Lace at the office
Over at Corporette there is an ongoing discussion about whether lace is appropriate for the office. Siouxsie votes yea.
Corporette advises that “ lace is only appropriate for the office if it’s a) clearly meant to be seen, and b) does not call to mind bedroom, lingerie, or boudoir.”
If you follow this advice, you will be just fine. Siouxsie would add, look for hem lines that are clean and straight. Avoid anything with fringe. Make sure the dress/skirt has a lining, either black or white/ivory. Pair it with opaque tights. Keep your shoes simple (and black (of course)). And wear a jacket or cardigan to break up the look.
Corporette also discourages lace overlaid on a tan lining. Siouxsie would like to echo this sentiment, but not because tan lining suggests skin beneath it. But because Siouxsie has a strong aversion to the colors tan, beige or brown.
So, give it a go. Give lace a chance.
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