Though white lace brings to mind bridal gowns and black lace tends to feel naughty, brightly colored lace is free of such associations. In attention-grabbing hues like crimson, citrus, and neon green, it offers a fun, fresh, and feminine way to amplify your everyday mix. These vivid pieces couldn’t be more perfect for all of summer’s al fresco events, which is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite styles, from a pair of tailored shorts to a swingy day-to-night dress, to help you shop the look now. And you’ll be happy to know that all of today’s picks are Under $100!
For spring, Elie Saab presented one show-stopping moment after the next, but it was the designer’s Lace Dress ($6300) in Berry and Blush that had our jaws on the floor. The striking pink hue is anything but innocent and exudes a sexy confidence that's perfect for a balmy night out.
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LOFT Marisa Garden Lace Shorts ($55) in Violet Crush
Thanks to a tailored fit, these purple shorts are equal parts playful and sophisticated. A snug navy blazer will keep them feeling polished and office-appropriate.
Topshop Fluorescent Lace Flippy Tunic ($70) in Green
Not only are we smitten with the lime green color of this fit-and-flare dress, which is sure to make you a standout come BBQ season, we also love how the contrast turquoise lining peeks out from under the lace. Add a pair of cool-toned nude sandals to temper the hot hue.
Forever 21 Lace Peplum Top ($18)
If brighter-than-bright colors are not your cup of tea, you can always go for a subtler tone like navy instead. This peplum top from Forever 21 is one of our favorites and would look chic paired with a mix of neutrals.
J.Crew Daisy Lace Mini ($98) in Bright Poppy
Allover lace is always lovely, but the fabric works well as a subtle accent too. J.Crew’s Daisy Lace Mini proves this point with its barely-there striped detailing. Dress it down for the weekend with a casual tee and flats.
Madewell Meadowlace Tee ($78) in Jester Yellow
Wear this sunny yellow tee with everything from cuffed boyfriend jeans to a sleek pencil skirt.