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The Royal Elegance of Lace

Sexy and feminine, lace appeals to women of all ages. With many designers incorporating lace in their Spring 2013 Collection, it has caught everyone’s fancy from the runways of Paris to the streets of New York. It is a favourite of the royals too! From Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century to Duchess Kate Middleton today, lace has always been a royal legacy.

Queen Elizabeth I made lace popular in her times with her outstanding lace ruffs.  When Queen Victoria posed for a portrait in 1987, she wore a lace veil and scarf. Grace Kelly married Prince Rainter III of Monaco in a lace, silk taffeta and tulle gown, looking every bit beautiful. The present Queen Elizabeth II also wore dazzling lace gowns in her younger days.

The latest member of the royal family, Kate Middleton is in love with lace, but looking at the history of England’s royal queens, it isn’t a surprise. Her lace sleeved white wedding gown is a sensation that every bride wishes to get for herself. She also wears pretty lace dresses during prestigious events. If you loved the navy blue lace dress she wore on her visit to the US, you can make it your own. Get the shimmering navy lace dress and Jenna round toe pumps at Banana Republic to show off the princess’s style.

Lace dresses are ideal for a Christmas party and are guaranteed to rock a wedding event too. You can even wear one to summer parties or to a date and look ultra chic. Dress it down a bit by donning a cardigan or a blazer. A thick coat and a pair of booties will keep you warm and toasty in winters, while a pretty scarf around your neck and a slim belt flattering your waist will do the trick for a breezy summer event. Accessorize the dress with a string of pearls and a pair of matching pumps for a cool and classy look.

Coco Chanel once quoted, “I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.” Take your pick of lace dresses from Banana Republic and indulge in the elegance and grace of lace like a princess.