It looks like lace-up shirts and dresses are the latest celebrity obsession — from Kim Kardashian, to Alessandra Ambrosio, to Bella Hadid, the It girls of the world are all tied up in the trend. The sultry look began its takeover with sky-high heels and gladiator sandals, but has since made it's way into tops, bodysuits, and overall, the hearts of cool girls everywhere. You don't have to have a celeb's perfectly tanned chest to kill it in a lace-up look, though — it's surprisingly versatile and inclusive.
The lace-up trend can take on many different vibes — in a floaty tent frock or a loose peasant top, the style is decidedly '70s chic. In a skin-tight bandage dress or a bodysuit under a leather skirt, it's incredibly sexy and confidence-inspiring. Lace-up details may be distinct, but it's totally customizable.
Play up the style with a vampy dark red lip, or tone it down with glowy, neutral makeup. The tone is entirely up to you, and the styling options are endless. A chunky mule-style heel or a skinny stiletto, and carry-all bag or a trendy clutch — what you pair with a lace-up dress or top can totally determine the look.
Maybe that's why celebs are so on board. It's undeniably trendy, but individual at the same time. Here's Kim Kardashian owning the look...
and Gigi Hadid...
and Emily Ratajkowski.
Convinced you need a lace-up top or dress in your closet? Here are 13 lovely lace-up pieces to weave a little interest into your wardrobe.
Fully owning the lace-up trend.
(Crepe Lace Up Front Mini Dress, $68, missguidedus.com)
A fun pop of color for your closet.
(X Love Indie Free Spirit Lace Up Dress, $114, revolveclothing.com)
For work and play.
(Heart N Soul Plus Size Lace Up Woven Top, $32.99, belk.com)
The perfect choice for a girl's night out.
(Runnin' with the Devil Lace Up Dress, $68, nastygal.com)
The olive green is fall-ready.
(Lace-Up Long Sleeve Bodycon Dress, $32.99, charlotterusse.com)
Your new favorite weekend top.
(Plunging Lace-Up Ribbed Striped Top, $16.99, charlotterusse.com)
Channel your inner hippie chick.
(ASOS CURVE Bell Sleeve Swing Dress with Ribbon Hem & Lace Up, $63, asos.com)
Paired with a leather skirt, this bodysuit is ready for a night out.
(Avalon Bodysuit, $78, thereformation.com)
Who says gray is boring?
(Bardot Romeo Lace Up Dress, $130, revolveclothing.com)
The lace sleeves add more interesting detail.
(Pink Clove Lace Swing Dress With Flared Sleeves and Tie Neckline, $60, asos.com)
Pair with wide leg jeans and a chunky heel.
(Bell-Sleeve Blouse With Lace-Up Front, $19.50, wetseal.com)
This shift is street-style ready.
(Camo Print Collared Dress, $27.90, forever21.com)
The material of this dress makes it even more chic.
(Lara Lace-Up Eyelet Suedette Shift Dress, $30, boohoo.com)
Bell Sleeve Blouse
No white after labor day? Pshh.
(White Lace Up Plunge V Neck Top, $27.99, maykool.com)