Lace

Guess Tank
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Lace

01 of 08

WHY WE LOVE IT

WHY WE LOVE IT
Courtesy MCV, Getty Images, Imaxtree

Look what happenswhen lace leaves the Victorian era behind. Applied to a tankvest instead of a high-collar blouse, or ashirtwaist instead of a boned-bodicegown, the ultimate girlie fabric takes ona modern twist. Suddenly lace doesn?t justfeel cool. It is cool.

HOW TO WEAR IT
While a diaphanousChantilly gown is still as lush as satin sheets, keep theseductiveness in check. A drapey T, tablecloth mini, or peekaboo ballet flatsgive day wear a fresh, graceful edge. Avoidcolor. Black, white or nude looks richer andmore alluring. Whether natural or brushedon, the only color to grace your faceshould be a faint blush.

Photos: (left to right) Alberta Ferretti, Donna Karan, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta

02 of 08

Expressions NYC Clutch

Expressions NYC Clutch
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Lace and metal clutch, Expressions NYC, $65; expressionsnyc.com.

03 of 08

LOFT Shirt

LOFT Shirt
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Nylon lace shirt, loft, $60; loft.com.

04 of 08

Nina Shoes

Nina Shoes
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Lace and faux-leather wedges, Nina, $110; ninashoes.com.

05 of 08

BCBG Max Azria Skirt

BCBG Max Azria Skirt
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Lace skirt, BCBG Max Azria skirt, $138; bcbg.com.

06 of 08

CH Carolina Herrera Dress

CH Carolina Herrera Dress
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Silk lace dress, CH Carolina Herrera, $990; 212-744-2076.

07 of 08

Ivanka Trump Flats

Ivanka Trump Flats
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Lace and Leather flats, Ivanka Trump, $130; macys.com.

08 of 08

Guess Tank

Guess Tank
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Cotton lace tank, Guess, $79; guess.com.

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