Spring 2012 trend alert: It's all about lace

Mar 27, 2012 at 8:17 a.m. ET

This spring, lace is no longer relegated to lingerie and is appearing -- and APPEALING -- on everything from tank tops to peep toes.

Ready to lace up your life? Here are a few affordable pieces to get the sexy style started.

Lace shift dress

1. Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress ($325) is very cold-weather friendly, actually -- which makes us regret begging for spring to get here.

O'Neill Dove Top

2. O'Neill Dove Top ($50) Go sheer -- maybe that boy you are crushing on will get the message, at last.

Element Jessica Junior Skirt

3. Element Jessica Junior Skirt ($40) -- There's something so classy and yet downtown chic about this skirt.

Francesca's Collection Lacie Shorts

4. Francesca's Collection Lacie Shorts ($34) -- Whoever said we can only be flirty in a skirt? These shorts are high on the lace and pretty -- and the hem!

Fire Knotted Open Back Lace Dress

5. Fire Knotted Open Back Lace Dress ($48) -- Fashion has never been so sweet, don't you think?

Charleston Stroll Dress (

6. Charleston Stroll Dress ($48) -- A simple but lovely white lace dress that's perfect for our (fantasy) warm weather fling.

Eyeful Lace Trim Triangle Scarf ($38)

7. Eyeful Lace Trim Triangle Scarf ($38) -- Scarves are not just for winter, and this adds a touch of sheer lace to any of your fave spring frocks.

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