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8 Swoon-worthy lacy looks

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Trend alert: All about lace

We've been seeing lace everywhere lately and now that summer is here, it seems this feminine trend is here to stay. Chloe Sevigny rocks the look; so does Diane Kruger – oh and we can't forget about Kate Middleton's masterpiece of a lacy wedding dress. So if you have yet to embrace lace because all you can picture are grandma's doilies and crochet place mats, we have some news for you. The style sleuths at SheKnows would never lead you astray and we've pulled together some luxurious lace looks you're definitely going to love. Here are a few of our latest faves.

Lace fashion

1Lace all over

Try this vintage-inspired lace tank top on for size (J. Crew, $52) the next time you need to wear something that's comfortable, but has a little extra panache. The airy cotton tank features an all over lace overlay giving it a fashionably feminine touch. We'll be pairing ours with flat strappy sandals and high-waisted shorts for effortless summer style.

2Sophisticated shift

Say yes to summer sophistication with this pretty sleeveless lace shift dress (Top Shop, $80). We love the peter pan collar and ultra-girly vibe this delicate dress gives off. Pair with sexy stacked peep toe heels and a cropped denim jacket to add some edge to this otherwise dainty ensemble.

3Crochet & stripes

Looking good in the heat means staying simple, which is why we're eyeing this cute summer dress (Delia's $30), with a crochet bodice and subtly striped skirt. Throw it on when you're feeling too hot and bothered to think about what to wear. Flip flops are fine, but if you want to go slightly less casual, ballet flats would be a perfect fit.

4Leg-baring lace

Show off your (faux) tanned legs in these cute white lace shorts (My-wardrobe.com, $190) with delicate floral detailing. We love the white on white textured design of these lacy shorts and the stylish simplicity they bring to a tried and true summer wardrobe item. Pair with T-strap sandals and a sleeveless blouse for a relaxed yet pulled together look.

 

Lace fashion

5Flower power

Channel your inner flower child with this incredibly adorable lace micro mini dress (Revolve Clothing, $154) that looks like it came straight from Woodstock. Long, flared lace sleeves are paired with an a-line design and v-neck for a care-free, bohemian look. Pair with platforms and a wide brimmed hat. And don't forget to flash your peace sign.

5Ladylike lace

Feel like a princess -- or at least look the part by toting your evening essentials in this elegant lace clutch (Bloomingdales, $89). We love the old fashioned feel and dainty look of this pretty accessory perfect for pairing with your fanciest summer frock.

7Feminine flats

Treat your feet to a charming pair of white flats (Amrag.com, $90) with rounded toes and a crocheted lace outer over mesh lining. We're picturing these sweet shoes with anything from summery sundresses to denim shorts to boyfriend jeans.

8Buttoned-down beauty

We can't get enough of this light and flirty top (Mod Cloth, $44) featuring cute cap sleeves and sheer, white ruffles amidst layers of detailed eyelet lace. Wear over a long white tank top and pair with your darkest skinny jeans and wedge heels for a simple yet sexy lace look for summer.

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