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Once reserved for the boudoir and the sweetly romantic set, lace is now a fabric even the edgiest girls can embrace. Forever feminine at its core, lace has gone avant-garde. Bolder guipure-inspired fabrications that venture into laser-cut territory, as spotted on model Candice Swanepoel, are more daring than demure. Silhouettes range from artfully retro, à la Emily Blunt’s belted long-sleeve sheath, to asymmetrically experimental (Diane Kruger’s Jason Wu black lace mini with sweeping navy chiffon overlay). And the color options are equally inspired: From Swanepoel’s periwinkle Valentino to Olivia Palermo’s frothy cotton candy-colored reams of ruffled lace (also House of Valentino) and Blunt’s fiery red Michael Kors creation.