When Is It Too Late to Wear...?

The Mail Online weighs in on pussycat-bow blouses, leather jackets, pirate boots, sequins and more, supported by some gruesome photo evidence, including Cherie Blair in black lace.

I don't think it's black lace, it's the black-over-cream, the cut, and her posture.

But the article's nasty fun.

Comments

Nancy (nanflan) said…
Egads, that dress is awful on Cherie Blair, but not because of her age. It's just not a good style on her. Black on black would be an improvement.

Speaking of lace dresses, I'm wearing one to a wedding in a couple of weeks. Fuschia lined with fuschia.

I don't think you can't wear lace after a certain age but you need to be careful not to look too vavoom.
Duchesse said…
Having a Cheriesque figure myself, I find lace has to be handled lightly or looks matronly on an ampler frame. Prada has a bronze lace skirt in its window now, shown with a simple fine cotton black tee. Not a bit matronly and perfect for any age.
Anjela said…
Duchess- She looks lovely and you are right- it is her posture. I think she needs some of that pick-me-Vitameatavegamin.

Writing of lace. I picked up a really beautiful lace skirt in a cream colour from J.Crew about 3 years ago. I wear it all the time. It is straight with a silk lining in the same shade (which helps) with continuity. I wear it with a simple very thin knit cashmere cardigan and flat shoes-
I totally agree, black on black would have been much better.

I have no lace at all in my closet and the Prada lace collection has created a longing in me for something simultaneously lacy and tailored.
Duchesse said…
Anjela: A contrasting lining in lace is a tricky proposition. Your skirt, and Nancy's dress avoid that.

Belette: This strikes me as something one can have made, hmmmm. But then I often think that about Prada and ha! mistaken.
greying pixie said…
Sorry this is late as just back from holiday where I had NO contact with computers - bliss!

Regarding lace - I think the quality of the fabric is really important. The Prada collection is absolutely beautiful because of the luxurious quality of the fabric. Actually it can look a little heavy if used all over. I saw a photo of Tilda Swinton in a Prada lace dress and even on her it looked a little matronly. So what hope does our Cherie have?

I agree with nancy (nanflan), black on black would look much more flattering on Cherie and anyone with curves. But deportment is the real crux of this whole issue. I just want to yell at her 'shoulers back, stomach in and BREATHE!'
Anonymous said…
Even Cherie in black over NUDE would have been an improvement. I LOVE Tilda Swinton in her Prada lace dress and do NOT think she looks matronly! Tilda could never be anything but on the edge.

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