Spring has proven to be a great time to try out fresh new fabrics, and one of our most loved of them all is eyelet. Even though it's been around for a while, the chic offshoot of the lace trend was a primary focus on the Spring 2012 runways at J.Crew, Vera Wang, Chloé, and Rebecca Taylor. Eyelet typically has the connotation of Sunday brunch or picnics in the park, but it's just as easy to wear for work or play. Temper the sweetness of an eyelet dress with a graphic metallic belt, or toughen up a ladylike eyelet top with a pair of black leather pants for a night out. Are you as into eyelet as we are? If so, just click through now to shop 20 of our favorite eyelet pieces for Spring.
Warm Summer days are the perfect time to break out your cool and breezy eyelet pieces. If you don't already have eyelet in your closet, it's also the perfect time to stock up on the seasonal fabric — and we're doing just that. With 10 pretty eyelet finds, all under $150, we're helping to add a dose of the girlie sweetness to your own wardrobe. Just click through for our 10 editor picks to shop now.
>> Designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Alberta Ferretti showed off crochet and eyelet looks on their Spring runways, so we're looking in a similar direction to beat the heat. In hopes of staying cool this season, we scoped out the best batch of pieces — that simultaneously achieve fashion and function — from Alexander Wang, J.Crew, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Thread Social. Click the slideshow for more inspiring and breezy warm weather dresses, tops, and accessories.
Gabrielle Union looked sweet and chic at the Nintendo 3DS launch in Hollywood. Taking a cue from Spring's crochet and lace trend, the actress paired a textural shift dress by Sea along with a Theory camel leather blazer ($745). Off-white sandals, drop earrings, and a decadent oversized python satchel ($3,190) complete her inspiring ensemble — click our similar and exact picks above to get the same look! Also, don't forget to check out CelebStyle for lots more celebrity street style!
It's no secret that eyelet and lace are a must-wear this season. Their sweet, frilly vibe practically sings Spring in every form they take — on dresses, skirts, shorts, and tees. We love that you can rev them up or tone them down depending on your mood, and for those who fear their overt femininity, stay with us — we've got five fresh ways to outfit yourself in this Spring's lacy, eyelet pieces!
If Vogue magazine covers tell us anything, it's that white — particularly in the form of eyelet, crochet, and lace — is going to be big again for Spring. We can look to Dolce and Gabbana's fresh Spring 2011 collection (at left and center) for giving us white dresses galore, and Alberta Ferretti (right) for reminding us of how romantic it can be. That said, we've always loved the fresh, innocent look of eyelet and cotton lace, partly because it's something you can only wear in warm weather. Here are our editor picks for pure white delight.
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Eva Mendes took a break from her boat trip with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to enjoy the sights in Italy. The actress is a sight of sun-kissed perfection wearing a white eyelet dress by Dolce and Gabbana and beige Christian Louboutin espadrille wedges. For glam factor, the steamy model adorned herself with stacked bangles, white-rimmed sunnies, and chic canvas and leather bag — love it.
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Singer Ashanti attended an event at Rockefeller Center in NYC looking fresh faced and feminine. To beat the heat, she wore a white halter eyelet dress. I like how the low-cut V front is made more demure by the longer hemline. Ashanti is known to love her some bling, so she brought in shine via her rhinestone sandals, gold hoop earrings, and circle pendant necklace. And check out those super cool purple nails!
Eyelets have taken on a new color — black. The traditional eyelet has been associated with Raggedy Anne dowdiness and hot Summer days but has since gone way of the dark side; evoking a sexier, mature look. See Victoria Beckham wearing a flirty, black eyelet Milly dress. Sidenote: Milly, really? Cool Posh.