Trend Report: Laced Fashion

Lace will always play a prominent role in womenswear for its delicate, come hither attraction. Covering everything from gowns to cocktail dresses, handbags, shoes and jewelry, the fabric takes center stage this summer as the more elegant alternative to traditional summer fabrics like linen or chiffon. Adding a lace accessory to your ensemble instantly ups the ante, leaving you looking elegant and ready for whatever comes your way.

1. brioni

Black lace belted dress from the spring/summer runway collection, price upon request; at Brioni, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-868-9399; and Brioni, 57 East 57 St., New York 212-486-0500

2. dolce & gabbana

White lace top handle bag with chain strap and white lace and gold pendant earrings, price upon request; at Dolce &Gabbana, Bal Harbour, 9700 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-866-0503; and Dolce &Gabbana, 825 Madison Ave, New York,

3. louis vuitton

Louis VuittonEventailChinoiserie, $2,510; available at Louis Vuitton, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura, 305-866-4471; and Louis Vuitton, Soho, 116 Greene St., New York, 212-274-9090

4. valentino

Lace t-strap pump in mauve with green piping, $1,295; available at Valentino, 747 Madison Avenue, New York, 212-772-6969; and Valentino, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Miami, 305-867-1215

5. silvia tcherassi

White lace shorts, $220; available at Silvia Tcherassi, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables,305-529-0200