Easter may be the perfect time to pull out your Sunday best, from your favorite frock to a gorgeous skirt, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a bit of lace? The old school ideal of polished patent shoes and a ho-hum dress for Easter are a relic of the past, especially with this season's crop of daring lace-infused designer wares. The fabric may have a pristine reputation, but this Sunday, try a lace look that's a bit less saccharine and a lot more contemporary. Lace takes on a new dimension when paired with tribal prints, vivid colors, and even leather. So throw the Easter dressing rulebook out the window and try a look that's appropriate and enchanting with inspiration from Instagram.

Pair With Statement Accessories

Put an unexpected spin on lace by adding statement accessories to a simple lace top. Blogger Aimee Song pairs her lace top with a bright clutch, statement necklace and multiple bangles.

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Choose an Off-the-Shoulder Top

Lace may the among the most demure of fabrics, but when combined with an off-the-shoulder cut, takes on a sweetly irresistible look. For an Easter-appropriate look reminiscent of Julianne Hough’s, pair with a full skirt for vintage appeal, or a pencil skirt to channel a more modern vibe.

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Wear a Lace Crop Top

I know what you’re thinking: a lace crop top? On Easter? But the look takes on a more elegant look when paired with a high-waisted midi skirt or trousers.

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Try a Bright Monochromatic Dress

Who says lace has to be cream or white? Bright, vibrant shades are a must for spring, especially in the form of a monochromatic lace dress like this beautiful red number.

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Pair Pastel Lace with Florals

If you love any ensemble that is quintessentially feminine, pair lace with florals for Easter Sunday. Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman rocks the look with a pastel periwinkle pencil skirt and a soft floral top.

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Wear a Lace Jacket with a Tribal Print Dress

Lace looks even better when paired with edgy, unexpected patterns. For an ensemble that will have you looking your Sunday best with some extra idiosyncratic charm, try pairing a lace-embroidered jacket with a tribal print dress.

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Wear Lace with Polka Dots

The Burberry runway is always brimful of sartorial inspiration, as with this clever polka dot and lace ensemble. Because the look can quickly become overwhelming, stick to a palette of black and white.

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Try a Lace Print Instead of a Fabric

For an optical illusion-inspired ensemble, try a piece with a lace print instead of the actual fabric. Miroslava Duma goes for vintage charm with a lace-printed full skirt, a silk shell, and a thin navy belt.

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Combine a Midi Dress with Sheer Lace Overlay

Midi skirts (or dresses) with sheer lace overlay are trending for Spring 2014, and are the perfect way to show a demure hint of skin for Easter. Erin Featherston’s black and nude lace dress exemplifies the look perfectly.

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