Fashion Lace By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 25, 2011 @ 04:23PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio Lace 01 of 08 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 ITWhile 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 Time Inc. Digital Studio Lace and metal clutch, Expressions NYC, $65; expressionsnyc.com. 03 of 08 LOFT Shirt Time Inc. Digital Studio Nylon lace shirt, loft, $60; loft.com. 04 of 08 Nina Shoes Time Inc. Digital Studio Lace and faux-leather wedges, Nina, $110; ninashoes.com. 05 of 08 BCBG Max Azria Skirt Time Inc. Digital Studio Lace skirt, BCBG Max Azria skirt, $138; bcbg.com. 06 of 08 CH Carolina Herrera Dress Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk lace dress, CH Carolina Herrera, $990; 212-744-2076. 07 of 08 Ivanka Trump Flats Time Inc. Digital Studio Lace and Leather flats, Ivanka Trump, $130; macys.com. 08 of 08 Guess Tank Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton lace tank, Guess, $79; guess.com.