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'Tis the season for cocktail parties — which means it's also the season for last-minute outfit-planning. In the flurry of RSVPs and Google Cal invites, the thought of putting together another ensemble can seem daunting. But, if you've got a lot of lace in your closet, you're actually better off than you think. No matter what form (or type) it comes in, the fabric feels distinctly elegant and can make you look dressed up for any occasion.
With great versatility, though, comes a greater sartorial conundrum: All-lace outfits can often feel stale. We've seen many #OOTDs featuring lace that, while undeniably pretty, are all-too-reminiscent of our grandmothers' doilies. Fear not: There's a way to work the fabric into your wardrobe in a way that's not overly frilly. Check out five outfits that make our favorite delicate material feel extra special, and shop the looks.