Trendspotting: 8 lace shorts I love!

1. Haute Hippie Tiered Lace Short, $225 | 2. Rosamosario B-Amami Lace Shorts, $235 | 3. Free People Scalloped Lace Shorts, $78 (here or here) | 4. Lipsy Lace Shorts, £35 | 5. red Valentino macrame lace shorts, $395 (here or here) | 6. Dolce Vita Jaiden Lace Romper, $142 |  7. TopShop High Waist Lace Shorts, $64 | 8. Anna Sui Lace Shorts, $260

I have to admit one of my favorite photos from the Hanneli post I did a couple weeks ago was the shot of her in lace shorts and a red-orange cowl neck shirt. Lace shorts seem to be popping up more and more these days, so I wondered — what do you guys think? Trend that’s a definite do? Or don’t?

I personally really love them. They’re feminine and interesting and can spice up an otherwise simple outfit. The only thing that might make them a don’t is that they seem to be pretty pricey!! And, you have to be careful not to get ones that are too short, otherwise you teeter dangerously close to lacy boy short underwear territory. Never a good look — in public, at least.

Have you indulged in the lace short trend? Do you think you will later this spring?


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  1. 2.27.12

    I have lace dresses and tops and a skirt, but no shorts. Not to say that I wouldn’t like some– if I find a pair that fits well I’d be totally into these!

  2. 2.27.12

    I can’t decide whether I love them or not- I’m really drawn to them but not sure I could pull them off. I really love #4 though!

  3. 2.27.12

    If I were a a bit taller I would totally wear these! Unfortunately shorts don’t always look good on my short figure! Sad, I would totally scoop up 1 and 4!

  4. 2.27.12
    Jess said:

    I love number one! But I’m loving it with that polka dot top even more!

  5. 2.27.12

    They are darling! I really admire these when worn by others. But I don’t think I have the nerve.

  6. 2.27.12
    alyson said:

    LOVE these, especially the ones with scalloping. My legs could use some work (in muscle tone and tanness) so I usually shy away from shorts, though I love this trend. Gorgeous pics… and yes, polka dots are perfection with them!

  7. 2.27.12

    I would love to pick up a pair of these, but you’re right when you say that they can be pretty pricey. I think this trend is just so sweet and I love four and five.

  8. 2.27.12

    I love them when I see them on others, but I don’t know if I’m gutsy enough. Shorts are tricky on these legs.

  9. 2.27.12

    What a fun look!

  10. 2.27.12
    Ashley said:

    I personally love the look! I have a pair from Urban Outfitter’s from last year and I love wearing them. It’s nice to pair them with a looser top or a blazer to keep it from looking to risque.

  11. 2.27.12

    I absolutely love lace shorts. I remember when they first started floating around pinterest last summer but could never find a pair. Going to change that this year! Those Free People shorts are the perfect pair in my opinion!

  12. 2.27.12
    Alexa said:

    Honestly I’m a little timid about this trend…although I do think they would look fabulous with a sweet pair of flats.

  13. 2.27.12
    Jess said:

    I’m a little intimidated by the lace shorts, but I would be willing to give the Topshop pair (#7) you shared a try! I feel like they would be good with something a little edgier or masculine-influenced on top, with a pair of flats.

  14. 2.27.12
    Neda said:

    I absolutely love looking at lace shorts and seeing models in them but I can’t imagine myself in them. I think I just haven’t found the right pair that would work in real life. :)

  15. 2.27.12

    I really love this trend, too! The Lipsy ones are my fave, shockingly… and such a great price!

  16. 2.27.12
    Kate said:

    I have a pair of white ones I ADORE. They look great with an oversized top and sandals…
    <3 Kate

  17. 2.27.12

    I definitely vote do! They are so feminine and beatutiful

  18. 2.27.12

    that was to read beautiful* I got excited…

  19. 2.27.12

    I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of lace shorts! Love this post! :)

  20. 2.27.12
    viv said:

    Gorgeous! I love this look!

  21. 2.27.12

    I think 4 & 7 are my favorites. I would love to wear them in the summer when my legs aren’t quite so pale!

  22. 2.27.12
    Nnenna said:

    I agree with you completely! Love the trend, the only thing holding me back is that they’re pricey. Will have to search for a budget alternative! :)

  23. 2.27.12
    Natalie said:

    I love them! I’ve been wanting some since last summer, but most of the ones I come across are way too short. I don’t need a cheek-a-leaks happening! ;) These are great choices!

    • 2.27.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      I just guffawed when I read cheek-a-leaks. New fave fashion term.

  24. 2.27.12
    Allycia said:

    I have been seeing lace shorts in stores everywhere and now I just can’t wait until the weather gets warmer!


  25. 2.27.12

    Yes! lace shorts have been on my list since summer. I know exactly which Hanneli outfit you’re referring to without clicking. She was my inspiration for wanting lace shorts. I love this chick’s outfit too.

  26. 2.27.12

    I love them! I’m not sure how they will look on… as I have yet to try a pair. Maybe I will do a few more lunges / squats in preparation!

  27. 2.27.12

    I love them. We started carrying them where I work this past fall and they were just too damn short for me. I think to pull it off, they have to be nicely tailored and slightly longer than normal. The conservative length offsets the laceiness!

  28. 2.28.12
    Emily said:

    Have been searching for lace shorts since last summer– now have so many to choose from! Love these!!

  29. 2.28.12
    TheNOW said:

    One of my best friends has that BCBG lace onesie and it is seriously the cutest thing ever!!! LOVE all your lace shorts!! You have me seriously considering those Anna Sui ones!!! xoxoox

  30. 5.3.12
    lexi said:

    Love four and five! I already own two pairs of lace shorts but I can’t seem to get enough.

    Also, I just got back into town + I definitely owe you an e-mail!
    ♡ Lexi
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