This trend is all about period-style pieces featuring vintage lace and ruffles in white and cream. Victoriana detailing such as statement leg o’mutton sleeves, high frill necklines and frill sleeves create a romantic look.
Layering and structured pieces such as bustiers and corsets complete the look. Victoriana was huge in AW15, with dark colours and a gothic theme. The trend is still big for SS16 – just ditch the dark colours and lighten up in white lace and Victoriana-style tops and dresses.
We've picked five key pieces to work the white Victoriana lace trend this summer...
Victoriana Lace-Up Top
Victorian Lace-Up Shell Top, £26, Topshop
Mix modern trends with period pieces – this Victorian lace-up shell top from Topshop can be worn with modern wide legged culottes and chunky block heel sandals.
Three-Quarter Sleeve Victoriana Top
Cream Victoriana Top, £89, Mint Velvet
This pretty lace Victoriana top with three-quarter length sleeves from Mint Velvet can be worn with skinny jeans or tailored shorts. Complete the look with a pair of block heel mules.
Victoriana Lace Maxi Dress
Needle & Thread Victoriana Lace-Trimmed Silk-Chiffon Maxi Dress, £450, Net-a-Porter
The maxi dress is well suited to the Victoriana trend; nothing is more luxurious than draped layers of silk chiffon and a billowing floor-length skirt.
Victoriana Lace Midi Dress
Floral Lou Midi Dress in Victorian Lace White, £25, Motel
This statement midi dress in Victoriana style lace has a flattering empire waistline, three-quarter flared sleeves, a high neck and sexy cut-out at the back.
Complete the look with tan leather or suede sandals like these Carvela asset sandals, a bucket bag and a long gold pendant.
Carvela Asset Sandals in tan, £69, Selfridges
For a shorter take on the white lace dress, this dress from Ganni at ASOS is divine, with all over semi-sheer lace, capped sleeves, spread collar and a lined skirt.
Ganni White Gothic Lace Dress, £65, ASOS
Wear the beautiful dress with these white tassel trim block heel sandals from Dune.
Ingrid Oversized Tassel Trim Block Heel Sandal in white, £80, Dune