Lace 2 (Dressy)

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Lace for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: the Dressy Version

Quote of the day: “These then are my last words to you.  Be not afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James

Did you know that lace was so expensive to make before the 19th century, therefore it was thought of as a luxurious item?  Now with mass production, we can obtain it for a steal.  Considering its more delicate nature, I think we still tend to consider it as a more formal element.  Thus making it part of your dressy outfit is relatively easy.  And there is some for everybody….I have a full outfit, half outfit and just a peek in the last one.   I paired lace to wear for casual outings in the first styling discussion (here).

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Outfit (Dress): A dress is the easiest way to get gussied up since all you have to add is shoes and accessories!  This necklace was given to me by a friend, and there is even a matching belt!

Dress: (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Outfit (Top): Putting this lace top over a dress is a great way to create a two piece look.  This is a great idea for remixing outfits when travelling so you don’t have to take as many items in your suitcase. 

Top: H & M (similar here)~~Dress: Peter Nygard (similar here)~~Shoes: Gianni Bini (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Watch: (similar here)

Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Lace for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Outfit (Tank top): This tank is perfect under a jacket to add a peek of lace.  The advantage of a tank top is it’s not too bulky or warm since it’s sleeveless. 

Tank: Vanity Fair (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  Are you a fan of lace?  

Photography by Kari Strand Photography

Check out some lace dresses for those more formal occassions!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All good! Love your dress, Nancy’s lace top over her pretty red dress and Charlotte’s gorgeous “Chanel” jacket. I would add a white lace flower pin on Charlotte’s jacket – she must have one! Her earrings are cool.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Actually mom probably has 10 (or more) of those pins–ha ha!!
      And it’s probably my fault that there isn’t one on this outfit of hers—in the beginning I did all the styling for both mom & Nancy. Now I let them join in (although I still have right of refusal–ha ha)

      • Kathleen McDermott

        You’re the boss!

  • love that red dress on you!

    xo, Maddy

  • All of these looks are so beautiful! And all of the jewelry is SO cool! You are totally rocking the lace–much better than I ever could!
    Also, I love your smile 🙂

    <(') hoda | joojoo azad

    • Thanks for the wonderful compliments Hoda! You could totally rock lace especially since you’re so much younger!! I think it helps that the pieces bought now have stretch in them!

  • Amy Ann

    Love the second take! That red dress is so pretty!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • How great it is that you have 3 different models of different ages? You all look wonderful!

    If only I could get my pug to dress up…although I don’t think many people would visit for that. LOL


    • I think there would be more people than you think that would love to see your pug dressed up!!! 🙂

  • Hello! I’ve just found your blog and I must say you’re doing a great job! You prove that women can look amazing at all ages. I must show your blog to my mum who’s 56 and convinced that she’s “too old” for many items. She still wears many of them (because of my encouragement) but often asks: “Should women over 50 wear skirts above the knee?” and so on. Like older women were expected to cover up completely. Personally, nothing makes me happier than seeing a woman on the street who pulls off stylish, fun and colorful outfits even if she’s not the youngest. I’m not talking about trying to look like a teenager, but just enjoying clothes and the power they have.

    And your mum is so talented, the clothes she made are beautiful!


    • Hi Joanna!! I’m glad you found my blog and hope your mum will like it too—I hear those same comments from my mom! I understand when you’ve been told something for so long, you start to believe it….but we are still beautiful as we get older (and it’ll happen to all of us, if we’re lucky enough). I hope to be an inspiration to the older women and a realization to the younger women that it’ll be fun getting older (and not to dread the fact)!! jodie
      ps…i think you’ll enjoy the post I’m planning in a couple weeks where I expound on the question mom said to me “is this what 70 year olds really wear?”

      • I think it’s the society to blame. Beauty is connected with youth and it makes many women insecure and scared of ageing.

        I agree that we’re still beautiful as we get older! I hope blogs like yours will inspire many women to enjoy fashion and play with clothes as they get older 🙂 I’m looking forward to the post you’re talking about.

        Have a great weekend!

  • dan

    Lace is so feminine! And a single detail of it makes a piece very special!!

  • I like the more modern take on lace with your dress. Very stylish! Great tips about layering over a dress and wearing a tank with a jacket.

    • Thanks Jennie!! I really was surprised about the lace shirt over Nancy’s dress—I think it looks so interesting and I just tried it as a fancy!

  • I like your dress way better then mine. I’d do a swap but my dress has gone to Buffalo Exchange to be loved by someone else. It was actually a size too big for me. And can we take a minute to talk about your necklace…OH…MG…I can’t even! LOVE IT!!

    • I had to go back and look—I totally didn’t notice it was big on you, but now that you say that, I see what you mean. If you lived closer to me, I could have easily altered it for you—just sayin’! I love that necklace too—it’s so original, eh?