Trending: Lovely Lace

Once the stuff of grandmother’s doilies and Madonna’s gloves, lace has made a comeback in a big way.  Feminine, but not too fussy, lace is here and now when cut into modern shapes. Rachel Bilson pulls off the trend in a sassy red lace shift, sheer hose, and ankle booties. For an off-the-red-carpet look, try out a lace separate. A lace mini or shorty short looks spectacular out with heels and a simple, no-frills top. A lace wrap brings the trend to the street in an effortless throw-on-and-go piece. Even accessories are going lace lovely with intricate textural patterns and shapes. Bring the trend home with any one of these pieces:

1. French Connection Fast Anna Lace Dress ($150)
Rachel Bilson created her lace look with a French Connection dress. The classic cut is here and now with an eye-popping color and mini length. Pair with sheer hose and black booties to steal Bilson’s style.

2. Miss Ferriday Lace Top in Black ($135)
Another celebrity steal! Kristin Cavallari paired this Miss Ferriday top with a black and white striped mini skirt for a red carpet event. Wear this lace-trimmed top on or off the shoulder, depending on your mood.

3. Poupette nyc Half Finger Lace Ring ($231)
Delicate, yet daring, this Poupette NYC ring adds the look of lace in an unexpected place.  Certainly a statement, this 14k gold-filled ring features textured floral lace detailing.

4. Bec & Bridge La Femme Lace Skirt ($140)
Sizzling and sultry. This black lace mini gets the job done. Pair with a simple top to showcase this beautiful bottom. The Bec & Bridge mini features a flirty scalloped hem and a hidden side zip. Slinky-jersey lining for comfort and concealment.

5. Rory Beca Retro Running Lace Shorts ($95)
This pair of Rory Beca shorts looks all dressed up with a blazer and heels….or laid back luxe with a simple tank. The creamy lace gives off an adorable vintage vibe, while plenty of pretty details finish them perfectly: drawstring covered elastic waistband, slant hip pockets, rounded notch at sides, and silk lining.

6. Elizabeth and James Luminista Lace Jacket ($495)
A hybrid of jacket and wrap, the Elizabeth and James Luminista Jacket brings lace to the streets…or office…or club. Throw on over jeans or a skirt, flats or heels, ’cause this versatile jacket goes anywhere. Raw hems and reverse seaming add the edge to this drape-front jacket.