From sultry open-back gowns to sassy flared skirted cocktail dresses, what I’m loving now is ladylike lace. This versatile and feminine fabric ranges the gamut from elegant and sophisticated to sexy and cool.
What makes lace an especially fabulous fabric is that it transitions seamlessly from season to season. Simply wrap a fur bolero over your shoulders when the weather outside is still chilly, or go jacket-free when the temperatures start to rise. Lace comes in a wide variety of patterns, colors, and shapes. From figure-flaunting silhouettes to floor-grazing gowns, lace dresses are a timeless investment in any woman’s wardrobe.
The key to looking classy while wearing a lace dress is to find a dress that is not only well-tailored, it is designed from a quality lace fabric (not a cheap material), and properly fits your body. Lace dresses that are too short or tight will never come across as being ‘ladylike’. In addition, it’s imperative that you wear appropriate undergarments (such as nude colored slips), to ensure that your bra straps or panties don’t peep through the lace fabric.
Featured here are 10 beautiful lace dresses and gowns that will take you from a cocktail party to a wedding in style.