5 Ways to Dress Down Lacey Looks

Lace may be the preferred fabric of Victorian damsels and romance novel heroines, but the fabric doesn't have to feel frou-fou.

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","id":"2177430","thumbnail_url":"https://nbcots.go-vip.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/dressinghow_lacethumb.jpg?fit=722%2C406","type":"image","focusedSlide":""},{"caption":"Lace may be the preferred fabric of Victorian damsels and romance novel heroines, but the fabric doesn't have to feel frou-fou. We paired a jersey and lace tank dress by Rosamosario (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/324123?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Hy3bqNL2jtQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-3uz0YjL8x.VmQVMP.4nCdQn" target="_blank">$505 at Net-a-Porter</a>) with strappy K Jacques sandals (<a href="http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=13413&sid=169&pid=n" target="_blank">$245 at LaGarconne</a>) and a versatile orange wrap ($9.90 at Uniqlo locations) for a low-maintenance look that can transition from the beach to dinner in a snap. A twinkly Topshop necklace (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=6440807&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208714&parent_categoryId=208582&pageSize=20&refinements=category~[210064|208714]&noOfRefinements=1" target="_blank">$28 at Topshop</a>) adds just a hint of bling.
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For a dressier look (that still doesn't feel "overdone"), we paired Collette Dinnigan's navy lace crop top (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/316646?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Hy3bqNL2jtQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-JE0N6ZV3etBN3mtiZ.G9Gw" target="_blank">$195 at Net-a-Porter</a>) with a draped J.Crew silk skirt (<a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/skirts/alinefull/PRDOVR~11313/11313.jsp?srcCode=AFFI00001&siteId=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-2y96pdXjp7aLSBgfjkLv7wn" target="_blank">$158 at J.Crew</a>) and nude metallic-heel flats (<a href="http://www.jcrew.com/browse/multi_product_detail.jsp?externalProductCodes=98428%3A10170%3A98541&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024091&bmUID=1345719610662&bmLocale=en_NLn" target="_blank">$178 at J.Crew</a>). Marni's glitzy geometric earrings (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/323148" target="_blank">$470 at Net-a-Porter</a>) add an artsy appeal that keeps the look fresh.
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Carven put a quirky twist on classic lace by adding the material to a slouchy peach sweatshirt (<a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/us_en/lace-detailed-pullover.html?siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-ZDLKF3dfONd2CrNL0.e1PA&quid=61058463421S1091658T&gkid=acx&utm_source=Affilate&utm_medium=INT&utm_campaign=2" target="_blank">$306 at MyTheresa</a>), which we styled with Uniqlo's teal pleated skirt ($19.90 at Uniqlo locations) and twisted strappy sandals from Topshop (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=61&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=5912043&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208692&parent_categoryId=208581&pageSize=20n" target="_blank">$90 at Topshop</a>). J.Crew's tan satchel with contrasting black piping (<a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_special_shops/HandbagShop/FeaturedHandbags/PRDOVR~21959/21959.jsp" target="_blank">$238 at J.Crew</a>) pulls together the color-palette (and is perfect for schlepping work stuff).
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For this look, we complemented a turquoise lace Diane von Fursteberg skirt (<a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/us_en/clyde-lace-overlay-miniskirt.html?siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-7HYPeJe0TBoNlfvwftF8PQ&quid=61058463421S1091658T&gkid=acx&utm_source=Affilate&utm_medium=INT&utm_campaign=2" target="_blank">$252 at MyTheresa</a>) with a navy peter-pan collar top (<a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/longsleevetees/PRDOVR~12318/12318.jsp" target="_blank">$75 at J.Crew</a>) and Marni's glittery teal blue necklace (<a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/us_en/crystal-chain-necklace-158830.html?siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-NyMZ0vPPFDRaT04qjrH6iA&quid=61058463421S1091658T&gkid=acx&utm_source=Affilate&utm_medium=INT&utm_campaign=2" target="_blank">$450 at MyTheresa</a>). Hot pink calf hair loafers from Avec Moderation (<a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/us_en/mazzarina-slipper-style-neon-haircalf-loafers.html" target="_blank">$352 at MyTheresa</a>) add an unexpected pop of personality.
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Malene Birger dressed up a simple khaki sweater dress with black lace panels (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/319440?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Hy3bqNL2jtQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-AP5WEQhTuobdwkROddqAJwn" target="_blank">$495 at Net-a-Porter</a>), which we, in turn, gussied up with shiny patent Zara boots (<a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/270087/828272/ANKLE%2BBOOT%2BWITH%2BDOUBLE%2BZIP" target="_blank">$99.90 at Zara</a>) and a twisted rope bracelet (<a href="http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_bracelet&ProductID=1019572745&VariantID=n" target="_blank">$3.80 at Forever21</a>). Zara's metallic gold and black clutch (<a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269204/828296" target="_blank">$89.90 at Zara</a>) adds a shimmery texture while picking up the warm tone of the dress.
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