Lace as we know it probably originated in the sixteenth century, although fine nets were swishing around for centuries before that. Needles or bobbins spun silky threads in dreamy colors for the adornment of modish outfits of the day. Ever since then, we’ve been looking for new ways to wear lace, and 2018 is no different. Lace dresses are often either conservative or coquettish, but these strike a lovely balance. Think Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (can’t you see her in the green one?), not the Queen Mother. Playful colors counter the naughtiness of the lace, creating a sexy attitude that’s anything but stodgy.