Monday, 15 December 2014

Velvet with Lace that's Full of Grace...

Statement pieces are all the rage at this time of year, with party season in full swing we will naturally want to look our best and that means standing out. However, there's more to meets the eye when getting this seasons party outfit just right- yes I'm talking about the 'feel' of a dress. A fitted velvet pencil dress in the most luscious of deep red's will be so touchable. Then there are the material mixes that everyone loves- leather with lace or satin is a popular example. It's these great combinations that can also work beautifully when putting together something for the weekend. Mix velvet with dark lace for an extravagant sense of luxury! Here are some more wicked ways to wear lace this season brought to you exclusively by The Gothic Shop...

Black Velvet & Lace Gauntlet Gloves with Purple Bow by Sinister 

Gloves always carry a sense of occasion as well as one's handbag. From wearing them in an old school Hollywood glamour style like Elizabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly, right the way to dainty wrists gloves for that extra special vintage inspired tea party: These lady-like gloves are back with a serious punch! The Black Velvet & Lace Gauntlet Gloves with Purple Bow from Sinister is no exception to the rule. Complete with a lovely tactile quality, the soft velvet covers the fore arm and ends with a flattering bow and spurt of lace at the wrist. Dramatic as well as very wearable, here's a pair of gloves that will make a daring and very exciting addition to any evening gown. These gloves are also available in a red bow version. 

Prudence Black Lace Gothic Blouse by Spin Doctor 
Lace can be a lot more than a trimming on the edge of a petticoat, in fact the more there is the better! The Prudence Black Lace Gothic Blouse by Spin Doctor does just that and more. This dainty blouse shows that just what this most feminine of fabrics is capable of. A surprisingly versatile material, it is flattering on all shapes. Although delicate, it doesn't crinkle or crease as easily as some other luxurious fabrics so is ready to wear at a moments notice. Complete with flattering buttons that fix all the way up the back, this sensual top is also available in plus sizes. This black lace blouse will make for a timeless classic that can be worn again and again.

Ophelia Black Lace Fishtail Gothic Skirt
Modelled by Dolly Diamond  Photography: Nils Bratby  
Speaking of classic, you simply cannot go wrong with a fish tail skirt when planning on that party outfit. Again, like so many timeless pieces, this skirt will flatter any shape or size. With a high front hemline, be prepared to show off your perfect pins- even if they aren't as 'perfect' as you might like, your legs will look the business in a fish tail styles dress. The Ophelia Black Lace Fishtail Gothic Skirt is new in at the Gothic Shop and already making it's mark. Made up from tiers of lace that flow beautifully bringing a flared effect. A flexible skirt that can be worn alone or as an underskirt for added volume. Worn here with the Cassandra Velvet and Lace top by Sinister.

These are just a few of the laced lovelies available, there's plenty more inspiration just waiting to be discovered at The Gothic Shop.