White Lace Tops for Every Summer Event

White lace might just be the pinnacle of summer fabrics. It conjures up visions of picnics in the park, sexy beach coverups, and of course, the endless parade of summer weddings. Read on to see how you can make white lace tops work for every event you have this summer (including weddings!) no matter what your calender has in store.

Date Night
With its high neck and strategic lace panel, this silky cami is perfect for toeing the line between covered up and baring it all. Pair with jeans for casual drinks or tuck it into a sexy pencil skirt for a fancier affair

Cami NYC $148; caminyc.com

Brunch with Friends
Easy, breezy, and stylishly on point, an open back top is just dressed up enough to keep everyone coming to you for fashion advice without trying too hard. Bonus - you can still spend your Sunday braless without the couch bound Netflix binge.

Endless Rose $85; revolve.com

Beach Day
Throw this super comfy lace backed sweatshirt on over you bikini for a day at the beach, then pair with cut offs for a seaside bonfire. S'mores highly encouraged.

Free People $168; freepeople.com

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You may think the sheer nature of lace means it's a workplace no-no, but when added as subtle accents or worn over a high coverage tank it still looks polished and professional.

ASOS $59; asos.com

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White at a wedding?! No need to gasp and clutch your pearls. Asfashion rules continue to be broken wearing white to a wedding is no longer considered taboo. Pair this frilly crop with a full skirt or even wide leg pants in a bold color or pretty print for a summery look with no fear of stealing the bride's thunder.

Nanette Lepore $228; nanettelepore.com

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A white lace tee is the easiest way to rock lace any time, any place. Wear with just a bralette for a sexy night out or layer it over a printed day dress for brunch with your girls. You can even rock this baby at work under a tailored blazer.

Zara $50; zara.com

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22 Lace Dresses To Wear All Summer Long

Lace is the ideal summer fabric for looking effortlessly pretty and staying cool all at once. No matter your style or the occasion, there's a lovely lace dress out there for you. Shop my favorite picks below.

Get the Look : Black and White and Lace All Over

Occasionally I find myself being recruited by friends to be their personal shopper, tracking down the perfect dress for a dental school white coat ceremony or a slimming puffy coat for winters in Boston. And while I tend to gravitate towards bright colors and vibrant prints, many of my friends are of the "but does it come in black?" variety. Just because their closets are filled to the brim with LBDs doesn't mean they're spring wardrobes have to look boring or heavy.

The easiest way to ease out of all black for warmer weather is by adding touches of other neutrals — gray, white, beige, or even metallics like silver and gold. Take a cue from Atlantic Pacific blogger Blaire Edie and try delicate black and white lace with classic black accessories for an (almost) "all black everything" look that still feels spring ready.

Self-Portrait $375 // Zara $70
Aldo $40 // Spitfire $40 // Free People $6 // ASOS $36