Once reserved for lingerie trim only, this fabric is staging a comeback, showing up on everything from sleek day dresses to frilly weekend tops. Click through to see fashionable and flattering ways to showcase your own taste for lace.
For those who crave coverage, these sleeves show just a hint of skin. Garnet Hill Scoop-Neck Lace Dress, $138, GarnetHill.com; Guy and Eva Bristol Earrings, $34, GuyandEva.com; LOFT Blue and Green Bangle Set, $14.50, LOFT.com (Yellow Pyramid Stud Stretch Bracelet unavailable); AMI Clubwear Woven Pleated Handbag, $12.99 (available in mustard only), AmiClubWear.com.
When layering on lace, stick to neutrals—they’re the most wearable. Coldwater Creek Tiered Lace Shell, $69.95, ColdwaterCreek.com; Route 66 Colored Flare Chino, $27.99, Kmart.com; Alfani Gold Large Stone Crystal Earrings, $28, Macys.com for stores; Mossimo Large Clutch in Black Natural, $16.99, Target.com for stores; Lands’ End Open Toe Twisted Flat in Dark Fawn, $65, LandsEnd.com.
Timid about trying the trend? Opt for this tee—the lace is actually a print! Jason Wu for Target Short Sleeve Lace Front Tee, $19.99, and Merona Refined Pencil Skirt, $22.99, Target.com for stores; Mark Chain Charm Bag, $46, MeetMark.com; Nine West Packpunch Wedge Sandals in Black, $79, Macys.com.
Pair lace items with structured pieces like these tailored trousers to tone down their sweet nature. Charter Club Lace Blouse, $59, and Macy's Alfani Zipper Detail Pant, $69; Macys.com for stores, LOFT Black and White Stripe Wood Bangle, $29.50, and Black and White Color Block Bangle, $19.50, LOFT.com for stores; Twiggy London Printed Ballet Flat with Bow in Zebra, $39.90, HSN.com.