I've stated before (and I'll probably say it again...and again) I really love lace and this includes illusion lace. To best describe illusion lace in my own words, it's lace that is used on a bodice (in front or back or sleeves) that gives the illusion of lace while still giving the garment structure. Basically the lace becomes the 'top' or 'sleeves' or 'back', I think it's very classic and elegant. I'm always drooling over vintage 50s illusion lace dresses on etsy, so beautiful!
Though I'm not a 50s debutante (they wouldn't be caught dead in Doc Martens *wink*), I can enjoy the little illusion lace treatment on the Black Dahlia dress by Steady. I paired the dress with lace Leg Avenue stockings, a stretch waist belt and my spider web cardigan from Sourpuss Clothing. Add a hair scarf, striped button earrings and my coffin wrist watch and I'm ready for work!
Do you like to add any classic vintage elements to your modern stylings?
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