The Do’s & Don’ts of Styling Lace for the Office

June 10, 2019

I’m such a fan of this white lace pencil skirt. (…. did you catch that dad humor?! There are paper fan umbrellas above me in these pics 😂)

In all seriousness though, this lace pencil skirt is a great piece or your wear-to-work wardrobe. It’s polished, it’s comfortable (it has an elastic waist!), and it has a beautiful hemline. The first time I wore it to the office I received a number of compliments – but also a number of questions about wearing lace to the office. I realized that lace can be a bit intimidating when it comes to styling it for the office / a work environment so I wanted to bring you an easy guide on the do’s and dont’s of styling lace for the office.

woman standing in white lace pencil skirt and blue top. outfit for how to style lace for the office

pearl detail blouse // white lace pencil skirt // similar white belt – (Canadian link) (US link) // white heels // lipstick (shade is K-Dub)

I think the biggest concern people have with styling lace for work, is a worry that it is not professional enough. That is not the case at all if you keep in mind the following ‘Do’s‘ when picking out a lace piece that you plan on wearing for a day at the office.




woman wearing white lace pencil skirt - post on how to style lace for the office

I hope those quick do’s and don’ts for styling lace for the office help! You definitely don’t need to shy away from lace pieces, they can be great additions to your wear to work wardrobe. Below I’ve rounded up my favorite lace dresses & pencil skirts that you could wear to the office.

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28 comments so far.

28 responses to “The Do’s & Don’ts of Styling Lace for the Office”

  1. This is such a fabulous outfit! I love the pearl detail on that top!

  2. Lizie says:

    This outfit is so gorgeous (and professional!). Love all of your tips and totally agree!


  3. Maggie Kern says:

    Lace can be tricky for the office, but you’ve pulled it off perfectly!

  4. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    Great tips! I love your skirt!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  5. tanviidotcom says:

    Great tips. You look lovely in this skirt. Also great location.


  6. Ruth says:

    That lace skirt is gorgeous! I love the pencil skirt style for work wear!

  7. gretahollar says:

    What a beautiful lace skirt! Perfect outfit for the office girl!

  8. Stephanie says:

    You nailed these tips, girlfriend! I remember as a kid my dad thought lace wasn’t appropriate to wear anywhere other than at home as pajamas or underclothing. He grew up very traditional and it took ages for my mom, sister, and I to show him that lace could be beautiful and elegant and not just overly sexy! It’s such a stunning material to wear when you do it right!

    • Lee says:

      Thank you so much Stephanie! And aw I love that you are embracing lace now! It definitely can be so elegant!

  9. Sarah Delima says:

    adorable outfit. I am a fan of lace skirts as well!
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  10. annaefox01 says:

    This combo looks so great on you, and these tips are great! Thanks for sharing.

  11. This is one of my favorite looks on you! Adore this skirt. Great tips as well – as always!

    xo Laura Leigh

  12. I’m a supporter of lace for the office too as long as its appropriate like you said!! There’s so many masculine styles in workwear that feminine lace is so refreshing!

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  13. Laura says:

    I absolutely love this workwear look! Such a pretty lace skirt and great styling tips!

    xo, Laura

  14. natcrys says:

    Yay for dad jokes!! 😀

    You look amazing in that pretty skirt! Perfect with the blue top! And those heels are perfect! 🙂

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    • Lee says:

      Haha thank you for liking it! lol!
      And thanks so much for the kind words! Hope you’re having a great week!

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