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    Lace takes on a romantic holiday as designers use the delicate fabric on everything from jumpsuits to saris

    Timeless and ethereal. Nothing like a hint of lace to tease, tantalise and convey an effortless statement of luxe right through the year. So whether you prefer tailored spiderwebs or edgy lasercuts, this delicate fabric is a must-have for any fashionista. Text: Rashmi Rajagopal and Aakanksha Devi

     

    In sequence
    1302ITList6aGo all out in this exquisitely trimmed
    Maria Grachvogel jumpsuit with sequin-studded fringe beading to the neckline and ankles. We love that the metallic thread runs though the entire outfit giving it a subtle shine. The high boat neck and flattering wide legs will work well with towering platform heels. `2.3 lakh on harrods.com

     

    Pop of colour
    Perfect for daytime elegance from an indulgent breakfast to a quick afternoon lunch, is this Poppy Hi1302ItList4agh Neck Lace Skater Dress from Forever New. This one keeps things playful right through the day so you are ready for that Valentine’s surprise. Choose the black version for a post-sunset rendezvous. `9,800 at the store in Garuda Mall, Magrath Road. Details: 41126994

     

    Different beat
    1302ITList5aNotte by Marchesa crafts
    this drop dead gorgeous dress in an
    unusual shade which is sure to seal the
    deal. The teal sheath lining is well complemented by a lighter teal lace overlay with tints of gold giving it more depth, while the sheer fabric at the shoulders, back and arms
    make it all the more alluring. `64,836
    approximately. At Kitsch, Mumbai.
    Details: 022 32445293

     

    Blushing valentine
    While red is the colour of the season, a virginal blush pink is quite apt too. Burberry crafts this fitted A-line dress from cotton-blend lace. Pair with hot pink pumps to dress it up or keep it nude and casual. `86,048. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41738826

     

    Feeling blue
    Dazzle in this cheeky cobalt blue dress by Emilo
    Pucci, who weaves in style and femininity. The intricately worked cotton macramé dress features short sleeves and brass buttons with the Pucci monogram. It comes with an organza slip as well and works as a romantic tease paired with strappy black stilettos. `75,000, approximately at
    the store in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. 011 46940000

     

    ‘Maxi’mise style
    Sheer paneled and floor-length,
    this elegant gown from Marios Schwab
    keeps it classy. The patterned lace overlay is flirty and feminine while the opaque underlay adds some drama. The length allows for more leeway with shoes, but we suggest tall pumps and an understated clutch to go. `1.96 lakh on stylebop.com

     

    Rose tinted
    Classy and elegant, this piece screams Valentine’s Day. From the house of Donna Karan New York, the corded lace number boasts a flared hemline, adding some
    playfulness to the mix. Slip into a pair of black patent leather pumps to complete the look. `27,456. At DLF Emporio,
    New Delhi. Details: 011 46040753

     

    Drape theory
    Those who’d like to keep it glamorous yet traditional, can opt for this stunning sari by Vasavi Shah. The fabric is gold Chantilly lace with floral patterns picked out in sequins and pearls. Wear your hair in an updo, matched by ruby red lips and you’re good to go. `1,86,037 approximately. At Broad Street,
    Kolkata. Details: 9674073276

     

     

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