This is not your grandmother's lace.

When it's blazing hot outside, we tend to not want to wear anything. And since that's not acceptable in normal society, we're turning to the lightest, softest accent that we can wear now -- and take with us into fall: lace.

It makes a piece instantly feminine, and instantly sexy. You can wear it on a slinky slip dress or add a little flair to that sweater for the office, all while steering clear of that all-over, "aging you" lace. Click through the gallery above to see our favorite lacy picks!