Gwyneth Paltrow Bewilders in Black Lace: Will You Wear This Hot Trend?

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow is just one of many celebs turning up in black lace looks lately.

And as she's proving in this photo, there's a right way to wear the look -- and a wrong one.

In my opinion, Gwyneth falls in the latter category.

Black lace gives you that peekaboo look all by itself -- no extra exposed skin required! Midriff-baring, for example?

COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY.

And that is why Gwyneth would have looked great if this Pucci gown had been a one-piece instead of two. But hey. At least she can mix-n-match the pieces now. It's about versatility, people!

Now that you've seen the WRONG way to wear black lace, I'll show you the RIGHT way ... after the jump!

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LaceItalian design house Blumarine managed to create a black lace dress for fall that's both sexy and demure. The dress's high neck and mid-length hem make up for the fact that she looks like SHE'S PRACTICALLY NAKED UNDER THAT THING, OMG.

 

BlumarineEven better, let your black lace peep out from beneath a dress coat!

 

BebeFor those of us on budgets that unfortunately do not include Blumarine or Pucci, I'm liking this Blouson Sheer Lace Top (Bebe, $59). I'd wear a camisole underneath, and I love the idea of wearing it underneath a black blazer or alone (WITH A CAMI, PLEASE) on a night out.



NordstromThis Karen Kane Scalloped Lace Dress (Nordstrom, $98) manages to be sexy without getting slutty. It would look great alone or under a black wrap.

 

TopshopOne of my favorite black lace options is the skirt. This full skirt (Topshop, $76) comes at a fraction of the cost of other designer full black lace skirts I've seen out there right now.

 

TalbotsAnd this lace pencil skirt (Talbots, $88.99 on sale) would allow you to get away with this slightly-racy look even at work.

One of my favorite things about black lace is that you really don't have to spend a whole lot of money on the look if you keep an eye out for deals. I have two black lace skirts that I got from Forever 21 last season. One was on sale for $11 and they look every bit as cute as black lace skirts from designers that are averaging at around $400! Just make sure you're not showing too much skin when you wear it and you'll be good!

Are you wearing black lace this fall?

 

Images (top to bottom): Splash News, Blumarine, Bebe, Nordstrom, Topshop, Talbots

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