The Case For Winter Lace

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The Case For Winter Lace

Alexa Chung's pale mauve lace dress by Lover is the kind of dress you could wear all Winter long. Just add tights and a classic black peacoat.

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Kerry Washington stunned in a yellow lace Stella McCartney dress from the designer's Resort '13 collection.

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Halle Berry's silver lace Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress is the ultimate New Year's Eve option: festive, chic, and totally sexy.

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Kate Middleton is not only a fan of Temperley London, but she also can't stay away from a great lace gown. And we can't blame her. It's beautiful, formal, and complements that bold red clutch like a dream.

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We love how Karlie Kloss layered her sheer white lace top with a hint of something darker underneath. It's an evening-appropriate lesson in layering.

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Taylor Swift's bright red French Connection lace dress may just be the perfect solution to your holiday dressing woes.

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Keira Knightley has been spotted in Valentino a lot recently, but this modest lace-underlay iteration was one of our favorite ways to play up the lacy lingerie vibe without revealing too much.

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Jaime King wore a black guipure lace Oscar de la Renta Resort '13 dress, which felt a bit gothic, moody, and totally festive.

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A more subtle way to show off your penchant for lace? Follow suit in Camilla Belle's Preen sheath, which showcased silver lace paneling without being too over the top.

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Ashley Greene took a black lace risk by wearing a see-through Wes Gordon top — and matching gloves — with cropped trousers and peep-toe pumps.

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Kristen Stewart hasn't been shy on the skin-revealing front as of late, but this nude gown by Zuhair Murad was the epitome of evocative lace.

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Keira Knightley has been spotted in Valentino a lot recently, but this modest lace-underlay iteration was one of our favorite ways to play up the lacy lingerie vibe without revealing too much.

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Jaime King wore a black guipure lace Oscar de la Renta Resort

Heidi Klum proved that even the most Victorian-inspired gold lace minidress can be sultry; just add a thigh-high slit.

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A more subtle way to show off your penchant for lace? Follow suit in Camilla Belle

Ashley Greene took a black lace risk by wearing a see-through Wes Gordon top

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Kate Hudson put a sexier slant on her white and black tuxedo suit with the help of a sheer lace camisole underneath.

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Isla Fisher turned up the ladylike polish in a white lace peplum dress by Oscar de la Renta at the UK premiere of The Rise of the Guardians.

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The sexiest, the flirtiest, and the most demure iterations of Spring lace have made the seasonal switch, and all you have to do is look a little closer to see just how expertly this openwork fabric has transitioned into Winter-wearable pieces. Most recently, Kerry Washington stepped out at the AMAs in a bright yellow lace Stella McCartney midi-length dress, which we could easily envision styled up with a tweedy, fur-collared coat and slingback heels.

If you're looking for inspiration that's geared toward the holiday scene, Breaking Dawn Part 2 costars Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene both put their own spin on edgier black lace ensembles (gloves included). Or, if what you really want is a seriously beautiful confection perfect for New Year's Eve, Halle Berry's silver Dolce & Gabbana number at the Cloud Atlas premiere in LA is the clear winner. Herein find the current (and best) celeb-inspired lace looks, and you can shop our editors' key picks at the end of the slideshow.


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