Lace Accents Are the Season's Flirtiest Trend — Here's How to Style It
There is no material more dynamic than lace. Depending on how it's worn or where it's worn, it can project so many personalities. Line the hem of a dress, and it's feminine and delicate; pair it with leather, and it's suddenly edgy and cool; wear it as a bodysuit or lingerie, and it's sexy and alluring. If you're lucky, sometimes it's all of these all at once.
That's why this season we're stocking up on lots of lace clothes and accessories. From bandeaus to blouses, slips, and scarves, below you'll find lace pieces we can't wait to wear. Whether you want just an accent or something more, peruse the list to join us in enjoying this versatile winter trend.
& Other Stories Lace Bandeau Bra
It doesn't get much more classic than a lace bandeau. We love this wire-free lavender option ($33), which features a comfortable elastic underband, adjustable straps, and a hook-and-eye closure. Whether it's covered up under a chunky sweater or peeking through a shirt with a plunging neckline, it'll pull its weight as a functional and alluring underthing.
Topshop Lace Insert Midi Slip Dress in Chocolate
With lace inserts that show just a big of leg, this silky midi slip ($93) brings boudoir dressing out into the real world. Wear it on its own with a pair of strappy heels or, if there's a chill in the air, add a little edge with a leather jacket and booties.
Miss Selfridge Sheer Lace Insert Victoriana Blouse
We get serious Regency-era vibes from this blouse ($48), thanks to its puff sleeves, ruffle neck, peplum hem, and, of course, lace insert. Wear a white tank underneath if you're heading to work or out with the in-laws. Or, if you're looking for a slightly more alluring look, pop on a bandeau and let the sheer fabric do its thing.
ASOS DESIGN 30 Denier Lace Floral Tights
With a subtle floral design, these lace tights ($18) will bring a little personality to your everyday shift dress, pencil skirt, or mini. An elasticized waist-band ensures they'll have a comfortable, snug fit, whether you're heading out to a New Year's Eve soiree or shopping with friends.
Becca Colorplay Lace One-Piece Swimsuit
This intricately laced swimsuit ($118) ensures you'll be the best dressed on the beach with a flattering cut, adjustable straps, and removable padded cups. We love the eye-catching lacy patterns that we'd expect to find in lingerie, but that are built for the sun and the sand. If you're heading on a winter vacation somewhere warm, this one-piece is a must pack.
Chloe Lauren Lace-Covered Leather Low-Top Trainers
For when you need a pair of dressed-up sneaks, this cream-colored pair ($595) will do just the trick. Made from lace-covered leather, they'll look chic with your favorite relaxed jeans and a tee or a denim midi skirt with a cardigan. They'll pull their weight if you bring them on vacation — a comfortable pair of sneakers that'll allow you to walk and explore the sites in style.
Cinq à Sept Savina Collared A-Line Dress
Make Wednesday Addams-core a thing with this black A-line dress ($445). Complete with a white collar and lace-trimmed sleeves, it's equal parts schoolgirl and cool girl. Complete the look with black tights and patent-leather loafers. (The pigtail braids are optional, of course.)
CAMI NYC Levi Bodysuit
It's rare to find a jumpsuit that's as throw-on-and-go as this one ($330) by Cami NYC. Perhaps that's because its top isn't just a skintight tank, but a cute blouse with long balloon sleeves and a deep V-neckline. Did we mention that neckline is lined with delicate lace and fastened with two velvet bows? Pop it on and pair it with a silky midi skirt, tights, and booties, and you'll look polished and chic for whatever you have planned.
Self-Portrait Belted Lace-Trimmed Pleated Chiffon Midi Dress
Dress up for date night with this darling chiffon midi dress ($480). Accented by long pleats and lace trim around the sleeves and along the neckline, it's an eye-catching wardrobe piece you'll wear again and again. We love the subtle puff sleeves and the thin waist-cinching belt, not to mention the deep ruby hue that's perfect for a special occasion.
K Janavi Beaded Floral Lace Border Cashmere Scarf
For the chilly days ahead, you'll want a scarf that's as warm as it is stylish. This elegant cashmere scarf ($935) is embellished with delicious lace and beads and would be a beautiful accessory whether you're headed out into a winter wonderland, attending a fancy event, or cozying up at home.
Leset Daniel Lace Wide-Leg Pants
If you're heading on vacation somewhere warm, bring these luxurious lace pants ($550) along. They'll be the perfect bathing-suit coverup, whether you're heading to grab some ice cream or sip a glass of wine by the water. Pair them with their matching top or tuck a lightweight tank into the high waist. Slip on some nice sandals, and you'll officially be in vacation mode.
Chan Luu Black Mix Adelaide Choker
While chokers are back from their '90s heyday, this version ($195) is decidedly Victorian. The thick, metallic lace ribbon is embellished with a mix of crystals and pearls, making it as elegant as it is eye-catching. Wear it with a simple, sophisticated dress for a regal, special-occasion look.