You’ve heard of the little black dress, well say hello to it’s equally worthy counterpart, the “little lace dress.” Once you’re acquainted, this fashion must-have is bound to become a staple in your closet, if it isn’t already. I’ve paid homage to lace in the past, but this particular post was inspired by a special request from a friend in search of the perfect lace dress for her rehearsal dinner.
Being a fan of Valentino and all things lace, I wanted to share some affordable ways of achieving this ornate and delicate look. Because this is my friend’s big day, I wanted to help her find something beyond spectacular. When it comes to weddings there’s immense pressure to make everything flawless so I found some great items suited just for such an occasion.
This vintage-inspired ivory lace number is as sweet as it is sexy. Take a look at the ruching on the waist and the soft scalloped hem. There is nothing more sensual than lace against a woman’s skin. It has the same effect as lingerie and it makes us feel fabulous. This particular dress also has a form fitting bodice and a built-in bra band. One fun look to try is to pair this dress with a pair of ruby red pumps.
Hello gorgeous! This oh-so feminine and stylish scoop-neck dress features a mixture of ruffled mesh and lace. The hidden secret is that is has a single-button keyhole to reveal your beautiful back. So, free yourself from structured garments for a change and indulge in this formfitting gem of a dress. To complete this outfit, put on a pair of blush slingbacks or neutral colored wedges.
Sultry and feminine, this luscious berry lace mini is more versatile than you might think. Great for a cocktail party in a pair of your highest heels or with booties and leggings for a night out during the cooler months.
Nothing is as classic as the little lace dress, just look at the dresses worn by Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly. But not all lace is created equal. Lace can be soft, stiff, ruched, ruffled and comes in all colors fathomable. Find the right fit for you and you too will look timeless. Make sure to match your style and personality with what’s available in the stores and you’ll have a versatile garment that you can wear in the summer and winter months.
Since there is an abundance of lace dresses out there, look for a well made dress, not necessarily the most expensive dress you find. The quality of the fabric is very important, so feel it and see how it lays against your skin. As you can tell, I am ga-ga for lace. My recommendation is to relinquish your obsession with other prints and try a lace dress on for size. And for those of you shopping for wedding related events, well there’s just no better way to achieve the ultimate romantic look. Happy shopping ladies!