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With blooming flowers and radiant sunshine, springtime tends to bring romance to the front of mind, and no material is more feminine or pretty than lace. Thankfully, the fabric outgrew its bridal- and lingerie-only associations long ago. Designers experimented with it this season to create runway looks ranging from demure and ladylike (Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Lela Rose) to super sexy (Roberto Cavalli, Yves Saint Laurent, Jason Wu) and even downtown cool (Balenciaga, Givenchy). So how do you incorporate the trend into your wardrobe? Check out these chic interpretations in white, ivory, and cream tones. Pick your favorite for a statement-making outfit.
Burning Torch lace blouse (pictured, left), $396, Moxie, 5936 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village, 303-694-0773, moxieinstyle.com
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Love Sam lace top (pictured, top), $236, Blue Ruby, 1428 Larimer St., 720-259-0031, bluerubydesignboutique.com
Haute Hippie white lace shorts (pictured, left), $245, Scout & Gray, 278 Fillmore St., 720-502-4697