closed courts Black - House of Fraser

Bury kitten heel court shoes L K Bennett
Michael Kors Nude Winslow Open Toe Women's Court Shoe
nude shoes, navy dress

In Navy? Wear Pearls

Red bus LondonPhew yesterday I had such a busy day. Lots of nipping around London to get things done. At the same time we took the opportunity to take some pics of a bit of dress styling and the dress in motion!Going on the underground

Going on the London Underground

Close up pearls and Fortnums

I’m wearing the Jane dress styled with some extra large pearls.

Outside Fortnum and MasonsThe extra large pearls create a sophisticated statement feature to the outfit but you could wear any size pearls. The white/offwhite goes well with navy so you could try a beaded necklace in ivory or an ivory silk scarf for a similar effect.

Buy John Lewis Twist Faux Pearl Chunky Necklace, Silver Online at johnlewis.comPear drop necklace Harvey Nichols

London Boutique

Couldn’t not wear my black sunglasses as the sun was so bright!!

Shopping in LondonLondon telephone box

Working it 9-5 in easy glamour

Working it 9-5 in easy glamour

Antonia Zander crew neck sweater
$1,030 – stylebop.com

STEFFEN SCHRAUT silk blouse
$140 – stylebop.com

Elie tahari coat
$550 – nordstrom.com

Elie Tahari wide leg pants
$198 – nordstrom.com

Pencil skirt
£125 – lkbennett.com

Maison Martin Margiela long boots
$1,290 – aloharag.com

Reed Krakoff hinged cuff bracelet
$1,195 – reedkrakoff.com

Linda Farrow Luxe cat eye sunglasses
£290 – brownsfashion.com

Supertrash square scarve
€80 – supertrash.com

All Saints leather belt
$50 – allsaints.com

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