Lace Dresses

"Achieve a Sexy-Innocent Look with a Lace Dress"


Lace dresses are some of the alluring fashion dresses available - they ooze a sexy appeal but with a subtle innocence. A lace dress is perfect for that a sexy n' sultry look.

Helmut Lang black lace dress
Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

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You find them in various styles - from long to sleeveless, one shoulder to wrap neckline. But the most popular and versatile type is the shift dress. It can be worn for both dressy and casual occasions - paired with trendy ankle booties or a pair of sleek black pumps.

They're definitely a great investment and a timeless ad-on to your black dress-collection. The lace detail will never go out of style and is super-trendy for your Fall & Winter closet.

How to Pull Off the Lace Dress-look

Let it be the key piece of your outfit

Lindsay Price wearing a lace dress
Lindsay Price via Celebutopia
By keeping the accessories simple and sophisticated you won't take the spotlight from the beautiful lace details. So avoid the accessory-overload (which looks tacky by the way) with too many fussy things going on.

A couple of guidelines:

  • Keep your neck free from necklaces
  • Simple earrings, bracelets and rings are highly appreciated in a lace outfit
  • Keep the rest of your accessories in solids (eg. basic red ankle booties, solid black pumps, etc.)


Simple is chic

I know that mini dresses are the hottest thing right now (and will always be) but if you want to maintain a chic and tasteful look, it should never let your cleavage spill out and or show your waist in cut-out panels. The lace alone is sexy enough.


Knee length or shorter

The best length for this dress is right on or above the knee. It looks much more vibrant and chic. Right below the knee is ok too - but make an effort to raise the length of your legs with a pair of heels.


If you're a bit nervous about this style

Opt for a dress with lace trims on the neckline instead. Or you can also select a dress that isn't so body fitted such as an A-line skirt or kimono sleeves. If you're afraid of making it look like you're trying to look younger - you may want to wear the dress in dark blue or brown, for a sophisticated and less vampy look.

    Tip: Keep in mind that the color of the lace often creates the mood of your outfit. Black says sultry temptress and looks best for evening occasions. White and cream on the other hand oozes sweetness and is suitable any time of the day.


Mix sexy with classy

A super-chic way to style a lace dress it to pair it with classy and tailored garment, such as a blazer and a pearl necklace. It adds something unexpected to the outfit.



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A lace frock can turn you into a foxy lady without looking overdone! They're available in various chic designs, from casual tank to fitted office sheath style, and lace trim dresses for a subtle hint of innocence. One of my favorite designs is the full body lace frock - it's edgy but pretty. Try creating a chic outfit by combining the sweet and delicate fabric with a leather belt.

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