No offence to your grandmother, but lace is getting a major overhaul this season. Gone are the stuffy looks of yesteryear — now we’re welcoming in the same traditional patterns we’ve seen on Downton Abbey but updated and paired with modern silhouettes, unexpected cutouts and high-cut slits. So whether you’re planning on gracing your nuptials with a bohemian wedding dress or are just looking for a new spring trend, Victorian lace is the way to go.

beyonce lace dress

Queen Bey can do no wrong. At the Grammys she skipped the red carpet but wowed us when she graced the stage in this Inbal Dror lace number that is actually a wedding dress. The collar was high, but it lent itself to some sex appeal with super high slits and a plunging mesh neckline. We could totally picture the ultra free spirit sporting this as she recites her vows outdoors.

rooney mara lace dress

If we had to style a celebrity to wear the Victorian lace trend, Rooney Mara would be one of the first starlets to come to mind. She totally nailed it at the Oscars when she wore a Givenchy Haute Couture sheer lace gown that had an unexpected cutout at the waist to really give it a modern take. With platform heels and an ultra-sleek, pulled-back hair ‘do, this look has us swooning.


Who better to make something Victorian sexy than a supermodel! At the BRIT awards, Karlie Kloss donned a lacey bra overlain with a flowy choker top that ruffled down below the waist. To really make the top stand out, Karlie wore simple white pants and finished it off with classic white kicks. This look is so effortlessly chic and comfy that we’re totally copying it for Coachella this year.

Are you already working the Victorian lace trend? Tag us onInstagram with the hashtag #lacefordays!

(Photos via @karliekloss and Christopher Polk + David M. Benett/Getty)